Representations of Race in the Early Modern Period

The 2014 Conference of the

University of Michigan

Early Modern Colloquium

February 21-22, 2014

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21

3154 Angell Hall

2:30 - 3:00 p.m. - Registration & Welcome

 

3:00 - 4:35 p.m. - Panel 1: Aesthetics

 

Matthieu Chapman

University of California-San Diego

"The Other Other: Re-Aligning the Paradigm of Race in Early Modern England"

 

Zaab Para

University of West Georgia

"Racial Blackness and Whiteness in The Canterbury Tales and The King of Tars"

 

4:30 - 5:00 p.m. - Tea

3222 Angell Hall

 

5:00 - 6:00 p.m. - A Presentation and Discussion

 

Scotti Parrish

English, University of Michigan

"Comparative Embodiment in the Early Modern Anglophone Atlantic World"

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22

3222 Angell Hall

9:00 - 10:00 a.m. - Registration & Breakfast

 

10:00 - 11:30 a.m. - Panel 2: Materiality

 

Lauren Eriks

University of Michigan

"Caliban, Colorblindness, and the Production of Meaning in Performance"

 

Jennifer Park

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

"'Tasting Race: Shakespeare's Culinary Cleopatra"

 

William Braun

University of St. Thomas

"'Full Fetys Was Her Cloke': Text as Textile in the 'Prioress's Tale'"

 

11:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. - Tea

 

11:00 - 1:00 p.m. - Panel 3: Colonialism

 

Jordan Liz

University of Memphis

"Representing Race in the State of Nature: Hobbes on Savages, Slavery, and Colonialism"

 

Melanie Lamotte

University of Cambridge

"Color Prejudice in the Early Modern French Empire"

 

1:15 - 2:30 p.m. - Lunch

 

2:30 - 3:450 p.m. - Panel 4: Identities

 

Kyle Grady

University of Michigan

"Titus Andronicus in Black and White"

 

Stephen Spencer

City University of New York

"'Conversion on Cyprus: Islam and Femininity in Shakespeare's Othello"

 

3:45 - 4:30 p.m. - Tea

 

4:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Keynote 2

 

Arthur Little

University of California-Los Angeles

"Shakespeare and the Oedipalization of Race"