SEDERI
Spanish and Portuguese Society for English Renaissance Studies
Sociedad Hispano-Portuguesa de Estúdios Renascentistas Ingleses
Sociedade Hispano-Portuguesa de Estudos Renascentistas Ingleses

21st International Conference
Faculdade de Letras, Universidade do Porto
22-24 April 2010-02-10
‘Ports, and piers and roads’:
Self and World in Early Modern Culture

Full programme

Provisional Programme

This programme is provisional. Only registered delegates will be allowed to read papers at the conference. Please remember that the deadline for regular registration is 20 March 2010 (a late registration fee will apply beyond this date).

22 April Thursday

9:00

Registration

9:30

Opening

 

Anfiteatro Nobre

Sala de Reuniões

Sala do DEAA

9:45
Panel Session 1

Shakespeare and Film
Chair |

Douglas Lanier (University of New Hampshire) | Huapango and In Othello: Ethnicity, Class, and Post-Racial Othello on Screen
Francesca Maria Gorini (University of Milan) | ‘Who’s there?’: Fortinbras’ way to Elsinore in Two Film Versions of Hamlet
Rosa María García Periago (University of Murcia) | Romeo and Juliet’sShadow and Diasporic Filmakers: Mississippi Masala, Bollywood/Hollywood, and My Bollywood Bride

Space and Identity
Chair |

Agnes Matuska and Karen Kettnic (University of Szege) | Negotiating Frames of Representation: the Vice and His Performance
Rebekka Rohleder (University of Hamburg) | “A world within a world”: Performing Space in Ben Jonson’s Masques
Cristina Paravano (University of Milan) | The Space of Identity and the Identity of Space in The City Wit by Richard Brome

Women and Writing
Chair |

June Schlueter (Lafayette College) | The Early Modern Autograph Album
Carme Font Paz (Autonomous University of Barcelona) | The Case for Prophecy: Politics, Gender and Self-representation in Seventeenth-century Prophetic Genres
María José Mora (University of Seville) | Constructing the Self in the Restoration Epistle Dedicatory

11:15

Coffee Break

11:45
Plenary Lecture

Anfiteatro Nobre
Andrew Gurr (Professor Emeritus, University of Reading)
Baubles on the Water: Sea Travel in Shakespeare’s Time
Chair |

 

Anfiteatro Nobre

Sala de Reuniões

Sala do DEAA

14:30
Panel Session 2

Geographies of the Mind
Chair |

Francesca Guidotti (University of Bergamo) | Shakespeare and the Roads of Mind: Language as Tuition and Therapy
Teresa Louro (University of Porto) | Hamlet, Historicism and Psychoanalysis
Dana Colarusso (University of Toronto) | Existential Cartography and other Critical Departures in King Lear and Hamlet

 

Women in Transit
Chair |

María Jesús Pando Canteli (University of Deusto) | Outlanders: Letter Writing and Transnational Women Networks in Early Modern Catholic Europe
Maria Zulmira Castanheira (New University of Lisbon) | Representations of Elizabeth I in the Periodical Press of Portuguese Romanticism
Vassiliki Markidou (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens) | “This last farewell to Cooke-ham here I give:” Dislocation, Memory and Gender in Aemilia Lanyer’s “The Description of Cooke-ham”

Shakespearean Rewritings
Chair |

Miguel Ramalhete Gomes (University of Porto) | Goths 1985
Maria Jose Diez Garcia (University of Salamanca) | Shakespeare’s Heroines in the Irish Midlands: Marina Carr’s Ophelia and Cordelia
Remedios Perni (University of Murcia) | Ophelia was Here

16:00

Break

16:30
Plenary Lecture

Anfiteatro Nobre
Diane Purkiss (Oxford University)
The Undomestic Witch: Believing in What is no Longer Believed
Chair |

17:30

Coffee Break

 

Anfiteatro Nobre

Sala de Reuniões

Sala do DEAA

18:00
Panel Session 3

Voyages and Travel Literature
Chair |  

Bernhard Klein (University of Kent) | ‘To pot straight way we goe’: Robert Baker in Guinea, 1563-4
Boris Drenkov (University of Munich) | Self and World in the Discourse of Guiana Maria de Jesus Relvas (Open University) | Renaissance Voyages: Amazing Worlds, Strange Creatures, Unexpected Realities
Francisco J. Borge (University of Oviedo) | ‘The asse… in a lyons skynne’: Richard Hakluyt’s Grammar of Anti-Spanishness

Theories and Practices of Literary Genres in Restoration England: Narrative and Drama
Chair | Pilar Cuder-Domínguez
(University of Huelva) | Resisting Categorization: the Work of Margaret Cavendish
J. A. Prieto-Pablos (University of Seville) | The Making of Restoration Comedy
Zenón Luis-Martínez (University of Huelva) | ‘Hercules in the invenom’d Shirt’: A Sketch for a Grammar of Tragic Motives
Jorge Figueroa-Dorrego (University of Vigo) | The Transgressive Nature of Restoration Jilt Narratives (1677-1682)
Sonia Villegas López (University of Huelva) | Geographies of Interiority: Exile in Women’s Epistolary Fiction of the Restoration

Shakespeare and Performance
Chair |

Martin Orkin (University of Haifa) | Construing Spaces of Performance: Early-modern England, Venice, Cyprus, Present-day Palestine and Israel
Clara Calvo (University of Murcia) | Celebrating Freedom with Shakespeare’s Dream: Cross-Dressing and Conscientious Objection in 1919
Keith Gregor (University of Murcia,) and Francesca Rayner (University of Minho) | Alternative Shakespeares under the Dictatorships: Romeo and Juliet in Spain and Portugal
Veronika Schandl (Pázmány Péter Catholic University) | “The flash and outbreak of a fiery mind”: the Stage as Hamlet’s Mind in Gábor Bódy’s 1981 Hamlet Production



23 April Friday

 

Anfiteatro Nobre

Sala de Reuniões

Sala do DEAA

9:00
Panel Session 4

Restoration Stages
Chair | 

Manuel J. Gómez Lara (University of Seville) | Theatrical Adaptations and the Merging of Sentimental and Political Tragedy: The History and Fall of Caius Marius (Thomas Otway, 1679)
Rafael Vélez Núñez (University of Cadiz) | D’Avenant’s The Playhouse to be Let as Recycled Drollery
Paula de Pando (University of Seville) | Warrior Heroes and “pious Princes”: from Banks’s Cyrus the Great to Rowe’s Tamerlane
Ángeles Tomé Rosales (University of Vigo) | “D’ye fleer, poysonous Witch?”: Selves and Others in Mary Pix’s The Spanish Wives (1696)

Performing Ambassies: Spain and England, 1588-1625
Chair | Mark Hutchings (University of Reading) | The Theatre of Diplomacy
Berta Cano Echevarría (University of Valladolid) | Handbooks for Ambassadors: Protocol and Practice
Glyn Redworth (University of Manchester) | Self, Discourse, and Knowledge:  the Example of Ambassador Gondomar
Ana Sáez Hidalgo (University of Valladolid) | Backstage Anglo-Spanish Diplomacy and the English Catholic Exiles

Religion, Power and Place
Chair |

Carla Larouco Gomes (University of Lisbon) | Re-assessing the Role of Henry VIII in England’s Political and Religious Turning-point
Claudia Richter (Free University of Berlin) | Calvinism, Self, and World: Calvin’s Influence on Modern Conceptions of the Self
Antonella Piazza (University of Salerno) | Journeys in Paradise Lost and the Mapping of New Spaces
Joan Curbet (Autonomous University of Barcelona) | “Home to His Mother’s House”: Mariology and the Sense of Place in John Milton’s Paradise Regained (1671)

11:00

Coffee Break

11:30
Plenary Lecture

Anfiteatro Nobre
Stephen Greenblatt (Cogan Professor of the Humanities, Harvard University)
Shakespeare and the Limits of Hatred  
Chair |

 

Anfiteatro Nobre

Sala de Reuniões

Sala do DEAA

14:30
Panel Session 5

Inscription and Vision
Chair | 

Efterpi Mitsi (University of Athens) | “What is this but stone?”: The Statue of Priam in Dido, Queen of Carthage
José Luis Oncins Martínez (University of Cáceres) | News, Tidings, Tears and Water: Some Notes on a Feature of Shakespeare’s Style
Alan F. Hickman (American University in Bulgaria) | In a Minor Key: Visual Effects in Shakespeare’s Sonnets

Home and Abroad: The Wanderings of 17th-century Women Prophets
Chair | Joan Curbet

Carme Font Paz (Autonomous University of Barcelona) | Anna Trapnel: Prophecy in the Urban Landscape of London
Joan Curbet (Autonomous University of Barcelona) | Katharine Evans and Sarah Cheevers: Cultural Clashes in the Isle of Malta
Xavier Gascón (Autonomous University of Barcelona) | Hester Biddle: Vision, Travel and Universalist Politics

Skakespeare’s Romances and Last Plays
Chair |

Leticia Álvarez-Recio (University of Seville) | Romance as a Commercial Strategy in Early Modern Theatre: The True Chronicle History of King Leir (1594)
Davide Del Bello (University of Study of Bergamo) | Mapping Mystery: Shakespeare’s Romances and the Early Modern Poetics of Mystification
Ewa Sawicka (Warsaw University) | Literary Landscapes in William Shakespeare’s Last Plays

16:00

Break

16:30
Plenary Lecture

Anfiteatro Nobre
Ramie Targoff (Brandeis University)
Posthumous Love: Romeo and Juliets’ Afterlife
Chair |

17:30

Coffee Break

18:00

Assembly General Meeting 

20:30

Conference Dinner*



24 April Saturday

 

Anfiteatro Nobre

Sala de Reuniões

Sala do DEAA

10:00
Panel Session 5

Negotiating Shakespeare  
Chair | 

Francesca Rayner (University of Minho) | Roads to Self-determination: Performance of Shakespeare in Portugal in the New Millennium
Paulo Eduardo Carvalho (University of Porto) | Ambivalence and Melodrama in a Portuguese Contemporary Staging of The Merchant of Venice
Jürgen Pieters(Ghent University) | Measure for Measure: Early Modern Theatre and the Politics of ‘Governmentality’

From Interlude to Internet
Chair |

Olena Lilova (Zaporizhia Classic Private University) | Tudor Hall as a Theatre Stage
María Jesús Pérez Jáuregui (University of Seville) | “(I will be) seen for the wonder I am”: Disney’s Claudius and the Portrayal of Decay and Violence in the Lion King
Katarzyna Kwapisz Williams (University of Lodz) | At the Moment of Transition: The Afterlife of Shakespeare in Cyberspace

Shakespearean Zones of Capture
Chair |

Margherita Pascucci (Royal Holloway, University of London) | “Thou art the thing itself”: Poverty in King Lear
Björn Quiring (Institute for English Philology, Munich) | “Dowered with our curse and strangered with our oath”: King Lear and the Naturalized State of Exception
Philip Lorenz (Cornell University) | “In the course and process of time”: Repetition, Exception and Form in Henry VIII

11:30

Coffee Break

12:00
Plenary Lecture

Anfiteatro Nobre
Ton Hoenselaars (University of Utrecht)
The Subject and Early Modern Cosmopolitanism 
Chair |

>Provisional Programme (PDF) 03 03 2010

>List of participants with presentations (PDF) 03 03 2010

Anfiteatro Nobre | Ground Floor
Sala de Reuniões | Second Floor
Sala do DEAA | Second Floor

* The conference dinner will be a ticketed event. It will have an additional cost of 30€ (thirty euros), to be paid to the conference secretariat on the first day of the conference. If you wish to register for this event, please send a message to that effect, entitled ‘conference dinner’, to sederi2010@letras.up.pt by 9 April at the latest.

The conference dinner will be followed by a recital of Early Modern European Music. Further details will be made available soon.