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Space, Place, and Image in Early Modern English Literature

University of Lausanne, 11-13 May 2017

Thursday 11 May

9.00 am – 10.00 am

10.00 am – 11.30 am
Plenary: Mary Morrissey (University of Reading) – Donne and decorum: preaching styles and preaching places

11.30 am – 12noon
Coffee Break

12noon – 1.00 pm

Session 1: Staging space

Chair: Kevin Curran, Universitx of Lausanne

Creating Sacred Space on Stage – Ceri Sullivan (Cardiff University)

Abraham Cowley and Royalist City Comedy – Andrew Reilly (University of Lausanne)

1.00 pm – 2.30 pm

2.30 pm – 4.00 pm

Session 2: Liminality

Chair: Aleida Auld, University of Geneva

Settled and Unsettling: Home and Mobility in Thomas Heywood’s Domestic Drama – Ann C. Christensen (University of Houston)

‘God Suspends mee Betweene Heaven and Earth’: Liminal Spaces in John Donne’s Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions – Joel Salt (University of Saskatchewan)

Posture and Space: Donne Defends the Uranoskopos – Arnaud Zimmern (University of Notre-Dame)

4.00 pm – 4.30 pm
Coffee Break
4.30 pm – 5.30 pm

Session 3: Textual Space

Chair: Lukas Erne, University of Geneva

Hearing ‘Here’ – Scott Newstok (Rhodes College)

Mind the Gap: Alice Oswald on Wyatt’s Pausing Verse – Rachel Nisbet (University of Lausanne)

6.30pm onwards
Guided tour of Lausanne Cathedral followed by fondue dinner

Friday 12 May

10.00 am – 11.00 am

Session 4: Travel

Chair: Vincent Laughery, University of Lausanne

‘One can scarce distinguish New-England from Old’: Exploring representations of domestic space in England and its New World colonies – Sarah O’Malley (University of Nottingham)

Donne’s Travel to Venice: three LR1 letters augmenting his extant correspondence – Dennis Flynn (Independent Scholar)

11.00 am – 11.30 am
Coffee Break
11.30 am – 1.00 pm

Session 5: Donne’s Sacred Space

Chair: Sonia Pernet, University of Lausanne

‘A Quire in this Service’: The Instructive Space of John Donne’s Sermons at St Paul’s Cathedral – Mary Ann Lund (University of Leicester)

The Contested Pliability of Sacred Space in St Paul’s Cathedral and Paul’s Churchyard in Early Modern London – John N. Wall (North Carolina State University)

‘In every minute that strikes upon the Bell, is a syllable, nay a syllogisme from God’: In the belfry with John Donne – Catherine R. Evans (University of Sheffield)

1.00 pm – 2.30 pm
2.30pm – 4.00 pm

Session 6: New World

Chair: Kader H. Hegedüs, University of Lausanne

The Body/Soul Relationship in the Colonial Literary Anatomy of Virginia: Samuel Purchas and John Donne, ca. 1622 – Peter Mitchell (University of Wales Trinity Saint David)

Love and Extension in the Poetry of George Herbert – Jonathan Gallagher (University of Edinburgh)

‘The Mere Worck of God Flottynge’: The Tempest, the Roanoke Voyages and the Uncertain Spaces of the New World – Johannes Riquet (University of Zürich)

4.00 pm – 4.30 pm
Coffee Break
4.30 pm – 5.30 pm
Session 7: George Meylan (EPFL) – Cosmology: A Voyage in Space and Time
5.30 pm onwards

Saturday 13 May

10.00 am – 11.10 am

Session 8: Cultural Landscapes

Chair: Hazel Blair, University of Lausanne

‘In Grene Wode Bowndyn’: The Forest in Early Modern Folklore – Jennifer Reid (Birbeck, University of London)

‘A thick close bud display’: Lady Bedford, Patronage, and the Poetics of Gardens – Kader N. Hegedüs (University of Lausanne)

11.00 am – 11.30 am
Coffee Break
11.30 am – 12.30 pm

Session 9: Spenser

Chair: Marie Walz, University of Lausanne

Common Places in The Faerie Queene – Lloyd Kermode (California State University)

Ekphrastic Seduction and the Role of the Spectator in the Work of Spenser and Daniel – Mary Villeponteaux (Georgia Southern University)

12.30 pm – 2.00 pm
2.00 pm – 3.30 pm

Session 10: Icons & Images

Chair: Kirsten Stirling, University of Lausanne

The confession of a tyrant. Eikonoklastes against Eikon Basilike – Francesca Pirola (Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa)

Spaces of passions in Aphra Behn’s shorter fiction – Katalin Schober (Carl-Friedrich-Gauß-Gymnasium)

Thirteen ways of looking at church windows in Caroline England – Antoinina Bevan Zlatar (University of Zürich)

3.30 pm – 4.00 pm
Coffee Break
4.00 pm – 5.30 pm
Plenary: Philip Schwyzer (University of Exeter) – Time and Space in Drayton and Selden’s Poly-Olbion
5.30 pm onwards
Apéro and Conference Dinner