New York Program

8:30a–9:00a Registration

9:00a Opening Remarks
Tanya Pollard, The Graduate Center, CUNY

9:15a–10:30a Transformative Potential: Affect, Subjectivity, Identity
Chair:  Lorena Uribe Bracho
, The Graduate Center, CUNY

Amelia Worsley, Princeton University
Milton’s Loneliness

Michael Shelichach, The Graduate Center, CUNY
“Being Nothing”: Subjectivity and the Virtual in Shakespeare’s Richard II

Joseph Bowling, The Graduate Center, CUNY
“This fortress built by nature for herself”: Material Agency and
Political Affect in Richard II

10:30am-11:30am Identity in Motion: Early Modern Travel Writing
Chair:  Gavin Hollis
, Hunter College, CUNY

Lea Puljcan Juric, Independent Scholar
Transforming the Illyrian body: Slavery and Piracy in the Eastern Adriatic

Eva Johanna Holmberg, University of Helsinki & Queen Mary, University of London
Beyond ethnographies: Depiction of Eastern Christians in early modern English travel writings

11:30am-12:30pm Break for Lunch

12:30pm-1:30pm Subject Interrupted: Temporality, Suspension, Transformation
Chair:  Linda Neiberg
, The Graduate Center, CUNY

Sarah Lewis, University College Dublin
‘[P]uffed and reckless’ prodigality: the actions and delays of masculinity in Hamlet

Catharine Gray, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Marvel, Militarism, and the new Commonwealth

1:30pm-2:30pm On Paper: Political Identity & Textual Production
Chair:  Will Fisher
, The Graduate Center, CUNY

Michael Durrant, University of Manchester
“Flesh Prevailing Over the Spirit”: Henry Hills’ Adultery and The Prodigal’s
Polemical Purpose

Julie Crawford, Columbia University
Margaret Cavendish, Orator

2:30pm-2:45pm Coffee Break

2:45pm-4:00pm Working Boys: History, Class, Performance, Identity
Chair:  Shiraz Biggie
, The Graduate Center, CUNY

Ronda Arab, Simon Fraser University
Apprenticeships for Gentlemen: Transforming Young, Male Subjectivities

Pamela Allen Brown, University of Connecticut, Stamford
Glamour at Work: English Boys, Foreign Actresses, and Italian Dressing

Nancy Selleck, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Making Shift with Boys: Revisiting the work of the boy-heroine

4:00pm Keynote Address
Hannah Crawforth, King’s College London
“A Father to the Soul and a Son to the Body”: Transforming Family Relationships in Early Modern England

5:00pm–6:00pm Reception (Room 4406)