16 May 2018

Objects, Extensions,Prosthetics: The Body and Subjectivity in thePre-Modern Period

Wednesday 16th May 2018, 12-7pm

Room G.27, Devonshire Building

Newcastle University

For full details see: https://imagesofmatter.wordpress.com/objectsextensionsprosthetics/


12-1pm Lunch and introduction

A lunch buffet will be provided and will take place at the seminar location in DEV


1-1.45pm Clothing and the self

Emily Rowe (Newcastle University) – A ‘bodkin to picke his teeth’:

Language-as-clothing and the prose of Thomas Deloney

Kimberley Foy (Durham University) – Performing Englishness?: Elite Dress and

International Diplomacy at the Elizabethan and Early Stuart Courts, 1560-1620

2-3pm Devotional objects

Catherine Evans (University of Sheffield) – ‘A brittle crazy glass’: George Herbert,

John Donne and Bodies of Glass

Claire McGann (Lancaster University) – ‘Set downe with her pen’: Embodied

Experience and Grace Cary’s Manuscript Prophecy (1644)

Elizabeth Biggs (Durham University) – Maintaining a Catholic Self in Elizabeth’s

England: Durham Priory Books in Recusant Circles

3.15-4.15pm The body as object

Julia Erdosy (University of York) – The Bunch-back and the Baby Bump:

Shakespeare’s Use of the Protruding Prosthetic

Jenny Hunter (Northumbria University) – Bodies and plague in Thomas Clark’s

Meditations in my Confinement (1666)

Mary Odbert (The Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham) – The

Dissected Subject: Dismemberment as Objectification in Early Modern Drama

4.30-5.30pm Keynote

Professor Helen Smith (University of York) – Of Men and Metals: Early Modern

Material Bodies

5.45-7pm Roundtable discussion and wine reception