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Northern Renaissance Seminar: ‘Disability and the Renaissance’, Saturday 8 September, Leeds Trinity University

Northern Renaissance Seminar:
‘Disability and the Renaissance’

Leeds Trinity University College, Saturday 8 September 2012


10 – 10:30        Registration (tea/coffee available)

10.30 – 11:30   Welcome and opening remarks, followed by

Keynote: Dr Allison Hobgood (Willamette University).

11.30 – 12.20   Session 1: Sexuality

Dr Amritesh Singh, ‘Disabled Masculinities in Mary Sidney’s The Tragedie of Antonie’

Kaye McLelland, ‘“In a maze they both did long remaine”: positive madness and sexuality in Shakespeare and Spenser’

12:30 – 1:20     Session 2: Art

Dr Nathan Uglow, ‘Barasch and Blindness in Renaissance Art’ (title tbc)

Dr Janet Ravenscroft, ‘Velázquez and Murillo: picturing difference in 17th-century Spain’

2:00 – 3:10      Session 3: Milton and History

Helen Davies, ‘From throne to tramme: the disabled seat of Henry VIII’

Dr Liam Haydon, ‘Milton and Universal Blindness’

Adleen Crapo, ‘Staging Disabled Authorship in Early Modern Literature: The Cases of Paul Scarron and John Milton

3:30 – 4:20       Session 4: Drama

Jitka Štollová, ‘“My withered arm is a sufficient testimony”: Dramatizing Disability in pre-Shakespearian Plays about Richard III’

Matthew Williamson, ‘Jacobean Theatre and the Performance of Ugliness’

4:30 – 5:30       Performance workshop: led by Dr Andy Kesson, with Dr Steve Purcell, Sophie Russell, and Dennis Herdman.

5:30     Closing remarks; end of seminar


To register, email s.anderson@leedstrinity.ac.uk, or go to http://tinyurl.com/Disab-Ren.


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