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=== '''Early Modern Theatre and Conversion''' ===
 
A Folger Symposium
 
A Folger Symposium
  
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The symposium opens with an evening performance workshop, “Playing Conversion,” during which professional actors will stage themes that will resonate throughout the rest of the symposium. On Friday and Saturday, invited speakers will initiate discussion on a number of relevant topics.  
 
The symposium opens with an evening performance workshop, “Playing Conversion,” during which professional actors will stage themes that will resonate throughout the rest of the symposium. On Friday and Saturday, invited speakers will initiate discussion on a number of relevant topics.  
  
'''Organizers''': Professor [[Paul Yachnin]] and Dr. [[Stephen Witte]]k of McGill University represent the “Early Modern Conversions” project. They have developed this symposium in collaboration with Drs. [[Kathleen Lynch]] and [[Owen Williams]] of the [[Folger Institute]].
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'''Organizers''': Professor [[Paul Yachnin]] and Dr. [[Stephen Wittek]] of McGill University represent the “Early Modern Conversions” project. They have developed this symposium in collaboration with Drs. [[Kathleen Lynch]] and [[Owen Williams]] of the [[Folger Institute]].
  
Apply: September 6, 2016 for admission and grants-in-aid.
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Most sessions take place in the Folger Board Room
  
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===Thursday evening, 17 November 2016 (Paster Reading Room)===
  
'''Sessions and Invited Speakers'''
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'''6:00 pm'''
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:Welcome
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::[[Kathleen Lynch]], Folger Institute, and [[Paul Yachnin]], McGill University
  
'''Culture & Religion '''
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:Performance Workshop: “Playing Conversion”
[[Jeffrey Shoulson]] (Judiac Studies, University of Connecticut) and [[Steven Mullaney]] (English, University of Michigan)
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::[[Amanda Kellock]], Repercussion Theatre, Montreal
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::[[Antoine Yared]], Stratford Festival
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::[[Shirine Babb]]
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::[[Louis Butelli]]
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'''Sexuality & Gender'''  
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'''7:30-8:30 '''
[[Mario Di Gangi]] (English, City University of New York) and [[Merry Wiesner-Hanks]] (History, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee)
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:Opening Reception (Founders Room)
  
'''Race & Nation '''
 
[[Jean Feerick]] (English, John Carroll University) and [[Coll Thrush]] (History, University of British Columbia)
 
  
'''Conversion & Islam'''
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===Friday, 18 November 2016===
[[Jane Hwang Degenhardt]] (English, University of Massachusetts, Amherst) and [[Bernadette Andrea]] (English, The University of Texas at San Antonio)
 
  
'''Reformation & Conversion'''  
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'''9:30 am'''
[[Peter Lake]] (History, Vanderbilt University) and [[David Kastan]] (English, Yale University)
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:Coffee and pastries (Tea Room, which is adjacent to the Board Room)
  
'''Theatre & the Conversions of Things'''
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'''10:10'''
[[Helen Smith]] (English, University of York) and [[Julian Yates]] (English, University of Delaware)
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:Call to Order
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::[[Owen Williams]], Folger Institute
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'''10:15'''
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:Culture and Religion
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::Chair: [[Christopher Hodgkins]], English, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
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::[[Jeffrey Shoulson]], Judaic Studies, University of Connecticut
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::[[Steven Mullaney]], English, University of Michigan
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'''11:45'''
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:Lunch (provided in the Foulke Conference Room, 301 East Capitol Street, SE)
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'''1:30'''
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:Sexuality and Gender
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::Chair: [[Kathryn Santos]], English, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi
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:[[Mario DiGangi]], English, The City University of New York
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:[[Ulrike Strasser]], History, University of California, San Diego
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'''3:00'''
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:Tea Break
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'''3:30'''
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:Cultural Exchange & Cognitive Transformation
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::Chair: [[Stephanie Cavanaugh]], Conversions Project, McGill University
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:[[Jean Feerick]], English, John Carroll University
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:[[Coll Thrush]], History, University of British Columbia
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===Saturday, 19 November 2016===
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'''9:30 am'''
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:Coffee and Pastries (Folger Tea Room)
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'''10:10'''
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:Call to Order
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::[[Stephen Wittek]], McGill University
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'''10:15'''
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:Conversion & Islam
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::Chair: [[Holly Pickett]], English, Washington & Lee University
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::[[Jane Hwang Degenhardt]], English, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
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::[[Bernadette Andrea]], English, University of Texas, San Antonio
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'''11:45 am'''
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:Lunch on your own (suggestions provided in folders)
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'''1:30'''
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:Reformation & Conversion
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::Chair: [[Torrance Kirby]], Religious Studies, McGill University
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::[[Peter Lake]], History, Vanderbilt University
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::[[David Kastan]], English, Yale University
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'''3:00'''
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:Tea Break (Tea Room)
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'''3:30'''
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:Theatre & the Conversions of Things
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::Chair: [[Bronwen Wilson]], Art History, UCLA
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::[[Helen Smith]], English, University of York
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::[[Julian Yates]], English, University of Delaware
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'''5:00'''
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:Roundtable
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Chair: [[Paul Yachnin]]
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::[[Peter Lake]]
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::[[Holly Pickett]]
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::[[Jeffrey Shoulson]]
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::[[Helen Smith]]
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'''6:00'''
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:Closing Reception (Paster Reading Room)
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''This reception is offered in conjunction with the Homecoming of the First Folios programming.''
  
 
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Latest revision as of 10:51, 14 November 2016

Early Modern Theatre and Conversion

A Folger Symposium

How did the crisis of conversion in the early modern world open up a space for dramatists and others to play with one of the key questions of their time? How, that is, did early modern theatre and other kinds of theatrical practice adopt, repurpose, transform, and multiply forms of religious conversion? Offered in partnership with the SSHRC-funded project, “Early Modern Conversions: Religions, Cultures, Cognitive Ecologies,” this symposium will convene members of that project with others, bringing together historians of theatre and historians of religious and political culture with theatrical practitioners, whose work will open other ways of understanding how theatre is able to “convert” conversion. Through discussion and workshop sessions, symposium participants will work across differences of discipline and archive in order to reach toward a greater understanding of the social creativity of theatre in an age of political and religious upheaval.


Schedule:

Thursday evening, Friday, and Saturday, November 17 – 19, 2016.

The symposium opens with an evening performance workshop, “Playing Conversion,” during which professional actors will stage themes that will resonate throughout the rest of the symposium. On Friday and Saturday, invited speakers will initiate discussion on a number of relevant topics.

Organizers: Professor Paul Yachnin and Dr. Stephen Wittek of McGill University represent the “Early Modern Conversions” project. They have developed this symposium in collaboration with Drs. Kathleen Lynch and Owen Williams of the Folger Institute.

Most sessions take place in the Folger Board Room

Thursday evening, 17 November 2016 (Paster Reading Room)

6:00 pm

Welcome
Kathleen Lynch, Folger Institute, and Paul Yachnin, McGill University
Performance Workshop: “Playing Conversion”
Amanda Kellock, Repercussion Theatre, Montreal
Antoine Yared, Stratford Festival
Shirine Babb
Louis Butelli


7:30-8:30

Opening Reception (Founders Room)


Friday, 18 November 2016

9:30 am

Coffee and pastries (Tea Room, which is adjacent to the Board Room)

10:10

Call to Order
Owen Williams, Folger Institute

10:15

Culture and Religion
Chair: Christopher Hodgkins, English, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Jeffrey Shoulson, Judaic Studies, University of Connecticut
Steven Mullaney, English, University of Michigan

11:45

Lunch (provided in the Foulke Conference Room, 301 East Capitol Street, SE)

1:30

Sexuality and Gender
Chair: Kathryn Santos, English, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi
Mario DiGangi, English, The City University of New York
Ulrike Strasser, History, University of California, San Diego

3:00

Tea Break

3:30

Cultural Exchange & Cognitive Transformation
Chair: Stephanie Cavanaugh, Conversions Project, McGill University
Jean Feerick, English, John Carroll University
Coll Thrush, History, University of British Columbia


Saturday, 19 November 2016

9:30 am

Coffee and Pastries (Folger Tea Room)

10:10

Call to Order
Stephen Wittek, McGill University

10:15

Conversion & Islam
Chair: Holly Pickett, English, Washington & Lee University
Jane Hwang Degenhardt, English, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Bernadette Andrea, English, University of Texas, San Antonio

11:45 am

Lunch on your own (suggestions provided in folders)

1:30

Reformation & Conversion
Chair: Torrance Kirby, Religious Studies, McGill University
Peter Lake, History, Vanderbilt University
David Kastan, English, Yale University

3:00

Tea Break (Tea Room)

3:30

Theatre & the Conversions of Things
Chair: Bronwen Wilson, Art History, UCLA
Helen Smith, English, University of York
Julian Yates, English, University of Delaware

5:00

Roundtable

Chair: Paul Yachnin

Peter Lake
Holly Pickett
Jeffrey Shoulson
Helen Smith

6:00

Closing Reception (Paster Reading Room)

This reception is offered in conjunction with the Homecoming of the First Folios programming.