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Organizers, the GOTH Committee:
Details about the programme can be found via the below dates:
10:30 - 10:50
Welcome and Introduction to the 1st GOTH Symposium
10:50 - 13:00
Chaired by Clare Taylor & Christine Plastow
This panel will bring together three speakers with expertise in the research and study of textiles, examining examples of its practice from across the ancient, early modern and modern world
11:00 - 11:30
Magdalena Öhrman (Senior Lecturer in Classics, Lampeter) Valuable work: Weaving precious materials, gender, and display in Late Antiquity
11:30 - 11:45
11:45 - 12:15
Emma Slocombe (Senior National Curator, Dress & Textiles, The National Trust) Identity and politics in the needlework of Mary Queen of Scots
12:15 - 12:55
Josephine Rout (Curator, Asia, Victoria & Albert Museum) Exploring the Gendering of Kimono in Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk
12:55 - 13:00
Summing up of morning session
10:50 - 13:00
Please log out of the Teams morning session and re-join with the afternoon session link. (This link will be provided closer to the event).
14:30 - 16:00
TRANSNATIONAL THEATRE PANEL
Chaired by M. A. Katritzky & Pavel Drábek
14:30 - 14:45
Chairs’ Introduction to Transnational Connections in Early Modern Theatre (Manchester University Press, 2020), the third published collection of the transnational early modern theatre research collective Theater Without Borders. Its editors will introduce the collective, this volume and its contents:
14:45 - 15:45
Some of the volume’s contributing authors will introduce their work in individual presentations.
15:45 - 16:00
16:00 - 16:30
16:30 - 18:00
WOMEN’S WRITING AND BOOK HISTORY PANEL
Chaired by Gemma Allen & Shafquat Towheed
16:30 - 16:35
Chairs’ Introduction to this panel, bringing together speakers with expertise in women’s writing and book history from the Early Modern period up to the present day, to interrogate the productive relationship between women’s writing as a burgeoning area of research, and the history of the book as a methodological mode of enquiry.
16:35 - 17:00
Prof Marie-Louise Coolahan (NUI-Galway): Recovery, Reception, and Reading: Early Modern Women’s Writing and Book History
17:00 - 17:25
Prof Margaretta Jolly (University of Sussex): The business of feminist creativity: Perspectives on women’s movement publishing enterprises in the UK, 1970s-today
17:25 - 17:50
Dr Cassandra Ulph (University of Manchester) Intimacy, creativity and networks: reading practices in the Mary Hamilton Papers
17:50 - 18:00
11:00 - 12:00
Chaired by Christine Plastow
11:00 - 11:10
Chairs’ Introduction to this panel, in which the convenors of the OU’s monthly GOTH Postgraduate Forum will report on the Forum’s activities and their doctoral research.
11:10 - 11:20
Report on the GOTH Postgraduate Forum
11:20 - 11:25
Chris Dobson, The performance of femininity in the plays of Christopher Marlowe
11:25 - 11:30
Kim Pratt, Fictional Monsters as cultural metaphor for the Other: antiquity’s Polyphemos and the Creature from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein
11:30 - 11:35
Sharon Wiseman, Restoration Drama and Performance
11:35 - 11:40
Melissa Bailey, Is there a need for the responsible depiction of sexual violence in fiction?
11:40 - 11:45
Rochelle Mallet, Gender and Otherness in Early Childhood Education and Care
11:50 - 12:00
12:00 - 14:30
14:30 - 16:00
KEYNOTE, Chair: M A Katritzky
Noémie Ndiaye (University of Chicago)
Noémie Ndiaye is an Assistant Professor of English in the Department of English Language and Literature at the University of Chicago. She works on representations of race and gender in early modern English, French, and Spanish theatre and performance culture.
She has published articles in peer-reviewed journals including Renaissance Drama, Early Theatre, English Literary Renaissance, Literature Compass, and various edited collections including The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare and Race, The Cultural History of Race in the Reformation and Enlightenment, 1550-1760 (Vol. 4), the Routledge Companion to Theatre and Performance Historiography, and Transnational Connections in Early Modern Theatre, edited by M.A. Katritzky and Pavel Drábek.
Her first monograph, tentatively entitled Scripts of Blackness: Early Modern Performance Culture and the Making of Race, is forthcoming with University of Pennsylvania Press.
Please note, the keynote session will not be recorded.
16:00 - 16:10