Politics of Conversion Workshop at Warwick University (21-22 July 2015)

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Warwick University
Wolfson Research Exchange Rooms 1-3, Main Library (3rd Floor)
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Tuesday, July 21

9:00 – 10:30
‘Henrician Oath-taking and Shakespearean Shrew-Taming: The Powers of Conversion’
Following a 40-minute introduction, each member of the workshop will be invited to share one example from their own area of study that is illustrative of conversional politics.
Paul Yachnin and Peter Marshall

10:45 – 12:15
‘The Politics of Conversion in France’
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Penny Roberts and Paul Botley

12:15 – 1:15

1:15 – 3:00
‘Planting the Faith’
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José-­Juan López‐Portillo and Rebecca Earle

RSA production of The Merchant of Venice in Stratford-Upon-Avon


Wednesday, July 22

9:00 – 10:30
‘The Politics of Conversion and The Merchant of Venice
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Steven Mullaney, Patricia Badir, and Eve Preus

10-45 – 12:15
10-minute presentations from graduate students
Anna Lewton-Brain, Eve Preus, Shaun Ross, John Morgan, Jade Standing, and Anastasia Stylianou

12:15 – 1:15

1:15 – 2:45
‘Non-normative Bodies and the Politics of Conversion: From Rabelais to the Island of Hermaphrodites’
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Kathleen Perry-Long

2:45 – 3:00

3:00 – 4:30
‘Preaching, Poetry and the Politics of Conversion’
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Torrance Kirby and Shaun Ross

4:30 – 5:00
Wrap-up discussion