EMC Member Multimedia Presentations

19 June 2017

Paul Yachnin (McGill University), “Caliban and Conversion: Race, Recognition and Modernity” 

This paper was delivered at the ‘Emotions, Materiality and Transformations in the Colonial Contact Zone’ Shaping the Modern Program collaboratory at The University of Western Australia on 7 March 2016. Discussing Shakespeare’s The Tempest, Yachnin suggests that the 1611 play presents the promise of a new world where all people are entitled to respect and recognition, and yet is also a progenitor of modern ideas of racial difference.

20 March 2017

Valerie Traub, “Becoming Converted: Sex, Knowledge and the Religious Body Politic”

Listen to Prof. Valerie Traub on this episode Emotions Make History, a podcast sponsored by The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions.

“This paper, ‘Becoming Converted: Sex, Knowledge and the Religious Body Politic’ was delivered at a symposium on ‘Shakespeare and the Body Politic’ at The University of Queensland on 28 November 2016. In the paper, [Prof. Traub] advances a queer and intersectional analysis to expand our notion of the body politic from one of state formation to one that is dynamic and takes account of embodiment” (Emotions Make History).