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Renaissance Displacements, Migrants and Truth Production 1500-1700

Committee for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies Graduate Conference; and co-sponsored by the Graduate School, Humanities Council, University Center for Human Values, Department of Art & Archeology, Department of Philosophy and Theory Colloquium at the Department of English

May 5, 2017 · 219 Aaron Burr


9:30 am Panel 1

Ariane Cäcilie Schneck, An Ethics Born of Displacement: Descartes and Elisabeth on Ethical Thought and Moral Action under Adverse Conditions.

Ruby Lowe, Ramist Displacements: French Philosophy and the Seeding of the English Revolution.

Cassander Smith, Points of Origin: Black Legend Rhetoric from 16th Century West Africa to the Americas.

11:15 am Panel 2

Elizabeth Bernick, Drawing Connections: A Traveling Artist’s Sketchbook and the Production of Style.

Emily Monty,  Couriers of Meaning: Federico Zuccaro and Printmaking as Practice between Rome and Madrid.

Amy Powell,  The Transmission of Straight Edges.

2:00 pm Panel 3

Shweta Raghu,  Displacing Demand: Coromandel Coast Furniture and Networks in Ebony.

Benny Bar-Lavi,  Joseph López’s ‘El Mantenedor’: Heresy, Enlightenment, and Inter-religious Appropriation in Eighteenth-Century Sephardi Amsterdam.

Yanna Yannakakis,  A Trans-Cultural Theory of Crime: Ecclesiastical Law, Christian Translation, and Native Justice in Colonial Mexico.

5:00 pm Keynote

Christopher Wood,  Parodic Ways of the Soldier-Folk.

A reception will follow the final event. 

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