Programme

 

‘Dare to tell’: Silence and Saying in Ben Jonson

400th Anniversary Conference of Jonson’s first Folio of Works

1 – 3 April 2016, University of St Andrews

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Sponsors: the School of Englishthe Centre for Mediaeval and Early Modern Law and LiteratureMedRen, and CAPOD.  

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Programme

 

FRIDAY, 1 April

BYRE THEATRE (NEIL ANDERSON CONFERENCE ROOM; LAWRENCE LEVY STUDIO)

9:00 – 9:45 Registration and coffee/tea (Byre Theatre Café)

9:45 – 10:00 Neil Rhodes (University of St Andrews), Opening Remarks

10:00 – 11:00 PANEL 1  Style, Space and the City

Chair: Doyeeta Majumder (University of Edinburgh)

Julianne Mentzer (University of St Andrews), Discoveries, Style, and the Texture of Masculine Exchange

Laura Swift (University of Manchester), Cuckoldry anxiety and the boundaries of urban domestic space in The Devil is an Ass

11:00 – 11:15 Break

11:15 – 12:15   Isabel Karremann (University of Würzberg), Jonson’s Masques and the Making of Memory

Chair: Zoë Sutherland (University of St Andrews) 

12:15 – 13:30   Lunch

13:30 – 14:30  PANEL 2  Echoes and Silences

Chair: TBC

Rachel Horrocks (University of St Andrews), Echoes of Elizabeth: Jonson’s Reworking of Elizabethan Progress Entertainments. 

Jakub Boguszak (University of Oxford), (How) Can We Read Silences in Actors’ Parts?

14:30 – 15:00   Coffee/tea

15:00 – 16:00   Martin Butler (University of Leeds), Memorandums of the Immortal Ben, introduced by Lorna Hutson (University of St Andrews)

16:00 – 17:00   Break

17:00 – 18:30   Reception (Byre Theatre Café)

18:30                  World premiere of Ben and Jamie at the Byre Theatre

 

SATURDAY, 2 April

KENNEDY HALL (LAWSON LECTURE ROOM; GARDEN ROOM)

9:00-9:30         Late registration

9:30-10:30      Anna Groundwater (University of Edinburgh), Hidden objectives: political silences in Jonson’s ‘Foot Voyage’

Chair: Alex Davis (University of St Andrews)

10:30-10:45     Coffee/tea

10:45 -12:15    PANEL 3  Credit, Authority and Make Believe  

Chair: Julianne Mentzer (University of St Andrews)

Akihiko Shimizu (University of Edinburgh), Fame, Trust and Credit in Ben Jonson’s The Staple of News

Peter Sutton (University of St Andrews), Shady Visitors and the “Jest(s) of Authority” – Ben Jonson at the turn of the eighteenth century

Zoë Sutherland (University of St Andrews), Jonson’s Aesthetics of Probability in Volpone

12:15 – 13:00   Lunch

13:00 – 14:00   Special Collections, viewing of Jonson’s 1616 Folio and related books

14:00 – 15:00  Brean Hammond (University of Nottingham), Q&A on Ben and Jamie

Chair: Peter Sutton (University of St Andrews)

15:00 – 15:15  Break

15:15 – 16:15   Julie Sanders (University of Newcastle), Jonson’s Crafted Spaces, introduced by Neil Rhodes (University of St Andrews)

16:15 – 16:30   Break

16:30 – 17:30 Sam Haddow (University of St Andrews), Drama workshop

17:45 – 19:00 Closing Panel, The future of Jonsonian scholarship, chaired by Lorna Hutson (University of St Andrews)

19:30 Conference dinner

 

SUNDAY, 3 April

KENNEDY HALL (LAWSON LECTURE ROOM; GARDEN ROOM)

8:30 – 9:00 Coffee/tea

9:00 – 12:00 Archive screening of Epicene introduced by Peter Sutton (University of St Andrews) with Q&A. There will be an interval for refreshments.

 

Conference ends 

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