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'Looking Before and After': 
Cultural Exchange and the Inheritance of Ideas c.1200-c.1700

Conference Programme

0900Registration and coffee
0920Welcome and introductory remarks
0930Nicola Gardini, St Cross College, Oxford.
1020Break
1030Looking Before: textual inheritances
Chair: tbc

Venetia Bridges, Clare College, Cambridge. 'Inhabiting or Inhibiting? Classical auctores and the poetics of Walter of Chatillon'

Chris Wilson, University of Exeter. 'The redaction of visions of the otherworld in the thirteenth and early-fourteenth centuries'

Megan Cook, University of Pennsylvania. '"A Tutor to surviveing Ages": Chaucer and medieval English in Speght's Works of Our Most Ancient and Learned English Poet Geoffrey Chaucer'

1200Lunch
1300Animals, Tapestries and the Villa Madama: visual sources
Chair:tbc

Nathalie Rivere de Carles, University of Toulouse, 'Looking behind the figures in the arras: integrating and altering ideas in Early Modern English households'

Alessandro Zambelli, Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, 'Villa Madama and the scandalous practice of Raffaello Sanzio'

Katherine Acheson, University of Waterloo, 'Pictures and Purposes in Early Modern Natural Histories, c. 1550-1700'

1430Afternoon tea
1500Cannibalism and beyond: cultural crossing places
Chair: Paulina Kewes, Jesus College, Oxford

Heather Dalton, University of Sheffield, "Eten him up everie morcelle": Roger Barlow, Hans Staden, and ideas of New World cannibalism'

Ásdís Sigmundsdóttir, University of Iceland, 'The function of the translated novella in early modern English literature'

Bartholomew Ryan, European College of Liberal Arts, 'Spinoza and the transformation of virtue'

1630Evelyn Welch, Queen Mary, University of London.
1720Closing remarks
1745Drinks reception

You are warmly invited to join the organising committee and keynote speakers for dinner in the evening. We anticipate the cost being about £20 per head. Please indicate whether you would like to join us when emailing to register.

Design: Richard Rowley