Memory and Material in Early Modern England seeks to continue a conversation, building on recent work in early modern studies about the many ways in which early modern literature and culture imagine and articulate the relationship between memory and materiality. This conference considers both of its key terms broadly, interested in memory in its physiological, cultural, and personal manifestations, and in the myriad ways materiality emerged as a shaping force in early modern life. We aim to bring together a diverse group of scholars drawing on comparative literary and cultural studies, ecocriticism, queer theory, and critical race studies, among other approaches, to pursue these questions from as many methodologies and perspectives as possible in a single-day conference.
Miles Grier, Queens College, CUNY Evelyn Tribble, University of Connecticut William West, Northwestern University Jenny C. Mann, Cornell University Jane Hwang Degenhardt, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Leah Whittington, Harvard University Jennifer Park, University of North Carolina Greensboro Marissa Nicosia, Penn State University Abington Amanda Bailey, University of Maryland and a keynote address from: Natasha Korda, Wesleyan University