Memory and Material in Early Modern England
A Conference Hosted by the Columbia University Department of English and Comparative Literature
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.

The conference is accompanied by an exhibit hosted by the Columbia Rare Book and Manuscript Library, based in Butler Library but also published as a digital collection on the Library's website.

Columbia University
523 Butler Library
Date & Time
March 6, 2020, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Contact: Kevin Windhauser, [email protected]

Featuring Papers From:
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

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