Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 3, No. 19. Friday, 24 Jan 1992.
From: Ken Steele <
Date: Friday January 24, 1992
Subject: Preliminary Programme for RSA in Stanford
Attached is the preliminary programme and registration form for the
1992 Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting, to be held March
26-8 in Stanford, California. SHAKSPEReans will be particularly
interested in the papers given by our co-participants Hardin Aasand,
Bruce Avery, Jean R. Brink, and Stephen Orgel (hope I didn't miss anyone!)
and in the Shakespearean topics, touching on *Othello*, *Merchant of
Venice*, *A Midsummer Night's Dream*, the Histories, and Marlowe.
As always, any errors in this transcription are my own, and the RSA
may or may not be surprised if they receive print-outs from this
electronic version of their registration form (but I'm sure they'll
accept your cheque anyway). This file will be stored on the SHAKSPER
Fileserver as 1992RSA PROGRAM SHAKSPER, should anyone find a belated
need for it. -- k.s.
Renaissance Society of America 1992 Annual Meeting
Stanford University, California
March 26-28 1992
Thursday March 26, Session 1 (2:30-4:00pm):
Cultural and Religious Encounters in the Mediterranean World:
Mary Elizabeth Perry, "The Subversive Word: Language and Literature,
Christians and Muslims in Golden Age Spain"
Elaine G. Rosenthal, "Paradoxical Relations: Jews and Christians in
Early Modern Florence"
Jonathan Reiss, "Luca Signorelli's Acts of the Antichrist and the
Christian Encounter with the Infidel"
Anna Maria Busse Berger, "Musical Proportions and Arithmetic in the
Late Middle Ages and the Renaissance"
Bette Talvacchia, "From Mythology to Science: Estienne's Anatomy"
Eileen Reeves, "Who Read Early Modern Maps?"
Encounters, Exchanges, and Enclosure: Nuns and Lay Society in Renaissance
Sharon Strocchia, "The Politics of the Pen: Literacy and Social
Exchange in Florentine Convents"
Ann Roberts, "'Le fenestre della morte': The Parlatorio in the
Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries"
Elissa Weaver, "The Cloister and the World: Social, Economic, and
Cultural Exchange in Tuscany, 1500-1650"
Craig Monson, "With Hearts Outside their Cloisters, to Please the
World with their Songs"
Thursday March 26, Session 2 (4:15-5:45pm):
Woodrow Borah and the *Ecole de Berkeley*:
Murdo J. MacLeod, "A Latin Americanist's Perspective"
Richard Herr, "A Europeanist's Perspective"
Richard Salvucci, "A Personal View"
The Color Black: Constructions of the Other in Renaissance Texts:
Hardin Aasand, "Making Blackness Familiar: *Othello* and the Staging
Paul H.D. Kaplan, "Black Africans in Italy in the 1490s: Servitude and
Heather Dubrow, "Foreign Currencies: John Collop and the 'Ugly
Humanist Encounters with the Transalpine Other:
Ingrid D. Rowland, "Revenge of the Huns, 1504"
Julia Haig Gaisser, "Pope Adrian VI and the Roman Academy"
Kenneth Gouwens, "Roman Humanist Perceptions of Northern
Christianizing Jewish Hebraica in a Confessional Age: Action and Reaction:
Jerome Friedman, "Protestant *Hebraica*: Orthodox and Heterodox Use
of Jewish Sources"
Ronald Delph, "Agostino Steuco and the Use of the *Hebraica veritas*
in the Counter-Reformation"
Michael T. Walton & Phyllis J. Walton, "Abravanel and Sforno, Jewish
Biblical Exegesis in the Renaissance"
Plenary Session (8:00pm):
Exploration and Discovery:
Norman Thrower, "Cartographic Images of the New World"
Stephen Orgel, "Elizabeth Surveyed"
Friday March 27, Session 1 (8:45-10:15am):
Carroll Brentano, "'The World in a Chamber': The Founding of Padua's
Claudia Lazzaro, "A Sixteenth-Century Medici Menagerie in the Grotto
of Cosimo's Villa at Castello"
Joy Kenseth, "Nature's Marvels Displayed"
Crypto-Jews and the Construction of the Other in Renaissance Culture:
Marc Shell, "Skepticism in Renaissance Spain and France: The Judeo-
M. Lindsay Kaplan, "'These Be Christian Husbands': Jews, Conversion,
and Marriage in Marlowe and Shakespeare"
Jim Shapiro, "Shakespeare and the Jewish Question"
From the Law of Conquest to the Conquest of Law: the Politico-Institutional
Organization of the "New World":
Aldo Mazzacane, "From the Law of Conquest to Conquest of the Law:
Early Juridical Treatises about America"
Antonio M. Hespanha, "Images of the Orient and of the West in the
European Juridical Order in the Early Modern Period"
Diego Quaglioni, "The Discovery of America and the Redefinition of
the Law of the People: Bodin, Reader of Ramus"
His Other Half: Amazons and the Construction of Gender in the Renaissance:
Cristelle L. Baskins, "Close Encounters: Amazon Battles on Tuscan
Caroline Springer, "Armor and the Construction of Masculinity in the
Randall Anderson, "Ariosto's *Orlando Furioso*, Spenser's *Faerie
Queene* and Amazons"
Kate Schwartz, "Falling off the Edge of the World: Ralegh Among the
Jonathan Crewe, "Cultural Noninteractions: Spenser's View"
Richard Helgerson, "Nation or Estate?: Ideological Conflict in the
Early Modern Mapping of England"
Shankar Raman, "Maps and Mapping: The Production of Colonialist
Bruce Avery, "Topography and Topology: The Dynamics of
Representation in Narrative and Maps"
Friday March 27, Session 2 (10:30am-12:00):
On the Quincentenary of Piero della Francesca:
James Banker, "The Paintings of Piero della Francesca and his Master
in the 1430s"
Thomas Martone, "Piero della Francesca's Resurrection, the
Quintessential Painting of the Renaissance"
Michael Baxandall, "The Eloquence of Piero della Francesca:
Asyndeton, Apocope, Hendiadys"
European Voyages of Discovery into Canada:
Jane Couchman, "Perceptions of Tribal Diversity in the Accounts of
Canada by Jaques Cartier and Andre Thevet"
Maxwell Ian Cameron, "'Bloody and Man-Eating People': Some
Reflections on the Accounts of Martin Frobisher's Voyages to
Jean-Philippe Beaulieu, "Textual Dehumanization and the Inventory
Process: The Postulates of Colonial Discourse in Champlain's
History and Heterogeneity: Versions of the Other:
Robert Ulery & Patricia DeMartino, "Sallust's Africa: Renaissance
Commentaries Before and After 1492"
David Marsh, "Beyond the Pillars of Hercules: Voyages and Veracity in
Albert Ascoli, "Liberating the Tomb: Difference and Death in
Eastward Ho: Asians and Africans in English Renaissance Literature:
Bashir El-Beshti, "Orientalism and the Construction of English
Ann Marie McEntee, "Binging and Purging: African and European
Amazons and their Appetites"
Margo Hendricks, "Obscured by Dreams, or a Brief Account of Race in
*A Midsummer Night's Dream*"
Science and Court Culture:
Jay Tribby, "Gawk Like an Egyptian: Rehearsing Cleopatra's Death in
the Courts of Florence and Paris"
Pamela Smith, "Science and Symbols: Alchemical Transmutation at the
Hapsburg Court in Vienna"
Mario Biagioli, "Science and Misogyny: The Accademia dei Lincei,
Friday March 27, Session 3 (2:30-4:00pm):
Early English-Irish Encounters: Perspectives on Spenser's *View of Ireland*:
Annabel Patterson, "Anthropology vs Necessity in Spenser's *View*"
Jean R. Brink, "The Munster and Ulster 'Plantations': Edmund Spenser
and Sir John Davies"
Curtis C. Breight, "Patterns Established in Colonial Ireland:
Elizabethan Militarism as Domestic Control"
Cross-Collecting: Curiosities, Perceptions, and Responses:
Paula Findlen, "Theaters of Nature: Collecting and the Pilgrimages of
Science in Early Modern Italy"
Joneath Spicer, "Curiosities as Art: The Cultural Limits of Perception"
Thomas Kaufmann, "Curiosities and Scientific Investigation: Response
to the Kunstkammer"
The Practice of Utopia: Renaissance Ideals and the Experience of Other
Cultures in European Expansion:
Adriano Prosperi, "Missionaries and the Use of the 'Galateo' for
Giuseppe Imbruglia, "Civilization through Utopia: Jesuit Ideals and
Jesuit Missions in South America"
Ann Katherine Isaacs, "Utopia and Monarchia: Renaissance
Administrative Ideals, European and American Experience in
Charles V's Empire"
Claudio Zanier, "Different Paths of Encounter: European Adaptation to
Cultural Encounters Through Time and Space:
Jyotsna Singh, "Critical Encounters: Can Renaissance Studies Engage
Ron Strickland, "What Does He Mean 'Us'?: The Crisis of the Euro-
African Subject in Leo Africanus"
Jennifer Lee Carrell, "Transforming Translations: Imagining
Geographical, Physical and Linguistic Clashes in the 1560s"
Cultures, Women and Discourse in the Early Modern Period:
Stephanie Jed, "Twinning in the Early Modern Period: The Writings of
Anne Bradstreet and Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz"
Kim Hall, "'I would rather wish to be a Blackmoor': Race, Colonialism
and the Female Subject"
Jane Tylus, "Colonizing Nymphs and Peasants: Pastoral Drama in the
Friday March 27, Session 4 (4:15-5:45pm):
Recent Trends Panel: New Perspectives on the New World:
Walter Mignolo, "The Darker Side of the Renaissance: Colonization
and the Discontinuity of the Classical Tradition"
Helen Nader, "The End of the Old World Then and Now"
A Feast of Tapas and Spanish Wines
Judith Frankel Singing Sephardic Music from Renaissance Spain
The Whole Noyse: A Renaissance Music Ensemble
Saturday March 28, Session 1 (9:00-10:30am):
Urbi et Orbi: Paradigms of Urban History in the Renaissance:
A Roundtable in Honor of Gene Brucker:
Randolph Starn (Chair)
Thomas Brady, Jr.
Judith C. Brown
Going Baroque: Cross-Cultural Encounters in the Spanish Renaissance:
Anne Cruz, "Cross-Cultural Encounters between Spanish *picaros* and
Adrienne Martin, "Cervantes' Pretended Aunt Transgresses"
Diana de Armas Wilson, "Cross-Cultural Encounters between Cervantes
and the Amerindians"
Lester Brothers, "Musical Learning in Seventeenth-Century Mexico:
The Case of Francisco Lopez Capillas"
Renaissance Drama and the History of Imperialism:
Dympna Callaghan, "Re-reading *The Tragedie of Mariam, Faire
Queen of Jewry*: Postcolonialism, Race, Gender, Class"
Lorraine Helms, "The Work of Death: Gender Mourning and
Colonialism in Shakespeare's Histories"
Katharine Eisaman Maus, "Machiavels and Family Men"
Constance Jordan, "Legitimating Rules: Political Authority and the
Accommodation and Communication: Jesuits in China and Japan:
Theodore Foss, "Transmission of Text: The Use and Abuse of
Languages in Jesuits' Translations to and from China"
James Ketelaar, "Accommodation Denied: The Failure of the Jesuits
Mission in Japan"
Ronnie Hsia, "Tales of Conversion in Jesuit-Chinese Encounters of the
Women in the Renaissance:
Diana Robin, "Writing the Female Self: Cassandra Fedele and
Margaret Rosenthal, "A Venetian Body Politic: Patronage and
Prostitution in an Age of Conspicuous Consumption"
Jennifer Rondeau, "The Republic of Letters: Women, Woman, and
Humanism in Renaissance Italy"
Saturday March 28 (10:45am):
Josephine Waters Bennett Lecture:
Natalie Zemon Davis, "Gifts and Misunderstandings: Forms of New
Saturday March 28 (12:00-1:30pm):
Roundtable: Presenting the Cultures of the Renaissance in the High School and
the College Curriculum:
Robert E. Proctor (Chair)
Maryanne Horowitz (Discussant)
Participants: Representatives from the world of textbook publishing,
high school and community college teachers, and educational
Saturday March 28, Session 2 (2:15-3:45pm):
Lorenzo de' Medici and Encounters with the Past:
Roberto Bizzochi, "The Search for a Nobler Past"
John Paoletti, "The Antiquarianism of Lorenzo de' Medici"
Konrad Eisenbichler, "Lorenzo de' Medici and the 'sacra
Mythic, Historical, and Apocalyptic Time in Europe and the New World:
Cornell Fleischer, "The Beginning of the End: Apocalypticism and
Imperialism in the Mediterranean, 1492-1550"
Sabine MacCormack, "Prophecy and Exegesis in Golden Age Spain"
Frank Salomon, "The Renaissance Agendas of a Peruvian 'Native
Chronicle' (Huarochiri, 1608?)"
Sexuality in the Old World and the New:
Valerie Traub, "The (In)Significance of 'Lesbian' Desire in Early
Guy Poirier, "Sin and Hermaphroditism; Morality and Imagination in
French Renaissance Accounts"
Gary Spear, "The Law of Desire: Civilization, 'Government,' and New
The Uses of Religious Institutions in the Old World and the New:
Ronald Weissman, "From Confraternity to Congregation: European
Confraternities Between Renaissance and Counter Reformation"
Murdo McLeod, "The European Confraternity and the Mesoamerican
Colonial Indian: Continuities and Change"
Pauline Moffitt Watts, "The Gods of the Missionaries: Monasticism,
Resistance, and Reform in Sixteenth-Century Mexico"
The Construction of the East:
Sujata G. Bhatt, "Passages to India, Passages About India: European
and Iranian Travellers in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth
Nina Berman, "German Travel Literature of the Early Renaissance and
Arabic Travel Reports"
Richmond Barbour, "Representing England at the Court of the Great
Saturday March 28, Session 3 (4:00-5:30pm):
Reading Renaissance Readers: Philological Practice and Textual Interpretation
in the Renaissance:
Carol Quillen, "Inventing a Tradition: Augustine and Petrarch's
Genealogy of Humanism"
Anthony Grafton, "Leon Battista Alberti: Attitudes Toward Reading and
Reading the Attitudes"
Kristin Zapalac, "'Sharper than any Two-Edged Sword': Philology and
Community in the Sixteenth Century"
Magic and Madness in the Renaissance:
Katherine Rowe, "That Curious Engine: Agency, Witchcraft and Main-
Laura Levine, "Magic as Theater, Theater as Magic"
Gary Tomlinson, "Two Views of Poetic Furor at the End of the
Renaissance: Towards a Rehabilitation of Foucault's Early-
Representing Mexican Culture:
Eloise Quiones Keber, "A Twice Told Tale: The Conquest of Mexico in
Sixteenth Century Illustrations"
Ramon A. Gutierrez, "A Gendered History of the Conquest of America:
A View from New Mexico"
Mary R. O'Neil, "A Mexican Indian Before the Roman Inquisition:
The Other End of Self:
Darcy Donahue, "Describing Difference: Friar Gaspar da Cruz'
*Treatise of the Things of China*, 1569"
Roberto J. Gonzales-Casanovas, "Muntaner's and Martorell's Narratives
of Eastern Adventures: Byzantine History/Story as Myth and
David Rosen, "Cultural Knots: Jews, Indians, Moors, Orientals,
Spaniards and the Shaping of English Identity"
Mary Fuller, "Spatializing History in the Renaissance: Models and
Jewish Communities After the Expulsion from Spain in 1492:
Miriam Bodian, "The Biblical Hebrews as Early Modern Republicans:
Some Views of Seventeenth-Century Portuguese Jews"
Anna Foa, "Spanish Jews in Italy"
Jaime Contreras, "Conversos in Spain and in the New World"
Early Registration Fee (before March 2, 1992) $55 _____
Late Registration Fee (after March 2, 1992) $65 _____
Student Registration Fee $15 _____
Box Lunch (Friday March 27) $10 _____
Tapas Feast (Friday March 27) $25 _____
Box Lunch (Saturday March 28) $10 _____
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