The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 21.0041  Saturday, 30 January 2010


From:          Ng, Su Fang <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:          January 21, 2010 9:47:43 AM EST

Subject:       Symposium: Seaborne Renaissance


Dear Colleagues,


I would like to call your attention to a symposium on "Seaborne Renaissance: Global Exchanges and Religion in Early Modernity" to be held at the University of Texas, Austin on February 6, 2010 (a Saturday). We will have a full day of interdisciplinary talks in the exciting new area of global studies and would be delighted if you could join us.


For further information, please see below. Details can also be found on the webpage of the UT Department of English:




We would also be very grateful if you would forward this announcement to any colleagues or students who might be interested.



Su Fang Ng

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2009-10 Harrington Faculty Fellow, Department of English, University of Texas, Austin

Associate Professor, Department of English, University of Oklahoma, Norman




Global Exchanges and Religion in Early Modernity

A One-Day Symposium


Harry Ransom Center

Prothro Theater

University of Texas at Austin

February 6, 2010


Rereading Europe's relation to its Others, these interdisciplinary talks will forge new ways of thinking about cross-cultural relations, religious conflict, and the ways in which the sea serves as conduit for translating goods, peoples, and ideas.




Bernadette Andrea, English, University of Texas, San Antonio

"Turbans and Crosses, Circassians and Carmelites: Convertibility in Early Modern Accounts of Anglo-Persian Exchanges"


Richmond Barbour, English, Oregon State University

"Captivity, Embargo, Blockade: English Mariners in Arabia and India, 1608-1612."


Giancarlo Casale, History, University of Minnesota

"The Worlds of Hajji Ahmed: A Sixteenth-Century Ottoman's Vision of Europe ?and Empire"


Kumkum Chatterjee, History, Pennsylvania State University

"South Asian Cosmopolitanism in the Early Modern Era"


Bindu Malieckal, English, Saint Anselm College

"Muslims, Christians, and Spices: Renaissance Re-Tellings of Religious Conflict in the Indian Ocean, from East Africa to South India"


Robert Markley, English, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

"Trade, Religion, and the East India Company in the Seventeenth Century"


Jyotsna Singh, English, Michigan State University

"Jahangir's Mughal Court as a "Contact Zone": Translation and Traffic in Early Anglo-Muslim Encounters"


Daniel Vitkus, English, Florida State University

"'The Only Moderne People': Anglo-Islamic Exchange, Capitalism, and Early Modernity."




Samuel Baker, English, University of Texas at Austin

Tarek El-Ariss, Middle Eastern Studies, University of Texas at Austin

Cynthia Talbot, History, University of Texas at Austin

Hannah Wojciehowski, English, University of Texas at Austin


This symposium is sponsored by the Donald D. Harrington Faculty Fellows Program at the University of Texas at Austin, with co-sponsorship from the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the South Asia Institute, and the Harry Ransom Center.


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