116th Annual Conference - Bellingham, Washington
Friday, November 9 - Sunday, November 11, 2018

British Literature and Culture: To 1700 II

Session Chair: 
Shane Wood, University of California, Irvine
Session 4: Saturday 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Miller Hall 13


  1. Jennifer Andersen, "California State University, San Bernadino"
    This paper investigates the influence of narratives from what we might call the Elizabethan social canon on the high literary canon of the period. Three dominant conspiracy theories were available to contemporaries to help them decipher politics:  a catholic conspiracy, a puritan conspiracy, and a conspiracy of evil counselors.  This paper will show how those dominant narratives about politics enter into the literary canon.
  2. Frederika Bain, "University of Hawai'i, Manoa"
    Personifications of Death as simultaneously invincible and abjected embody the profound ambivalence associated with death and dying in medieval and early modern Christianity. This paper discusses Mors in Bullein’s Dialogue against the Fever Pestilence (1573), showing the effects of his vaunting power and his humiliating descriptors on the Dialogue’s argument.
  3. Amy E. Shine, University of California, Irvine
    This paper considers prologues written by women playwrights of the Restoration and how their performed embodiement in the various forms of either the male or the female form influenced, changed, or possibly (re)characterized the information embedded and encoded in the written texts.
Session Cancelled: