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Venice 2008

The second biennial conference was held at the Palazzo Pesaro Papafava in Venice, and organised by the University of Warwick on December 13-14, 2008. It was the first under the EEASA banner, and funded by an AHRC network grant.


The conference location


In between sessions


St Marks's Square during Aqua Alta



Saturday 13 December

9.30-10.30 Keynote Lecture, Main Lecture Hall:
Lucia Bergamasco, Université d'Orléans
Discussant: Allan Potofsky, Université Paris 8

10.30-11 Break

11-12.30 Parallel Session 1

Seminar Room I: Amity and Enmity between Settlers and Natives

Chair: Warren Hofstra, Shenandoah University

Michael LaCombe, Adelphi University
“`All sachems do Justis by thayr own men’: Dependency, Theft and Authority in the English Atlantic World, 1614-1623.”

Ellen Hampton, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris
“Indigenous Enmity: a comparison of conflict between Amerindians and European colonists in the early years of settlement.”

Robert Sayre, Université Paris Est Marne-la-Vallée
“Varieties of Emotional Response to Encounter with the “Other”: 18th Century Accounts of Travel in Indian Country.”

Seminar Room II: Enmity and Amity: Looking at the Other while looking at Oneself

Chair: Naomi Wulf, Université Paris 3

Annalisa Brugnoli, University of Venice
“Sources of History, Sources of Truth in Eugene O’Neill’s The Fountain.”

Susanne Berthier-Foglar, Université de Savoie
“Amity, Enmity and Crosscultural Vision in American Travel Writing During the War with Mexico (1846-47).”

Sam W. Haynes, University of Texas at Arlington
“`Brother Jonathan is Somebody’: US-British Relations and the American Self-Image in the Mid-Nineteenth Century.”

12.30-2 Lunch

2-3.30 Parallel Session 2

Seminar Room I: Emotions: Personal and Political

Chair: Peter Onuf, University of Virginia

Ben Marsh, University of Stirling
“Amity, Enmity and Emotions in the Recollections of Elizabeth Johnston, Georgia Loyalist.”

Bill Boelhower, Louisiana State University
“Amity and Enmity: Civilizational Encounters in the Early Modern Atlantic World.”

Jean-Marc Serme, Université de Bretagne Occidentale
“`Dearer to me than Life’: Andrew Jackson and the expression of emotions 1789-1845.”

Seminar Room II: Diplomatic Friendships in the Age of Revolution

Chair: Marie-Jeanne Rossignol, Université Paris 7

Bernard Vincent, Université d’Orléans
“Lafayette and Washington: the story of a friendship that shaped history.”

Jennifer Steenshorne, Associate Editor Papers of John Jay, Columbia University
“The Jay-Livingston-Morris Friendship.”

3.30-4 Break

4.00-5.30 Parallel Session 3

Seminar Room I: Transformations in the Caribbean: Atlantic Slavery as a Framework for Amity, Enmity and Emotions

Chair: Trevor Burnard, University of Warwick

Hilary Beckles, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill
“The Transition to Enslaved African Labor in the Caribbean.”

Simon P. Newman, University of Glasgow
“Working the Atlantic Slave Trade: African Labour on the Gold Coast.”

Natalie Zacek, University of Manchester
“Creole Villains and Lying Heroes: West Indian White Masculinity Attacked and Defended.”

Seminar Room II: Imperial Enmities (1): Within the West

Chair: David Harris Sacks, Reed College

Lauric Henneton, Université de Versailles Saint Quentin en Yvelines
“`These Idolatrous French’ vs. `les héritiques [de] Baston’: Religion, diplomacy and Identity in 17th century Anglo-French Interactions.”

Eva Botella Ordinas, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
“English Rational theology against Spanish Enthusiasm: A quarrel for the Americas 1670-1730s.”

Sandra Rebok, Spanish Council for Scientific Research, Madrid
“Thomas Jefferson and the Idea of the United States Promoted in his Correspondence with the Old World.”

Sunday 14 December

9.30-10.30 Keynote Lecture, Main Lecture Hall:
Peter Onuf, University of Virginia
Discussant: Frank Cogliano, University of Edinburgh

10.30-11 Break

11-12.0 Parallel Session 4

Seminar Room I: Enmities of Race: Race Relations and Masculine Violence

Chair: Marco Sioli, Università di Milano

Anne-Claire Faucquez, Université Paris 8
“From Amity to Enmity: White Servants and Black Slaves in 17th Century Virginia and New York.”

Lydia Plath, University of Warwick
“‘To suffer them any longer would have proved us to be destitute of every manly sentiment’: Honour and the Lynching of the Professional Gamblers at Vicksburg.”

Seminar Room II: Male Friendship and Sociability in Early America

Chair: Lucia Bergamasco, Université d’Orleans

Jessica Choppin Roney, Ohio University
“Clubbing Together: Formal Social Networks and the Structure of Colonial Philadelphia.”

Richard Godbeer, University of Miami
“`Betwixt the Hearts of Friends:’ Sentimental Friendship, Sympathy, and Male Virtue in the Early American Republic.”

12-2 Lunch

2-3.30 Parallel Session 5

Seminar Room I: Theory and History of the Emotions

Chair: Steven Sarson, University of Wales, Swansea

Anne Marie Plane, University of California, Santa Barbara
“Crowning Visions: Colonialism and Cultures of Dreaming in Seventeenth-Century New England.”

Terri L. Snyder, California State University, Fullerton
“Wretched, Desperate and Determined to be Free: Reflections on Slavery and Suicide in Early Modern British America.”

Karen Lystra, California State University, Fullerton
“Imagining the Eternal Village: Death and Working Class Intimacy in Nineteenth century America.”

Seminar Room II: Imperial Enmities (2): East meets West

Chair: Tim Lockley, University of Warwick

Cansu Ozge Oezmen, Jacobs University, Bremen
“19th Ottoman-American Relations: `The Beginnings of a Beautiful Friendship.”

Smatie Yemenedzi-Malathouni, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
“Amity and Enmity: Relations between Greece and the United States of America during the Early Nineteenth Century.”

Csaba Levai, University of Debrecen
"Amity, Enmity and Emotion in a Revolutionary Diplomacy: William Lee's Mission in Vienna."

3.30-4 Break

4-5.30 Parallel Session 6

Seminar Room I: Family, friendship and Intimate Relations

Chair: Andrew O’Shaughnessy, Saunders Director, Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies

Michael Zuckerman, University of Pennsylvania
“Charlotte Temple, Capitalism and the Sentimental Family in the New Republic.”

Irmina Wawrzycek, Marie Curie Sklodowska University
“Sexual Affectivity in Seventeenth Century Maryland.”

Lisa A. Francavilla, Managing Editor of the Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Retirement Series, International Center for Jefferson Studies
“`Holding in trust for the use of others’: Jefferson’s Grandchildren and the Creation of the Jefferson Image.”

Nathan Perl-Rosenthal, Columbia University
"Conversing at a Distance by the Pen: Correspondence Circles and Friendship in the American Revolution, ca. 1770-1775."

Seminar Room II: Theories of Amity and Enmity: From Philosophy to Politics

Chair: Maurizio Valsania, Università di Torino

Kirsten Fischer, University of Minnesota
“Transcendence through Materialism: The Joyful Vitalism of Elihu Palmer, American Deist.”

Carine Lounissi, Université de Rouen
“Thomas Paine’s Cosmopolitanism: from international enmity to universal amity?”

Gaye Wilson, University of Edinburgh
“Thomas Jefferson: Francophile and Anglophobe.”

Annie Léchenet, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1
“Jefferson and the “farmers’ happiness”: a (neo) politics of amity.”