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Politics of Conversion Workshop at the University of Warwick, 21-22 July 2015

WORKSHOP LOCATION: Warwick University Wolfson Research Exchange Rooms 1-3, Main Library (3rd Floor)


Tuesday, July 21

9:00 – 10:30
‘Henrician Oath-taking and Shakespearean Shrew-Taming: The Powers of Conversion’ Following a 40-minute introduction, each member of the workshop will be invited to share one example from their own area of study that is illustrative of conversional politics. Paul Yachnin and Peter Marshall


10:45 – 12:15
‘The Politics of Conversion in France’ Penny Roberts and Paul Botley
12:15 – 1:15 ~ Lunch
1:15 – 3:00
‘Planting the Faith’ José-­Juan López‐Portillo and Rebecca Earle
7:15pm RSA production of The Merchant of Venice in Stratford-Upon-Avon


Wednesday, July 22

9:00 – 10:30
‘The Politics of Conversion and The Merchant of VeniceSteven Mullaney, Patricia Badir, and Eve Preus *download session handout in pdf*


10-45 – 12:15
10-minute presentations from graduate students Anna Lewton-Brain, Eve Preus, Shaun Ross, John Morgan, Jade Standing, and Anastasia Stylianou


12:15 – 1:15 ~ Lunch

1:15 – 2:45
‘Non-normative Bodies and the Politics of Conversion: From Rabelais to the Island of Hermaphrodites’ Kathleen Perry-Long *download readings in pdf*


2:45 – 3:00 ~ Break
3:00 – 4:30
‘Preaching, Poetry and the Politics of Conversion’ Torrance Kirby and Shaun Ross


4:30 – 5:00 ~ Wrap-up discussion