CONFERENCES

THE MARLOWE SOCIETY OF AMERICA IS PLEASED TO SPONSOR AN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE EVERY FIVE YEARS IN A LOCATION RELATED TO MARLOWE'S LIFE AND WORKS.

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8th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: WITTENBERG, GERMANY (2018)

The Marlowe Society of America's 8th International Conference will be held in Wittenberg, Germany, from 10–13 July, 2018. Home to Martin Luther, Philip Melanchthon, and Lucas Cranach (elder and younger), Wittenberg was a hugely important center of both religion and culture in sixteenth-century Germany. On the door of its Cast Church, Luther nailed his 95 Theses in 1517, and its university (now known as the "Leucorea") was made the alma mater of Shakespeare's Hamlet ("Let not thy mother lose her prayers, Hamlet: / I pray thee, stay with us; go not to Wittenberg."). The town also serves as backdrop for the B-Text Doctor Faustus, the locale where Faustus first "surfeits upon cursed necromancy" and where his life ends "All torn asunder by the hand of death!"

Hosted by MSA President Kirk Melnikoff, the conference will feature keynote presentations by Lukas Erne (University of Geneva), Kristen Poole (University of Delaware), and Holger Syme (University of Toronto). Tours of the Luther House, the Melanchthon House, the Castle Church, and Cranach Studios will complement special events, workshops, screenings, and productions designed specially for conference attendees.

[ Please note that registration for the conference is now closed. If you have any questions about registration, accommodation, or any other logistical matters relating to the conference, please contact Claire Bourne (claire.bourne@psu.edu). All questions about MSA membership should be directed to Helen Hull (hullh@queens.edu). ]


CONFERENCE PROGRAM

MARLOWE SOCIETY OF AMERICA • 8th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE • WITTENBERG • JULY 2018

 

MONDAY, JULY 9

 

Registration

2:00 – 5:00 p.m., Leucorea Foyer


TUESDAY, JULY 10

 

Registration

8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Leucorea Foyer

[PANEL] MARLOWE & THE CLASSICAL WORLD

12:30 – 1:45 p.m., Leucorea, Auditorium Maximum

Dido, Queen of Carthage: Epic Instrumentality and General Economy of Sacrifice

Barbara Correll, Cornell University

False Aeneas, Faith-Breaking Theseus, and Asinine Heroism in Marlowe and Shakespeare

Loren Cressler, University of Texas at Austin

What Else is Marlowe? Reading Beyond Pastoral

Joshua Calhoun, University of Wisconsin, 

Marlowe’s Mural and a Paradox: the Virgilian-ness of the Tragedy of Dido, Queen of Carthage

Lucy Potter, University of Adelaide, South Australia

[PANEL] MARLOWE & SHAKESPEARE

12:30 – 1:45 p.m., Leucorea, Conference Room

Marlowe and Shakespeare, Co-Authors

Rory Loughnane, University of Kent

Revaluing Faustus in Romeo and Juliet

Tom Rutter, University of Sheffield

"Enter to the battle": On- and Offstage Combat in Marlowe and Shakespeare

Gillian Woods, Birkbeck, University of London 

The Influence of Royal(ties): On Marlowe, on Shakespeare, and on Us

Robert Sawyer, East Tennessee State University

Kaffeepause

1:45 – 2:00 p.m., Leucorea Foyer

[PANEL] TAMBURLAINE BEFORE MARLOWE: AUTHORSHIP, READING, & THE BOOK

2:00 – 3:00 p.m., Leucorea, Auditorium Maximum

Biblioclasm and Book-Props in Tamburlaine

Sarah Wall-Randell, Wellesley College

Mending Tamburlaine (1606)

Claire M. L. Bourne, Pennsylvania State University

1 & 2 Tamburlaine and the Troublesome Division of Plays

Tara L. Lyons, Illinois State University

[PANEL] MARLOWE'S AFTERLIVES

2:00 – 3:00 p.m., Leucorea, Conference Room

The Ravishing Magic of Poetry: Marlowe in Recent Speculative Fiction

Craig Brewer, Western Governors University

Kit’s Afterlife in Cinema: Shakespeare in LoveCradle Will Rock, and Only Lovers Left Alive

Sae Kitamura, Musashi University

Marlowe in Love: Faustus in Lovely Little Losers

Jennifer Flaherty, Georgia College and State University 

Freizeit (Free Time)

3:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Visit Lutherhaus Museum, Stadtkirche Sankt Marien, Schlosskirche  Melanchthonhaus, Cranachhaus

Welcome Address

5:30 – 6:30 p.m., Schlosskirche

 

Opening Reception

7:00 – 9:00 p.m., Lutherhaus Refektorium


WEDNESDAY, JULY 11

 

[PLENARY PANEL] MARLOWE & CULTURES OF COLLABORATION

9:00 – 10:15 a.m., Leucorea, Auditorium Maximum

Defining Collaboration / Defining Marlowe

Emma Smith, Oxford University, Hertford College

Marlowe and Nashe

Laurie Maguire, Oxford University, Magdalen College

Shakespeare's (And Marlowe's?) Most Important History Play

Gary Taylor, Florida State University

Kaffeepause

10:15 – 10:30 a.m., Leucorea Foyer

[PANEL] COLLABORATION & AUTHORSHIP

10:30 – 11:45 a.m., Leucorea, Auditorium Maximum

Thomas Nashe and Dido Queene of Carthage

Hugh Craig, University of Newcastle, Australia

Who Wrote Dido, Queen of Carthage?

Ruth Lunney, University of Newcastle, Australia 

The Craftsmanship of the Additions to Faustus-B

Bruce Brandt, South Dakota State University 

"Call thy wits together": Marlowe’s Co-Authorship of the Henry VI Plays

Ros Barber, Goldsmiths, University of London

 

[PANEL] GENDER, SEXUALITY, & THE BODY

10:30 – 11:45 a.m., Leucorea, Conference Room

The Poetics of Opacity in Hero and Leander: Early Modern Traditions of Sensuous Grief

Douglas Clark, University of Manchester

Deception and Desire: Queering Ovid in Marlowe’s Hero and Leander

Daniel G. Lauby, University of New Hampshire

Topping Marlowe, Queering Nashe

Corey McEleney, Fordham University 

Ovidian Theatricality, Masculinity, and the Protean Stage-Jew in Marlowe’s The Jew of Malta

Lisa S. Starks, University of South Florida St. Petersburg

Mittagspause (Lunch Break)

11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

 

[KEYNOTE] "GENIUS OF A NAIVE, UNCOUTH TIME": MARLOWE ON THE GERMAN STAGE, FROM BRECHT TO PALMETSHOFER

Holger Schott Syme, University of Toronto

1:00 – 2:00 p.m., Leucorea, Auditorium Maximum

Freizeit (Free Time)

2:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Visit Lutherhaus Museum, Stadtkirche Sankt Marien, Schlosskirche  Melanchthonhaus, Cranachhaus

 

[PANEL] PASSIONS, PROMISES, & PRONOUNS

4:30 – 5:30 p.m., Leucorea, Auditorium Maximum

"What passions call you these?": Language of Desire and Violence in Marlowe’s Edward II

Emily Atkinson, Smith College

Seeking "Coverture": The Legitimacy of Promise in Dido, Queen of Carthage

Helen Hull, Queens University of Charlotte

Pronouns in Performance

Leslie Thomson, University of Toronto

[PANEL] BEGINNINGS & ENDINGS

4:30 – 5:30 p.m., Leucorea, Conference Room

"Tell me who made the world?": Origins in Doctor Faustus

Chloe Porter, University of Sussex

The Brazen Serpent: Wittenbergian Characters between Marlowe and Shakespeare

Viola Timm, Independent Scholar

Christopher Marlowe’s Portrayals of Mortality

Robert A. Logan, University of Hartford

Wittenberg (Staged Reading)

CAST: Sara Muson Deats, Joyce Karpay, Daniel Lauby, Lagretta Lenker, Lisa Starks

7:30 – 9:00 p.m., Rathaus (Wittenberg Town Hall)


THURSDAY, JULY 12

 

[PANEL] HENSLOWE BY THE NUMBERS

9:00 – 10:00 a.m., Leucorea, Auditorium Maximum

Henslowe By Three

Roslyn Knutson, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

"Titus & Andronicus": One or Two?

Misha Teramura, Reed College

"My name is odious": One Opaque Play Title, Zero Progress

David McInnis, University of Melbourne

[PANEL] MARLOWE WITHOUT MARLOWE: THE CASE OF "THE PASSIONATE SHEPHERD TO HIS LOVE"

9:00 – 10:00 a.m., Leucorea, Conference Room

Making Shakespeare Making Marlowe

Adam G. Hooks, University of Iowa

"Another of the same nature, made since": The History of "The Passionate Shepherd" in Collection

Megan Heffernan, DePaul University

What are "a thousand fragrant posies"?

Vin Nardizzi, University of British Columbia 

Kaffeepause

10:00 – 10:15 a.m., Leucorea Foyer

[KEYNOTE] MARLOWE & BIBLICAL TIME

Kristen Poole, University of Delaware

10:15 – 11:15, Leucorea, Auditorium Maximum

Mittagspause (Lunch Break)

11:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Freizeit (Free Time)

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Visit Lutherhaus Museum, Stadtkirche Sankt Marien, Schlosskirche  Melanchthonhaus, Cranachhaus

 

[PANEL] MARLOVIAN FORMS

3:00 – 4:15 p.m., Leucorea, Auditorium Maximum

Timur the Lame: Marlowe, Disability, and the Politics of Form

Andrew Bozio, Skidmore College

Marlowe’s Material Characters

Megan Snell, University of Texas at Austin

"and in the chronicle, enroll his name": Marlowe as Historical Dramatist

Ed Gieskes, University of South Carolina

Marlowe, Du Bartus, and Elizabethan Biblical Drama

Paul Whitfield White, Purdue University

[PANEL] TEXTUAL TRANSACTIONS

3:00 – 4:15 p.m., Leucorea, Conference Room

"Instead of Troy shall Wittenberg be sacked": What Hamlet and Hoffman say about Doctor Faustus

Lisa Hopkins, Sheffield Hallam University

Did Marlowe’s Faustus Really Study in Wittenberg?: An Overlooked Mistake in the English Faust Ballad and in Marlowe’s Tragical History

Frank Baron, University of Kansas

Doctor Faustus and Bruno’s Oratio valedictoria (1588) to Wittenberg

Roy Eriksen, University of Agder, Norway

William Parry, Traitor and Spy: An Afterlife in Print

Annaliese Connolly, Sheffield Hallam University

4:15 – 4:30 p.m., Leucorea Foyer

Kaffeepause

[PANEL] MARLOVIAN ENVIRONMENTS

4:30 – 5:45 p.m., Leucorea, Auditorium Maximum

"Sooner shall the sea o’erwhelm my land": Water in Edward II

Andrew Duxfield, University of Liverpool

Blowing on the Wind: Marlowe’s Aerial Technologies and The Jew of Malta

Chloe Preedy, University of Exeter

Unsettling the City: Marlowe, Invitation Poetry and Rural Metaphors

Leslie Wexler, University of Toronto

Edward II, Ireland, and the Sea: Marlowe’s History of Desire

Goran Stanivukovic, Saint Mary’s University

[PANEL] FORMS OF VIOLENCE

4:30 – 5:30 p.m., Leucorea, Conference Room

Marlowe and the Invention of Rape Culture in "Hero and Leander"

Eric Dunnum, Campbell University

Marlowe’s Critique of Religious Violence in The Jew Of Malta and The Massacre at Paris

Amelia Price, University of Huddersfield

Marlovian Echoes in The Massacre at Paris

Rachel Wifall, Saint Peter’s University

Lust’s Dominion (Staged Reading)

7:00 – 9:00 p.m., Brauhaus


FRIDAY, JULY 13

 

[ROUNDTABLE] EDITING MARLOWE

9:00 – 10:00 a.m., Leucorea, Auditorium Maximum

Peter Kirwan, University of Nottingham

Ruth Lunney, University of Newcastle, Australia

Paul Menzer, Mary Baldwin University

[PANEL] CONTEXTUALIZING EDWARD II

9:00 – 10:00 a.m., Leucorea, Auditorium Maximum

Marlowe and the Parker Library

Meadhbh O’Halloran, University College, Cork

Marlowe’s Edward II and Early Modern Historiography

Kit Heyam, University of Leeds

Early Modern Gavestons: Royal Favouritism and Illicit Sexuality in the Times of Marlowe

Nailya Shamgunova, University of Cambridge

Kaffeepause

10:00 – 10:15 a.m., Leucorea Foyer

[PANEL] MARLOVIAN PERFORMANCES

10:15 – 11:30a.m., Leucorea, Auditorium Maximum

Restaging Edward II: From Medieval Constitutional Crises to Twenty-First-Century Performance

Diana E. Henderson, MIT

Becoming Animal in Early Modern Drama: Tamburlaine, Nebuchadnezzar, and the Abhominable Acting of Edward Alleyn

Todd A. Borlik, University of Huddersfield

Valdes and Cornelius are Dread: Paying Witness to Quantum Space in Doctor Faustus

Robert Darcy, University of Nebraska, Omaha

The Devil and Doctor Faustus

Paul Menzer, Mary Baldwin University

[PANEL] DANGEROUS PLEASURES

10:15 – 11:30 a.m., Leucorea, Conference Room

Swimming and Sensuality in Hero and Leander

John Garrison, Grinnell College

The Pleasure of Commodification in Doctor Faustus

Bradley Ryner, Arizona State University

Crystal Meph: Christopher Marlowe’s Dr Faustus and the Evil of Addiction

Catherine Harrison, University of Bangor

The Erotics of Reading in Marlowe’s Elegies

Benjamin C. Miele, University of the Incarnate Word

Mittagspause (Lunch Break)

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

READING MARLOWE

1:00 – 2:15 p.m., Leucorea, Auditorium Maximum

Marlowe, Chapman, and Charles I’s Hero and LeanderTapestries

Christopher Matusiak, Ithaca College

"Som fond and friuolous Iestures": Publishing Tamburlaine for an Upwardly Mobile Readership

Carla Baricz, Yale University 

Drayton’s Marlowe and the Place of the Stage

Meghan C. Andrews, Lycoming College 

After Parnassus: Marlowe In and Out of School

Joel M. Dodson, Southern Connecticut State University 

[PANEL] RELIGIOUS ENCOUNTERS

1:00 – 2:15 p.m., Leucorea, Conference Room

Tamburlaine the Preacher

Alex Garganigo, Austin College

From Paradise to Purgatory: Marlowe’s Spatial Imagination in Edward II

Helga Duncan, Stonehill College

Machiavelli among the Nicodemites: Dissembling Faith in The Jew of Malta

Kilian Schindler, Fribourg University

Tamburlaine’s Failed Revelation

Matt Carter, UNC Greensboro

 

[KEYNOTE] DISINTEGRATING MARLOWE

Lukas Erne, University of Geneva

2:30 – 3:30 p.m., Leucorea, Auditorium Maximum

 

Freizeit (Free Time)

3:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Visit Lutherhaus Museum, Stadtkirche Sankt Marien, Schlosskirche  Melanchthonhaus, Cranachhaus

Closing Banquet

6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Brauhaus


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