2017 SRC Conference Schedule (University of South Carolina)

Friday, October 13, 2017


Registration                                                                                                  Noon – 1:00 pm

(Registration takes place outside the Gressette Euphradian room in Harper Hall.  All conference sessions will be held in the Gressette Euphradian room in Harper Hall.  Harper Hall is used by the South Carolina Honors College and is located on the beautiful and historic Horseshoe (www.sc.edu/visit/map).


Session I.  Ecologies and Transformations                                            1:00 – 2:30 pm

Deneen M. Senasi (Mercer University)  “A Change in the Making: Shakespeare’s Ovidian Sleep of Death and Display”

Tony Perrello (California State University, Stanislaus) “Old Black Rams and Mortal Engines: Transhumanist Discourse in Othello

Susan C. Staub (Appalachian State University) “Botany and the Maternal Body in Titus Andronicus


Break                                                                                                              2:30 – 2:45


Session II.  Theatrical Economies, Commodities, and Labor             2:45 – 4:15 pm

Jennifer Park (University of North Carolina – Greensboro) “Reading Image, Text, and World-Division in 17th-Century English Geographical Playing Cards”

Nina Levine (University of South Carolina) “Jonson’s News: Mediating the Old New Media”

Emily Johnson Roberts (University of Tennessee, Knoxville) “Economy and ‘Honesty’ in Thomas Middleton’s A Chaste Maid in Cheapside


Break                                                                                                              4:15 – 4:30 pm


Session III.  Interpreting and Disrupting Honor                                    4:30 – 6:00 pm

Nathan Gilmour (Emmanuel College) “Confessions and Obfuscations: Just War and Henry V

Elisha Sircy (University of South Carolina) “Dying with Speed and Felicity: Humor and Death in Book III of the Faerie Queene

Lewis Walker (University of North Carolina – Wilmington) “Unhorsing the Lustiest Challenger: Reflections on Chivalry in Richard II and 1 Henry IV


Banquet at McCutcheon House, USC Horsehoe                                     7:30 pm


Saturday, October 14, 2017


Session IV.  Interventions: Female Text and Body                                  9:00 – 10:30 am

Margaret Simon (North Carolina State University) “Glossing Authorship: Printed Marginalia in Aemilia Lanyer’s Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum

Rachel M. Roberts (North Greenville University) “‘If Devils Will Obey Thy Hest:’ Devils in Dr. Faustus and The French Historie

Frances Teague (University of Georgia) “Rewriting Lucrece: Livy, Machiavelli, Jonson”


Break and Business Meeting                                                                         10:30 – 11:00 am


Session V.  Sacred and Domesticated Space                                              11:00 – 1:00 pm

Jasmin W. Cyril (Benedict College) “The Bichi Chapel Frescoes by Francesco di Giorgio Martini:  Classicism from Urbino”

Lisandra Estevez (Winston-Salem State University) “Visualizing the Paragone in Francisco de Zurbarán’s Crucifixion with a Painter”

William Coulter (Randolph College) “A House of Spiderwebs: George Herbert and the Estate Poem”

John N. Wall (North Carolina State University) “The Contested Pliability of Sacred Space in St Paul’s Cathedral and Paul’s Churchyard in Early Modern London”