Programme

Reimagining Andrew Marvell: The poet at 400

7-9 May 2020

The Eighth Annual School of English Colloquium at St Andrews

A British Academy Conference 2020

With additional support provided by the Folger Shakespeare Institute and the Society for Renaissance Studies

All speaking events held in the Lawson Room on the 2nd floor of Kennedy Hall

THURSDAY

4.00-5.15 INAUGURAL LECTURE (OPEN TO THE PUBLIC)
David Norbrook (University of Oxford), ‘Post-Revolutionary Poetry: Andrew Marvell and Lucy Hutchinson’
5.15-6.00 WINE RECEPTION

FRIDAY

9.00-10.45 PANEL I: POLYGLOT POETICS:

Victoria Moul (King’s College London), ‘Marvell and Bilingual Verse Culture’

Giulio Pertile (University of St Andrews), ‘Marvell, Europe, and Lyric Forms of Sensation’

Nicholas von Maltzahn (University of Ottawa), ‘Marvell and the Abrupt Style’

  COFFEE BREAK

Stephen Boyd Room, 2nd floor Kennedy Hall

11.15-1.00 PANEL II: REFRAMING PRAISE AND BLAME:

Steven N. Zwicker (Washington University, St Louis), ‘Let Us Now Praise Famous Men: Marvell and the Problem of Praise’

Esther van Raamsdonk (Queen Mary University of London), ‘Maritime Mirrors: Littoral Rhetoric in Marvell’s Dutch Satires’

David Simon (University of Maryland), ‘The Avoidance of Laughter’

  LUNCH BREAK

Lunch is provided for registrants in the Garden Room, 1st floor, Kennedy Hall.

2:30-4:15 PANEL III: WRITING HISTORY:

Nicholas McDowell (University of Exeter), ‘Marvell and the Poetics of Civil War’

James Loxley (University of Edinburgh), ‘Be Here Now: Tense and Time in Marvell’s Commonwealth Poems’

Jacqueline Rose (University of St Andrews), ‘Ecclesiastical History and Sovereignty, 1668-1678’

SATURDAY

9.00-10.45 PANEL IV: AFFECT, COGNITION, AND THE BODY:

Tessie Prakas (Scripps College), ‘Marvell’s Embodied Spirituality’

Noël Sugimura (University of Oxford), ‘Suspended Sensations and Alienated Affect’

Gordon Teskey (Harvard University), ‘The River Overflows: Marvell and Consciousness’

  COFFEE BREAK

Stephen Boyd Room, 2nd floor Kennedy Hall

11.15-12.30 PANEL V: MEDIATION AND TRANSMISSION I:

Martin Dzelzainis (University of Leicester), ‘Marvell’s Poetry in Motion’

Diane Purkiss (University of Oxford), ‘Marvell, Manuscript, and the Skin-Ego’

  LUNCH BREAK

Garden Room

1.30-2.45 PANEL VI: MEDIATION AND TRANSMISSION II:

Joanna Picciotto (University of California, Berkeley), ‘Poetry in the Age of Mass Media: Marvell and Ashbery’

Matthew C. Augustine (University of St Andrews), ‘Learning to Read with Marvell’

 
  COFFEE BREAK

Stephen Boyd Room

3.15-4.45 CAPSTONE LECTURE:

Nigel Smith (Princeton University), ‘Hold or Break: Andrew Marvell, Poetry, and Necessity’

TIME AND PLACE TBD CLOSING BANQUET

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