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Crisis, Creativity and the Self, 1550–1700

Event Date: 14 May 2013

Room 261

 

Senate House, University of London

Malet St

London WC1E 7HU

 

The Humanities and Arts Research Centre (HARC) at
 Royal Holloway University of London presents:

Crisis, Creativity and the Self, 1550–1700

An interdisciplinary study day exploring changing conceptions of subjectivity and creativity in the long seventeenth century, with contributions by literary historians, art historians, historians of science and music historians. Keynote address by Professor John Butt (University of Glasgow).

Programme:

Welcome by Dr Stephen Rose (Royal Holloway).

Introduction:

Dr Stephen Rose (Royal Holloway) – Crisis and Creativity in the long 17th Century

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Session 1: Performing the self in religion, drama and music (chair: Deana Rankin, Royal Holloway)

Matthew Laube (Royal Holloway) – Sounding rituals: music, confession and identity formation in Heidelberg around 1600 

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Katherine Bank (Royal Holloway) –   ‘Musicke doth witnesse call’: Representing lies and truth in the English madrigal

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Dr Elaine McGirr (Royal Holloway) – Celebrity and self: Restoration actors and their famous parts 

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Keynote address:

Professor John Butt (University of Glasgow) – Early modern musical subjectivities, listening and embodiment 

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Session 2: Crisis, creativity and the self in England 1650-1700 (chair: Stephen Rose)

Dr Alan Howard (University of East Anglia) – A mid-century musical friendship: Silas Taylor and Matthew Locke 

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Dr Katherine Butler (University of Oxford) – Ancients and moderns, physicians and cooks: perspectives on creativity from the Royal Society 

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Michael Lee (Queen’s University Belfast) – Dennis & Eccles’s Rinaldo and Armida (1698), and the cultural politics of adaptation in Williamite England

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Closing discussion:

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Convened by Stephen Rose (stephen.rose@rhul.ac.uk)

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