63rd Annual Conference

Saturday, 9 March 2019

Huntington Library and Gardens



REGISTRATION Outside of Haaga Hall



WELCOME Haaga Hall 1

Lauren G. Kilroy-Ewbank, RCSC President

9:00 – 10:30 – SESSION ONE

Haaga Hall 1 – Material Culture and Collecting

Chair: Heather Graham (CSU, Long Beach)

Maria DePrano (UCM), “Splendor?: Luxury Goods in Artisan Homes in Early Modern Florence”

Joseph Gonzalez (CSU, Fullerton), “Assembling the Prince: Royal Power and the Material Life of Johan III Duke of Finland”

Erin Travers (UCSB), “Particularized Inquiry: The Anatomical Collection of Johannes van Horne”

Haaga Hall 2 – Preachers, Plays, and Patronage: Political Influence in Seventeenth-Century England

Chair:  Sophia McCabe (GRI)

Patrick Ludolph (Georgia Gwinnett College), “The London Agent in the Interregnum and Restoration”

Nathan Perry (California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo), “‘Armes and arts sustaine each others right’: Ben Jonson, Samuel Daniel, and Jacobean Royal Policy”

Hannah Yip (University of Birmingham), “The Political Sermon in Print in Jacobean England: Reflections and New Research Avenues”

Seaver 1 – Uncovering Old News

Chair: Barbara Mello (CSU, Long Beach)

Hannah Jeans (University of York), “Newsletters and Letters of News: Women’s News Reading in Late Seventeenth-Century England”

Kathryn Renton (UCLA) “The Dancing Earth: Trauma, Social Memory and Cultural Responses to the 1693 Earthquake in Sicily”

Robert Frank (UCLA), “The Birth of a Monster: The Emergence of Lethal Smallpox in Early Stuart London”

10:30 – 10:45 – BREAK

10:45 – 12:15 – SESSION TWO

Haaga Hall 1 – Politicized Bodies

Chair: Lauren Kilroy-Ewbank (Pepperdine University)

Payton Phillips Quintanilla (UCLA), “Real and Imagined Rebellions of Mestizos and Moriscos”

Anita Raychawdhuri (UCSB), “Pregnant of Capital Cause: Sexualized Race and Desire for Empire in Ben Jonson’s Masque of Blackness”

Elena Kazakova (Whittier College), “Blood-Drinking Sucklings in Les Tragiques by Agrippa d’Aubigné”

Haaga Hall 2Challenging Traditions

Chair: Heather Graham (CSU, Long Beach)

Marlin E. Blaine (CSU, Fullerton), “Shakespeare’s Sonnet 129: Ironizing Pauline Ethics”

Juan Lamata (Stanford University), “‘By love possessed’: Chrematistic Desire and Thomas Nashe’s ‘The Choice of Valentines’”

Giancarlo Fiorenza (California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo), “Marcantonio Raimondi and Bolognese Humanism: From Hieroglyphics to Alchemy”

Seaver 1 – Reframing Reception

Chair: Sophia McCabe (GRI)

Sonia Desai (Loyola Marymount University), “Renaissance Desire in the 21st Century”

Lorna Fitzsimmons (CSU, Dominguez Hills), “Container Figures of Woman’s Subordination in Tarabotti’s Paternal Tyranny: A Cognitive Metaphor Approach”

Bryan Givens (Pepperdine University), “Sola Esoterica: How Protestant Open-mindedness Led to a Continental War”

Kirstin Noreen (Loyola Marymount University), “Removing the Veil and Lifting the Doors: Icons and Cult Practice in Rome”

12:15 – 1:15 – LUNCH – GARDEN COURT

1:15 – 2:45 – DIGITAL HUMANITIES 101

“The Huntington’s Collections: Virtual and Real”

Vanessa Wilkie (Curator of Medieval Manuscripts and British History, Huntington Museum and Gardens) will speak about The Huntington’s rich Renaissance holdings, new directions in collecting, and digital endeavors.


with Lauren Kilroy-Ewbank and Sophia McCabe

2:45– 3:00 – BREAK

3:00 – 4:30 – SESSION THREE

Haaga Hall 1 – Shakespeare’s Virtues

Chair: Barbara Mello (CSU, Long Beach)

Julia Lupton (UCI), “Shakespeare’s Virtues”

Jessica Rosenberg (University of Miami), “Virtue, Vice, and ‘the infant rind’: Diminution and Contingency in Romeo and Juliet”

Jim Kearney (UCSB), “Shipwrecked Ethics: Pericles, Contingency, and the Experience of Moral Luck”

Haaga Hall 2 – Illustrated Alba Amicorum

Chair: Susanna Berger (USC)

Margaret Rosenthal (USC), “Dressing Up the Album Amicorum: Fashion and Dress in Illustrated Albums of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries”

Delphine Calle (Ghent University), “The Album Amicorum: For Friends with Benefits?”

Chriscinda Henry (McGill University) “The Myth of Venice through the Eyes of Northern European Travellers, 1575-1650”

4:20– 4:30 – BREAK


“Teaching Race and the Renaissance”

Amy Buono (Art History, Chapman University)

Ambereen Dadabhoy (Literature, Harvey Mudd College)

Liesder Mayea (Spanish, University of Redlands)

Danielle Terrazas Williams (History, Huntington Fellow 2018–19 and Oberlin College)


Closing Comments: Lauren G. Kilroy-Ewbank

Haaga Hall


Promoting study of the period c. 1300–1800