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MACBS Conference Spring 2006

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1) Expanding the Narrative: Using Women and Gender as Categories of Analysis in English History
Chair: Amy Froide, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Alla Gaydukova, Rutgers University: Finding Women in Assize Records in the Fourteenth Century
Meagan Schenkelberg, Rutgers University: Cavaliers, Blades, Carnivals, and Masquerades: Politics and Culture in Aphra Behn's The Rover
Amy Tims, Rutgers University: Mayhem and Mussels: Elizabeth Cromwell and Her (De)Legitimizing Cookery.
Catherine Howey, Rutgers University: "To be delyvered vnto oure welbeloved woman, Blanche Aparry": A case study of a woman at the court of Elizabeth I, 1558-1603.
Comment: Phyllis Mack, Rutgers University

2) Religion and Memory in Early Modern England, Ireland, and Scotland
Chair: Alastair Bellany, Rutgers University
Ryan K. Frace, Wellesley College: The Transformation of Scottish Presbyterianism in the Early Eighteenth Century: British and European Contexts
John M. Hintermaier, Mercer University: Reading over William Laud's Shoulder: Commonplacing the Book of Common Prayer
Brendan Kane, University of Connecticut: Sir James Ware and the creation of a "useable" Anglo-Norman past
Comment: Maurice Lee, Rutgers University

3) Nationalism and Liberalism
Chair: Nancy Ellenberger, U.S. Naval Academy
Anna Suranyi, Northeastern University: More Glorious than the Rest, Thy Sister Nations: Did Nationalism Exist in Seventeenth-Century England?
William C. Lubenow, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey: Roman Catholicism, Irish Nationalism, And the Shaping of Liberalism in the Nineteenth Century
Edmund Rogers, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge: The United States and the fiscal debate in Britain, 1873-1913
Wesley Ferris, McMaster University : John Bright, Liberal Unionism, and the Narratives of Politics
Comment: Timothy Alborn, Lehman College, CUNY

MORNING BREAK 11:00-11:15

SESSION TWO 11:15-1:00

4) Economic Interests in Early Modern England
Chair: Lynn Botelho, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Brian Refford, DeSales University: Middling Men of Trade, Patriarchy and the Common Weal in Eighteenth-Century Liverpool
Richard Brabander, Brandeis University: A Private Interest in Publick Warr: An Analysis of English Privateering 1660-1689
Sara Morrison, Postdoctoral Fellow, The University of Western Ontario: Winners and Losers: Contenders and the English Royal Forests during the Interregnum
Comment: Carl Wennerlind, Barnard College

5) Family and Marriage, Gender and Identity
Chair: George Robb, William Patterson University
Audrey Murfin, Binghamton University: "One of those Delightful Tales You Know": Marital Collaboration and the Victorian Reception of the Arabian Nights
Alan Allport, University of Pennsylvania: "Oh, Those Rude Soldier Boys": British Civilians and Servicemen, 1940-1947
Comment: John Kucich, University of Michigan

6) Negotiations with Authorities: the Poor in the 19th Century
Chair: Gail Savage, St. Mary’s College, Maryland
Anna Clark, University of Minnesota: The Irish Poor Law and the Boarding out of Pauper Children: Governmentality and Two Concepts of Individuality in Victorian Culture
Sascha Auerbach, Virginia Commonwealth University: Sighs and Groans and Bitter Plaints: The Police Court Missionaries and Social Service in 19th Century LondonMarjorie Levine-Clark, University of Colorado at Denver: Destitute Wives and the Poor Law Prosecution of Neglectful Husbands, 1871-1929
Comment: Ellen Ross, Ramapo College

LUNCH 1:00-2:30


SESSION THREE: 2:30-4:30

7) The Textual and the Visual in British StudiesChair and Comment: Emma Winter, Columbia University
Stephen Greenberg, National Library of Medicine: Digitizing Early Printed Medical Books, or: Robert Hooke Meets the Internet
Catherine McClenahan, Indiana University of Pennsylvania: "Endless Their Labour": Women in Blake’s Illuminated Works and the British Workforce
Andrea Geddes Poole, University of Toronto: Subversion in Wimpole Street and the National Art-Collections Fund

8) The British Empire in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
Chair and Comment: Barbara Blaszak, Le Moyne College
Lisa Kazmier, Indiana University of Pennsylvania : Cremation as a "Tool of Empire"?
Stephen Jankiewicz, Colby-Sawyer College: Resolving the Flesh: Britons, Identity and "the Orient"
Penny Sinanoglou, Harvard University: False starts: British discussions over the partition of Palestine, 1932-38
Elizabeth Hubbard, Fordham University: Reading History in Reading in the Dark

9) Catholicism, Protestantism, and Judaism in Britain
Chair and Comment: Rene Kollar, St. Vincent College
Daniel Thierry, Iona College:Preserving Peace amidst the Tumult of Change: Emotional and Physical Restraint within Parish Churches, c.1450-1603
Sara Abosch, Meredith College: "Good Jews and civilized, self-reliant Englishmen": Crafting Nineteenth Century Anglo-Jews through Education by Class and Design
Amy Esther O’Reilly, University of New Brunswick: Irishness in a Pre-Famine Immigrant Community: Ethnicity, Religion, Gender and Representation in Glasgow, Scotland 1780-1845
Paul E. Kerry, Brigham Young University: Thomas Carlyle on Catholicism, Protestantism, and Judaism in Nineteenth-Century Britain


Dr. Ian W. Archer, Keble College, Oxford
The Material Culture of Royal Ceremonial in Early Modern London



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