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Othello's Island 2015

The Annual Conference of the Byzantine, Mediaeval

and Renaissance periods and their legacies

in art, culture, history, literature, etc.

 

Friday 20 March 2015

 

10:00 Welcome

 

10:30 Professor Tim Prentki

(University of Winchester, UK)

"‘This Bare Island’: Insular Geographies in Shakespeare’s Theatre"

 

10:50 Andrew Duxfield

(Coventry University)

"Community and the Island Space in Othello and The Jew of Malta."

 

11:10 Lieke Stelling

(University of Leiden)

"Tragic Success: Othello´s Assimilation into Venice"

 

11:30 Discussion followed by lunch

 

13:30 Wael Ellouze 

(University of Poitiers, France)

"Moral Topography in Othello: The Symbolic Scope of the Island(s)"

 

13:50 Arlynda Lee Boyer

(University of Toronto)

"The Other Interracial Marriage in Othello"

 

14:10 

Patrick Madigan

(Heythrop College, University of London)

Expressive Individualism, the Cult of the Artist as Genius, and Milton’s Lucifer

 

14:30 Discussion

 

BREAK

 

15:10 Professor Lisa Hopkins

(Sheffield Hallam University)

Eroclea’s Island Too: Famagusta in Ford’s The Lover’s Melancholy

 

15:30 Cynthia Shazia Bergeron-Zaidi

(McGill University, Canada)

The Renaissance Diary. From Mary to Anarkali: Akbar’s Annals and Renaissance Imagery

 

15:50 Dr Sarah James and Dr Michael Paraskos (University of Kent and SOAS University of London)

"Mapping Cyprus's Mediaeval Past: A Proposal"

 

16:10 Discussion

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19:00 Public Lecture at CVAR

Dr Chris Laoutaris

(The Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon)

"Shakespeare and the Countess: The Formidable Elizabeth Russell and the Blackfriars Theatre"

 

Dr Laoutaris is author of book Shakespeare and the Countess:

The Battle That Gave Birth to the Globe (Penguin Books, 2014)

 

For further information on this book click here.

 

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20:30 Conference Meal at TBA

 

Saturday 21 March 2015

 

10:00 Keynote: Roger Christofides

'Sexual property and torture: the Cyprus Problem in Othello'

 

BREAK

 

11:10 Jessica Troy

(University of New Mexico)

Defending the Corpses: Reinterpreting Beowulf Lines 

1212-1214b through the Subjunctive

 

11:30 Dr. Filip Bul Krajník

(Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic)

"The Dreams of Three Emperors: The Journey of Achmet’s Oneirocriticon from Byzantium to Bohemia"

 

11:50 David Rollo

(University of Southern California)

“Christian Exegesis, Demonic Interpretation and Early Romance”

 

12:10 Discussion followed by lunch

 

14:00 Dr Nora Liassis

(European University of Cyprus)

Re-visiting Giovanni Boccaccio –  Accommodating  the Cypriot Goddess

 

14:20 Robin Girard

(Washington University in St. Louis)

“Tristan and Vis̄ u Rāmin̄... and Cligès?”

 

14:40 Discussion

 

BREAK

 

15:10 Professor Maureen Boulton

(University of Notre Dame)

"Greek Mythology in the Ballades of Christine de Pizan"

 

15:30 Susan Noakes

(University of Minnesota)

"Cyprus in Boccaccio’s Decameron"

 

15:50 Alexandra Stachurová

(Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic)

"“By My Troth, She’s a Whore”: Sexually Available Women in the City Comedies of Thomas Middleton"

 

16:10 Discussion

 

18:00 - Film Evening: White Flags / Ak Bayraklar/ Λευκές Σημαίες at Home for Co-operation (click here)

 

 

Sunday 22 March 2015

 

10:00 Dr Frank Burnet MBE

(University of the West of England)

"Evoking Eternity: Have we had a close encounter with the mathematical geniuses of 15th century Iran?"

 

10:20 Christina Kakkoura

"Emperor Manuel II Palaeologus's Letter to Manuel Raoul"

 

10:50 ​Petar Parvanov

(Central European University, Budapest)

Archaeology from the Text: Object biography approach to the Story of the Iron Cross

 

11:10 Discussion

 

11:50 Dr Thomas Devaney

(University of Rochester, USA)

"Viejo, puto y judío: gender and conversion in late-medieval Castile"

 

12:10 Professor Sergey Lyubichankovskiy

(Orenburg State Pedagogical University, Russia)

"The Byzantine Heritage in the Russian Medieval Tradition: 

“Symphony of the Authorities” and Power of the Tsar

 

12:30 Professor Gabriela Currie

University of Minnesota, USA) 

“We Who Were Occidentals Now Have Been Made Orientals:” Imaged Sounds Of The Outremer 

 

12:50 Discussion followed by lunch

 

14:30 Dr Nina Chichinadze

(Ilia State University, Georgia)

"Pictorial Evidences of the Cult of the Virgin Aghiosoritissa"

 

14:50 Dr Gaie Burnet

"Saint as Superman: Sequencing Scenes - Continuous Narrative"

 

15:10 Erga Shneurson

"A Veil of Sacredness: Sculpted Motifs on Georgian Church Façades"

 

15:30 Discussion followed by break

 

16:00 Eva Papoulia

(Courtauld Institute of Art)

"Gregory XIII (1572-85): The Idea of Union"

 

16:20 Dr Milda Kvizikevičiūtė

(Vilnius University, Lithuania)

"Reflection of the Levant in the Hierosolymitana peregrinatio (1582-1584) by M. K. Radvila (Grand Duchy of Lithuania)"

 

BREAK

 

16:55 Dr Nicholas Coureas

(Cyprus Research Centre / Cyprus Ministry of Education)

A not so Aristocratic Pursuit: Hunting in Medieval and Lusignan Cyprus (1191-1571)

 

17:15 Nicholas James McDermott

(Cardiff University, UK)

The Sweet Slaves of St John: The Hospitaller use of slaves on Cyprus.

 

17:35 Discussion

 

18:00 Conference ends

 

 

Monday 23 March 2015

 

Trip to Painted Churches of the Troodhos Mountains

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