Programme

Friday 9 December 2005

9:00-9:30 Registration

9:30-10:30 Keynote Speech 1

Chair: Prof. Brian Vickers (S.A.S., University of London)

> Prof. J. C. Davis (University of East Anglia)
Going Nowhere: travelling to, through, and from Utopia

10:30-11:00 Coffee and Biscuits

11:00-12:30 Panel 1: Other Worlds and Identities

Chair: Prof. Tom Healy (Birkbeck, University of London)

> Lia Markey (University of Chicago)
Mapping the Americas in Early Modern Italy
> Richard John Ascarate (George Washington University, D.C.)
'Eaters of mens flesh, who dwell in the New World', or, The Status of Truth in Hans Stadens True History (1557)
> Dr Analisa E. DeGrave (University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire)
Palmares: Colonial Representations of a Black Utopia

12:30-1:30 Lunch

1:30-3:00 Panel 2: Sixteenth-Century Travel Writing and Literature

Chair: Dr Peter Forshaw (Birkbeck, University of London)

> Jo Edwards (University of Sussex)
Travellers tales? Blurring the boundaries between fact and fiction in Rabelaiss Quart Livre
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Laura Jacobs ((Birkbeck, University of London)
All the vessels of his house, table, and kichin were of Gold and Silver: Walter Raleghs The Discoverie of the Large Rich and Bewtiful Empyre of Guiana (1596)
> Sarah Dewar-Watson (Corpus Christi College, Oxford)
Epic, Travel and Tragicomedy

3:00-3:30 Tea and Biscuits

3:30-5:00 Panel 3: The Utopian Community

Chair: Prof. Andrew Hadfield (Sussex University)

> Prof. Tudor Parfitt (S.O.A.S., University of London)
New Peeple for New Worlds: the creation of Israelites in the era of exploration and beyond
> Kevin P. McDonald (University of California, Santa Cruz)
The Dream of Madagascar: English Disasters and Pirate Utopias of the Early Modern Indo-Atlantic World
> Prof. Claire Jowitt (Nottingham Trent University)
The Politics of Piracy in Accounts of Drake's Famous Voyage 1580-1630
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Prof Robert Sayre (University of Marne-la-Vallie)
Bartrams Travels Among the Indians (1773-77) as an Excursion into Utopia

5:00 Close of Day One


Saturday 10 December 2005

9:00-9:30 Registration and Coffee

9:30-10:30 Keynote Speech 2

Chair: Prof. Sarah Hutton (Middlesex University)

> Prof. David Harris Sacks (Reed College, Oregon)
Rebuilding Solomons Temple: Richard Hakluyts Advancement of Learning

10:30-10:45 Coffee and Biscuits

10:45-11:45 Panel 4: The Seventeenth-Century Utopia I: Neville

Chair: Dr Susan Bruce (Keele University)

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Prof. Martin Dzelzainis (Royal Holloway, University of London)
'twas lookd upon as a sham': Henry Nevilles Isle of Pines
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Dr Daniel Carey (National University of Ireland, Galway)
Henry Nevilles Isle of Pines: From Sexual Utopia to Political Dystopia

11:45-12:00 Tea and Biscuits

12:00-1:30 Panel 5: The Seventeenth-Century Utopia II: Bacon, Hartlib, Gott

Chair: Dr David Colclough (Queen Mary, University of London)

> Pete Langman (Queen Mary, University of London)
'My Dad's bigger than your Dad': the assertion of authority in Francis Bacon's New Atlantis
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Dr Catherine Armstrong (University of Warwick)
Antilia Revisited: Samuel Hartlibs Utopian Vision of America in the light of recent scholarship
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Chloe Houston (Birkbeck, University of London)
No place like home: the proliferation of utopia in the English 1640s

1:30-2:30 Lunch

2:30-4:00 Panel 6: Theories of Early Modern Utopia

Chair: Dr Rhodri Lewis (Jesus College, Oxford)

> Dr Richard Serjeantson (Trinity College, Cambridge)
Law, Education and the Ideal Society
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Dr Miguel A. Ramiro Avilés (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)
Human rights in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century utopian political thought
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Dr William Poole (New College, Oxford)
Johannes Kepler v. Francis Godwin: Two paths to science-fiction

4:00-4:30 Tea and Biscuits

4:30-6:00 Panel 7: The Eighteenth-Century Utopia

Chair: Prof. Gregory Claeys (Royal Holloway, University of London)

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Jens-Uwe Guttel (Yale University)
Ignoble Savages: Imagining North American Indians in Eighteenth-Century Germany
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Dr Nicole Pohl (University College, Northampton)
The paradox of the eighteenth-century voyage utopia
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Dr James Ward (University of Leeds)
In the land of projectors: Swift, Bacon, and the utopian renovation of Ireland

6:00 Close of Conference and Wine


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