October 8, 2022
Sujata Iyengar, University of Georgia
“Shakespeare and the Mise-en-page”

December 3, 2022
Benedict Robinson, Stony Brook University
“The True Story of Fictionality”

March 4, 2023
Wendy Hyman, Oberlin College
“Shakespeare and the Ingenious Machine”

March 25, 2023
Daniel Vitkus, University of California, San Diego
“Red-Green Intersectionality: Reading Class and Matter in Shakespeare’s The Tempest



Friday, October 1, 2021
Heather James, University of Southern California
Book Launch: Ovid and the Liberty of Speech in Shakespeare’s England

Saturday, October 2, 2021
Lorna Hutson, Oxford University
“England’s Insular Imaginings”

Saturday, January 29, 2022
Stephen E. Hinds, University of Washington
“Latin Poetry across Languages: Micro-Negotiating Classical Tradition, with Du Bellay and Milton”

Saturday, April 2, 2022
Brandi K. Adams, Arizona State University
“In Search of a Black Printer: Edward Blackamore and Philip Massinger’s The Bondsman”
Huntington Library

Saturday, April 23, 2022
Debapriya Sarkar, University of Connecticut, Avery Point
“Expendable Forms and Geographies of Race in The Faerie Queene”
Huntington Library



Saturday, November 14, 2020
Evelyn Tribble, University of Connecticut
“Dropping Like Flies”: Front-of-House at Shakespeare’s Globe

Farah Karim-Cooper, King’s College London, Shakespeare’s Globe
“Taking the ‘Audience’ with you: Shakespeare, Race and Public Discourse”

Thursday, May 6, 2021
Early Modern Disability Justice: A Roundtable

Allison Hobgood, Willamette University
Amy Kenny, University of California Riverside
Justin Shaw, Clark University



Saturday, October 12, 2019
Dympna Callaghan, Syracuse University
“Shakespeare and the Poet’s Voice”
Huntington Library

Saturday, November, 2, 2019
Jenny C. Mann, Cornell University
“The Trials of Orpheus: The Meander, the Classical Sublime, and Early Modern Literary History”
Huntington Library



Saturday, October 6, 2018
John Guillory, New York University
“Poetry Makes Nothing Happen: Hobbes and the Poetics of Virtual Motion”
Huntington Library

Saturday, November 3, 2018
Rachel Eisendrath, Barnard College
“Becoming a Problem to Itself: Augustine, Shakespeare, and the Aesthetic”
Huntington Library

Saturday, February 9, 2019
Jessica Rosenberg, University of Miami
“Isabella Whitney’s Dispersals”
Huntington Library

Saturday, March 2, 2019
Colleen Rosenfeld, Pomona College
“Spinning Sentences: Form and Potential in Edmund Spenser’s Faerie Queene
Huntington Library

Saturday, April 6, 2019
Ian Smith, Lafayette College
“Hiding in Plain Sight”
Huntington Library



Saturday, September 23, 2017
Zachary Lesser, University of Pennsylvania
“Ghosts, Holes, and Rips: Shakespeare and the Pavier Quartos”
Huntington Library

Saturday, January 20, 2018
Wendy Wall, Northwestern University
“Materiality, Poetics, Cosmology, Salvation: Or, What’s the Matter with Hester Pulter?”
Huntington Library

Saturday, February 10, 2018
Bradin Cormack, Princeton University
“Shakespeare/Example: The Time of Action”
Huntington Library

Saturday, April 14, 2018
Jennifer Richards, Newcastle University
“Voicing Women and Women’s Voices in Closet Dramas”
Huntington Library



Saturday, November 12, 2016
J.K. Barret, University of Texas, Austin
“Habits of Substitution: Shakespeare’s Temporary Fictions”
Huntington Library 

Saturday, January 14, 2017
Lawrence Manley, Yale University
“The Book that Wasn’t: Thoughts on Erasmus, More, and the Renaissance that Was”
Huntington Library

Saturday, February 11, 2017
Dennis Britton, University of New Hampshire
“Pitiful Difference in Titus Andronicus
Huntington Library

Saturday, March 25, 2017
Lynn Enterline, Vanderbilt University
“Instructive Nymphs: Andrew Marvell on Pedagogy and Puberty”
Huntington Library



Saturday, November 14, 2015
Molly Murray, Columbia University
“Committed Linnets: Prisons and Pleasure in Early Modern England”
Huntington Library 

Saturday, March 12, 2016
Henry Turner, Rutgers University
“Corporate Persons, Between Law and Literature”
Huntington Library 

Saturday, April 16, 2016
“Remember Me”: Shakespeare in 2016
Heather James, USC
Gina Bloom, UC Davis
Dan Vitkus, UC San Diego
Deborah Willis, UC Riverside
Bruce Smith, USC
Arthur Little, UCLA
Huntington Library



Saturday, September 27, 2014
Lena Cowen Orlin, Georgetown University
“Shakespeare’s Marriage”
Huntington Library 

Saturday, November 1, 2014
Tiffany Jo Werth, Simon Fraser University
“Reforming Stones in Renaissance England”
Huntington Library 

Saturday, January 17, 2015
Katherine Eggert, University of Colorado, Boulder
“How to Be Happy in Shakespeare and Hobbes”
Huntington Library

Saturday, February 28, 2015
Garrett Sullivan, Penn State
“Sleeping in Error in Spenser’s Faerie Queene, Book 1”
Huntington Library 

Saturday, March 14, 2015
James Marino, Cleveland State University
“Ophelia’s Desire”
Huntington Library 



Saturday, October 5, 2013
Julianne Werlin, University of Southern California
“The Social Lives of Angels: Imagining Association in Paradise Lost”
Huntington Library 

Saturday, November 9, 2013
Jean E. Howard, Columbia University
“Interrupting the Lucrece Effect: Staging Rape Narratives on the Early Modern Stage”
Huntington Library 

Saturday, January 18, 2014
Valerie Traub, University of Michigan
“Early Modern Sex Acts, Or, The Erotics of History”
Huntington Library

Saturday, February 22, 2014
Will Fisher, Lehman College, CUNY
“‘Every bodies fancy varies’: Historicizing Early Modern Sexual Practice”
Huntington Library 



Saturday, November 3, 2012
Douglas Bruster, UT Austin
“Shakespeare’s Brand”
Huntington Library

Saturday, January 19, 2013
Tiffany Stern, University of Oxford
“‘In their Tables’: Hamlet Q1 and its Audience”
Huntington Library

Saturday, February 23, 2013
Jennifer Andersen, CSU San Bernardino
“Red herrings in Nashe criticism:  patronage, copia and generic play”
Huntington Library

Saturday, March 9, 2013
Coppélia Kahn, Brown University
“Feminist criticism, queer theory, and Shakespeare in the 21st Century”
Huntington Library

Saturday, May 4, 2013
Rebecca Lemon, USC
“Incapacitated Will: Shakespeare, law, and the dilemma of drunkenness”
Huntington Library

Saturday, May 4, 2013
EMSI Dissertation Fellows Panel
Meghan Davis Mercer, USC
Matthew Smith, USC



Saturday, September 10, 2011
William Sherman, University of York
“Of Anagrammatology: Decoding the Renaissance Text”
Huntington Library

Saturday, November 5, 2011
Jeff Dolven, Princeton University
“O’Hara’s Wyatt”
Huntington Library

Saturday, December 10, 2011
Heather James, USC
“Bison Hamlet”
Huntington Library

Saturday, February 18, 2012
Jeffrey Masten, Northwestern University
“Straightening Out Christopher Marlowe”
Huntington Library

Saturday, April 21, 2012
Adam Zucker, UMass, Amherst
“Ben Jonson and the Game of Culture”
Huntington Library



Saturday, October 2, 2010
Emily Bartels, Rutgers University
“History in the Making: Shakespearean Facts and Fictions”
Huntington Library

Saturday, November 13, 2010
Peter Stallybrass, University of Pennsylvania
“Montaigne, Shakespeare, and Suicide”
Huntington Library

Saturday, April 2, 2011
Laurie Shannon, Northwestern University
“The Natural-Historical Politics of Early Modern Genesis”
Huntington Library

Saturday, April 23, 2011
David Scott Kastan, Yale University
“Forgetting Hamlet”
Huntington Library



October 17, 2009
Margaret Ferguson, University of California, Davis
“Cries and Whispers: Early Modern Debates about the Hymen”

November 14, 2009
Harry Berger, University of California, Santa Cruz
“The Drama of Competitive Posing: Portrait Plots in Hals and Rembrandt”

January 30, 2010
Patricia Fumerton, University of California, Santa Barbara
“Transatlantic Crossings: The Makings of History, Aesthetics, and Blackness, 1570-1789”

March 20, 2010
Ann Rosalind Jones, Smith College
“Ut Pictura Poesis: Rhymed Commentaries on Prints in Sixteenth-Century Costume Books”

May 1, 2010
Carla Mazzio, State University of New York, Buffalo
“Euclid in Ruins: Language and Math, c. 1600”


Saturday, September 27, 2008
Gail Kern Paster, Folger Shakespeare Library
“Thinking with Skulls: Holbein, Vesalius, Hamlet, and Sir William Petty”

Saturday, October 18, 2008
Anston Bosmon, Amherst College
“Why does the drum come hither?”

Saturday, January 31, 2009
Bruce Smith, USC
“Learning to Read What Silent Love Hath Writ”

Saturday, March 14, 2009
Joseph Loewenstein, Washington University in St. Louis
“On Book Format: What Small Means”

Saturday, May 2, 2009
Heidi Brayman Hackel, University of California, Riverside
“Staging Silence in Middleton and Shakespeare”



Saturday, October 6, 2007
Andrew Escobedo, Ohio University
“Talking Serpents in Eden: Instrumental Agency in Du Bartas and Milton”

Saturday, November 3, 2007 
Alan Stewart, Columbia University
“Searching for Shakespeare’s Letters”

Saturday, January 12, 2008
Nigel Smith, Princeton University
“‘Dark stars, caviar & snuff’: The Meeting of English & Dutch Renaissance Poetry”

Saturday, February 9, 2008 
Claire McEachern, UCLA
“Believing in Shakespeare”

Saturday, April 12, 2008 
Susanne Wofford, New York University
“Slavery & Comedy a league from Epidamnum: Plautus, Shakespeare & Hellenistic servitude”



Saturday, November 18, 2006
Julia Reinhard Lupton, UC Irvine
“Thinking with Shakespeare”

Saturday, January 13, 2007
Dympna Callaghan, Syracuse University
“Art and Life in Hamlet & The Comedy of Errors”

Saturday, February 3, 2007
Christopher Warley, University of Toronto
“Specters of Horatio”

Saturday, March 17, 2007
Lowell Gallagher, UCLA
“Between Insomnia and Disaster: Maurice Blanchot & Emmanuel Levinas Reading Shakespeare”

Saturday, April 14, 2007
Richard Halpern, Johns Hopkins University
“The Political Economy of Playing”



Saturday, January 28, 2006
“Renaissance Literary Voyages” Mini-conference

Anthony Parr, University of Western Cape
“‘For his Travailes let the Globe witnesse’: venturing on the stage in early-modern England”

Mary Fuller, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“Writing the Long Voyage: Drake, Cavendish, Fenton”

Michael Householder, Southern Methodist University
“Eden’s Translations: Women and Temptation in Early America”

Edmund Campos, Swarthmore College
“Culinary Travels in New Spain: Religion, Race and Chocoholism”

Saturday, February 11, 2006
Patricia Parker, Stanford University
“Looking for Illyria: Early Modern Cultural Geographies”

Saturday, April 1, 2006
Michael Murrin, University of Chicago
“Marlowe, Spenser, and the English search for Asian silk”


March 11, 2005
Harry Berger, Jr., University of California, Santa Cruz
“Britomart and Spenser’s Archive”

March 12, 2005
Harry Berger, Jr., University of California, Santa Cruz
“Dutch Still Life Painting”