Roundtable | Embodiment NUBS 1.04
Jul 07, 2023 11:00 - 12:30(Europe/London)
20230707T1100 20230707T1230 Europe/London 9.18. Bodily Memory in the Renaissance and the Contemporary Shakespearean Imaginary

This roundtable focuses on embodiment as both a means by which to inscribe personal memory on an individual and as a means to transmit cultural memory through time. Keeping with the conference's focus on 'Communities and Change', each of the presentations examines how contemporary literary adaptations of Shakespeare's work builds linkages across authors even centuries apart. The presenters explore how each contemporary adaptation echoes themes and operations from the Renaissance memory arts, which evocatively depended upon invoking embodied memory, even if the memory art has been at times conceived as a mental or imaginative system. By showcasing an adaption from our own contemporary era, each presenter will consider how body as a vessel for transmitting memory across time and thus generating a network that binds contemporary authors to earlier ones as well as early modern bodies to modern ones.

NUBS 1.04 MSA Conference Newcastle 2023 conference@memorystudiesassociation.org
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This roundtable focuses on embodiment as both a means by which to inscribe personal memory on an individual and as a means to transmit cultural memory through time. Keeping with the conference's focus on 'Communities and Change', each of the presentations examines how contemporary literary adaptations of Shakespeare's work builds linkages across authors even centuries apart. The presenters explore how each contemporary adaptation echoes themes and operations from the Renaissance memory arts, which evocatively depended upon invoking embodied memory, even if the memory art has been at times conceived as a mental or imaginative system. By showcasing an adaption from our own contemporary era, each presenter will consider how body as a vessel for transmitting memory across time and thus generating a network that binds contemporary authors to earlier ones as well as early modern bodies to modern ones.

Associate Professor of English Literature
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Leiden University
Professor
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Grinnell College
Associate Professor
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University of California, Irvine
Professor
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Grinnell College
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