CONFERENCE: Transience, Garbage, Excess, Loss: The Ephemeral, 1500-1800

Friday, April 21, 2017
1:00 PM until Saturday, April 22, 2017 – 4:30 PM


 

Free Event

CONFERENCE: Transience, Garbage, Excess, Loss: The Ephemeral, 1500-1800
Jonathan Goldberg (English, Emory)
Elizabeth Heckendorn Cook (English, UCSB)
Friday, April 21, 2017 / 1:00 PM-4:30 PM
Saturday, April 22, 2017 / 8:30 AM-4:00 PM
Loma Pelona Conference Center
With the present rise of ephemera studies, we hope to investigate the limits, depths, and abilities of the ephemeral as it may pertain to literature, art, music, history, religion, philosophy, or other fields of inquiry. How is the ephemeral intimately connected to our study of early modernity? And what is at stake in plumbing what is, by definition, “short-lived” or “transitory”?
After teaching in Yale University’s English Department 1990-1995, Elizabeth Heckendorn Cook moved to UC Santa Barbara. She is affiliated with the Early Modern Center and the Literature & Environment initiatives in English, and with UCSB’s Environmental Humanities Center. In Epistolary Bodies: Gender and Genre in the Eighteenth-Century Republic of Lett