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Third Year Undergraduate Conference in the Renaissance and Eighteenth Century

Tuesday 23 May 2017, 2.00PM to 5.00pm

Conference Programme

2.00 p.m Renaissance

  • Caitlin Burge: Fairies and the Reformation
  • Sophie Allin: Renaissance horse-dung
  • Lauren Harrison: “It is commonly maintain’d, that the Masculine gender is more worthy than the Feminine, though perhaps when men have need of us they will yield the priority to us.”

2.50 p.m 18th Century

  • Eleanor Higginson: “It is true, She met with unexpected Success in all her wicked Courses”: Daniel Defoe’s Roxana the anti-heroine and the rise of the amoral novel
  • Lucy Gilder: ‘Our liaison is to be named to nobody’: The Language of Lesbianism in Eighteenth Century Sentimental Culture
  • Freyja Mccreery: Sense, Sensibility and Society: The Problem of Proof

3.35 p.m Coffee

3.50 p.m Renaissance

  • Thomas Mortimer: Hamlet through the Lens of Early-Modern Neurology
  • Isobel Cook: Seeing, Knowing, Believing: Vision and Visions in Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus
  • Alicia Barnes: "'It is finished': The Death and Subversion of Christopher Marlowe's Faustus"


Contact Kevin Killeen or Jim Watt 

Location: Treehouse, Berrick Saul Building, University of York Heslington West Campus