'Reimagining the Cavalier': A One-Day Symposium

Newcastle University, 11 September 2015, Percy Building, Room G.10

9.30: Welcome and Introduction

9.45: Nigel Smith (Princeton), ‘Cross-Channel Cavaliers’

10.30: Coffee
10.45: Panel: Poetics
Nicholas McDowell (Exeter University), ‘Towards a Redefinition of Cavalier Poetics’
Christopher Burlinson (University of Cambridge): ‘Finest Gossamore’

11.45: Break

12.00: Panel: Feeling
Hero Chalmers (Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge), ‘“But not laughing”: Horsemanship and the Idea of the Cavalier’
Ruth Connolly (Newcastle University), ‘[Men] unclothed of themselves’: exposure, dispossession and ugly feelings in Lucasta(1659)

13.00: Lunch

14.00: James Loxley (Edinburgh University), ‘Poetry, Portraiture and Praise: the Rhetoric of Cavalier Ekphrasis’

14.45: Panel: Afterlives
Kate Gath (Sheffield University), ‘Hellish Cavaliering Devils’: Cavalier Stereotypes in Restoration Farce’
Catriona Murray (Edinburgh University), ‘Re-constructing the Cavalier Family: Parental Politics and Nineteenth-Century Images of Charles I and his Children’

15.45: Tea

16.00: Jerome de Groot (Manchester University), ‘How to write the History of a Cultural Trope’

16.45: Round table: ‘The Cavalier’ as interdisciplinary field
Speakers include: Hero Chalmers (Cambridge), Jerome de Groot (Manchester), James Loxley (Edinburgh), Nigel Smith (Princeton)

The symposium is free, but please email ruth.connolly@ncl.ac.uk to register your attendance.

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