SPRING CONFERENCE: COMPARATIVE EARLY MODERNITIES: 1100-1800


Apr
17
2009

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  • Host Department: Comparative Literature
  • Date: 04/17/2009 - 04/18/2009
  • Time: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

  • Location: Hussey Room, Michigan League University of Michigan

  • Description: Featuring conversations among twelve leading scholars of early modern Asia, Europe, and South America, this interdisciplinary conference will showcase novel comparative perspectives in the fields of literary, social, art, and economic history and re-examine the theoretical and methodological premises of comparative historical studies.

    CONFERENCE PROGRAM
    Please visit the conference website at: www.umich.edu/~cemc

    SPEAKERS
    Gregory Blue (University of Victoria) "The Rise and Fall of Enlightenment Sinophilia: Did Political Economy Lead the Way?"

    Claudia Brosseder (University of Heidelberg) "Magic in Comparative Perspective: Early Modern Europe and Colonial Latin America"

    Katherine Carlitz (University of Pittsburgh) "Chastity and Pornography in China and England, 1500-1640"

    Luke Clossey (Simon Fraser University) "Did Aurangzeb Write Tom Jones? Eurocentrism and Writing the Early Modern World"

    Walter Cohen (Cornell University) "Out of India: Global Early Modernity"

    Jack Goldstone
    (George Mason University) "Cultural Trajectories: The Power of the Traditional within the Early Modern"

    Su Fang Ng (University of Oklahoma) "Dutch Wars, Global Trade, and the Heroic Poem: Dryden's Annus Mirabilis (1666) and Amin's Syair Perang Mengkasar (1670)"

    Kenneth Pomeranz (UC Irvine) "Areas, Networks, and the Search for 'Early Modern' East Asia"
    Ayesha Ramachandran (SUNY Stony Brook) "A War of Worlds: Becoming 'Early Modern' and the Challenge of Comparison"

    Richard Vinograd (Stanford University) "Accommodating Incompatibilities in Early Visual Modernity"

    Ann Waltner
    (University of Minnesota) "Comparing Family Histories in the Early Modern Period: The View from China"

    R. Bin Wong
    (UC Los Angeles) "Did China's Late Empire have an Early Modern Era?"


    FLIGHT INFORMATION
    The closest airport to Ann Arbor, is the Detroit Metro Airport (DTW). Please allow 40 minutes commuting between the Detroit Metro Airport (DTW) and Ann Arbor.

    GROUND TRANSPORTATION
    Below is a list of local ground transportation companies. We do not support any specific transportation company.
    Metro Cars (734) 946-5700
    Checker Sedan (877)553-6761
    Airport Super Shuttle (734) 507-9220
    1 Airport Ride (734) 787-9082
    Amazing Blue Taxi (734) 846-0007

    HOTEL INFORMATION
    A block of rooms have been reserved at:
    Courtyard by Marriott - Ann Arbor 3205 Boardwalk Ann Arbor, MI 48108 Phone (734) 995-5900 Fax (734)995-2937 Rooms are held until March 17th at a special price of $82/night.

    For more information or to register for the conference, please e-mail:
    GELSevents@umich.edu

    This conference is sponsored by the Global Ethnic Literature Seminar and the Center for Chinese Studies at the University of Michigan.