[PAST EVENT] College of William & Mary and St Andrews Joint Degree Symposium Crossing Boundaries

March 24, 2015 - March 26, 2015
Blow Memorial Hall, Room 201
262 Richmond Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
Tuesday, March 24
10:00-11:30 am Crossing Boundaries in Romantic and Victorian Literature
Kim Wheatley, Department of English, W&M: Percy Bysshe Shelley and the Wandering Jew
Katie Garner, School of English, St A: Romantic Women Travel Writing and the Arthurian Legend
Clare Gill, School of English, St A: Between South Africa and Britain: Olive Schreiner Trooper Peter Halket of Mashonaland (1897)
12:00-1:30 pm : Welcome Lunch (catered)
Welcome Remarks: Kate Conley, Dean of Arts and Sciences, W&M
1:45 3:15 pm Defining the Human: Borders of the Body/Mind
Toria Johnston, School of English, St A: Ways of Being Inhuman: Thinking about the Animals in The Tempest
Katie Jones, Department of French, St A: Negotiating Bodily Boundaries: The Ambivalent Aesthetics of Disgust in Contemporary Women's Writing
Adam Potkay, Department of English, W&M: From France to Scotland: Rousseau and Adam Smith on Pity and Gratitude
3:45 - 5:15 pm Blurring Boundaries: Writing and Politics
Brett Wilson, Department of English, W&M: The Rake, The Suspicious Husband, and the Queer Family
Katherin Levitan, Department of History, W&M: Letter-Writing for the Masses in Nineteenth-Century Britain
Katie Muth, School of English, St A: Does World Literature Have a Politics?

Wednesday, March 25
10:00 am-12:15 pm Crossing Borders: Global Perspectives
Emma Hart, School of History, St A: The Global City in Historical Perspective
Fabricio Prado, Department of History, W&M: New England - Rio de la Plata Connections: Trans-Imperial Networks in the Age of Atlantic Revolutions
15 minute break
Nadine Zimmerli, Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture; Department of History, W&M: Second Only to Paris: Reconstructing Anglo-American Dresden
Leonidas Barbopoulos, School of Economics, St A: Methods and Quantitative Innovation in Financial Economics
12:30-2:00 pm -- Catered Lunch
2:15 4:45 Contested Boundaries
Bernhard Struck, School of History, St A: Dots, Lines & Colours in (trans)nationally contested spaces. Ethnic Groups, Territorial Overlaps and the Mapping of German Border Regions between 1820s and 1870s
Fiona McCallum, School of IR, St: Multiple and Contested Belongings of Home, Residence and Transnational: Narratives of Middle Eastern Christians in the UK
Leslie Waters, Department of History, W&M: Sovereignty, Loyalty and Identity in the Contested Hungarian-Slovak Borderlands
Emma Bond, School of Modern Languages, St A: Second Generation Stories: Crossing Boundaries through Memories of Mobility
6:00 pm Reception, Symposium Dinner

Thursday, March 26
3:30-5:00 pm Theorizing Borders
Alex Sutton, School of International Relations, St A: The Frontier Thesis and the New Imperialism
Anindya Raychaudhuri, School of English, St A: Advertising (Across) Borders: Fetishizing Humanism and the Magic of Capitalism