Plenary speakers:

Prof Ruth Ahnert, ‘Trending’ topics in the Tudor State Papers

Prof Tim Harris, Empire, Liberty and Slavery in Restoration England

Prof Terttu Nevalainen, How to do things with language change in the long 18th century

Prof Martin Dzelzainis, ‘A great master of words’: editing Andrew Marvell’

Day 1 (Thursday 14 July), 1.30-3.00

New Sources for Words

Jack Avery, ‘Who with false news prevented the Gazette?’: Andrew Marvell and the Archival Reconstruction of State Newswriting

Thomas Clifton, A Re-Creative Approach to Seventeenth-Century Meditational Forms Prompted by Katherine Austen’s Book M

Marco Condorelli, A Reference Database of Early Modern English Vocabulary (1500–1700)

Aphra Behn’s Exclusion

Rachel Adcock, Fires and Feasting: Civic Ceremony in Behn’s Exclusion Crisis Plays

Juliana Beykirch, Rethinking Monster Theory: Aphra Behn’s Reading ‘Monsters’ in The Second Part of The Rover (1681)

Marcus Nevitt, Aphra Behn and Dedication

Civility, Cultural Exchange, and Conduct Literature in Early-Modern England,

Douglas Clark, Counterfeit Civility

Emma Depledge, Civility Literature and the London Book Trade, 1500-1700

Erzsi Kukorelly, ‘Civil Language Exchanges: Gregory’s A Father’s Legacy’

Questions of Method through Women’s Writing

Sylvia Adamson, literary-linguistic approaches to early-modern words

Catherine Ingrassia, ‘but Words, mere Words’: Laetitia Pilkington’s Memoirs

Laura Runge, Digital Concordance Analysis of Aphra Behn’s Words

Day 1 (Thursday 14 July), 3.30-5.30

Blasphemy, Corruption, and the Varying Virgin

Fraser Dallachy and Marc Alexander, The Virgin Varies: Tracing concept lexicalisation using the Historical Thesaurus of English and EEBO-TCP

Mark Knights, Corruption

David Manning, New Religious History: Belief-Language and Historical Method

Unreliable Words

Karen Gevirtz, Oaths, Vows, and Promises in Aphra Behn’s Narrative Fiction

Samuli Kaislaniemi, How to Find One More Early Modern English Word; or, from ‘edited truth’ to ‘digitised truth’

John Spurr, Early Modern English Oaths: ‘Snares’, ‘Speech Acts’ or Performance?

Helen Wilcox, What did, could, and can early modern words signify? On Editing Oroonoko and Other Seventeenth-century Texts

Material Words  

Juan A. Prieto-Pablos, Aphra Behn’s Stagecraft and the Puzzle of Sir Patient Fancy

Claudine van Hensbergen, Word and Image: From Lely’s Portraiture to Behn’s Pastoral Poems

Elena Watts-Johnson, The Landlady’s Labours in Aphra Behn’s The Lucky Chance

Bethany Thomas, A Press’s Perspective on Digital Editions

Workshop: The Shakespeare’s Rivals Project Michael Cordner + 2 actors

Day 2 (Friday 14 July) 8.45-10.30

Linguistics Frameworks and Early Modern Words

Mel Evans, Oh for Behn, but o for Dryden: Interjections and Authorial Style

Ding Huang, Dealing with Spelling Variation in a Study on Formulaic Sequences in Early Modern English

Alysia Kolentsis, Theorizing Early Modern Words

Emily Smith, Shell Nouns, Specificity, and ‘The Name of Action’

Words across Nations

Eszter Kovács, Female criticism of Fontenelle’s Conversations on the Plurality of Worlds: Aphra Behn and Émilie du Châtelet on Intellectual Liberty for Women

Richard Maber, Whose Words? The Languages of Early Modern Scholarly Dialogue

Annalisa Nicholson, A New Babylon: Hortense Mancini’s Salon and Cross-Disciplinary Methods

Rafael Vélez-Núñez, The French History of England: The Writing of English History in Late Seventeenth-Century French Fiction

Alice Thornton’s Books: Towards the Preparation of a Digital Edition Cordelia Beattie, Suzanne Trill, Sharon Howard

Workshop: An Introduction to Doing Creative Things with Words Sara Read and Megan Constable

Day 2 (Friday 15 July) 1.00-2.45

Aphra Behn: Words and Concepts

Aleksondra Hultquist, Aphra Behn’s Love-Letters between a Nobleman and his Sister and the Meaning of Love

Amelia Mills, Reclaiming the ‘Carte de Tendre’. Madeleine de Scudéry, Paul Tallemant, and Aphra Behn

Margarete Rubik, Conflicting Images of Kingship in Behn’s The Young King

Early 18c Words

Kate Loveman, Moll Flanders and Colonel Jack: Defoe, Attribution, and London Politics

Valerie Rumbold, Publication and Professionalism: The Case of Swift in Print

Nick Seager, Defoe’s ‘Change of Hands,’ 1710-11

Performance beyond Words

Carey T. Coleman Jr, Learning How to Play Music with Early Modern Words

Mirjam Haas, From “ah” to “oh” – Understanding Exclamations between Early Modern Page and Stage

Cora James, Mrs Norris as ‘the City-Bawd and Puritan’

James Shirley

Caroline Taylor, ‘A physic … to stay the looseness in [your] bodies’: Plague Space and Quarantine in Shirley’s The Bird in a Cage (1633)

Teresa Grant, A Brace of Court Apes in James Shirley’s Masques

Stefania Crowther, If you can’t mend your morals mend your style

Day 2 (Friday 15 July) 4.45-6.15

The Language of Science

Katie Aske, Washes, Warts and Words: Tracing Early Modern Skincare Remedies

Benjamin Lomas, ‘Examine them together’: Almanac Weather Words in the Little Ice Age

Richard Jason Whitt, Narrative Viewpoint in Early Midwifery Manuals, ca. 1540-1800

John Milton’s Words and beyond

Jameela Lares, There Is No Way but or:  More on Method in Milton and Bunyan

Eva Momtaz, Reader Reception and Cultural Curiosity: Milton and the Modern Muslimah

Ellen Roberts, ‘It is magnificent; but is it English?’: Milton’s Neologisms and the Oxford English Dictionary

Publishing Words

Crystal Biggin, Love-Letters between a Nobleman and his Sister on EEBO and ECCO: Attribution and Bookselling in the Long Eighteenth Century

Al Coppola, ‘Fully Prov’d by the Plates’? Desaguliers’ Unauthorized System and the Epistemology of Science in Performance

Leah Orr, Marketing Short Fiction in Restoration England

Shifting Forms, Places and Conventions in the Long Restoration Theatre

Anna Mikyšková, The Bad Taste of the Town?: The Popular Shift in Early Eighteenth-Century English Theatrical Culture

Filip Krajník, Shakespeare and Co. ‘Quite Undone’: English Renaissance Plays as Late Restoration Popular Entertainments

Klára Škrobánková, From Otway to Singspiels: Early Performances of Restoration Theatre in the Czech Lands

Day 3 (Saturday 16 July) 9.15-10.45

The Language of Love  

Jennifer Batt, Remapping the Island of Love: Allegory, Cartography, and Translation in Aphra Behn’s Lycidus

Alexandria Morgan, Desire and Creation: Lucretianism, Early Modern Feminism and Queer Theory in the Poetry of Aphra Behn and Lucy Hutchinson

Gillian Spraggs, Aphra Behn and the Discourse of Female Homosexuality in Early Modern England

Travelling Words

Susan Amussen, Gender and Racial Order on the Late 17th-century English Stage

Emily Stevenson, Anti-Languages in Principal Navigations

Sonia Villegas-López, Words that Matter: The Literary Fortunes of Sébastien Brémond’s Hattige; or, The Amours of the King of Tamaran

Workshop: Digital Textual Scholarship, Why, How, and When Not to Make a Digital Edition Elizabeth Williamson

Day 3 (Saturday 16 July) 11.15-12.45

Revolting Words

Charles Cathcart, Insidiate, Thomas Heywood, and The Just Reward of Rebels

Braden H. Hammer,Len Deighton and the Utopian Tradition

Ann Hughes, The People, the Archives and the (Parliamentarian) Civil War State

Circulating Words

Mary Chadwick, Devolving Texts: Eighteenth-Century Manuscript Miscellanies

Marie-Louise Coolahan, The Reception and Circulation of Early Modern Women’s Writing, 1550-1700

MariaJosé Coperías-Aguilar, Popularising Early (Short) Fiction and The Gentleman’s Journal

Restoration Words

Caroline Curtis, ‘An Essay-Writer must Practise in the Chymical Method’: The Early Royal Society’s Adoption of the Essay Genre

Peter Hinds, Charles II and Catherine of Braganza: The Royal Marriage of 1662

Hannah Straw, ‘Kill’d the Husband and keepes the Adultresse’: Representing Violence and (dis)Honour in the Restoration

Thomas Nashe’s Words Chair: Jennifer Richards

Kirsty Rolfe, Devils in their Devices: Annotating Sex Work in Thomas Nashe’s The Anatomie of Absurditie

Emily Rowe, Wordsmiths: Nashe, Metallurgy, and Linguistic Change

Rachel White, The Tagger and the Text: A Feminist Approach to Authorship Attribution