Registration and Programme
Details of registration costs and the conference program can be found below. Registration closes on 24 June 2022.
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Professor Holly Crocker (University of South Carolina)
Affects, Emotions, and Intersectional Subjectivity in the Book of Margery Kempe
This paper turns to the Book of Margery Kempe to investigate a model of subjectivity that is connected to others through a raucous version of communal life. As I suggest, Margery Kempe works to enact the same version of subjectivity as the women who comfort and care for her—one that is embodied, affective, and aggressively dependent. In refusing to keep her spirituality to herself, either through her traveling or through her weeping, Kempe extends a feminist form of subjectivity to all members of her community. Despite the important challenge her emotional and affective reconfiguration of subjectivity achieves, her Book also shows the perils of treating all forms of vulnerability as if they are the same. Notwithstanding her voluntary poverty, it remains true that Kempe is not as destitute as many of those with whom she travels. Similarly, the responsiveness of Christ to Kempe’s plight shows her spiritual privilege in the face of material hardship. My paper confronts Kempe’s attempts to weaponize vulnerability, in order to suggest the importance of intersectionality to considerations of the subjectivity that Kempe constructs through her revolutionary reconfigurations of affective intensities and emotional communities.
Holly Crocker is the author of Chaucer’s Visions of Manhood (Palgrave, 2007), co-editor of Medieval Literature: Criticism and Debates (Routledge, 2014; with D. Vance Smith), and editor of Comic Provocations: Exposing the Corpus of Old French Fabliaux (Palgrave, 2006). Holly's articles have appeared in The Chaucer Review, Exemplaria, The Journal of Early Modern Cultural Studies, The Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Medieval Feminist Forum, New Medieval Literatures, Shakespeare Quarterly, Studies in the Age of Chaucer, Studies in English Literature, 1500–1900, and numerous edited collections.
Professor Brian Cummings (University of York)
Brian Cummings is Professor of English at the University of York. He is known for his research in a number of fields, including Shakespeare and Renaissance literature; Erasmus, humanism and the history of philosophy; religion and secularity; the history of the book; the Bible and the Book of Common Prayer; poetry and poetics (including modern poetry and literary theory).
Associate Professor Shino Konishi (Australian Catholic University)
'Recasting Australia’s Early History'
For a long time Australia had a seemingly incontrovertible origin date, marked by the establishment of the first British colony in 1788. 26 January, commemorated as Australia Day, has been received with growing antipathy, first publicly acknowledged in 1938 when Aboriginal protestors declared it a Day of Mourning. This opposition has become more pronounced since the nation’s Bicentenary in 1988, which was reframed as Invasion Day by Aboriginal activists and their advocates. Debate about the continued celebration of Australia’s ostensible British origins have become more acute in recent years, with growing support for the Change the Date Campaign.
While this changing reception is largely driven by the recognition of the trauma wrought by colonisation on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, there has also long been a push to better acknowledge the earlier histories and legacies of non-Anglo encounters with Australia that preceded British colonisation, particularly that of Macassan, Dutch, and French sojourners. Recovering and re-animating these early-modern encounters is not just the preserve of academic historians, but has also generated popular engagement and reception, sparking “what if?” counter-histories about Australia’s past. Moreover, for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people these early modern encounters with non-Anglo visitors provide an opportunity to recover histories of mutual accommodation and exchange, as well as effective resistance, histories which seemingly contrast with Australia’s colonial past. These non-Anglo early modern encounters provide a historical narrative which, as a history produced by the Tiwi Land Council (1995) attests, allows Aboriginal people to recall “with pride” their “rich and ancient history” of interaction with Asian and Dutch people that centres Indigenous people as opposed to British colonists in our national history.
Shino Konishi is an Aboriginal historian and descends from the Yawuru people of Broome, Western
Australia. She is an Associate Professor in the Institute for Humanitires and Social Sciences at the
Australian Catholic University. Her publications include The Aboriginal Male in the Enlightenment
World (2012), and a number of edited collectons including a special issue of the Journal of Australian
Studies on 'Feeling the Past: Indigenous History and Emotion' (2020).
Registration costs for the 2022 ANZAMEMS conference are listed below (all rates contain GST). NB: There is also a small booking fee that will be charged by TryBooking.
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Full registration rate for ANZAMEMS members only, to attend the 4-day ANZAMEMS conference, to be held online.
Concession registration rate for ANZAMEMS members only (for postgraduate students, ECRs, and the unwaged) to attend the 4-day ANZAMEMS conference, to be held online.
Full registration rate, for non-ANZAMEMS members to attend the 4-day ANZAMEMS conference, to be held online.
Concession registration rate (for postgraduate students, ECRs, and the unwaged) for non-ANZAMEMS members to attend the 4-day ANZAMEMS conference, to be held online.
Registration rate for publishers to attend the 4-day ANZAMEMS conference, to be held online.
ANZAMEMS Full [Day]
Full registration rate for ANZAMEMS members only, to attend 1 day of the ANZAMEMS conference, to be held online.
ANZAMEMS Concession [Day]
Concession registration rate (for postgraduate students, ECRs, and the unwaged) for ANZAMEMS members only, to attend 1 day of the ANZAMEMS conference, to be held online.
Non-ANZAMEMS Full [Day]
Full registration rate for non-ANZAMEMS members to attend 1 day of the ANZAMEMS conference, to be held online.
Non-ANZAMEMS Concession [Day]
Concession registration rate (for postgraduate students, ECRs, and the unwaged) for non-ANZAMEMS members to attend 1 day of ANZAMEMS conference, to be held online.