08 Feb Risk, Crisis, Speculation: 1500-1800
Richard Halpern (English, New York University)
Wolf Kittler (German, Slavic, & Semitic Studies,UCSB)
Joseph Roach (Theater, Yale)
Friday, February 8 / 1:00 PM
Saturday, February 9 / 8: 30 AM
McCune Conference Room. HSSB 6020)
Contemporary discussions of “risk” or “speculation” often identify these concepts as distinguishing features of modern or postmodern societies. In this conference, we seek to explore and investigate early modern English cognates, forebears, and analogues of “risk”–including, but not limited to, “hazard” and “venture”–in early modern literature and history from religious, economic, political, and environmental perspectives.
Sponsored by the Dept. of English, the Dept. of Comparative Literature, the Environmental Studies Program, the Dept. of Philosophy, and the IHC.
For more information please visit: http://emc.english.ucsb.edu/conferences/2012-2013/risk_crisis_speculation.asp