Constructing Space: Objects, Bodies, Cities and Environment

Department: The Center for Early Cultures

Date and Time: March 3, 2017 | 10:00 AM-6:00 PM

Event Location: HG1002

Event Details

Morning Session 11-12:15 – Humanities Gateway 1002- Faculty-Student- Seminar on Readings
Lunch 12:15-1:15
Afternoon Session 1:15-5:00 –Talks- Humanities Gateway 1010

Speakers and Titles of Talks
1-15-1:20   Introductory Remarks –Acknowledgements- Andromache Karanika (UCI)

1:20-2:25 Lisa H. Cooper (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Title: From “Oure Orizonte” to “All the World” in Chaucer’s Treatise on the Astrolabe
 Respondent: Elizabeth Allen (UCI)

2:25-3:30 Andrea Denny-Brown (University of California, Riverside)
Title: Misbehaving Space: Christ's Seamless Garment as Prop, Provocation, and Method in the Towneley Play of the Dice"
Respondent: Rebecca Davis (UCI)

Coffee Break 3:30-3:45

3:45-4:50 Emily Mackil (University of California- Berkeley)
Title: “Selling the City: On the Limits of Alienability and the Nature of Public Property in the Ancient Greek Polis”
Respondent: Andromache Karanika (UCI)
4:50-5:00- Final Remarks-Discussion for all papers
Dinner to follow for all speakers, respondents and participants in the workshop at the home of Andromache Karanika, in University Hills 56 Mistral Lane, Irvine CA 92617
Morning Discussion on Readings from:

Giuliana Bruno's Surface: Matters of Aesthetics, Materiality, and Media (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2014). Chapter 6 “Sites of Screening,” pages 143-163.  Chapter 6 (with introduction and chapter four) can be accessed here:

Caroline Levine’s Forms: Whole, Rhythm, Hierarchy, Network (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2015), “Introduction,” pages 1-23. The introduction can be accesses as a PDF here:

Margaret Jane Radin’s Reinterpreting Property (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1993), chapter 7, “The Rhetoric of Alienation,” pages 191-202 (and notes, pages 251-2)

More information on our speakers can be found at their faculty websites:

Lisa H. Cooper- University of Wisconsin- Madison

Andrea Denny-Brown –University of California, Riverside   

Emily Mackil- University of California- Berkeley
E-mail: emackil@

Event organized by Andromache Karonika, Classics. Co-sponsored by Departments of Classics, English, History, and Political Science; Medieval Devysings