Date: 25-27 November, 2013.
Venue: The University of Queensland, Toowong Rowing Club (on the UQ campus),
37 Keith St, St Lucia QLD 4067.
Register on-line here by 31 October 2013.
Enquiries to or call (07) 3365-4913.

Keynote Speakers:
• Dr Christopher Tilmouth, Peterhouse, University of Cambridge
• Professor Vanessa Agnew, University of Michigan
• Professor Lynn Enterline, Vanderbilt University

The seminar will feature the first modern performance of Johann Christoph Pepusch’s Venus and Adonis, a 1715 masque with a libretto by Colley Cibber on Tuesday 26 November (and Saturday 23 November) at the UQ Art Museum.

This three-day research seminar will explore the active role of arts and rhetoric in conditioning emotional experience in Europe from 1500 – 1800. Topics will include: rhetoric as a mode of discipline and self-fashioning; the institutional formation of artistic and rhetorical practices; and the emergence of new affective genres and technologies.

The event brings together presenters from a range of fields, including literary criticism; drama and performace studies; intellectual history; art history; musicology; and cultural and political history.