Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque Symposium Early Modern Women:
New Perspectives Program

Spring 2013

 

Thursday, February 21st, 7:00 PM:

CAS Gallery/Wesley Center
Stanford Distinguished Professorship Lecture:
Mary D. Garrard, Professor Emerita of Art History, American University

“Art versus Nature: A Renaissance Competition
in the
Key of Gender”

Introduction and Chair:
Perri Lee Roberts, Senior Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Art and Art History, UM

 

Symposium

Friday, February 22nd :

8:00 AM: Registration
2nd Floor Breezeway, Merrick Building

8:30-9:00 AM: Continental Breakfast
2nd Floor Breezeway, Merrick Building

9:00 AM: Welcome
Modern Languages Conference Room (Merrick 210-01)
Leonidas Bachas, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, UM

9:15-10:30 AM:  I. Letters and Identities
Modern Languages Conference Room (Merrick 210-01)

Chair: Mary Lindemann, Department of History, UM

“‘My mistress and friend’: Henry VIII’s Love Letters and the Absent Presence of Anne Boleyn” Linda Grant, University of London

“What Happened to Rebecca Rolfe?” Elizabeth Mazzola, The City College of New York

“‘My Friends and once Fellow-Prisoners’: Mary Carleton’s Letters and the Negotiation of Identity” Judith Hudson, University of London


II. Re-reading Mary Wroth
Merrick 203

Chair: Mihoko Suzuki, Department of English, UM

“Changing the Subject: Traveling from Scholarship to Fiction with Mary Wroth” Naomi Miller, Smith College

“Boundary-Crossing Food in Mary Wroth’s Urania
Madeline Bassnett
, University of Western Ontario

“From Canon to Networks: Literature, Literacy and a Map of Re-reading Wroth” Andrew Strycharski, Florida International University

10:30-10:45 AM:  Coffee Break
Modern Languages Library (Merrick 210-02)

10:45 AM-12:00 PM: III. Gendered Education
Modern Languages Conference Room (Merrick 210-01)

Chair: Megan Hatfield, Department of History, UM

“Situational Education: Women and Learning in Seventeenth-Century Europe” Erica Bastress-Dukehart, Skidmore College

“(Re)visionist Politics and (Re)writing History: A New Perspective on the Dedicatory Epistles of Margaret Cavendish’s Scientific Texts” Meghan Parker, Texas A&M University

“’In Making You Men’: Mothers Constructing Masculinity in Advice Manuals to Their Sons, 1604-1624” Janet Bartholomew, Michigan State University


IV. Poetic Reflections

Merrick 203

Chair: Pamela Hammons, Department of English, UM

“Bernarda Ferreira de Lacerda’s Soledades de Buςaco: Early Modern Gendered Landscape Poetry” Valerie Hegstrom, Brigham Young University

“Aemilia Lanyer’s Mirror: Reflecting Female Exemplarity in Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum” Kristiane Stapleton, University of Wisconsin-Madison

12:00-1:30 PM: Lunch
Buffet Served at the KE Plaza next to the Business School


1:30-2:45
PM: V. Visual Cultures
Merrick 205

Chair:  Anne J. Cruz, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, UM

“The ‘Untamed Thoughts’ of Netherlandish Women?: Besloten Hofjes as Deliberate Discourse” Andrea Pearson, American University

“St. Anne’s Holy Blended Family?”Lyndan Warner, Saint Mary’s University

“What Was Sacagawea Wearing? Women's Textile Work in the Americas” Ann Rosalind Jones, Smith College

2:45-3:15 PM: Coffee break
Modern Languages Library (Merrick 210-02)


3:15-4:30 PM:
VI. Crossing Boundaries
Merrick 203

Chair: Viviana Díaz Balsera, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, UM

“Women of the Stage: Crossing Boundaries in Early Modern Spanish Theater”
Elizabeth Petersen, Florida Atlantic University

“Divine Aspirations in Colonial Lima: María Jacinta de Montoya and the Holy Office” Stacey Schlau, West Chester University

“Determination and Transformation in Cervantes’s La gran sultana
Tugba Sevin, Vanderbilt University

 

VII. Politics and the Law
Modern Languages Conference Room (Merrick 210-01)

Chair: Mihoko Suzuki, Department of English, UM

“Testing Theories of Obligation: Cavendish’s Political Thought” Joanne Wright, University of New Brunswick

“The Eloquent Victim: Married Women and Legal Protection in 17th Century England” Tim Stretton, Saint Mary’s University

“Equity and Contract in the Prophecies of Lady Eleanor Davies” Teresa Feroli, Polytechnic Institute of New York University

4:30-4:45 PM: Coffee Break
Modern Languages Library (Merrick 210-02)

4:45-6:00 PM: VIII. Transmissions and Receptions
Modern Languages Conference Room (Merrick 210-01)

Chair: Maria Galli Stampino, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, UM

“Critical Indiscretions: Crossing Boundaries with Early Modern Women” Carrie Klaus, DePauw University

“The Afterlife of Pernette du Guillet’s RymesJessie Labadie, University of Virginia

“The Transforming Gracia: A Reception of an Early Modern Japanese Woman” Hanako Nadehara, Tokyo Woman’s Christian University

IX. The Virgin Thought Anew
Merrick 203

Chair: Anne J. Cruz

“Rapture in the New World: Prophecy, Presence, and the Marian Image in New Spain” Cristina Cruz González, Oklahoma State University

“Immaculate Conceptions: Ágreda and Pacheco’s Figuration of a Mystery” Rosilie Hernández, University of Illinois, Chicago

“Praises and Prayers: Mary in the Writings of Francisca Josefa de Castillo and Guevara” Clara E. Herrera, Lake Forest College

6:00 PM: Reception at the Lowe Art Museum
Lowe Art Museum on Stanford Drive

 

Saturday, February 23rd:

8:30-9:30 AM: Continental Breakfast
2nd Floor Breezeway, Merrick Building

9:30-10:45 AM: X. Maid, Wife, and Widow
Merrick 205

Chair: Sarah Ritcheson, Department of English, UM

“Women on their Own: the Novels of Mariana de Carvajal” Darcy Donahue, Miami University of Ohio

“’Seeing through ‘Sacred Spectacles’: Meditation and Memory in Lucy Hutchinson’s Order and DisorderDana Schumacher-Schmidt, University of Minnesota

“Edenic Marriage and the Puritan State in Lucy Hutchinson’s Order and Disorder and Edward Reyner’s ‘Considerations Concerning Marriage’” Laura DeFurio, University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa

10:45-11:00 AM: Coffee Break
MB 205 Breezeway, Merrick Building

11:00 AM-12:30 PM: XI. Queens
Merrick 205

Chair: Silvia Mitchell, Department of History, UM

“Isabel de Borbón and the Authority of a Queen” Maria Nieves Romero-Díaz, Mount Holyoke College

“Family Ties: The Patronage of the Family of Madame de Montespan in the Golden Age of Bastards” Blythe Sobol, New York University

“Mapping Queenship: Geographic Perspectives on the Political Personae of Anna of Denmark” Katherine Pilhuj, The Citadel

“The Queen, the Alpha Male, and the Spanish Opera” Ignacio López Alemany, University of North Carolina, Greensboro

1:00 PM: 
CAS Gallery/Wesley Center

“New Models for Scholarship on Early Modern Women”
Mary D. Garrard, Professor Emerita of Art History, American University

Chair:  Mihoko Suzuki, Department of English, UM

Lunch will be provided