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FEBRUARY 21 – 23, 2013




The Twentieth Biennial Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque Symposium, on  “Early Modern Women: New Perspectives,” will be held February 21 -23, 2013.  It celebrates the first issue of Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal produced by the new editorial team at the University of Miami Center for the Humanities.  The keynote will be delivered by Mary D. Garrard, Professor Emerita of Art History, American University, on:

Art versus Nature: A Renaissance Competition in the Key of Gender
Thursday February 21, 2013 - 7:00pm
CAS Gallery/Wesley Center, UM


We solicit proposals for individual papers and three-paper panels that address the symposium topic. Papers should not exceed 20 minutes. Abstracts of no more than 500 words per paper and a two-page cv for each participant should be sent to emwj@miami.edu by OCTOBER 15, 2012. Decisions will be made by mid-November.

Download Call for Papers






To register, please fill out the registration form and send it and your check or money order to:

University of Miami

Department of Modern Languages

P.O. Box 248093
Coral Gables, FL 33124-2074

(Please make checks out to University of Miami, Department of Modern Languages)

For any questions regarding registration and equipment needs,

please contact Mary Mezzano at 305-284-5585 or by email: m.mezzano@miami.edu.

Participants must register by  FEBRUARY 4, 2013. There are four categories for registration:

Professor/independent scholar

Graduate student  $40.00
One day registration (non-participants) $40.00
One day registration (graduate student) $25.00


Registration will include Friday continental breakfast and lunch; Friday reception; and Saturday continental breakfast and box lunch.  Participants may wish to make reservations for dinners at local Miami and Miami Beach restaurants. A list of restaurants will be provided. 

Yearly Subscription to Early Modern Women: An International JournaL  - EMWJ Subscription Form


Planning your trip:


The conference will begin Thursday, February 21 with the keynote address at 7:00 PM by Mary D. Garrard, at the University of Miami CAS Gallery/Wesley Center. Continental breakfasts  will be served from 8:30 to 9:30 am on the Modern Languages and Literatures breezeway, Merrick Building.  Symposium panels will be held in the MLL Conference Room, and the Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies Conference Room, Merrick Building. A Friday reception will be held, location to be announced. A box lunch will be offered on Saturday to close the conference on the Scharlin Family Patio, Merrick Building. 



Some hotel options are listed here.


Airport and Transportation:

The airport for the symposium is Miami International (MIA).  You may take the following: 

Shuttle Service:

The University of Miami offers discounts on various shuttle services to and from the airport. To access these discounts please follow the link here.

Metro and Public Transit

The cities of Miami and Coral Gables have accessible and affordable public transit, including the Metrorail Station at the MIA with a direct line to the University Station. The University Station is across the street from both the Holiday Inn and Coral gables Campus.

For more information, please visit the Miami Dade Public Transit Site.


Taxis can be found at the airport throughout most of the day without calling ahead. For trips around the city or to call ahead for a taxi, please see this list of local cab companies:


Location and Parking:


The CAS Gallery/Wesley Center is located on Stanford Drive (address below), and is about a fifteen-minute walk from the Holiday Inn. The Merrick Building may be reached by walking from Stanford Drive through the Business School arcade. For parking, please use either the Pavia parking garage to the south of Stanford Drive or a metered parking on Stanford Drive. Parking on Saturdays and after 4:00 pm. weekdays is free on any university parking lot. For more parking information, please click here.

CAS Gallery/Wesley Foundation
1210 Stanford Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146

See the following link for the university map: Launch Interactive Maps



Hosted by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

Cosponsored by the CAS Center for the Humanities

The Department of Art History

The Department of English

The Department of History

The Joseph Carter Memorial Fund


Symposium Co-organizers:

Anne J. Cruz, Modern Languages and Literatures

Mary Lindemann, History

Mihoko Suzuki, English


We appreciate the support of Mary Mezzano, Modern Languages and Literatures.