Attending to Early Modern Women: PROGRAM




9:00 a.m. Registration opens, Grand Ballroom Lounge, Adele H. Stamp Student Union

9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Electronic Resources Workshop (Electronic Resources for the Early Modern Period, highlighting bibliographic and full-text databases and the Internet. Three-hour workshop with hands-on time (participation limited, additional fee of $35.00). McKeldin Library, Room 4135

1:15 p.m. Welcome. Grand Ballroom, Adele H. Stamp Student Union

1:30 p.m. Plenary I: The Body and the Self

Seeing Beneath the Skin: Dissecting the Female Body in Renaissance Italy
Katharine Park (HSc), Harvard University

Making the Invisible Visible: Images of Desire and Constructions of the Female Body in Chinese Literature, Medicine, and Art
Judith Zeitlin (CS), University of Chicago

Singing the Gendered Self: Vocality, Power, and Female Bodies in Early Seicento Italy
Suzanne G. Cusick (M), University of Virginia

Moderator: Anne Lake Prescott (E), Barnard College, Columbia University

3:15 p.m. Coffee

3:45 p.m. Workshops I

1. Bodies of Matter, Bodies of Words
Mary B. Moore (E), Louise Schleiner (E), Mary Ellen Lamb (E)

2. Conversant Bodies: Salons, Coteries, and Conversation in Seventeenth-Century France and England
Nathan P. Tinker (E), Elizabeth C. Goldsmith (FR)

3. Domestic Texts and Objects in Early Modern Europe: Metonymns of the Female Self
Lisa M. Klein (E), Madeleine Dobie (FR), Sylvia Brown (E)

4. Maternal Bodies in Early Modern Society
Naomi J. Miller (E), Retha Warnicke (H), Claire Farago (AH)

5. Popular Texts, Historical Evidence, and the Performing Body
Susan O'Malley (E), Pamela Allen Brown (E), Joy Wiltenburg (H), Melinda Gough (E)

6. Tudor-Stuart Living: Domestic Style
Lynette McGrath (E & WS), Lori Humphrey Newcomb (E), Barbara Cohen-Stratyner (H)

7. Two Bodies, One Flesh: Conceiving the Queen's Married Body
Mary Burke (E), Julia M. Alexander (AH), Jill Niemczyk Smith (E),Abby Zanger (FR &WS)

8. Virtuous Bodies: The History of the Hymen
Mary E. Fissell (HSc), Kathleen Coyne Kelly (E)

9. Vulnerable Bodies
Sara Mendelson (H), Sylvia Bowerbank (E), Mary O'Connor (E)

10. Witches and Old Women: Interrogating the Paradigm of Beauty as Virtue
Diane Wolfthal (AH), Elspeth Whitney (H), Erika Ohara Bainbridge (TH)

11. Exposing the Female Body in Seventeenth-Century England
Eve Keller (E), Laura Gowing (H), Helen Weinstein (H)

12. Women's Bodies in Gendered Spaces
Sara L. French (AH), Christy Anderson (AH), Sherri Gross (B)

6:00 p.m. Reception

7:30 p.m. Performance


8:45 a.m. Coffee

9:15 a.m. Plenary II: Law and Criminality, Grand Ballroom, Adele H. Stamp Student Union

Witch-Hunting as Women-Hunting: Persecution by Gender
Anne Llewellyn Barstow (H), SUNY College at Old Westbury (retired)

The Witness Who Spoke When the Cock Crowed
Lena Cowen Orlin (E), Executive Director, The Shakespeare Association of America

Artemisia's Women and the Italian Legal System: Victims or donne crudeli?
Mary D. Garrard (AH), American University

Moderator: James Cockburn (H), University of Maryland

11:00 a.m. Coffee

11:30 a.m. Workshops II

13. Beyond the Religious Pale: Gender, Marginality, and Persecution
Anne Lake Prescott (E), Joan Larsen Klein (E), Catherine Randall (FR), Betty S. Travitsky (E)

14. The Boundaries of Violence: Literary Representations of Sex and Violence in Early Modern England, Spain, and Italy
Lisa Vollendorf (SP), Deborah Burks (E), Emily Detmer (E)

15. Catholic Crimes and the Infidel: Bloodlines, Law, and Religious (Dis)order in Early Modern Spain and England
Olga Valbuena (E), Megan Matchinske (E), Elizabeth Rhodes (SP)

16. The Crimes and Punishments of Women
Jane Kromm (AH & WS), Guido Ruggiero (H), Florike Egmond (H)

17. Curvy, Curly Language: Male Representations of Feminine Copia
Mary Bly (E), Diane Senior (IT), Anne Cotterill (E)

18. The Elizabeth Canning Case: Truth and Myth-Making
Amy L. Masciola (H), Dana Rabin (H), Jennifer Thorn (E)

19. Exploring Boundaries Between Law and Practice
Ann Crabb (H), Barbara Ann McCahill (H)

20. Textiles and the Regulation of Gender
E. Jane Burns (WS), Roberta L. Krueger (FR), Nancy A. Jones (WS)

21. Tongues, Swords, Needles, and Pens: Engendering Tongues in Popular Culture and in the Courts
Erna Kelly (E), Laura Deal (H), Ina Habermann (E)

22. Unlawful Knowledge: Female Textuality on Trial in Early Modern Europe
Naomi Yavneh (RS), Marina Leslie (E), Geraldine Munoz Wagner (E)

23. Women, Magic, Religion, and Ritual: Early Modern Women's Roles as Defenders of Faith and Community
Stephanie Dickey (AH), Kevin Robbins (H)

1:15 p.m. Lunch, Colony Ballroom, Adele H. Stamp Student Union

2:15 p.m. Plenary III: Travel and Settlement

Desterrado: "Old World" Women in "New World" Spaces
Margo Hendricks (E), Cowell College, University of California, Santa Cruz

Navigating the Waves (of Devotion): Toward a Gendered Analysis of the Counter-Reformation
Jodi Bilinkoff (H), University of North Carolina-Greensboro

Sor Juana's Arch: Public Spectacle, Private Battle
Electa Arenal (SP & WS), Graduate Center, CUNY

Moderator: Susan Amussen (H), Graduate College, The Union Institute

4:00 p.m. Coffee

6:30 p.m. Dinner

8:00 p.m. Keynote Address, Grand Ballroom, Adele H. Stamp Student Union

Armchair Travel
Karen Newman (CL), Brown University


8:45 a.m. Coffee

9:15 a.m. Workshops III

24. "Cities of Learned Women": Mapping Routes of Communication in the Early Modern World
Colette H. Winn (FR), Hannah Fournier (FR), Elizabeth Patton (CL)

25. Culture-Crossings: Self-determination through Assimilation
Lynda B. Salamon (E), Cherron A. Barnwell (E)

26. Fantastic and Realistic Travel in French and English Fictions: Christine de Pisan and Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle
Julia M. Walker (WS), Anne D. Lutkus (FR), Anne Shaver (E)

27. Fantasy and Fiction Writing: The Imaginings of Three Early Modern Women
Melinda Zook (H), Hilda L. Smith (H), Susan Staves (E)

28. Home (and) Away from Home: Men, Women, and Travel 1500-1800
Barbara Sebek (E), Ann Christensen (E), Elizabeth Bohls (E)

29. Moving Bodies, Moving Souls: Religious and Secular Women and Travel in the Early Modern World
Jennifer Selwyn (H), Amanda Angel (H)

30. Unsettling Discoveries: Material Bodies, Female Figures, and the Exchange of Land, Power, and Language
Alicia Sanchez (E), Angelica Duran Cassutt (E)

31. Women's Spaces
Nicola Courtright (AH), Sheila ffolliott (AH &WS), Linda Austern (M)

32.Writing from Within: Courtly Women Blazing Interior Worlds
Margaret Oakes (E), Ruth Capasso (FR), Caroline Bicks (E)

12 noon Lunch

1:30 p.m. Plenary IV: Pedagogy

Whose Voice Is It Anyway? Teaching Early Women Writers
Barbara F. McManus (C), College of New Rochelle

If We Can't Know What "Really" Happened, Why Should We Study the Past?
Frances E. Dolan (E), Miami University of Ohio

Working Across and Against the Disciplines: Teaching Early Modern Women's History from an Interdisciplinary Perspective
Martha Howell (H), Columbia University

Moderator: Anthony Colantuono (AH), University of Maryland

3:15 p.m. Coffee

3:45 p.m. Workshops IV

33. Attending to Gifted Women (and Men) in the Pre-Collegiate Classroom: Teaching Early Modern Literature and Culture to the Young and Interested
Martha J. Craig (E), Heather H. Rogers (G & R), Cheryll M. Adams (ED)

34. The Creative Spirit: Voices of Women in Philosophy, Music, and Literature
Sharon Shafer (M), Jacqueline Padgett (E), Minerva San Juan (PH)

35. Dissolving Disciplines and Constructing Models
Margaret P. Hannay (E), Carole Levin (H), Susanne Woods (E)

36. Early Women Writers and Postmodern Culture: Creating and Teaching with the Brown Women Writers Project Textbase
Carol Barash (E), Paul Caton (E)

37. Listening for the Voices of Early Modern European Women
Chris Africa (H), Luci Fortunato De Lisle (H), Jesse G. Swan (E), Robert C. Evans (E), Mary M. Gallucci (IT)

38. On the Ancient Education of Gentlewomen, or Why Do the Same Issues Keep Recurring?
Frances Teague (E), Ruth Perry (HU & WS)

39. Poetry, Publication, and Pedagogy
Ana Kothe (CL), Jane Donawerth (E), Grace S. Fong (EAS)

40. Portraits and Portrayals: A Multimedia, Multidisciplinary Approach
Marvin A. Breslow (H), Catherine A. Schuler (TH)

41. Renaissance Women Adrift in the World: Entering Unfamiliar Territories for Teaching and Writing
Merry Wiesner-Hanks (H), Deirdre McChrystal (E)

42. Teaching Early Modern Women Philosophers
Peter S. Fosl (PH), Debra Nails (PH)

43. Teaching "The Other Voice" Among Early Modern European Writers
Margaret L. King (H), Diana Robin (C), Anne J. Schutte (H)

44. "There's Magic in the Web of It": Integrating the World Wide Web into the Women's Studies Curriculum
Karen Nelson (E), Susan Jenson (AH), Michele Osherow (E)

5:30 p.m. Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women,
Grand Ballroom, Adele H. Stamp Student Union


(AH) Art History, (B) Biology, (C) Classics, (CL) Comparative Literature, (CS) Chinese Studies, (E) English, (EAS) East Asian Studies, (ED) Education, (FR) French, (G & R) German and Russian, (H) History, (HSc) History of Science, (HU) Humanities, (IT) Italian, (M) Music, (RS) Renaissance Studies, (PH) Philosophy, (SP) Spanish, (TH) Theater, (WS) Women's Studies

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