is still open for plenaries at the registration desk.
What may scholars learn about early modern women
by focusing on men? What may we learn about early modern society
and patriarchy from its gendering practices? What are the consequences
of scholarly assumptions about gender for the study of early modern
We will consider these issues as we explore the
Theorizing Early Modern Masculinity and
Representations of men; relationship between theories of masculinity
and theories of femininity; divergence and convergence of theory
and social practice.
The material cultures of childhood; civic, legal, and domestic issues
pertaining to childbirth, childhood, and parenting; impact of class,
religion, and region on the social practices of childhood; contradictions
among ideals, social practices, and representations of childhood
in literature and art.
Gender and violence as defined by codes of conduct; competitive
games and rituals that endorse violence; impact of war, street fighting,
and penal disciplinary practices on men and women; men and women
as both perpetrators and victims of violent acts; views of violence
modulated by class, family position, and other kinds of social status.
Men, women, and gender in the classroom; constructions of gender
imposed by genre, art, and academic discipline; technology, gender,
This symposium extends the work of five earlier
conferences sponsored by the Center for Renaissance & Baroque
Studies (1990, 1994, 1997, 2000, and 2003). Plenary sessions will
be followed by thematically related workshops designed to encourage
discussion and foster new research.
This event is an activity of the University of
Maryland Foundation, Inc., and funds earned will be managed by the
Foundation for the benefit of the Center for Renaissance & Baroque
We would like to thank the generous
supporters of ATW 6: Attending to Early Modern Women--and Men.