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Jun 2015


University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin,
Tel: (414) 229-1122

Attending to Early Modern Women - 2015






Taking as its inspiration the fact that 2015 marks the 25th anniversary of the first Attending to Early Modern Women conference, the ninth conference, “It’s About Time,” will focus on time and its passing, allowing us to archive our achievements, reflect on the humanities in the world today, and shape future directions in scholarship and teaching. The conference will be held at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education in the heart of downtown Milwaukee, within easy walking distance of the lakeshore, the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Milwaukee Public Museum, and the Amtrak station. Conference attendees will stay in the near-by and newly renovated Doubletree Hotel. Attendees will also have the opportunuity to participate in a special pre-conference seminar on Wednesday June 17 at the Center for Renaissance Studies at the Newberry Library in Chicago

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Jun 17   
1:30 - 4:30pm Pre-Conference Workshop
Newberry Library, Chicago
Jun 18   
9:00am Registration Opens
10:00am Welcome & Opening Remarks  
10:30am - 12:15pm Plenary I: Temporalities

Allie Terry-Fritsch, Art History, Bowling Green
Embodied Temporality and the Creation of Prosthetic Memory in Renaissance Florence

Alisha Rankin, History, Tufts
Telling Time through Medicine: A Gendered Perspective

Elizabeth Cohen, History, York University
Women Telling Time: Narrating the Everyday in Early Modern Italy

12:30pm Lunch
1:30 - 3:00pm Workshop Session I: Temporalities 1

1. Embodying Time: Virtue and Memory in the Aging Female Body
John Garrison (E); Kyle Pivetti (E); Vanessa Rapatz (E)

2. Reading Early Modern Women’s Novellas Out of Context — Carrie F. Klaus (F); Jessie R. Labadie (F); Emily E. Thompson (F)

3. Attending to Kairotic Moments in Early Modern Women’s Writing — Katharine Gillespie (E); Elizabeth Ann Mackay (E)

4. Maybe Baby, or Pregnant Possibilities in Medieval and Early Modern Literature — Bethany Packard (E); Holly Barbaccia (E); Jane Wanninger (E)

5. Feminist Queer Temporalities — Penelope Anderson (E); Whitney Sperrazza (E); Bronwyn V. Wallace (E)

6. Female Agency and Knowledge within Suspended Time — Ani Govjian (E); Mary Learner (E); Susan O’Rourke (E); Katherine Walker (E)

7. Women of the Northeast and Northwest Passage Ventures: Discourses and Counter-Discourses on the “British Empire” in the Sixteenth Century — Bernadette Andrea (E); Nathan Probasco (H)

8. Early Times: What Can We Know about Childhood in the Early Modern Period? — Katherine Acheson (E); Margaret Reeves (E)

9. ‘Passing’ Time in the Garden — Sara L. French (LA, H); Sarah Iovan (E)

3:30 - 5:15pm Plenary II: Commemorations

Su Fang Ng, English, Oklahoma
Genealogical Memory: Constructing Female Rule in Seventeenth-Century Aceh

Lisa Voigt, Spanish and Portuguese, Ohio State
More than Spectators: Indigenous and Creole Women in the Public Festivals of Colonial Potosí

Sheryl Reiss, Art History
Where in the World are the Medici Women (and the Others)?

6:00pm Reception at Hotel
7:30 - 9:00pm Keynote Address

Frances Dolan, English, University of California, Davis
It's about Time and Terroir: Gender and the Story of English Wine

Jun 19   
9:00 - 10:30am Workshop Session II: Commemorations 1

10. Our Mentors, Our Students, Ourselves: Writing Memoirs and Festschrifts — Ann Christensen (E, WGS); Lacy Johnson (E, CW); Chrisoula Mouliatis (E, WGS)

11. Ordered and Disordered Eating in Early Modern Europe — Susan Dinan (H); Karen Nelson (E)

12. Whose Memories are These? Representation, Reception, Transformation — Theresa Kemp (E and WGS); Rebecca Krug (E, MS); Amanda Taylor (E, EMS)

13. Early Modern Mothers and Daughters: Passing Wisdom and Wit — Elizabeth M. Hull (E); Holly G. Barbaccia (E)

14. Meaningful Paradoxes: Rhetorical Strategies in Early Modern Female Life-Writing — Matilda Amundsen Bergström (CL); Alison Lingo (H); Alisa Tigchelaar (S)

15. Prophetic Mourning — Sharon Arnoult (H); Elizabeth Hodgson (E); Christina Luckyj (E); Dana Schumacher-Schmidt (E)

16. Reframing Female Voices: Biblical Women and Their Afterlives in Early Modern Theater and Painting — Chloe Blackshear (CL); James Nemiroff (S); Katrina Powers (S)

17. “You can’t do that to a[n] (Early) Modern Woman”: Problems and Potentials of Contemporary Representations of 16th– and 17th–Century Women — Tara Pedersen (E); Sarah Morris (E)

18. Missing Monuments to Women in Early Modern Churches — Linda Nolan (AH, WGS); Brenna Graham (AH, WGS); Amy E. Cymbala (AH, WGS)

11:00am - 12:45pm Plenary III: Taxonomies of Time

Lori Newcomb, English, University of Illinois
Source Study and Cultural Conservation -- Past, Present, and Future

Julie Hardwick, History, University of Texas
Sex and the (Seventeenth-Century) City: Youth Culture, Work and Reproduction in Early Modern France

1:00pm Lunch
2:00 - 3:30pm Workshop Session III: Taxonomies of Time

19. Time, Gender, and Nonhuman Worlds — Emily Kuffner (S); Dyani Johns Taff (E); Elizabeth Crachiolo (E)

20. Rethinking Time and Space: Gender, Transnational Scholarship, and the Perils of Periodization — Allyson M. Poska (H); Elizabeth Lehfeldt (H); Lisa Vollendorf (L)

21. Sex and Marriage: Then and Now — Katharine Cleland (E); Sara Keeth (L); Jessica C. Murphy (L); Kathleen Kalpin Smith (E)

22. Periodization and Visual Culture in the Early Modern Convent — Richard Leson (AH); Tanya J. Tiffany (AH)

23. Women in the Cosmos, 1500-1700 — Angela Heetderks (E); Sarah Linwick (E, HU); Elizabeth Mathie (E); Cassie Miura (CL); Charisse Willis (E, WGS); Cordelia Zukerman (E)

24. Women and Early Modern Civility — Melissa Ganz (E); Anne Pasero (S); Jennifer Vanderheyden (F); Amelia Zurcher (E)

25. Making Time Go Away: Magical Manipulations of Time and Space — Gerhild Williams (G, CL); Dorothy R. Todd (E); Jennifer Nelson (AH); Elspeth Whitney (H)

26. Ubi Sunt?: Gender and the New Materialisms — Marina Leslie (E); Lisa Rosenthal (AH)

4:00 - 5:15pm Launch celebration of Mapping Gendered Routes and Spaces in the Early Modern World
Jun 20   
9:00 - 10:45am Plenary IV: Pedagogies

Alison Weber, Spanish, University of Virginia
How Sixteenth-Century Women Influenced My Teaching Philosophy

Michelle M. Dowd, English, UNC-Greensboro
Navigating the Future of Early Modern Women’s Writing: Pedagogy, Feminism, and Literary Theory

Darlene Abreu-Ferreira, History, University of Winnipeg
Women’s History and the Search for Solutions

11:15am - 12:45pm Workshop Session IV: Pedagogies / Commemorations 2

27. Time Travel: Teaching Early Modern Women in European Study Abroad Programs — Susan E. Hrach (E); Rosanne F. Denhard (E)

28. Re-Reading Early Modern Women in 2015: Pedagogy and Practice — Sheila Cavanagh (E); Naomi Miller (E)

29. Cancelled

30. Teaching Early Modern Recipes in the Digital Age — Jennifer Munroe (E); Rebecca Laroche (E)

31. Getting Time on our Side: A Pedagogical Experiment — Alena Buis (AH); Christi Spain-Savage (E); Myra E. Wright (E)

32. Reclaiming and Commemorating Early Modern Women: Interdisciplinary Approaches — Deirdre Keenan (E); Jessica Boll (S); Carolyn Barry (Lin)

33. The Time of Mourning: The Transformative Politics of Death — Teresa Coronado (E); Emily Hutchison (H); Tara Pedersen (E)

34. Mirroring Martyrdom: Early Modern Female Martyrs as Reflections of their Predecessors — Jennifer Welsh (H); Rabia Gregory (RS)

35. Stepfamilies in Europe 1400 to 1800 — Lyndan Warner (H); Grace E. Coolidge (H)

1:00pm Lunch
2:00 - 3:30pm Workshop Session V: Temporalities 2

36. Time to Talk about Women in Salons and Learned Circles — Julie D. Campbell (E); Meredith K. Ray (I); Anne Larsen (F); Diana Robin (C)

37. Futures Come And Gone: The Gendering Of Political ‘Truths’ — Megan Machinske (E, CL); Patricia Phillippy (E, CW); Katherine Gillespie (E); Joanne Wright (PS) (pp. 1-12 are horizontally formatted)

38. Cavendish And . . . : Critical Receptions of “Mad Madge” in the 17th and 21st Centuries and the Questions of Historiography and Temporality — Matthew Chacko (E); Lee Emrich (E); Samantha Snively (E)

39. The Ages of Woman: Perceptions of Time and the Life Cycle in Early Modern Litigation and Letters — Jennifer McNabb (H); Sydney Watts (H); Abby Lagemann (H); Ann Crabb (H)

40. Emotional Communities: Early Modern Women Writers — Elizabeth Anderson (I); Carmela Mattza (S); Corinne Bayerl (F)

41. Considering Time in Hispanic Women’s Cultural Production — Ray Ball (H); Sarah Finley (S); Stephanie Kirk (S, CL)

42. Marking Lives: Women Readers and Print Almanacs — Lori Newcomb (E); Sarah Lindenbaum (Lib)

43. Work and Play in the Lives of Early Modern Girls and Young Women — Susan D. Amussen (H, HU); Julie A. Eckerle (E); Jacqueline Holler (H, WGS)

44. Experiences of Religious Time in the Lives of Early Modern Women — Carole Slade (CL); Barbara J. Johnston (AH); Hannah Schmidt (AH)

Disciplines: Art (A), Art History (AH), Classics (C), Comparative Literature (CL), Creative Writing (CW), Early Modern Studies (EMS), English (E), French (F), Foreign Languages / Literature (FL), Film Studies (FS), German (G), History (H), Humanities (HU), Italian (I), Interdisciplinary Studies (IS), Landscape Architecture (LA), Library (Lib), Linguistics (Lin), Literature (L), Medieval Studies (MS), Music / Musicology (M), Portuguese (P), Performing Arts (PA), Political Science (PS), Renaissance Studies (R), Romance Languages / Literature (RL), Religious Studies (RS), Spanish (S), Women's/Gender/Sexuality Studies (WGS)

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Frances Dolan

Frances Dolan is Professor of English at the University of California-Davis. Her teaching and research focus on early modern English literature and history, and she is increasingly interested in how that particular past bears on the present. Her recent books include Whores of Babylon: Catholicism, Gender, and Seventeenth-Century Print Culture (1999), Marriage and Violence: The Early Modern Legacy (2008) and True Relations Reading, Literature, and Evidence in Seventeenth-Century England (2013). She is currently working on a book project tentatively titled Time and Terroir: A Northern California Renaissance, an inquiry into what difference it makes to study sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England from the vantage point of twenty-first century Northern California.

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