26th Linguistics Symposium 2011

June 21-23, 2012

Provisional Program

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

1:30 - 5:00pm Pre-Conference Workshop
Newberry Library, Chicago

Thursday, June 21, 2012

9:00am Registration Opens
10:00am Welcome & Opening Remarks
10:30am - 12:15pm Plenary I: Communities

Elizabeth Lehfeldt, History, Cleveland State University
Baby Jesus in a Box: Commerce, Convents, and Material Culture

Susan Sleeper-Smith, History, Michigan State University
Indian Women, Agrarian Villages

Kimberlyn Montford, Music, Trinity University
Within and Without: Women's Networks and the Early Modern Convent

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

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1. Community and Subjectivity in Early Modern Women's Writing -- Dan Mills (E); Susan Stafinbil (E), pdf-410kb

2. The Politics of Community for the Early Modern African American Woman: Narrative and Strength -- Elizabeth Johnson (H); Tammara Winn (C); Crystal Blount (Psy); Sheree Sanderson (C), pdf-265kb

3. Early Modern Women Behaving Badly -- Erin Kelly (E); Sandra Friesen (E); Margaret Reeves (E), pdf-3529kb

4. Permeable Borders: Rethinking Politics, Domesticity, and Status in Early Modern Europe -- Jeri McIntosh (H); Hillary Nunn (E); Valerie Schutte (H), pdf-304kb

5. Influences on Family Relationships: Gender, Kinship, and Community Networks in the Early Modern World -- Megan Moran (H); Natalie Inman (H); Barbara Ann McCahill (H), pdf-1203kb

6. Transgressing Boundaries, Reappropriating Gendered Spaces -- Sydney Watts (H); Emily Kuffner (S, P); Jenny Meyer (F), pdf-3285kb

7. Creating New Communities: Women Testing the Boundaries of the Early Modern English Parish -- Jeanne Shami (E); Susan Wabuda (H); Anne James (E), pdf-7652kb

8. Captivity and Subversion: Historical and Literary Depictions of Confinement and Freedom -- Stacey Floyd (E); Mary Duarte (H); Maureen McKnight (E), pdf-2787kb

9. Royal and Aristocratic Networks in Habsburg Europe -- Grace Coolidge (H); Silvia Mitchell (H); Vanessa de Cruz Medina (H), pdf-319kb

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

Gina Bloom, English, University of California, Davis
Performative History: Chess Play as Critique of Dynastic Marriage in The Tempest

Pamela Jones, Art History, University of Massachusetts Boston
Envisioning a Global Environment for Blessed Teresa of Avila in 1614: The Beatification Decorations for S. Maria della Scala in Rome

Gerhild Scholz Williams, German, Washington University in St. Louis
Finding Her Place(es): Women in Fact and Fiction in the Seventeenth Century Novel (E.W. Happel)

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

Valerie Traub, English & Women's Studies, University of Michigan
Mapping Embodiment in the Early Modern West

Friday, June 22, 2012

9:00 - 10:30am Workshop Session II: Environments

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1. Expressing the Body in Early Modern Hispanic Women's Literature: From Spain to the New World -- Anne Pasero (FL); Dinorah Cortés-Vélez (FL); Julia Paulk (CL), pdf-3296kb

2. Women, Gender, and Space in Baroque Music -- Tanya Kevorkian (H); Mark Peters (M); Markus Rathey (M), pdf-2061kb

3. "Forgive Us Our Trespasses": Approaches to Themes of Violation, Sacred Space and Geographies of the Early Modern Body -- Sharon Hekman (E); Elizabeth Bowman (E); Lise Schlosser (E), pdf-207kb

4. Women and the Borders of Monstrosity -- Mary Moore (E); Jennifer Ailles (E), pdf-2855kb

5. Attending to Fishwives: Views from Seventeenth-Century London and Amsterdam -- Alena Buis (AH); Christi Spain-Savage (E); Myra Wright (E), pdf-1868kb

6. Domestic Spaces & Places: Concepts of Femininity and Authority in Early Modernity -- Sara French (AR); Felicity Maxwell (E); Erica Bastress-Dukehart (H), pdf-9867kb

7. Mapping Music: The Gendered Soundscapes of Early Modern England -- Katherine Larson (E, WS); Kendra Preston Leonard (M, FS); Amanda Eubanks Winkler (M, GS), pdf-1806kb

8. Money, Women and Song: Femininity and the Homosocial Marketplace in Street Literature and City Comedies -- Lara Wagner (E); Devon Wallace (E), pdf-789kb

9. The Maternal Body and Its Boundaries -- Valerie Billing (E); Kelly Neil (E), pdf-7307kb

11:00am - 12:45pm Plenary III: Exchanges

Bernadette Andrea, English, University of Texas San Antonio
Traces and Echoes: The Lives of Women from the Islamic World in Early Modern English Literature

Charlene Villaseñor Black, Art History, University of California, Los Angeles
Transforming St. Anne: Women, Art, and Conversion in Early Modern Spain and Mexico

Clare Crowston, History, University of Illinois
Converting Credit in Old Regime France: Fashion, Money, and the Economics of Regard

1:00pm Lunch
2:00 - 3:30pm Workshop Session III: Exchanges

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1. Gender, Citizenship and Cosmopolitanism -- Joanne Wright (PS); Mihoko Suzuki (E), pdf-3764kb

2. Remapping Reputation: Virtue, Violence, and Victimhood -- Tara Pedersen (E); Abby Chandler (H); Frances Dolan (E), pdf-4938kb

3. Imagined Exchanges: Positioning Early Modern Women in Post-Modern Popular Culture -- Naomi Miller (E, WS); Naomi Yavneh (HU), pdf-31kb, pdf-234kb

4. Off the Map: Women, Medicine and Experiential Knowledge in Early Modern France and England -- Richelle Munkhoff (E); Rebecca Laroche (E); Alison Klairmont Lingo (H); Stephanie O'Hara (FL), pdf-1753kb

5. Ripping the Stitches and Spinning New Webs: Women Forging Community in the Early Modern Iberian World -- Dana Wessell Lightfoot (H); Jacqueline Holler (H); Allyson Poska (H), pdf-378kb, pdf-305kb

6. Domestic Environment, Generic Representation, and Composition as Spaces of Female Exchange and Agency -- Joshua Johnson (E); Andrew Keener (E); Jessica Keene (H), pdf-2504kb

7. Relocating the Recorded Religious and Mystical Experiences of Non-Elite Women in Atlantic and Hemispheric Contexts -- Tamara Harvey (E); Rosalind Beiler (H); Joan Bristol (H); Lisa Logan (E), pdf-6661kb

8. Noblewomen's Epistolary Networks: Case Studies from Italy and Scotland -- P. Renée Baernstein (H); Deanna Shemek (I, L); Nicola Cowmeadow (H), pdf-1684kb

9. "A Voyage Infinitely & Most Zealously Desired": Theorizing Women's Travel in the Early Modern World -- Patricia Akhimie (E); Bernadette Andrea (E)

4:00 - 5:15pm Musical Performance by Ensemble Musical Offering

Under the guidance of Artistic Director Joan Parsley, Ensemble Musical Offering has long been a leading producer of early music in the Midwest, rendering baroque and classical music on period instruments. The performance will include one of Bach's wedding cantatas, and selections from the 1725 Anna Magdalena notebook compiled by JS Bach for his wife and family.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

9:00 - 10:45am Plenary IV: Pedagogies

Sheila Cavanagh, English, Emory University
A Place at the Table: Proactive Pedagogy in the 21st Century

Ann Christensen, English, University of Houston
"Rollin' in the Deep": Undergraduates, Early Modernity, and Feminism

Karen Christianson, History, Newberry Library
Research Libraries and Teaching about Early Modern Women: The Newberry Library as a Case Study

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

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1. Teaching Early Modern Women via the Historical Novel -- Elissa Weaver (I); Craig Monson (M, GS); Ann Roberts (AH), pdf-1014kb

2. Teaching Gender and Geography in Early Modern Women's Writings -- Jane Donawerth (E, CL); Ana Kothe (CL); Erin Sadlack (E, WS), pdf-1959kb

3. Is There a Discipline in This Classroom? Exploring Humanities Pedagogies -- Karen Nelson (E); Susan Dinan (H); Michele Osherow (E, JS), pdf-18715kb

4. Mapping New Routes for the Undergraduate Study of Early Modern Women: Collaboration, Interdisciplinarity, Research, and Academic Travel -- Rosanne Denhard (E); Dawn Shamburger (PA), pdf-428kb

5. Transfer and Translation: Recovering/representing/rephrasing Early Modern Texts on and by Women -- Rebecca Giselbrecht (RS); Gerhild Scholz Williams (G), pdf-6858kb

6. Gender in the European Town: Women's Impact on Their Urban Communities -- Deborah Simonton (H); Anne Montenach (H); Elaine Chalus (H), pdf-186kb

7. Courting Apollo and Fashioning Heirs: The Problem of Legacy in Women's Literary and Cultural History -- Lara Dodds (E); Lauren Shook (E); Andrea Sununu (E), pdf-5049kb

8. Communities and Connectivities: Iberian Considerations -- Lisa Vollendorf (S); Nieves Romero-Díaz (S); Vanda Anastácio (P), pdf-2093kb

9. Exchanging "Heads" and Traveling Bodies: Movement as Meaning in the Early Modern Period? -- Susan Shifrin (AH); Elizabeth Goldsmith (F), pdf-3982kb

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

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1. Women Onstage and behind the Scenes: Playwrights, Entrepreneurs, and Actors in Early Modern Spain and France -- Barbara Mujica (S, P); Sharon Voros (S, F); Elizabeth Marie Petersen (S, PA), pdf-1181kb

2. "As Shee Beleeveth": Marriage, Authority, and the Female Voice in Early Modern Litigation and Literature -- Deborah Uman (E); Jennifer McNabb (H); Sara Morrison (E), pdf-1468kb

3. Schemers, Plotters, or Conspirators?: Navigating Representations of Early Modern Female Collaboration -- Vanessa Rapatz (E); Kyle Pivetti (E); John Garrison (E), pdf-1933kb

4. Women's Kinship Networks: Space, Genealogy, Text -- Julie Eckerle (E); Jennifer Kolpacoff Deane (H); Michelle Dowd (E); Megan Matchinske (E, CL), pdf-9633kb

5. "My Cloister Shall Not Be a Cloister": Crossing the Boundaries of Utopian Female Communities -- Meghan M. Daly (E); Elizabeth M. Rodriguez (E), pdf-7972kb

6. Representing and Imitating Female Saints in Early Modern Italian Portraiture and Theatrical Productions -- Jennifer Haraguchi (I); Eve Straussman-Pflanzer (AH), pdf-3237kb

7. Form and Community -- Cancelled

8. Modes of Female Regency in the Sixteenth Century -- E. William Monter (H), pdf-158kb

Disciplines: Art (A), Art History (AH), Architecture (AR), Communications (C), Comparative Literature (CL), English (E), French (F), Foreign Languages / Literature (FL), Film Studies (FS), German (G), Gender Studies (GS), History (H), Humanities (HU), Italian (I), Interdisciplinary Studies (IS), Judaic Studies (JS), Literature (L), Music / Musicology (M), Portuguese (P), Performing Arts (PA), Political Science (PS), Psychology (Psy), Renaissance (R), Romance Languages / Literature (RL), Religious Studies (RS), Spanish (S), Women's Studies (WS)

The image above is a small part of the 1452 Leardo map of the world, owned by the American Geographical Society Library at UWM, and used by permission.