Students in the Early Modern Studies Program will present a conference on their work. On January 21 at 6 p.m., Dr. Roberta Barker, Dalhousie-King’s Joint Faculty, will present a keynote lecture. On January 22, students will present their work in panels, and Moira Donovan, BA (Hons)’10, will present the alumni lecture.
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Friday, January 21
6 p.m. – Keynote lecture by Dr. Roberta Barker
“Feminine Maladies: Sickness and the Performance of Gender, circa 1600”
Saturday, January 22
Student Panel 1 – Knock. Knock. Who’s there? Women!
- “Power and Representation: The Self Portraits of Sofonisba Anguissola” by Grace Day
- “Maria Sibylla Merian and her revolutionary Metamorphosis of the Insects of Surinam” by Lara Van de Venter
- “The Muse of Desire: An Analysis and Translation of Johanna Otho’s Latin Correspondence” by Joanna Daley
Alumni Lecture by Moira Donovan
“Nothing Isolated in Nature: How EMSP Shaped My Work as a Freelance Journalist”
Student Panel 2 – A Space of Her Own
- “A Cell of Her Own: Female Identity, Community, and Proto-Feminist Thought in the Autobiographies of Early Modern Nuns” by Lucy Boyd
- “Women in the Garden” by Neyve Egger
- “‘A Warning of God’: The Social Microcosm of Monstrous Birth” by Emma Martel
- “Culinary Conceits: Early Modern Englishwomen and the Philosophy of the Kitchen” by Charlie Friesen
Student Panel 3 – Welcome to the Renaissance (Men)
- “Invasive Intertext: Classical Allusions as Mechanisms of Oppression in the Letters of Poliziano” by Angus Wilson
- “The Meaning of Power for Niccolò Machiavelli” by Daniel Konopelski
- “Conditional Love as the True Antagonist of Cervantes’ Don Quixote” by Erin Inglis