Thursday, April 27, 2006

Conferences all over the place ...

Early Modern Secrets and Lies
Friday, April 28th, 2006
The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Fifth Avenue (at 34th St.)

Breakfast and Check-in: 8:00am in 4406

Panel 1: 9:00 am in Segal Theater
"A Lady's Petrarchan Body: The Role of the Waiting-Woman in The Duchess of Malfi" by Irene Middleton of Emory University
"A Man in Uniform: (Mis)Reading the Body of Catalina de Erauso" by Michelle Teti of Northeastern University
"Margaret Cavendish: Carving Textual Space" by Anne Thell of Fordham University

Panel 2: 10:30 am in Segal Theater
"Female Conduct and the Ovidian Heroine in the Poetry of Isabella Whitney" by Kimberley Ayer of the University of Connecticut
"Isabella Whitney's 'Wyll and Testament': Mapping the Economic City" by Ivy Linton Stabell of the University of Connecticut
"'Well Equipp'd to Wage in Angry Rhymes': Satires of Powerlessness in Whitney and Surrey" by Sarah Rasher of the University of Connecticut

Panel 3: 12:00 pm in Segal Theater
"I Haunt You Still: The Duchess of Malfi and the Secrets of the World Beyond" by Lynn Maxwell of Emory University
"The Performance of Social Class: Domestic Violence in the 'Griselda' Story" by Helen Fulton of University of Wales Swansea
"Fictional Realities: The Construction of Verisimilitude in Thomas More's Utopia" by Balaka Basu of the Graduate Center, CUNY

Lunch: 1:15 – 2pm

Panel 4: 2.00 pm in Segal Theater
"Public Sacrifice and the 'Hazard of Much Blood' in Shakespeare's Roman Plays" by Louise Geddes of the Graduate Center, CUNY
"Simul iustus et peccator: Luther's Two Faces" by Thomas Lederer of Albert-Ludwigs-University
"Public and Private Spaces: Hamlets and Anti-Hamlets" by Eric Retinger of Tufts University

Panel 5: 3:10pm in Segal Theater
"'To be new made': Secrecy, Artifice, and the Language of Seduction in Shakespeare's Sonnet 2" by Linda Neiberg of the Graduate Center, CUNY
"Fatal Attraction: Sex, Lies, 'Cold Love' and Deceit in Marlowe's Dido, Queen of Carthage" by Brenda Henry-Offor of the Graduate Center, CUNY

Keynote Address: 4:00pm in Segal Theater
"The Private Life of Shakespeare's Young Man: Memory, Forgetting and the Procreation Sonnets" by Garrett Sullivan of Pennsylvania State University

5:30pm Refreshments in 4406


The Society for Renaissance Studies

Second National Conference at The University of Edinburgh, 6-8 July 2006

Plenary Speakers:
Prof. Judith Bryce (Bristol), Prof. John Monfasani (SUNY at Albany/Renaissance
Society of America), and Prof. William H. Sherman (Centre for Renaissance and
Early Modern Studies, York)

Plenary Events:
National Gallery of Scotland
National Library of Scotland
Old College, Edinburgh

Building on the success of the first national conference in Bristol in 2003 this event will once again provide an occasion for Renaissance scholars to meet and present their research. The conference programme and registration details can be found at:

For general enquiries.: Dr Stephen Bowd, University of Edinburgh, School of History and Classics, William Robertson Building, 50 George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9JY,


Conference: 'Shrews' on the Renaissance Stage. Organised by the Centre for Early Modern & Renaissance Studies, University of York.

This 2-day, interdisciplinary conference will be held in the centre of York on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th May. and will focus particularly on: Shakespeare "The Taming of the Shrew"; Fletcher "The Woman's Prize"; John Lacy "Sauny the Scott". It will be led by Professor David Wootton and the speakers include: Sandra Clark (Birkbeck); Michael Cordner (York), Helmer
Helmers (Leiden), Graham Holderness (Hertfordshire), Barbara Hodgdon(Michigan), and Leah Marcus (Vanderbilt). Registration details and further information about the conference venue and staying in York can be found on the CREMS website, or by contacting


The Rutgers Program in Medieval Studies hosts the final lecture of our Dispute Resolution lecture series.

Paul Hyams
Cornell University
Presenting: "Was There Such a Thing as Feud in the High Middle Ages?"

Friday, April 28, 2006, 4:30 PM
Murray Hall 303

Reception following.


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