Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Accessorizing the Renaissance Body

The NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study
Sept. 26, 2008
Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts
715 Broadway

"Accessorizing the Renaissance Body" is cosponsored by the NYU Department of English, the NYU Department of Italian, and the NYU Medieval and Renaissance Center. The conference schedule is pasted below, but the schedule as well as a conference program can also be downloaded at the CELCE blog:

If you have questions, contact Nicole DeRise, nicole[dot]derise[at]nyu[dot]edu.


Session I: Working with Accessories
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Chair: Richard McCoy
Natasha Korda: “Stiff and Starchy Accessories: Froes, Rebatoes and Other ‘Outlandish Comodityes’”
Beth Holman: “Papal Dress and Accessories in the Renaissance”
Adam Smyth: “Functional Ornaments: Early Modern Scissors”

Session II: Renaissance Erotics
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Chair: Juliet Fleming
Anne Jones: “Busks and Bodices: The Bound Renaissance Body”
Will Fisher: “‘Had it a codpiece, ’twere a man indeed’: The Codpiece as a Constitutive Accessory”
Elizabeth Blake: “Renaissance Dildos and Accessories: The Functions of Early Modern Strap-Ons”

Break: 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Session III: Dressing Up
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Chair: Virginia Cox
Evelyn Welch: “Perfumed Buttons and Scented Gloves: Smelling Things in Renaissance Italy”
Karen Raber: “Chains of Pearls: Gender, Property, Identity”
Bella Mirabella: “Embellishing Herself with a Cloth: The Double Life of the Handkerchief”
Eugenia Paulicelli: “From the Sacred to the Secular: The Gendered Geography of Veils in Italian Cinquecento Fashion”

Session IV: Taking Accessories Seriously
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Chair: Georgina Dopico
Jane Tylus: “The Garment of Translation”
Karen Newman: “Accessories and the Sartorial Economy of Secondariness”
Joseph Loewenstein: “Hamlet's Mourning Garment”

Response: 6:00 p.m.
Peter Stallybrass

Reception: 6:30 p.m.


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