2002-2003 Events


Annual EMC Conference | Bodies, Bawdies, and Nobodies: Early Modern Women, 1500-1800 | February 21, 2003
McCune Conference Room (HSSB 6020)

“Bodies, Bawdies, and Nobodies: Early Modern Women, 1500-1800” is a conference exploring the concept of embodiment as it relates to women as creators, subjects, and consumers of British, Continental, and early American cultures. How has our understanding of the association between the body and women been complicated by recent critical investigations into the female body in culture and domesticity? Panel topics to include literature, history, cultural studies, and art history.

“Bodies, Bawdies, and Nobodies” Website

EMC Undergraduate Conference | Early Modern Women | May 30, 2003
South Hall 2635

Undergraduates from classes throughout the year which have focused on the Center’s theme of early modern women will deliver individual papers and group presentations. Undergraduate courses represented will include Richard Helgerson’s honors section of English 101, which studied the “Norton Women”; Patricia Fumerton’s honors section of English 105A: Early Shakespeare (Shakespeare’s Women); Patricia Fumerton’s 197 on Early Modern Women Writers; Lee Bliss’ 157 on Images of Women in English Renaissance Drama; and Robert Erickson’s 197 on The Poetics of Ecstasy and Rapture in Seventeenth Century Poetry. Discussions will follow each class’s presentation and the conference will conclude with refreshments for all.

Schedule of Events:

1:00 | Introduction, Patricia Fumerton, Director of Early Modern Center

1:15 | Presentations by students of Richard Helgerson’s English 101s: “Norton Women”
Magali Bourget, Sofia Cervantes, Alexia Ferracuti, Kristen Golden, Lauren Harmon, Drew Helms, Hilary Johnson, Katie Landman, Karen Luna, Alyson Smith, Vicky Springer

1:45 | Presentations by students of Patricia Fumerton’s English 197: “Early Modern Women Writers, 1500-1800”
Stephanie Grewal, Kristen McDevitt, Jenna Reed

2:15 | Presentations by students of Bob Erickson’s English 197: “The Poetry and Poetics of Ecstasy”
Jonathan Cornforth, Lauren Harmon, Eric Valansi, Ashleigh Webb, Ryan Young

2:45 | Break

3:00 | Presentations by students of Lee Bliss’s English 157: “ Renaissance Drama: Gender, Genre, and the Representations of Women”
Thomas Flowers, Michelle Goldberk, Jenna Reed

3:30 | Presentations by students of Patricia Fumerton’s English 105AS: “Early Shakespeare’s Women”
Ryan Bates, Christina Frederick, James Howard, Brooke Reed, Meghann Williams

4:00 | Open Discussion

4:30 | Reception (refreshments will be served)


Peter Burke Lecture | February 28, 2003
“To Purify the Dialect of the Tribe: Campaigns for Language Purification in Europe, 1450-1750”
South Hall 2635, 3:30 PM

Faculty Showcase: Teaching and Technology | April 14, 2003
Corwin Pavilion, 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM

The Early Modern Center will be exhibiting its website and Picture Gallery/Slideshow at a booth, as well as delivering a presentation, which will be videotaped and shown on the website of the UC Office of the President’s “Teaching, Learning and technology Center (TLtC)”.

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