2000 Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

Center for Renaissance Studies Programs
Renaissance Graduate Programs
Friday, June 9, 2000 to Saturday, June 10, 2000

Friday, June 9

Session 1: Reading and Reception

Chair: Jim Benedict, Washington University in Saint Louis

Creative Reading: Indexing as Interpretation in Seventeenth-Century England
Nathanial Smith, Indiana University

Latin Grammar in the Cathedral School: Fulbert of Chartres, Bonipert of Pécs, and the Way of a Lost Priscian Manuscript
Elod Nemerkenyi, Rutgers University

“The Castilian Joan of Arc”: Isabel I and the Expemplary Queen of La poncella de Francia
Anamaria Anderson, University of Michigan

“Counterfeited According to the Truth”: Visual Practice and New World Discovery in the Sixteenth Century
Michael Gaudio, Stanford University

Session 2: Metaphors of Seduction

Chair: Sharon Kirkwood, Northwestern University

“O thou power of sound, how thou dost melt me!”: Music as a Tool for Seduction in Jacobean Witchcraft Drama
Sarah Williams, Northwestern University

Milk and Honey: The Beloved as Promised Land in Ronsard’s Amours
Dan Smith, University of Notre Dame

“Seas of Filth”: The Role of the Catch in England’s Civil War
Stacey Jocoy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Session 3: Politics of the Stage

Chair: Susan Dadash, University of Pittsburgh

Immorta triuphans: Corruptions of Triumph in Paradise Lost and the Caroline Court
Rob Browning, Indiana University

The Coventry Hock Tuesday Play: Its Origin and Impact on Hocktide
Paulette Marty, University of Wisconsin-Madison

“Murder and bloodshed abound”: A Further Consideration of Cambises, King of Persia
Kathryn Lancaster
, Yale University

Saturday, June 10

Session 4: Religious Communities: The Changing Face of Religious Authority

Chair: Christina Hickman, Loyola University Chicago

The Wicked Brother Elias: Franciscan Perceptions of Alchemy in the Late Middle Ages
Matthew Slepin, Northwestern University

Precious but Problematic: A Preliminary Assessment of Newberry Library Case MS 175 and Its Place in Late Medieval Religious History
Derek Halvorson, Loyola University Chicago

Rules Made to be Modified: The Case of Santa Caterina de Quarto
Sherri Franks Johnson, University of Arizona

Session 5: Constructing Identities/Establishing Difference

Eallgylden fleohnet faeger: The Judith, the Fly-net, and the Politics of Allegorical Reading
Andrew Rabin, University of Chicago

Representations of Otherness and Selfhood in Marie de France’s Bisclavret: Boundaries, Identities, and Medieval Bestiaries
Samuel Sánchez y Sánchez, University of Michigan

Carcilaso de la Vega, el Inca’s Cannibalization of Michel de Montaigne: Pedro Serrano ‘doesn’t wear breeches’
Nhora Lucia Serrano, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Session 6: Women’s Voices and Textual Authority

Imagined Community: Alice Thornton’s Autobiography and the Creation of Collective Memory
Rhoda Cairns, Miami University

Jane Sharp’s Identificatory Strategies
Kimberly Hill, Kent State University

Unlikely Heroes: Female Transvetism in Early Modern Europe
Nichole Prescott, Miami University

Weaning the Nursing Industry: Elizabeth Knyvet Clinton’s The Countesse of Lincolnes Nurserie
Marjorie Rubright
, University of Missouri-Columbia

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