2006 Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

Center for Renaissance Studies Programs
Renaissance Graduate Programs
Friday, June 9, 2006 to Saturday, June 10, 2006

Friday, June 9

Panel 1: Contextual Experience in Early Modern Europe

Chair: Jane K. Wickersham, Center for Renaissance Studies, The Newberry Library

“Alas sweet lady, what imports this song?”: Dramatic Performance of Women’s Musical Madness on the Jacobean Stage
Megan Guenther, Department of Music, Northwestern University

Beyond the Home, the Convent, and the Brothel: Working Women in Milan, 1576-1630
Jeanette Marie Fregulia, Department of History, University of Nevada, Reno

Protofeminist or Female Professional? A New Interpretation of Aemilia Lanyer’s “Description of Cooke-ham”
Elizabeth Hutcheon, Department of English, University of Chicago

Session 2: Authority and Authorship In Medieval Europe

Chair: Nathanial B. Smith, Indiana University

“But he semed for to be/ A man of gret auctorite”: The Interpretative Anxieties of the Raptus Case and the Lives of Chaucer
David J. Croft, School of English and Theatre Studies, University of Guelph

Invitation and the Horizon of Being in the Old English “Maxims”
Wilkie Collins IV, Department of English, Wayne State University

So They Entertained Themselves to Their Satisfaction: Humor as an Argument for Literary Consciousness in the Icelandic Family Sagas
Kevin Drzakowski, Department of English, Western Michigan University

Session 3: Alternative Representations of Renaissance Music

Chair: Mike Yetter, Northern Illinois University

Brotherhood of the (Kettle) Drum: Reconstructing the Guilds and Life of Late Renaissance English Timpanists
Andrew R. Martin, Department of Musicology, University of Minnesota

Modern Performance Practice of Three Examples of Native-Language Renaissance Music from New Spain
Dianna Lehmann, Department of Music, Northwestern University

Saturday, June 10

Session 4: Renaissance Texts: Form and Space

Chair: Nathan Martin, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

The Christian Context and Arabic Art at the SS. Annunziata: The Stained Glass Oculus of Piero de’ Medici’s Oratory Considered
Bradley J. Cavallo, Department of Art History, Syracuse University

Configuring Women’s Eulogy: The Work of Compilation in Apologetic Collections, 1493-1555
Renée-Claude Breitenstein, Department of French Literature, McGill University

The Form of History in Martinus Polonus’ “Chronicon pontificum et imperatorum”
Jamie McCandless, Department of History, Western Michigan University

Session 5: Body and Spirit: The Matter of Christian Identity in Early Modern Art and Literature

Chair: Jennifer Shea, McGill University

Bulgarini, Saint Francis, and the Beginnings of a Tradition
Laura Dobrynin, Department of Art History, Ohio University

The Anxious Rhetoric of Early Modern Surgeons
Matthew Rea, Department of English, University of Guelph

“For Our Comfort”: Converting ‘Otherness’ in The Merchant of Venice
Ruth E. Friedman, Department of English, University of Chicago

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