2005 Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

Center for Renaissance Studies Programs
Renaissance Graduate Programs
Friday, June 10, 2005 to Saturday, June 11, 2005

Friday, June 10

Session 1: Representations of Ideals: From the Material to the Immaterial

Chair: Sif Rikhardsdottir, Washington University in St. Louis

Clothing as a Social Metaphor in Grimmelshausen’s Der Abenteuerliche Simplicissimus
Molly Markin, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Art of the Gift in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Michelle Yacht, Department of English, University of Chicago

Coming off the High Horse: Equines and Identity in Chrétien de Troyes’s Contes del Graal
Emmanuelle Bonnafoux, Department of French, University of Chicago 

The Function of the Visual in the Troubadour Love Canso: Dreaming and Envisioning the Donna
Valerie M. Whilhite, Department of Comparative Literature, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Session 2: Empire and Empiricism

Chair: Stephanie Leitch, University of Chicago

Eva Stamoulou, Department of Art History, McGill University, “Mehmed II’s Protrait by Gentile Bellini: Patronage and Cross-Cultural Encounters in the Early Modern Context”

“naer ‘t leven” and the Emergence of Science: A Study of Prints Used by Andreas Vesalius and Jan Huygen van Linschoten
Elizabeth A. Sutton, Department of Art History, University of Iowa

Vedute di Roma: Fantasy, Reality, and Symbolism
Ilenia Colon Mendoza, Department of Art History, Pennsylvania State University

An Innovative Approach towards Understanding the Temple of Diana in Jorge de Montemayor’s Los siete libros de la Diana
Benjamin Nelson, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Chicago

Session 3: Performance of Identity: From Public to Private

Chair: Michelle Miller, University of Michigan

Performing Female Artistic Identity: Lavinia Fontana and the Allegorical Self-Portrait in Sixteenth-Century Bologna
Patricia Rocco, Department of Art History, McGill University

Receiving Relics, “Handling Sin”: Robert Mannyng of Brunne’s “Tale of the Sacrilegious Carolers” from Handlyng Synne
Dana Gavre, Department of English Language and Literature, University of Chicago

Transformation and Materiality in the Kunst- und Wunderkammer
Sarah Mitchell, Department of Art History, McGill University

The Contemplation of Shameful Things: Early Modern Confession and the Poetics of Dissatisfaction
Joanne Diaz, Department of English, Northwestern University

Saturday, June 11

Session 4: The Politics of Female Subjectivity

Chair: Gabriella Baika, University of Pittsburgh

Building the Black in England: Women and Sexuality in John Pory’s Translation of Geographical History of Africa by John Leo Africanus
Teri I. Imus, Department of English, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Gender Anxiety and the Politics of Marriage in Cambises and Pacient and Meeke Grissell
Elizabeth Zeman, Department of English, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Social Performance and the Women of Ben Jonson’s Comical Satires
Tara J. Hayes, Department of English, Wayne State University

Session 5: Textuality and Tradition

Chair: Jane Wickersham, Center for Renaissance Studies

Essaying Doubt: Skepticism and Truth in Montaigne and Bacon
Christopher Palkovacs, Department of French, Miami University of Ohio

Dreaming a Kingship: Biographical Dislocation and Generic Negotiation in The Kingis Quair
Jennifer Jahner, Department of English, University of Colorado Boulder

The Limits of Text in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Jason Herman, Department of English, University of Arizona

Velázquez and the Continuous Narrative: Las Hilanderas
Lisa Leverett, Department of Art History, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee

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