Event—Center for Renaissance Studies

Looking Forward to Attending to Premodern Women

In fall 2022, Attending to Premodern Women will return with a three-day conference focused on the theme of “Performance” at the Newberry Library. Formerly known as "Attending to Early Modern Women," the 2022 meeting will expand the scope of the conference to include scholars representing the ancient, classical, and medieval periods.

This multidisciplinary “teaser” roundtable on October 1st 2021 showcases four local experts moderated by long-time "Attending" organizer, Merry Weisner-Hanks. These scholars will come together for an invigorating discussion focused on premodern gender, sexuality, and the four thematic pillars of the 2022 conference: “Performing Power,” “Performing Art,” “Performing Gender,” and “Performing Pedagogy and Public Humanities," with the hopes of inspiring proposals for presentations and workshops for the following fall.


Larissa Brewer-García, University of Chicago
Barbara Newman, Northwestern University
Liz Rodriguez, Northeastern Illinois University
Tanya Tiffany, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Merry Wiesner-Hanks, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, moderator

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