CFPs in Renaissance Intellectual History

The Rule of Women


Source of Information: CFP 2004-07-15/20
Date of Event: 2005-02-17 to 19
Location of event: Coral Gables, USA
Deadline for abstracts etc.: 2004-10-31




CALL FOR PAPERS

"THE RULE OF WOMEN"

FOURTEENTH ANNUAL INTERDISCIPLINARY SYMPOSIUM IN
MEDIEVAL, RENAISSANCE, AND BAROQUE STUDIES

DEPARTMENT OF
FOREIGN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES
COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI

FROM 2/17/2005 TO 2/19/2005

Keynote Speakers:
Carole Levin, University of Nebraska
Barbara Weissberger, University of Minnesota

Scholars in the fields of women's history and gender studies have long
attempted to chart the political, social, and epistemic changes that
affected women's agency from the medieval period through the Renaissance
and the Baroque.  Beginning with Joan Kelly's seminal essay on women's
loss of autonomy in the Renaissance, questions of women's familial and
social roles continue to arise even as more documentation is found on
increasing numbers of women in positions of authority during these
periods.  From abbesses to mistresses, and from royal daughters to regents
and rulers in their own right, women in Europe and the New World left a
legacy of female agency that has yet to be fully explored.

This conference will center on the contributions of women who either
legitimately or illicitly claimed their right to power in the public and
private, secular and religious arenas.  It seeks to reopen the question
concerning whether women lost or gained power and standing from the Middle
Ages to the Renaissance, and aims to bring together comparative
perspectives on women's political status within Europe and between
European and other cultures, including those of the New World, Islam, and
Asia.  We welcome one page abstracts on symbolic, social, or historical
studies of:

QUEENS
REGENTS
ROYALS
ABBESSES
NUNS
SAINTS
COURTESANS
LOVERS
MISTRESSES
DAUGHTERS
MOTHERS
SISTERS

Deadline for Abstracts:  31 October 2004
Send a one page abstract and brief CV (e-mail preferred) to:
Prof. Anne J. Cruz C/O Aaron Merideth
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
P.O. Box 248093,
University of Miami,
Coral Gables, FL  33124-4650
TEL:  305.284.5585
FAX:  305.284.2068
E-MAIL:  a.merideth@miami.edu


Sincerely,
Aaron J. Merideth
Staff Associate
Foreign Languages and Literatures
College of Arts and Sciences
University of Miami
P.O. Box 248093
TEL-(305) 284-5585
FAX-(305) 284-2068
 

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