Early Modern Women, 19 June

May 2, 2010

Oxford Brookes University

Early Modern Research Cluster


Saturday 19 June 2010

Followed by a public lecture by Alison Weir and Tracy Borman

Registration is free, and includes lunch and refreshments.

Limited funding is available to assist postgraduate students with travel expenses.


9:30 – 10:30  Plenary

Sandra Clark (Institute of English Studies, University of London)

‘“The Woman to the Plow and the Man to the Hen-roost”:

Women and the ‘Family Economy’ in Popular Literature’

10:30 – 11:00  Coffee

11:00 – 12:30 Seminar panel: Women and Text

Suzan van Dijk (Huygens Institute, Netherlands)

‘Georgette de Montenay, Anna Roemers Visscher

and Other Women Translating/Commenting Upon Each Other’

Helen Hackett (University College London)

‘Catholic Women as Participants in Manuscript Networks:

the Case of Constance Aston Fowler’s Verse Miscellany’

Elaine Hobby (Loughborough University)

‘“The Woman’s Book”: Rewriting of ‘Women’ in

The Birth of Mankind (1540-1654)’

12:30 – 1:30  Lunch

1:30 – 3:00  Seminar panel: Women and Space

Amanda Flather (University of Essex)

‘Gender, ‘Place’ and the Experience of Domestic Space in Early Modern England’

Jessica Malay (University of Huddersfield)

‘Navigating the Domestic: Spatial Strategies in the Plain and

Compendious Relation of the Case of Mrs. Mary Hampson’

Lynn Robson (Regent’s Park College, University of Oxford)

‘“Strange Wench! What Character May Fit Thee Best?”:

the Exemplarity of Anne Greene’

3:00 – 3:30  Coffee

3:30 – 4:30  Roundtable discussion on ‘Teaching Gender’

Joanne Bailey (Department of History, Oxford Brookes University)

Barbara Eichner (Department of Music, Oxford Brookes University)

Eleanor Rycroft (Department of English, Oxford Brookes University)

5:00 – 6:00  Reception

6:00 – 7:00  Public lecture

Tracy Borman and Alison Weir, ‘The Virgin and the Whore’

Please contact the organisers for details and registration:

Katharine Craik   kcraik@brookes.ac.uk or

Eleanor Lowe   eleanor.lowe@brookes.ac.uk


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