This seminar considers how gender is implicated in the formation of the political, social, and artistic cultures of the early modern period. Topics addressed include religious and allegorical representations of and by women; the economic and legal status of women in specific communities; representations of male and female bodies in literature, art, and science; and applications of competing theories of gender, sexualities, and feminisms.
Past Events 2013 - 14
Past Events 2012 - 13
“'In the Next World': Aphra Behn’s Oroonoko and the Limits of Historical Romance"
Past Events 2011 - 12
"The Women’s Story in The Merry Wives of Windsor"