Early Modern Women in Public and Private / RSA 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Renaissance Society of America
contact email: 
Martine.VanElk@csulb.edu

Early Modern Women in Public and Private

A session at the annual meeting of the Renaissance Society of America, 27-29 March 2014, New York City.
This session explores the relationship of early modern women to shifting conceptions of the public and private realms as well as domesticity. How did early modern women, especially early modern women writers, articulate their own place in the public realm or different spheres that were conceived as public to varying degrees? How, when, and why did women see themselves as members of “counterpublics”? How did they represent public and private spaces in different types of writing or in visual arts and objects? Conversely, how did men represent women in these spaces? Interdisciplinary and cross-cultural approaches are welcome.

Please e-mail an abstract and a brief curriculum vitae to Martine van Elk at Martine.vanElk@csulb.edu as soon as possible, but no later than June 1, 2013.

This session will be sponsored by the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at California State University, Long Beach

cfp categories: 
interdisciplinary
renaissance