Attending to Early Modern Women Workshop: Sex and Marriage: Then and Now

A description and list of readings from the “Sex and Marriage: Then and Now” workshop coming up at ATW in Wisconsin (http://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/conferences/atw2015/index.cfm)

Everything Early Modern Women

Katharine Cleland, Katie Kalpin Smith, Sara Keeth, and I will be leading a workshop at ATW this year (http://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/conferences/atw2015/index.cfm). Taking “Taxonomies of Time” as its primary theme, this workshop will explore the similarities and differences between the topics of gender, sexuality, and marriage in the early modern and modern worlds. In particular, the workshop will focus on the regulation and representation of female bodies in relationship to marriage. We are interested in looking at the early modern period alongside our own as well as how ideas about women’s bodies compare when outside of marriage (before and after) or within marriage. Workshop participants will put excerpts from early modern texts, including The Duchess of Malfi, in conversation with relevant current events, including the heated public debates over gay marriage and birth control. Our hope is that workshop discussion will encourage participants to think comparatively about issues of sex and marriage across…

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About Jessica C. Murphy

Associate Prof of Lit Studies at UT Dallas, Author of _Virtuous Necessity: Conduct Literature and the Making of the Virtuous Woman in Early Modern England_ (http://www.press.umich.edu/7685052/virtuous_necessity)
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