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506. Mothers and Daughters, Mothers and Sons

Saturday, 11 January, 10:15–11:30 a.m., Mayfair, Sheraton Chicago

Program arranged by the Division on Medieval and Renaissance Italian Literature and the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women

Presiding: Laura Giannetti, Univ. of Miami

1. "The Transactions of Life: Profit, Honor, and Economic Metaphors in the Correspondence of Alessandra Strozzi and Her Sons," Meredith Levin, New York Univ.

2. "Raising the Renaissance Man: Early Modern Mothers Constructing Masculinity in Advice Manuals to Their Sons," Janet Bartholomew, Michigan State Univ.

3. "'A Mother of Nations': The Politics of Lucy Hutchinson's Order and Disorder," Laura DeFurio, Univ. of Alabama, Tuscaloosa

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  • Comparative Literature – Medieval and Renaissance

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