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250. "A Little World Made Cunningly": Generative Bodies and Early Modern Natural Philosophy

Sunday, 4 January, 10:15–11:30 a.m., Jefferson, Sheraton

Program arranged by the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women

Presiding: Rebecca Totaro, Florida Gulf Coast Univ.

Rebecca Totaro's Annotation:
Revised list of Speakers: Caroline Bicks, Boston Coll.; Katherine Eggert, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder; Kathryn Marie Moncrief, Washington Coll.; Louis Schwartz, Univ. of Richmond; Susan Staub, Appalachian State Univ.; Rebecca Totaro, Florida Gulf Coast Univ.

Speakers: Caroline Bicks, Boston Coll.; Katherine Eggert, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder; Eve H. Keller, Fordham Univ., Bronx; Kathryn Marie Moncrief, Washington Coll.; Louis Schwartz, Univ. of Richmond; Susan Staub, Appalachian State Univ.

For abstracts, write to rtotaro@fgcu.edu after 20 Dec.

Session Description:

This roundtable will examine early modern generative bodies by placing them in relation to literary texts and natural philosophy of the period. How can the studies of medicine, anatomy, midwifery, botany, gynecology, physics, meteorology, horticulture, and alchemy enrich our understanding of the early modern environment and gendered embodiment?


Subjects:

  • Comparative Literature – General

  • British Literature – Renaissance and Elizabethan

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