Conference on Catholic Culture in Early Modern England

Peter Davidson, University of Aberdeen
Peter Davidson, University of Aberdeen
Center for Renaissance Studies Programs
Other Renaissance Programs
Friday, October 11, 2002 to Saturday, October 12, 2002

Sponsored by Wayne State University, Miami University, and Kent State University, with additional support from Ohio State University; and organized by Ronald Corthell, Kent State University; Frances E. Dolan, Miami University; Christopher Haley, Ohio State University; and Arthur Marotti, Wayne State University.

This conference resulted in the proceedings publication Catholic Culture in Early Modern England, ed. by Ronald Corthell, Frances E. Dolan, Christopher Highly, and Arthur F. Marotti (South Bend, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2007).

Friday schedule   |   Saturday schedule

Friday, October 11

Plenary Speaker

Introduction: Arthur Marotti, Wayne State University

Catholic Spaces
Peter Davidson, University of Aberdeen

Session 1: Catholicism and Material Culture

Chair: Ronald Corthell, Kent State University (now at Purdue University Calumet)

Material Culture and Recusant Studies
Patricia Bruckman, University of Toronto, now emerita

Rich Embroidered Churchstuff: The Vestments of Helena Wintour
Sophie Holroyd, University of Warwick

“Hypocritical and abominable, idolatrous pyctures”: Elizabethan Catholics and Devotional Imagery
Richard L. Williams, Birbeck College, London

Session 2: Recusancy and Gender

Chair: Kari McBride, University of Arizona

Gender and Recusant Melancholia in Robert Southwell’s Mary Magdalene’s Funeral Tears
Gary Kuchar, McMaster University

Women Catholics and Latin Culture
Jane Stevenson, University of Aberdeen

Rethinking the Boundaries between Religious and Laywomen
Colleen M. Seguin, Valparaiso University

St. Teresa of Avila, Abraham Woodhead and Bishop Stillingfleet: The Reconstruction of a Forgotten Controversy
Kathleen Spinnenweber, Franciscan University of Steubenville

Session 3: Images of Catholicism in Peace and War

Chair: Frances Dolan, Miami University (now at University of California, Davis)

Henrietta Maria as Performer and Politique
Melinda Gough, Oklahoma State University (now at McMaster University)

Was Henrietta Maria French?
Caroline Hibbard, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, now emerita

Queen Henrietta Maria and The King’s Cabinet Opened
Michelle White, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga

Saturday, October 12

Session 4: Confessional and National Identities

Chair: Christopher Highley, Ohio State University

The English Roman Life: Representing the English Catholic Diaspora in Early Modern Europe
Mark Netzloff, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

The Lives of Women Saints of Our Countrie of England: Gender and Nationalism in Recusant Hagiography
Catherine Sanok, University of Michigan

International Religious Politics and the Chivalric Romance, 1588-1596: Another Look at Anthony Munday and Edmund Spenser
Donna Hamilton, University of Maryland

“Transcribed and compared”: Manuscript Transmission of the Treatises of Father Augustine Baker
Heather Wolfe, Folger Shakespeare Library

Session 5: Catholicism and/on the Stage

Chair: Ronald Corthell, Kent State University (now at Purdue University Calumet)

“Martyremnon facit poena”: Reading Executions of English Catholics through Dekker and Massinger’s The Virgin Martyr
Nova Myhill, New College of Florida

Idolatry, Gender, and Religious Difference in English Renaissance Drama
Jennie Evenson, University of Michigan (now at Pepperdine University)

Queen Henrietta Maria, James Shirley and the Shaping of an Oppositional Religion
Rebecca Bailey, Birbeck College, London (now at University of Gloucestershire)

Session 6: Religious Biography and Autobiography

Chair: Arthur Marotti, Wayne State University, now emeritus

Alabaster’s Conversion and the Reassessment of Autobiography
Holly Crawford, University of California, Los Angeles (now at Washington and Lee University)

“Now I arne a Catholique”: William Alabaster, Toby Matthew, and the Early Modern Catholic Conversion Narrative
Molly Murray, Yale University

Technologies of Biography: Structural Rhetoric in Allen’s XII Reverend Priests
Alice Dailey, University of California, Los Angeles (now at Villanove University)

Father John Gerard’s Object Lessons: Relics and Catholic Devotional Objects in Autobiography of a Hunted Priest
Anne Myers, University of California, Los Angeles (now at University of Missouri)

Session 7: Panel Discussion

Ronald Corthell, Kent State University (now at Purdue University Calumet)

Frances Dolan, Miami University (now at University of California, Davis)

hristopher Highley, Ohio State University

Arthur Marotti, Wayne State University

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