Held at the University of Warwick, Coventry, England. The theme for this year’s series of workshops is “Belief and Unbelief in the Early Modern Period.”
This one-day workshop addressed such topics as:
- What were women’s experiences of belief?
- How did masculinity shape -and how was it shaped by- belief?
- What was the relation between gender and spiritual/religious writing?
Welcome and Introduction
Ingrid De Smet, Director, Centre for the Study of the Renaissance
Session 1: Open or Closed? Gender, Belief, and Community in a Transatlantic Perspective
Female Religious Communities in Early Modern Europe
Silvia Evangelisti, University of East Anglia
Luther and the Household: Myth and Reality
Lyndal Roper, Balliol College, University of Oxford
Gender and Religion in Early Modern Colonialism: an Overview
Merry Wiesner-Hanks, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Session 2: Configurations of Gender and Belief
Faith and Gender in English Renaissance Women Translators’ Paratexts
Brenda Hosington, University of Warwick, emerita
Gendering a City: Representations of London in Civic Pageantry of the Early Seventeenth Century
Kimberley Martin, University of Warwick
Inspiration and Aspiration: Invocations of the Holy Spirit in Lucy Hutchinson’s Order and Disorder and John Milton’s Paradise Lost
John West, University of Warwick
Session 3: Gender and Belief: Problems, Questions, and Avenues for Research
Presentations by Warwick graduate students:
The Significance of Belief about Angels in the English Reformation
James Shirley, Ireland’s Catholic Playwright?
Music, Gender, and Belief in Post-Reformation England
This is one of a series of collaborative programs between the University of Warwick Centre for the Study of the Renaissance and the Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies, funded by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.