Thursday, 3:30–4:45 p.m., 6A, ACC
The Myth of Post-canonicity: Early Modern Women Writers
A special session. Presiding: Lara A. Dodds, Mississippi State Univ.
Speakers: Kimberly Anne Coles, Univ. of Maryland, College Park; Michelle M. Dowd, Univ. of North Carolina, Greensboro; Ula Klein, Texas A&M International Univ.; Rebecca Laroche, Univ. of Colorado, Colorado Springs; Mihoko Suzuki, Univ. of Miami
Respondent: Wendy L. Wall, Northwestern Univ.
Panelists address the obstacles and opportunities for the study and teaching of early modern women given current disciplinary and institutional circumstances. The recovery of early modern women’s writing has been very successful, but by some measures women’s creative activities remain marginalized within the profession. What are the causes and consequences? What are strategies for change?