The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0312 Saturday, 4 April 1998.
From: Helen Ostovich <
Date: Friday, 3 Apr 1998 12:10:52 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Reading Early Modern Women: Symposium at Brock University,
Symposium on Reading Early Women Writers: Research and Pedagogy
Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, CA on May 1, 1998.
Please note that registration is accepted by email.
For information, please contact the organizers: Elizabeth Sauer (Brock
or Helen Ostovich (McMaster
Symposium on Reading Early Modern Women Writers: Research and Pedagogy
Brock University, May 1, 1998
This Symposium provides a forum for discussions about reading,
researching, and teaching women writers of early modern England, and
features presentations by Professor Susanne Woods on the Brown
University Women Writers Project and Professor Susan Brown on the
9-9:30 am: Registration and morning coffee
9:30-10:30 am: Plenary speaker: Susanne Woods (Franklin & Marshall
College, Lancaster, PA)
10:30-11 am: Susan Brown (University of Guelph)
11 am: Coffee
11:15-12:15 am: Panel 1 on reading early women:
1) Christina Luckyj (Dalhousie University): "'A Woman of Few Words is a
Gift of God': Early Modern Women on Silence"
2) Katherine Acheson (University of Waterloo) "Aristocratic Continuity
and Poetic Identity"
12:30 pm: Lunch, Brock University Faculty Club
12-3:15 pm: Panel 2 on reading early women:
1) Sara Mendelson (McMaster University) "Lessons from History:
Narratives of Female Culture"
2) Lynne Magnusson (University of Waterloo) "A Rhetoric of Requests:
Suitor's Letters by Elizabethan Women"
3) Heather Campbell (York University) "Domesticating the Text: Towards a
Teaching Anthology of Seventeenth-century Women's Writings"
3:15 pm: Coffee
3:30-5 pm: Roundtable inquiry into teaching early modern women, followed
by an investigation of a pedagogical packet of support materials for
teaching early modern women (5-5:30 pm)
6:30 pm: Dinner at Port Mansion, Port Dalhousie, St. Catharines
The Symposium is co-organized by Elizabeth Sauer (Brock University) and
Helen Ostovich (McMaster University), with the assistance of Isabel
White (McMaster University) and Jane Farnsworth (Brock University), and
is sponsored by the Faculty of Humanities, Brock University.
For more information, contact Elizabeth Sauer at
or phone: 905 688-5550 x3887
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I will be attending the Symposium on May 1, 1998. ___ Yes ___ No
A catered lunch will be provided in the Brock University Faculty Club.
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No registration fee will be charged; however, a $15 fee is required to
cover the cost of the lunch and photocopies for the roundtable
discussions. If you are not attending the lunch, please bring $5.00 to
pay for photocopying costs.
The dinner will take place at the Port Mansion, Port Dalhousie, St.
Catharines at 6:30 pm on May 1st. Cost: $20-25 per person.
I plan to attend the dinner. ___ Yes ___ No
Inexpensive accommodations are available on campus at Brock University.
Please contact Elizabeth Sauer for information.
Please make your $15 cheque payable to Brock University and either bring
it with you on May 1, or send it now, along with this form, to:
Department of English
St. Catharines, ON L2S 3A1
Registration forms are due NOW or by April 20, 1998.
We have a limited number of places.
Forms may also be faxed (905 688-5550 4492). If you wish to register by
email, you may do so by sending a message to