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First Early Modern Iberian Studies Seminar of New England

Flyer from First Early Iberian Studies Seminar in New England

Amherst College – Mount Holyoke College-University of Massachusetts Amherst

The Arthur F. Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies University of Massachusetts

650 E. Pleasant Street, amherst, MA 01002

Schedule of Events:

8:30 – 9:00 Welcome

9:00 – 10:30 First Session

“Stage and Practices: Women’s Health and Healing in Early Modern Spain”

By Margaret Boyle, Bowdoin College

“Del beaterio a la mojigango con las betas”

By Noelia Cirnigliara, Dartmouth College

“Performing the Self on the Early Modern Stage (and Page) the Case of Agustin de Rojas Villandrando”

By Alejandro Garcia-Reidy, Syracuse University

Respondent: Nieves Romero diaz, Mount Holyoke College

10:30 –-11:00 Break

11:00 –12:30 Second Session

“Hijas de Madrid: Letters and Local Belonging in Seventeenth Century Madris”

By Laura Bass, Brown University

“Upon Being; Badly Married’: The figure of the Malcasada in Cervantes’s novella El celo so extremeno’

By John Cull, College of the Holy Cross

RESPONDENT: Catherine Infante, Amherst College

12:30 -2:00 Lunch

2:00 – 3:00 third Session

“When Heaven is Complicit – Agueda de la Cruz and Abusive Catholic Piety”By Elizabeth Rhodes, Bosto3:30 – 4:00 Break

Center of Humanistic Inquiry at Amherst College
222 Frost Library
61 Quadrangle, Amherst, MA 01002

4:00 – 5-15 Keynote Address

“Colgados de la boca”, Incest and the Rise of the Novel in Early Modern Spain

By: Emrique Garcia Santo-Tomas

Frank P. Casa Collegiate Professor of Spanish at the University of Michigan


This seminar is co-sponsored by Amherst College, Mount Holyoke College and UMass Amherst, is free and open to the public.