367: Epic and Innovation

5:15 PM–6:30 PM Friday, Jan 4, 2019 (US - Central)

Sheraton Grand - Michigan B

Session Information

Description: This interdisciplinary and transnational session focuses on early modern women’s textual, visual, and performative engagements with epic conventions; women’s strategies for representation or self-representation in the genre; and generic innovations in manuscript, print, and paint. Panelists consider writings by Christine de Pizan, Moderata Fonte, Lucrezia Marinella, and Hester Pulter; and English translations of the epic and female readership.

Related Material: For related material, write to p.phillippy@kingston.ac.uk


Patricia Phillippy, Kingston U London


Mihoko Suzuki, U of Miami

Lara A. Dodds, Mississippi State U

Katherine McKenna, Vanderbilt U

Marie-Alice Belle, U of Montreal