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.
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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