The Society for the Study of Women in the Renaissance met for the first time over three decades ago. At that time, the study of women in the early modern period was just beginning; now it’s an established field, and many of our members as well as speakers at our meetings have been instrumental in founding it.
Members of the Planning Committee (and many members of the Society) specialize in English literature. But we try, in recruiting speakers, to be both comparative and interdisciplinary as our schedule for 2017-2018 shows. We also emphasize discussion. Speakers are encouraged to provide primary or secondary readings in advance of our meetings. While presentations are formal, often often our speakers present work in progress.
Dues, $25.00 a year, cover refreshments for our meetings, dinner for our speakers, and we provide assistance with travel when possible for speakers who are traveling from out of state.
We meet on the third Thursday of the month (ordinarily) at the CUNY Graduate Center, Fifth Avenue and 34 Street, beginning at 6:00 pm. After the meeting we have dinner at a nearby restaurant, and all members are invited.
The 2017-2018 schedule of speakers and the titles of their talks are posted to your right. We hope you will join us!
The Planning Committee,
Alicia Andrzejewski, Bianca Calabresi, Margaret Mikesell, Susan O’Malley, and Elizabeth Pallitto
All events are co-sponsored with The Center for the Study of Women & Society (CUNY Grad Center) and the CUNY Academy of Humanities and Sciences.