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Writing Women: Schedule

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NYU-18C Home Writing Women 1700 -1800 Topics and Speakers
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All events will take place at the Fales Library and Special Collections, Bobst Library, 3rd floor, 70 Washington Square South, NewYork, NY 10012





4:00:  Welcoming Remarks: Catharine R. Stimpson, Dean and University Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Science


Introduction: Paula McDowell and Bryan Waterman, New York University


4:15 - 5:45:  Plenary Lecture:  Paula R. Backscheider, Philpott-Stevens Eminent Scholar, Auburn University: "Where Method Leads Us"



5:45 - 7:00:  Wine and Cheese Reception





9:15:  Welcoming Remarks: Jane Tylus, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Faculty Director, Humanities Initiative at NYU


9:30 - 12:00:  Session 1


Chair:  Dustin Griffin, Department of English, NYU

Elizabeth Maddock Dillon, Department of English, Northeastern University: "Category Crises and Gender in the New World" 


Joanna Brooks, Department of English, San Diego State University: "Feelings are not a Luxury: Phillis Wheatley, Poetry, Women, and Empire"


April Alliston, Department of Comparative Literature, Princeton University: "Questions at the Crossroads of Women’s Literary History:

'Why Did the Comparatist Cross the Road?'; or, 'What Do You Compare (in the Age of the Digital Archive)?'"



12:00 - 2:15:  Break for lunch (on your own)



2:15 - 4:00:  Session 2


Chair:  Nicole Eustace, Department of History, NYU


Toni Bowers, Department of English, University of Pennsylvania: "Tory Seduction Stories and the Problem of Resistance"


Simon Dickie, Department of English, University of Toronto: "Fielding, Rape Jokes, and Local Justice"




 4:00 - 4:15Coffee break



4:15 - 5:30:  Session 3:  Concluding Response and Group Discussion


Respondent and Chair:  Mary Poovey, Samuel Rudin University Professor of the Humanities, New York University




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