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Conference Sessions 2011

Modern Language Association Convention, Los Angeles, January 2011

Open Business Meeting
Thursday, January 6, 8:45-10:00 p.m. in Olympic

Josephine A. Roberts Forum: Bacon in the Twenty-First Century
Saturday, January 8, 3:30-4:45 p.m., Atrium III, J.W. Marriott

Organizers: Arthur F. Marotti, Wayne State University, and Steven May, University of Sheffield
Presiding: Arthur F. Marotti, Wayne State University

  1. Rhodi Lewis, University of Oxford, Saint Hugh's College, "Problems of Textual Authority in the 'De Sapientia Veterum'"
  2. Ken Hiltner, University of California, Santa Barbara, "Sixteenth-Century Artisanal Practices and Baconian Prose"
  3. Alan Stewart, Columbia University, "Editing Somebody, Possibly Francis Bacon"

Renaissance Society of America, Montreal, March 2011

Problems of Attribution in Manuscript and Print
26 March, 8:45-10:15 a.m., Huronie A, Marriott Chateau Champlain

Organizers: Arthur Marotti, Wayne State University, and Steven May, University of Sheffield
Chair: Steven May, University of Sheffield

  1. Micheline White, Carleton University, "The Terms of Forgiveness in Works by Anne Lock, John Calvin, and the Author of 'A Meditation'"
  2. Ian Lancashire, New College, University of Toronto, "Problems on Attribution in Manuscripts and Print"
  3. Jason Powell, St. Joseph's University, "Misreading Wyatt and His Scribes"


Sponsored Sessions: Early Modern Women's Manuscripts

MLA: Josephine A. Roberts Forum, December 2009
28 December, 3:30-4:45 p.m., Grand Ballroom Salon L, Philadelphia Marriott

Organizers: Elizabeth H. Hageman and Margaret P. Hannay
Chairs: Elizabeth H. Hageman, University of New Hampshire, and Margaret P. Hannay, Siena College

  1. Susan M. Felch, Calvin College, "'Not Secretly Done': Private Prayerbooks in the Court of Katherine Parr"
  2. Michelle DiMeo, University of Warwick, "Lady Katherine Ranelagh or Lady Margaret Orrery? Reattributing Authorship for the Boyle Family Receipt Book"
  3. Jaime Goodrich, Wayne State University, "Who Is Mrs. M. B.? Monastic Authorship and Dame Clementia Cary's Psalms"

RSA: Venice, April 2010

Chair: Margaret P. Hannay, Siena College
Respondent: Mary Ellen Lamb, Southern Illinois University

  1. Helen Vincent, National Library of Scotland, "An English Theater of Women: A Contemporary Translation of the Gyneaeceum sive Theatrum Mulierum into English Verse"
  2. Micheline White, Carleton University, "Mothers as Religious Instructors in Jacobean England"
  3. Carlyn D. Muir, University of Hong Kong, "The Woman in Black: The Patron of Antoine VĂ©rard's Edition of the Horloge de Sapience (PML 17591)"

Medieval Congress: Kalamazoo, May 2010

Chair: Margaret P. Hannay, Sienna College

  1. Johanna Harris, University of Geneva, "Lady Briliana Harley's 'Letter of Advice'"
  2. Laura Estill, Wayne State University, "'All the Adulteries of Art': The Dramatic Excerpts of Margaret Bellasys's BL Add. MS 10309"
  3. Ilona Bell, Williams College, "The Autograph Manuscript of Mary Wroth's 'Pamphilia to Amphilanthus'"