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The Rhetorics and Rituals of (Un)veiling in Early Modern Europe
Ann Arbor, October 1997


"The Rhetorics and Rituals of (Un)veiling in Early Modern Europe" University of Michigan, Ann Arbor October 3-5, 1997 FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3
WORKSHOPS 9 a.m. - noon Commons, MLB 4th Floor "Catholicism Reads Veiled Bodies" Catherine Brown (Romance Languages [Spanish]/Comp.Lit., UM Jose Rabasa (Romance Languages [Spanish and Latin American Literature]) Katherine Dauge-Roth (graduate student, Romance Languages [French]) 9 a.m. - noon Corridor Gallery, Museum of Art On the exhibition: "The Body (Un)Veiled: Boundaries of the Figure in Early Modern Europe" Stephen Campbell (History of Art, UM) Sandra Seekins (graduate student, History of Art, UM) 9 a.m. - noon Institute for the Humanities, Rackham, Room 1524 "Medical Bodies" Michael Schoenfeldt (English, UM) Michael Macdonald (History, UM) Theresa Braunschneider (graduate student, English/Women's Studies, UM) 9 a.m. - noon 1024 Tisch Hall "Framing the Invisible: Science, the New World, and Seeing the Self" Michael Wintroub (History, UM) Doug Hildebrecht (graduate student, History of Art, UM) Annemarie Sammartino (graduate student, History, UM) 2:00 - 5:00 Angell Hall, Auditorium B WELCOME: Lee Bollinger, President of the University of Michigan SESSION I: "Rhetorical" Strategies Chair: Steven Mullaney, English, UM Patricia Parker (English and Comp Lit, Stanford Univ) "Moors and More" Julia Perlman (graduate student, History of Art, UM) "Venus and the Elders: The Voyeuristic Fantasies of Iconographic Method" Stephen Whitworth (English, Bowling Green State Univ) "Androgyne Schemes: Rhetoric and Ontology in Dickenson's Arisbas (1595)." Helmut Puff (German/History, UM) "The Rhetorics of the (Un)speakable: Policing Sodomy in Reformation Germany and Switzerland" 5:30 - 7:15 p.m. Corridor Gallery Museum of Art RECEPTION AT THE EXHIBITION: "The Body (Un)Veiled: Boundaries of the Figure in Early Modern Europe" 7:30 p.m. Hutchins Hall, Room 100 KEYNOTE LECTURE "Dressing/Undressing: Constituting the Subject in Early Modern Europe" Introduction: Linda Gregerson, English, UM Lecture: Peter Stallybrass (English Lit/Cultural Studies, U of Pennsylvania) Ann Rosalind Jones (Comp Lit., Smith) SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4 9 a.m. - noon Angell Hall, Auditorium B SESSION II: Costumes and Customs Chair: Alison Cornish, Romance Languages [Italian], UM Pat Simons (History of Art/Women's Studies, UM) "'Clothe all of it with its flesh': Artifice and Layers of (Un)dress in Italian Renaissance Visual Culture" Giulia Calvi (History, University of Siena) "Dress, Gender and Citizenship in Early Modern Tuscany" Diane Owen Hughes (History, UM) "Costume Maps of the Hapsburg Empire: Spain and the Designs of Veiditz and Vico" Rose Pruiksma (graduate student, Musicology, UM) "The Fabric of Noblesse in Louis XIV's Court Ballets" 2:00 - 5:00 Angell Hall, Auditorium B SESSION III: "Secret" Spaces Chair: Elizabeth Horodowich, graduate student, History, UM Valentin Groebner (History, University of Basel) "Signs, Spies, Bribes: The Politics of the Invisible in Renaissance Basel" William Eamon (History, New Mexico State University) "(Un)masking Nature in Early Modern Popular Culture" Richard Rambuss (English, Emory) "The Prayer Closet" Kathryn Babayan (Near Eastern Studies, UM) "From Intuition to Reason: Veiling and the Hardening of Gender Lines in Early Modern Iran" 7.15 p.m. University Reformed Church 1001 East Huron (behind Rackham) PRE-CONCERT LECTURE Louise K. Stein (Musicology, UM) "Hearing Venus: the Rhetoric of (Un)Veiling and Seduction in Seventeenth-Century Hispanic Songs" 8.00 p.m. University Reformed Church CONCERT Venus (Un)Veiled: Songs from Seventeenth-Century Spain, Dances from Africa and Mexico, Opera from Peru The Harp Consort: Ellen Hargis - soprano; Judith Malafronte - mezzo soprano; Paul O'Dette - baroque guitar, theorbo; Pat O'Brien - baroque guitar; Andrew Lawrence-King - baroque harp, director Tickets $20 ($15 students) can be purchased: in town at SKR Classical, Tower Records, Warehouse Records, and Hudsons; Ticket-Master charge by phone 810-645-6666; or at the door. SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Angell Hall, Auditorium B SESSION IV: Cartographies of the Body Chair: Celeste Brusati, History of Art, UM Katherine Park (History of Science/Women's Studeis, Harvard) "Seeing Beneath the Skin: Gender, Generation, and the Origins of Human Dissection" Patricia Seed (History, Rice) "Colonial Pentimento: Revealing the Identity of 'Indians'" Tom Conley (French, Harvard) "The Cartographic Veil in Baroque France" Valerie Traub (English/Women's Studies, UM) "Mapping the Global Body" CONCLUDING REMARKS: Domna Stanton (Romance Languages [French]/Women's Studies, UM) This international, interdisciplinary conference is supported by the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, the Office for the Vice President for Research, the Centre for European Studies, the Programme for British Studies, the International Institute, the Program in Society and Medicine (Medical School), the School of Music, the University of Michigan Libraries, the Women's Studies Program, the Medieval and Renaissance Collegium, and the Departments of English, German, History, History of Art, Near Eastern Studies, and Romance Languages. Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public.
From: Gina H Bloom ginab@UMICH.EDU