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  • Thursday, November 3, 2022 (All day) to Saturday, November 5, 2022 (All day)

Bryn Mawr College

Early Modern Trans Studies II

Bryn Mawr College 
Nov. 3-5, 2022
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 Thursday, Nov. 3

9:45, Opening Remarks, Colby Gordon

10:00, Panel 1: 

• Sawyer Kemp, “Ickiness in the Archive, When Queer Solidarity Ain’t There: The Case of Aniseed Water Robin • Simone Chess, “Shakespeare in Trans Archives”• Urvashi Chakravarty, “Early Modern White Feminism” 11:30-1:00, Lunch

1:00-2:30, Panel 2: 

• Miles Grier, “Trans Formations from Early Modern Black Diaspora Studies”• Abdulhamit Arvas, “Gender Variance and Race in Translation”• James Bromley, “Transmaterial Attachments in Philip Sidney’s Old Arcadia” 3:00-4:30, Panel 3: 

• Emma Frankland and Subira Joy, “Like Well & Allow It”• Andy Kesson, ‘“Plain fields”: John Lyly’s Galatea in performance• Natasha Korda, “‘Mincing Steps’ and ‘Manly Strides’: Practicing Gendered Footwork on the Early Modern Stage”  Friday, Nov. 4

10:00-11:30, Panel 1:

• Jacob Romm, “Decircumcision, Baby: Surgical Conversions in Social and Historical Perspective”• Colby Gordon, “A Trans Crux”• Laurie Marhoefer, “Trans Historiography and the Holocaust”  11:30-1:00, Lunch

1:00-2:30, Panel 2:

• Jordan Windholz, “Anatomy, Synecdoche, and the Elaboration of the Cisgender Body under Early Modern Patriarchy”• Ari Friedlander, “When Milton was Cis”• Daniel D’Elia, “An Archaeological Approach to Deconstructing Sex and Reconstructing Agency” 3:00-4:50, Panel 3:

• Joseph Gamble, “Spenser’s Trans Verse”• Drew Daniel, “Chasing the False Florimell, or Transversal Spenser”• Madison Wolfert, “Britomart’s Fair Genders, or, Who Gets to (be) Trans in The Faerie Queene?” • Melissa Sanchez, “Transmisogyny, Colonial Cacophony and Early Modern Trans Studies”

Saturday, Nov. 5

10:00-11:30, Panel 1:

• Micah Goodrich, “Elemental Trans”• Aylin Malcolm, “Le sanc novel”: Animality and Transubstantiation in Marie de France’s Yonec” • Holly Dugan, “Aping Gender” 11:30-1:00, Lunch

1:00-2:30, Panel 2:

• Nicholas R. Jones, “Mastering Blackness and Intimacy in María de Zayas y Sotomayor”• Cory Huston, “Whose breast is it, anyways?: Bifurcation of Self in A Christian Turn’d Turk”• Julie Crawford, “Margaret Cavendish’s Bodies” 3:00-4:30, Panel 3:

• Mario diGangi, “Transgender Epistemology and Non-Binary Masculinity in Early Modern Interfaith Drama”• Sandra Goldstein Lehnert, “History / Trans / Youth: Epicoene & Hearing Past Silence”• Sarah Wall-Randell, “The proper false: Twelfth Night, trans exclusion, and “Original Practices,” 2002-2022”