This seminar seeks to examine what they shared as much as what divided them, and takes as its premise that Cavendish and Hutchinson were the complex heirs of what is often called "politically active" humanism. Participants will discuss many aspects of their work, including the books they read as well as the histories and other works they wrote, and the local, as well as national, contexts in which they undertook this work.
Director: Julie Crawford is Mark van Doren Professor of Humanities in the Department of English and Comparative Literature and Chair of Literature Humanities at Columbia University. She works on topics ranging from the history of sexuality to the history of reading, and is the author of two books, Marvelous Protestantism: Monstrous Births in Post-Reformation England (2005) and Mediatrix: Women, Politics, and Literary Production in Early Modern England (2014). She is currently completing a book entitled Margaret Cavendish's Political Career.
Schedule: Friday afternoons, 1:00 - 4:30 p.m., February 3 through April 21, 2017 (10 weeks), excluding March 31 and April 7.
Apply: September 6, 2016 for admission and grants-in-aid for Folger consortium affiliates; January 17, 2017 for admission only.
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