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Metamorphosis, Transformation, and Conversion: A symposium on Ovid, Lyly, and Benserade

Friday, January 29, 2016
12:00 AM
Institute for the Humanities, 202 S. Thayer, Ann Arbor

9:30-9:45 Valerie Traub:  Welcome and Opening Questions

9:45-11:45 Ovid’s Metamorphoses in Premodernity

Doug Trevor:  Chair (tentative)
Peggy McCracken:  Moralizing Metamorphosis
Kathleen Long:  Women who Degenerate into Men: The Story of Iphis in Early Modern Science
Marjorie Rubright:  TRANS*: Iphis and the World of Wordes

11:45-1:00 Lunch

1:00-3:00 Lyly’s Galatea

Steve Mullaney:  Chair (tentative)
Eliza Mathie:  Subject to Change: Submission and Self-Transformation in Lyly’s Galatea
Patsy Badir:  You are now in Lyncolnshire
Katherine Eggert:  Alchemy, Humanism, and Other Useful Bad Ideas in Lyly’s Galatea

3:00-3:15 Break

3:15-4:45 Benserade’s Iphis et Iante

George Hoffman:  Chair (tentative)
Matthieu Dupas:  Gallantry and the (In)Significance of Lesbian Desire in 17th-Century France:
The Case of Benserade’s Iphis et Iante
Susan Lanser:  Changing the Ways of the World:  Sex, Youth, and Modernity in Benserade’s Iphis et Iante

4:45-5:15 Valerie Traub: Wrap up

5:15-6:00 Reception