Symposium: Metamorphosis, Transformation, and Conversion


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

January 29, 2016, 9:30am-5:15pm
Rackham West Conference Room, 915 E Washington, Ann Arbor
Institute for the Humanities, University of Michigan


schedule (download as pdf)

9:00am
Continental Breakfast

9:30-9:45am
Welcome and Opening Questions
Valerie Traub, University of Michigan

9:45-11:45am
Ovid’s Metamorphoses in Premodernity
• Doug Trevor, University of Michigan: Chair
• Peggy McCracken, University of Michigan: “Moralizing Metamorphosis
• Kathleen Long, Cornell University: “Women who Degenerate into Men: The Story of Iphis in Early Modern Science”
• Marjorie Rubright, University of Toronto: “TRANS*: Iphis and the World of Wordes

11:45-1:00pm
Lunch

1:00-3:00pm
Lyly’s Galatea
• Steven Mullaney, University of Michigan: Chair
• Eliza Mathie, University of Michigan: “Subject to Change: Submission and Self-Transformation in Lyly’s Galatea
• Patricia Badir, University of British Columbia: “You are now in Lyncolnshire”
• Katherine Eggert, University of Colorado: “Alchemy, Humanism, and Other Useful Bad Ideas in Lyly’s Galatea

3:00-3:15pm
Break

3:15-4:45pm
Benserade’s Iphis et Iante
• George Hoffman, University of Michigan: Chair
• Matthieu Dupas, University of Michigan: “Gallantry and the (In)Significance of Lesbian Desire in 17th-Century France: The Case of Benserade’s Iphis et Iante
• Susan Lanser, Brandeis University: “Changing the Ways of the World: Sex, Youth, and Modernity in Benserade’s Iphis et Iante

4:45-5:15pm
Wrap Up
Valerie Traub, University of Michigan

5:15-6:00pm
Reception