The Graduate Early Modern Student Society is Hosting its Symposium

The Graduate Early Modern Student Society is hosting its 7th Annual Symposium. The event will take place all day on April 26th. The theme of the symposium is “Renaissance Hybridity.” The symposium will take place in Memorial Library Special Collections from 9:15 am to 5:00 pm. The full schedule can be found below.

GEMSS Symposium poster. The poster says "Renaissance Hybridity" GEMSS &th annual symposium. 9:15am-5:00pm Memorial Library Special Collections. Free meals in Memorial Union. April 26th, 2024.


8:15am: Registration Open/Breakfast in Memorial Union

9:00am: Transition to Memorial Library special collections

9:15am-10:30am: Panel 1 Early Modern Queer/Gender

  1. Lucia Cardelli, “Fruitless Passions: Pastoral Drag and Queer (Non-)Reproductive Ecologies in Marlowe’s ‘The Passionate Shepherd to His Love’ and Raleigh’s ‘The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd’”
  2. Evelyn Rose Maude, “Heliogabalus and the Hog: Personal Identity and the Right to Gender Self-Ascription in Locke’s Essay II.27”
  3. Alice C.M. Kwok, “La France foutue and Noble Culpability for the French Revolution”

10:45am-12:00pm: Panel 2 Hybrid methods and the limits of categorization

  1. Dalton Edward Greene, “Hybrid Readings: Recovering the Early Modern (Con)texts Beneath Scholarly Editing”
  2. Mariana Sarkis Olson, “Interethnic ‘Informal’ Families in Early Spanish Indies”
  3. Sarah Armand, “Hybridity and Anthropomorphism of Figures in Two-body Furniture from the 16th and 17th Centuries in France”

12:00pm-1:00pm: Lunch in Memorial Union. 12:45pm: Transition to Memorial library special collections

1:00pm-2:30pm: Keynote presentation dr. Lindsey Row-Heyveld

“The Crone Wars: Crip-Trans Hybridity in Early Modern Old Age”

2:30pm: Break

2:45pm-4:00pm: Panel 3 Hybridity in Early Modern English Drama

  1. Andrew Buchheim, “Unserious Magic: Effects of Generic Hybridity in Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus”
  2. Madeleine Barton, “Passivity and Passive Obedience in Hamlet and Oroonoko”
  3. Mariana Trujillo Marquez, “Queering Desire: Erotic Gestures and Power Dynamics in The Changeling”

4:15pm-5:15pm: Roundtable conversation Early modernists/Organizers/Activists

5:15pm-6:00pm: Transition to Memorial union, Dinner & Farewell