Deconstructing Feminine Civility

Here’s the abstract to the talk that I’m delivering at the Renaissance Society of America Annual Conference, Washington, DC, in March 2012.  It will be part of the session “Playing with Convention: Humor and the Early Modern Portrait,” that I am co-organizing with Sandra Cheng. Deconstructing Feminine Civility: Counter-Portraits of Élite Women by Jan Steen Early modern … Continue reading

CFP RSA 2012 – “Playing with Convention: Humor and the Early Modern Portrait”

Announcing a Call for Papers—May 20, 2011 Deadline Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, 22-24 March 2012 “Playing with Convention: Humor and the Early Modern Portrait” We seek paper proposals on works that appear to manipulate the conventions of portraiture.  In particular, we are interested in visual representations that exploit strategies of irony, comedy, … Continue reading