On March 9-11, 2023, SPO students, alumni and faculty came together and presented their research at the 69th Annual Meeting of Renaissance Society of America in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Yangyou Fang (G-5) presented “The Joy and Challenges of Working with Multilingual Sources in The Spanish Pacific (1571–1815)” at the Roundtable How to be An Early Modern Scholar.
Ashford King (G-3) presented “The Various Baratarias: Quixotic Toponymy in the Americas” at Panel Space and the Literary Charting of New Horizons: Examples from Early Modern Iberia.
David Rivera (G-2) presented “Anxieties of Erasure and Clothing Practices in Seventeenth-Century Spanish Manila” at Panel Contested Erasure in Colonial Latin America.
Chloe Wheeler (G-2) from the Department of Comparative Literature presented “Muladares y mujeres: Subaltern Spaces of Self-Abjection in the Spiritual Diary of Úrsula de Jesús” at Panel Analogy: Thinking Through the Renaissance.
Professor Marina Brownlee presented “Iberia's Sixteenth-Century Encyclopedism: Mexía, Huarte, and Torquemada” at Panel Space and the Literary Charting of New Horizons: Examples from Early Modern Iberia.
Professor Christina Lee presented “Sacred Subversion by Idolatrous Accommodation” at Panel Sacred Subversions: Reframing Objects of Subaltern Devotion across Iberian Worlds II. She was also invited to speak at two roundtables: Empires, Environments, Objects: Connecting Visual and Material Cultures across the Spanish World and Reflections on the Early Modern Iberian/Colonial Studies Divide.
Dr. Sophia Blea Nuñez, PhD 2019, Visiting Assistant Professor at Dominican University, presented “Engendering Texts in Early Modern Spain and New Spain: Whose Children Are They Anyway?” at Panel Metaphors of Books, Books as Metaphors.
Kathryn Phipps, AB 2019, graduate student at University of Pennsylvania, presented “Authoritative Evaluations: Inquisition and its Writing Women” at Panel Text and Authority in the Early Modern Era.