Open invitation to Amy Sinclair's PhD completion Seminar - Pretext and Subversion: Lucrezia Marinella’s Essortationi alle donne (1645)

You are warmly welcomed to join Amy Sinclair at her PhD completion seminar:
Pretext and Subversion: Lucrezia Marinella’s Essortationi alle donne (1645)
The Essortationi alle donne (1645) by early modern Venetian writer Lucrezia Marinella has divided and perplexed modern scholars. Apparently traditionalist in its prescriptions for women’s conduct, the Essortationi is complicated by an undertow of critique and subversion. Through close textual analysis, this thesis presents a new reading of the work, in which the traditionalist exhortation functions as a pretext. This “authorial alibi” mitigates Marinella's accountability as she subverts prevailing discourses and paradigms of womanhood.

Date:      Friday, 20th April
Time:     2.00pm
Location: Room 506 Babel building, (139)