This fall, the Smith College Department of English is pleased to host Mihoko Suzuki as the 2016-2017 Ruth and Clarence Kennedy Professor in Renaissance Studies. (Click image to the right for event poster).
Mihoko Suzuki is Director of the Center for the Humanities and Professor of English at the University of Miami. Her scholarship focuses on early modern literature and culture, English and European, with an emphasis on gender and authorship. Her publications include: Metamorphoses of Helen: Authority Difference and the Epic; Subordinate Subjects: Gender, the Political Nation and Literary Form in England, 1588-1688; Volume 3 of Palgrave History of British Women's Writing(1610-1690); Debating Gender in Early Modern England, 1500-1700 (with Cristina Malcolmson); The Rule of Women in Early Modern Europe (with Anne J. Cruz); and the four-volume Women's Political Writings, 1610-1725 (with Hilda Smith and Susan Wiseman). She is co-editor of the award-winning Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal.
Professor Suzuki will give three public lectures in the series "Antigone's Example: Women's Political Writings in Times of Civil War"
September 20: Christine de Pizan and the Origin of Early Modern Women's Political Thought
October 25: Political Writing High and Low: Women of the French Fronde
November 29: The English Civil Wars: Margaret Cavendish and Her Contemporaries
All lectures take place on Tuesdays at 5:00 pm in Seelye 201.
This series is hosted by the Department of English Language and Literature and made possible by the Ruth and Clarence Kennedy Endowment for Renaissance Studies.
Recent Kennedy Professors-in-Residence:
Kennedy Lectures, 2015-2016
Kennedy Lectures, 2014-2015
Kennedy Lectures, 2013-2014
Kennedy Lectures, 2012-2013
Kennedy Lectures, 2011-2012