Romancing the Grate: Convents and Novices in Early Modern English Texts

    Date: April 9, 2015

    Time: 1:30 pm

    Location: Sears Recital Hall, located on the first floor of the Jesse Philips Humanities Center

    Sponsor: Department of English

 Ari Friedlander

    Phone number: 937-229-3412

    Dr. Vanessa Rapatz (English, Ball State University) will discuss her research on the place of convents and novices in post-Reformation English culture. Dr. Rapatz is particularly interested in the representation of Catholic devotional spaces as ruins and as re-purposed buildings after the dissolution of the monasteries in mid-sixteenth century England. This lecture will appeal to students and faculty with interest in the history of Christianity, history of architecture, Renaissance English history, history of gender and sexuality, and early modern English literature.

    This event is free and open to the public.