112th Annual Conference - Riverside Convention Center, California
Friday, October 31 - Sunday, November 2, 2014

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English Literature and Culture (to 1700) II: Dissension and Gender in Early Modern England

Session Chair: 
Kendyl Palmer, Cypress College
Session 10: Sunday 10:45am-12:15pm
RCC Meeting Room 5


  1. Joanna LS Bradfield, University of California, Riverside
    False Florimell of Spenser’s The Faerie Queene works as fool’s gold in the poem.  She poses an interpretive challenge to characters and readers alike. Everyone, including False Florimell herself, has trouble distinguishing between true and false, pure and impure, and natural and supernatural, categories already problematic given misogynist thinking about women’s inherent propensity for duplicity. 
  2. Andrew Fleck, San Jose State University
    Focusing on Michael Drayton's treatment of the royal concubine Rosamond in a pair of verse letters modeled on Ovid's Heroides, this paper examines the limits of exemplarity when the example deals with rape.
  3. Shane Wood, University of California, Irvine
    This paper explores the well-known poem, “Whoso List to Hunt,” by Sir Thomas Wyatt and the rumor surrounding its connection to the supposed love affair between Wyatt and Anne Boleyn. Through a combination of close reading and historical context, and the unknown composition date of the poem, I explore the possibility that this poems refers not to a typical thwarted lover, but instead to the political dealings surrounding the trial of Anne Boleyn.
Session Cancelled: