Dr. Yaakov Mascetti to deliver a talk on Aemilia Lanyer, the first Englishwoman to publicly identify herself as a professional poet

yaakov_mascettiYou are invited to a special event co-sponsored by the Department of English and Modern Languages; the Departments of Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Humanities; and the Marygrove Women’s Center.

At 7 p.m. on Monday, April 8, in Denk Chapman, Dr. Yaakov Mascetti, assistant professor at Bar Ilan University in Jerusalem, will visit campus to deliver a talk on Aemilia Lanyer, the first Englishwoman to publicly identify herself as a professional poet.

Entitled “’Your tearefull eyes, beheld his eies more bright’: Aemilia Lanyer’s Feminine Vision of the Eucharist in Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum,” Dr. Mascetti’s talk will discuss the ways in which Lanyer’s poetry embodied a feminine re-conception of belief and cognition that clashed with contemporary Seventeenth Century ideas about devotion and sight. This is a rare opportunity to hear this scholar discussing this important poet.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

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