Lucy Hutchinson, 1620-81: Revolution and Women’s Writing: University of Nottingham, 27-29 June 2022

Lucy Hutchinson, 1620-81: Revolution and Women’s Writing: University of Nottingham, 27-29 June 2022

This three-day conference will mark the quatercentenary of the birth of one of the most wide-ranging early modern women writers, Lucy Hutchinson’s (with two years’ delay owing to covid!). It will also mark the opening of a new ‘Rebellion Gallery’ in the refurbished Nottingham Castle, in which the manuscript of her ‘Life of John Hutchinson’ is given a prime position. Papers will explore the manuscript itself, its history and circulation, the ‘Life’ in the light of recent research on local, national and gender history, Hutchinson’s literary, artistic and theological interests, and her interactions with contemporary women writers in her poetry and other works. There will be viewings of the manuscripts and visits to Nottingham Castle and to Owthorpe, site of the family home. Speakers will include Liza Blake, Julie Crawford, Crawford Gribben, Andrew Hopper, Ann Hughes, Erin Murphy, Sarah Ross, Nigel Smith, Mihoko Suzuki, and Susan Wiseman, among others. Bookings will open late January/early February; for further information please contact Alison Bumke,alison.bumke@nottingham.ac.uk, or David Norbrook, david.norbrook@ell.ox.ac.uk.

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