Paula McQuade: Literary Studies Speakers Event

Professor Paula McQuade kicks off the Department of English Literary Studies Speaker Series!

On Friday, September 18 from 11:00 to 12:30 in Arts & Letters Hall room 313, Professor McQuade will present “‘As Say Historians’: Prophecy, Orality, and Community in Mary Cary’s The Resurrection of the Witnesses (1653),” material from her recently completed book, Women and Catechisms in Seventeenth-Century England. Light Refreshments will be served.

Professor McQuade studies the literature of the English Renaissance, with particular focus on religion and gender in early modern drama and in early modern women writers. She has published articles on Protestant catechisms, English Catholic subjectivity, Anne Askew, Thomas Heywood, and Shakespeare. Her essay on Dorothy Burch won an award from the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women Writers for the best essay published in 2010. She also received DePaul’s Excellence in Teaching Award in 2005.

The Speaker Series will continue later this Fall Quarter with Jonathan Gross’s presentation on “Imputed Madness” in Byron’s “The Lament of Tasso,” taking place October 13th, from 4:15 to 5:45. In Winter and Spring Quarters, stay tuned for work from Carolyn Goffman, Keith Mikos, Bill Johnson-González, and possibly an external speaker!

If you have any questions or require assistance, please contact Megan Heffernan ( or Bill Johnson-González (

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