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Samuel Nicolosi on “Women in Garden Spaces: The Politics of Recovering Eden”
February 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
This work-in-progress seeks to examine the representative roles that women and gardens take on in such literary works as Lanyer’s “To Cookeham” and Shakespeare’s Richard II. Some consideration will also be paid to Eve’s gardening practices in Paradise Lost.
Samuel Nicolosi is a PhD candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center, completing a dissertation on the literary uses of garden in early modern literature, drawn from garden manuals and other political prose writings, that employ garden tropes as a way of imagining a colonial future. Nostalgia for a lost Eden paired to exploration of the New World make possible notions of transplanting the English nation abroad, in colonial and imperial projects.
Co-sponsored with the Society for the Study of Women in the Renaissance (SSWR) and the CUNY Academy of Humanities and Sciences.