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Tim Stretton: ‘Married Women in Chancery 1500-1800: Law, Gender & Contract’

Speaker: Professor Tim Stretton

Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Canada

Thursday 4th December, 5pm
(Jessop West Seminar Room 7)
– please note the change in room

Professor Tim Stretton specializes in the social history of law and litigation in Britain, with a focus on the legal rights and experiences of women and intersections between law and literature in early modern England.Tim’s first book, Women Waging Law in Elizabethan England (1998), remains one of the most important books in its field, showing how women utilized the law despite being (theoretically) subjugated by it. It examines both discourse and legal tactics and this combination of the literary and historical runs through Tim’s more recent work. Recent publications include (ed. with Krista Kesselring)Married Women and the Law: Coverture in England and the Common Law World (2013) and ‘Conditional promises and legal instruments in The Merchant of Venice’ in Donald Beecher et al, eds, Taking Exception to the Law: Materializing Injustice in Early Modern English Literature (2014).

Tim completed his PhD with Keith Wrightson at Cambridge, before teaching at Durham and Cambridge.  He is now based at Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Canada.  We are lucky that Tim is over from Canada for a few short weeks. His papers are always engaging so this promises to be a lively seminar.

Women & Communism Workshop

Open to staff, MA and PGR students

Wednesday 3rd December 2014 14:30-17:30
Humanities Research Institute (HRI) Seminar Room

A joint project between the History Department and SLC, ‘Women and Communism’ will be a workshop of six short, informal papers on the historical role of women in the political far left. Topics will include women in the Soviet Union, women responding to Fascism, and women and Communism in Turkic cultures.

Refreshments will be provided.

Please find a full programme for the event below. For expressions of interest, and to register your intention to attend, please contact Alun Thomas: athomas2@shef.ac.uk

14:30 – Session One
15:15 – Ten minute coffee break
15:25 – Session Two
16:10 – Ten minute coffee break
16:20 – Session Three
17:05 – Final discussions

Session One: Women in the Soviet Union
Miriam Dobson: ‘Protestant Women in late Soviet society: Gender, Authority, and Protest’
Hannah Parker: ‘The Expression of Unhappy Emotions in Women’s Correspondence with the Soviet State, 1920-1941’

Session Two: Women and Communism in Turkic Cultures
Alun Thomas – ‘The Red Yurts: Educating Women in Soviet Kazakhstan’
Michael Erdman- ‘Women as a Measure of Modernization in the Writings of Turkish Maoists, 1971-1980’

Session Three: Women Responding to the Far-Right
Ruth Littlewood – ‘Emblematic Figures in the Life Writing of Female Communist Prisoners in Spain’
Julie Gottlieb – ‘British Women’s War on Fascism’