Brush, Needle, Knife: Women’s Creative Labor in Northern Italy, 1500 – 1650
Presenter: Meagan Khoury
We will be reading Meagan's dissertation proposal, entitled "Brush, Needle, Knife: Women’s Creative Labor in Northern Italy, 1500 – 1650." We will meet in Lane History Corner (Building 200), Room 307, from 12:00pm-1:15pm, and lunch will be provided. To help facilitate our discussion, Meagan has a few questions she would like us to consider as we read:
What is exciting in this proposal? If it had to be compressed for a grant application, which section(s) are the most compelling?
What are the potential pitfalls of the next year+ of researching this topic? I’m especially thinking about the timing of what to see and when, in relation to which chapters to be drafting.
By the time you read the synopsis of the third chapter, does the eco-art-historical theory make sense? Has the proposal prepared the reader to engage beyond traditional object analysis?