Lucy Hutchinson, 1620-81: The English Revolution and Women’s Writing

Registration is now open for this interdisciplinary conference on one of the most wide-ranging early modern women writers, Lucy Hutchinson. It will also mark the opening of a new ‘Rebellion Gallery’ in the refurbished Nottingham Castle, in which the manuscript of her Memoirs of the Life of Colonel Hutchinson is given a prime position. Papers will explore the manuscript itself, its history and circulation, the Memoirs 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 a viewing of the Memoirs manuscript in Nottingham Castle and the opportunity to visit the site of Lucy Hutchinson’s house at Owthorpe. peakers: David Appleby, Alexandra G. Bennett, Martyn Bennett, Liza Blake, Alison Bumke, Hero Chalmers, Julie Crawford, Claire Gheeraert-Graffeuille, Jonathan Gibson, Catharine Gray, Angus Haldane, Ann Hughes, Stuart Jennings, Paula McQuade, Erin Murphy, David Norbrook, Carme Font Paz, Nigel Smith, Elizabeth St John, Mihoko Suzuki, Anna Wall, and George Yerby.