Apostasy and Orthodoxy in Ireland, England, and the Hispanic New World: Imperial Circulations of Religious Masculinities

Thursday, April 13, 2017
4:00 pm PDT – 5:00 pm PDT

Royce Hall, Room 306
10745 Dickson Plaza

Early Modern Cosmopolitanisms Lecture

—Stephanie Kirk, Washington University in St. Louis

cosmosStephanie Kirk examines the parallel lives of the Irish Jesuit, Michael Wadding (1591–1644), and the Anglo-Irish Dominican, Thomas Gage (1597–1656), who—in radically different ways—contributed to the circulation of religious knowledge among England, Ireland, Spain, and the Hispanic New World. A study of their lives, writings, and personae facilitate an understanding of the comparative role of empire (for example, England’s role in Ireland and Spain’s empire in the Americas) and religion (for example, Catholic suppression in England and Ireland and the evangelization of indigenous peoples in the New World) in the fashioning of a cosmopolitan and hegemonic early modern clerical masculinity.

Stephanie Kirk is Associate Professor of Spanish at Washington University in St. Louis. Her most recent publications include Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz and the Gender Politics of Knowledge in Colonial Mexico (Routledge, 2016) and the co-edited volume Religious Transformations in the Early Modern Americas (Penn Press, 2014). Her new book project, from which this talk is drawn, is entitled Imperial and Religious Masculinities: Ireland, England, and the Hispanic New World.

This lecture is presented as part of Early Modern Cosmopolitanisms, a lecture series hosted by the Transnational Subjects and Early Modern Empire Working Group and sponsored by the UCLA Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies.

No registration is required.

Contact Jeanette LaVere at jlavere@humnet.ucla.edu or 310-206-8552.