Graduate Colloquium Series: Youmi Jung

Lady Libertines and Female Freethinkers in Early Modern English Drama Society

Tuesday, 31 January, 2017, 4-5 p.m.
Jung-4Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Youmi Jung
PhD Candidate, Department of English, Glasscock Graudate Research Fellow, Texas A&M University

“Lady Libertines and Female Freethinkers in Early Modern English Drama and Society” examines both traditional and non-traditional female libertine performance in seventeenth-century England at court, on stage, and in dramatic representation. This includes royal mistresses, queen consorts, courtesans, and actresses presented as figures of power and disruptive voices on the English stage and in society. This project of tracing non-traditional libertine performance of early modern women revisits their agency by examining popular prints and ephemera such as satirical pieces, court poems, secret histories, and memoirs allegedly written by them and about their personal lives in the late seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century England.

The Graduate Colloquium offers graduate students an opportunity to discuss a work-in-progress with faculty and graduate students from different disciplines. By long-standing practice, colloquium presenters provide a draft of their current research, which is made available to members of the Glasscock Center listserv. Each colloquium begins with the presenter’s short (10-15 minute) exposition of the project, after which the floor is open for comments and queries. The format is by design informal, conversational, and interdisciplinary.

The Glasscock Center extends a warm invitation to faculty and students to join in a discussion of Youmi Jung’s work-in-progress. The paper is available to members of the Center’s listserv, or by contacting the Glasscock Center by phone at (979) 845-8328 or by e-mail at

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