16th Century Studies Conference
LAKELAND, Fla. (Oct. 22, 2002) - Dr. Catherine Eskin, English professor
at Florida Southern College, will present a paper at the Sixteenth
Century Studies Conference in San Antonio, Texas Oct. 26.
Eskin's paper, "Tongues and Tales: Women Telling Stories in Male-Authored
Elizabethan Romance," is part of a larger project on women's voices
that reveals a clear place for women's speech in early modern England.
In this paper she explains how women gain power as storytellers
in domestic and courtly environments, and looks at the representation
of these women in prose fiction.
The Sixteenth Century Studies Conference (SCSC) is a scholarly society
that is interested in the early modern era (ca. 1450-ca. 1660).
SCSC holds one annual meeting a year with approximately 150 sessions
Eskin has her undergraduate degree in Comparative Literature from
Douglass College, Rutgers University and her Master's and Ph.D.
in English Literature from the University of Texas at Austin. After
taking her degree, Eskin moved to Trondheim, Norway, where she taught
Shakespeare, Women's Literature and Drama at the University of Trondheim.
She left Scandinavia to teach at Drexel University in Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania, where she worked exclusively with freshman engineering
students. Eskin joined the faculty of Florida Southern College in
1999 and has since served as the first director of the department's
computer classroom. She teaches composition, British Literature,
Women's Studies, Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century Literature, and
About Florida Southern College
Florida Southern is a four-year, private, co-educational liberal
arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The college
offers more than 40 undergraduate majors and a master of business
administration degree accredited by the Commission on Colleges of
the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Located in Lakeland,
Fla., the college is home to the largest, single-site collection
of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world.