Grad Student Research: Inga Schwemin

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Inga Schwemin: Ships at night

Early Modern Women on Politics and Ethics, 5.-7.10.2023 at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Panel: Public and Private Agency – The Ethical and Political Body

Paper: Catharina Elisabeth Velten. Defending the Stage and the Acting Profession

At this interdisciplinary conference I got to present my research on Catharina Velten’s manifesto, in which she argues vigorously against antitheatrical accusations by Johann Joseph Winckler. It was illuminating to see so many connections between presented works across different languages and centuries, juxtaposing similar strategies used by early modern women to succeed in the public sphere.