Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Jeffrey Cohen @ GW's Gelman Library

Horn tooting of the worst kind. Click on image to enlarge.

Jeffrey J. Cohen
Chair of the Department of English, Director of GW Medieval & Early Modern Studies Institute,
Professor of English and Human Sciences

Professor Cohen received his Ph.D. in English and American Literature and Language from Harvard University. He has an M.A. in English and American Literature and Language from Harvard University and a B.A. in English and Classical Studies from the University of Rochester. Professor Cohen’s book publications include Monster Theory: Reading Culture (1996), Becoming Male in the Middle Ages (1997), Of Giants: Sex, Monsters, and the Middle Ages (1999), The Postcolonial Middle Ages (2000), Thinking the Limits of the Body (2002), Medieval Identity Machines (2003), Hybridity, Identity and Monstrosity in Medieval Britain: Of Difficult Middles (2006), and most recently, Cultural Diversity in the British Middle Ages: Archipelago, Island, England (2008).

Professor Cohen’s research interests include: the history of monsters; postcolonial approaches to the Middle Ages; the mingling of cultures in the British archipelago; identity, race, violence, hybridity, monstrosity, medieval Jews, the body; continental philosophy and critical theory.

Come hear Professor Cohen discuss his latest work:

Cultural Diversity in the British Middle Ages:
Archipelago, Island, England

( Palgrave Macmillan, 2008)
Faculty Authors Book Signing Reception February 12, 2009 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm The Gelman Library Room 207

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