Friday, August 20, 2010

Gail Orgelfinger @ GW 9/10

Please join us on Friday September 10 from 9-11 AM for Gail Orgelfinger, Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

Her paper "The Legacy of Joan of Arc to the English: 1431-1831" will be pre-circulated at least a week ahead of the meeting. Participants should come ready to discuss the work. The seminar takes place in the Academic Center of the George Washington University, 801 22nd St NW, Rome Hall 771. Breakfast will be served. Please RSVP to Lowell Duckert [] if you wish to attend.

Professor Orgelfinger specializes in English and French medieval literature. Her dissertation, published by Garland Medieval Texts, was an edition of The Hystorye of Olyuer of Castylle (New York: Garland, 1988). She received an NEH grant to study "Lay Life in the Middle Ages" at Indiana University, developing an interest in chivalric narrative. She is a Founding Member of the International Joan of Arc Society.

Publications include "J.K. Rowling's Medieval Bestiary" in Studies in Medievalism XVII (2009). A review of Illustrating Camelot is forthcoming in the October issue of Speculum. Other publications include "Carl Dreyer's Passion Play in La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc and Jesus," (Film & History CD-ROM Annual, 2003), and with Robin Farabaugh, "Words of Conviction: Trial Narratives & Testimony of Anne Askew & Joan of Arc," in Margaret Mikesell, Adele F. Seeff, & Linda L. Lowery, eds., Culture & Change: Attending to Early Modern Women (Associated Universities Presses, 2003).

We'll update you soon with the calendar of events for 2010-11.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Animal, Vegetable, Mineral Conference Poster

GW MEMSI conference: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral

Animal, Vegetable, Mineral
Ethics and Objects in the Early Modern and Medieval Periods
An interdisciplinary conference sponsored by the GW Medieval and Early Modern Studies Institute

March 11 and 12, 2011
George Washington University
Washington DC

KEYNOTE LECTURE by Jane Bennett, Professor and Chair of Political Theory at Johns Hopkins University, author of Vibrant Matter: A Political Ecology of Things and The Enchantment of Modern Life: Attachments, Crossings and Ethics

The conference fosters a lively conversation structured around the keynote and
five plenary sessions:

We also invite paper, panel and roundtable proposals. Please send one paragraph abstracts or complete panel proposals to by October 15, 2010. To keep the proceedings intimate, conference participation is limited to eighty.