The first MEMSI event of 2011 is a lunch seminar with Drew Daniel, Assistant Professor of English at Johns Hopkins University, where he will discuss his pre-circulated paper "Striking the French Match: Jean Bodin, Queen Elizabeth I, and the Occultation of Sovereign Marriage." The event takes place in Rome Hall 771 (801 22nd St. NW) at 12 PM on Friday, January 28th.
Please RSVP to me [email@example.com] and I will send you the paper. A light lunch will be served.
Daniel's publications range across Elizabethan drama, contemporary film, and the musical avant-garde. In 2008 Continuum Press published his first book, a study of the English “industrial” music pioneers Throbbing Gristle titled Twenty Jazz Funk Greats. His essay “Striking the French Match” is a contribution to a book project, conceived and co-edited by Julia Reinhard Lupton and Graham Hammill, called Points of Departure: Political Theology on the Scenes of Early Modernity. More information about our guest may be found at JHU's website. We hope to see you on the 28th.