Thursday, April 28, 2011

GW MEMSI funded through June 2013

The George Washington University Medieval and Early Modern Studies Institute is happy to announce that it has received funding through the Office of the Vice President of Research through June 2013.

We are pleased and grateful for this extension of our initial three year run into the next twenty four months ... and we look forward to creating that future with you.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Objects and Agency Mini Conference

Please join the students of Jeffrey Cohen's graduate seminar "Objects, Agency and the Consitution of Life" on Thursday April 28 as we hold a mini-conference to conclude the course. The event takes place at 3 PM in the English Department seminar room, Rome Hall 771 (801 22nd St NW).

The panelists are:

Craig Mariconti, "'Hir owene dirke regioun': Inclination and the Life of Stone in Chaucer’s Franklin’s Tale and Geoffrey of Monmouth’s History of the Kings of Britain"

Laura Feigin, "Powerlines in our Bloodlines: On the Temporality of Agency of Vibrant Matter in Marie de France's Guigemar"

Emily Russel, "Otherworldly Corpora: Why Sir Orfeo Looked Away When I Can’t"

Haylie Swenson, "Animal Angels: Nonhuman Intermediaries in Breton Lais"

After the conference we will toast the ending of the spring semester with a drink at a nearby place of libations. Please join us!