Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Fall Semester Events

GW MEMSI is co-sponsoring some fall semester events that might appeal to you.

To prepare for Halloween, two monstrous events to attend.
"What Monsters Mean," an informal discussion of the cultural significance of monsters from the medieval period to the present day by two experts in the field, will take place on Thursday October 27 at 4 PM at 1957 E St. NW Room 213. The event is open to all who wish to attend and features:

On Friday October 28 at noon in Rome 771, GW MEMSI and the English Graduate Student Association (EGSA) are co-sponsoring a seminar on monster theory. Jeffrey Weinstock and Asa Simon Mittman will discuss selections from their work as well as the contours of the larger field. This lunchtime seminar is open to all interested faculty and graduate students, but you must pre-register with Lowell Duckert to receive the readings (

November 4-5: As part of Staging Korea: Korean Theatre in Search of New Aesthetics, a day-long event celebrating the beauty of Korean performance traditions, scholars and directors will discuss the internationalization of Korean theatre.

This year's highlight is the visit of Master Oh Tae Suk from Seoul and the screening of the film of his production, The Tempest, which won the Herald Angel’s Award at the 2011 Edinburgh International Arts Festival. The screening is on November 4 at 4 p.m.; the audience will have an opportunity to interact with the director at a presentation on November 5. Both events at the Harry Harding Auditorium, 1957 E Street. The events are part of this year's Hahn Moo-Sook Colloquium in the Korean Humanities. This event is co-sponsored by MEMSI and co-organized by Alexa Huang.

Thursday December 1 4-6 PM in Rome 771: a symposium on Karl Steel's new book How to Make a Human: Animals and Violence in the Middle Ages. Responses from:
The symposium will be followed on Friday December 2 by a lunchtime seminar in Rome 771 on critical animal theory, co-sponsored with the GW English Department's 19th Century Studies cluster. Details of both these events will be circulated soon.

Finally, please mark your calendar for Friday February 24, when MEMSI and the Graduate Program in English will sponsor a symposium on Ecologies featuring
Stacy Alaimo.

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