Thursday, August 21, 2014

2014-15 Events: A Provisional Calendar

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The first big MEMSI event of the year is the Dean's Scholars in Shakespeare Annual Lecture with Rebecca Bushnell, president of the Shakespeare Association of America. The talk is at 3 pm on Friday September 5 in Post Hall on the Mount Vernon Campus (free shuttle from multiple campus locations). Followed by a reception.

Also this year:

[October 24-25: Don't miss Knowing Nature at UMD College Park!]

November 14: Monstrous Knowledge in Medieval and Early Modern Europe
International Brotherhood of Teamsters Room, Gelman Library 7th floor, 3 PM. The symposium will be preceded by a lunchtime seminar with work circulated in advance. More information shortly
  1. Monstrous Knowledge in Early Modern France: the Case of Hermaphrodites (Kathleen Perry Long, Romance Studies, Cornell University)
  2. Monstrous Knowledge in Medieval England: The Case of Race (Asa Simon Mittman, Art and Art History, California State University, Chico)
  3. Monstrous Knowledge in the Age of Exploration: The Case of 'Imaginary' Monsters (Surekha Davies, History, Western Connecticut State University)

Dec 5: Bruce Holsinger reads from his celebrated historical fiction A Burnable Book

Feb. 13: Ania Loomba, University of Pennsylvania, visiting scholar


March 20: Symposium on "Transition, Scale and Catastrophe" with Stacy Alaimo, Stephanie LeMenager, Steve Mentz, Karl Steel and more. 
International Brotherhood of Teamsters Room, Gelman Library 7th floor

April 9-10: "Entangled Trajectories: Integrating European and Native American Histories" at GW and the Library of Congress.
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We will also have a few more events along the way, including a works in progress breakfast series. Stay tuned to the blog!



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