Sunday, November 30, 2014
Monday, November 3, 2014
Please join us for two monstrous events, co-sponsored by the Graduate School Field Committee for Medieval and Early Modern Studies at the University of Maryland; the GW Department of Romance, German and Slavic Languages and Literatures; and GW MEMSI.
I. Seminar with Kathleen Perry Long, Asa Simon Mittman and Surekha Davies, 12 PM. Three essays for discussion will be circulated in advance and a light lunch will be provided. RSVP to GWMEMSI@gmail.com by November 6 to reserve a spot and receive the readings.
II. Symposium: Monstrous Knowledge in Medieval and Early Modern Europe International Brotherhood of Teamsters Room, GWU Gelman Library 7th floor, 3 PM. Featuring:
Monstrous Knowledge in Early Modern France: The Case of Hermaphrodites(Kathleen Perry Long, Romance Studies, Cornell University)
Monstrous Knowledge in Medieval England: The Case of Race (Asa Simon Mittman, Art and Art History, California State University, Chico)
Monstrous Knowledge in the Age of Exploration: The Case of 'Imaginary' Monsters (Surekha Davies, History, Western Connecticut State University)
The doctoral program in English at the George Washington University invites applications for a funded PhD in medieval or early modern studies. Our program has wide strengths in postcolonial and transnational approaches to literature and culture; performance theory and cultural studies; race, ecology and critical animal studies; digital humanities; and disability studies.
The poster below will give you a good idea of faculty strengths. We especially welcome students who can make use of the unparalleled archive of the nearby Folger Shakespeare Library, an institution with which we have a close relationship.
More information and the link to apply may be found here.