Monday, January 4, 2016

Spring 2016 Events

Please join us at these events during the spring semester. 
All are free and welcome anyone who would like to attend.

January 29
Elizabeth Scala
University of Texas-Austin

"Feminism and the F-Word"

International Brotherhood of Teamsters Room [Gelman Library 702, GW Foggy Bottom Campus]
3 PM
Elizabeth Scala, a renowned scholar of medieval literature, feminism and desire, presents a lecture on "Feminism and the F-Word." Professor Scala is an editor of the groundbreaking journal Exemplaria: Medieval / Early Modern / Theory, the co-editor of the collection The Post-Historical Middle Ages (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009) and the author of the books Absent Narratives, Manuscript Textuality, and Literary Structure in Late Medieval England (Palgrave 2002) and Desire in the Canterbury Tales (Ohio State University Press, 2015).

February 25 
Drew Daniel
Johns Hopkins University

"The Trouble with Comedy"

International Brotherhood of Teamsters Room [Gelman Library 702, GW Foggy Bottom Campus]
4 PM
Professor Drew Daniel of Johns Hopkins University will deliver a lecture on "The Trouble with Comedy." An expert in early modern England and a polymath, Professor Daniel is the author of The Melancholy Assemblage: Affect and Epistemology in the English Renaissance (Fordham, 2013) as well as many articles and essays. He is also one half of the electronic duo Matmos.

February 26
Premodern Disorder: 
A GWMEMSI Graduate Student Conference
Attendance is open to all! Please come and show your support for new work in the field. Keynote speakers are Sharon Kinoshita and Drew Daniel. Complete description and information may be found here.

April 7-8
Crip Ecologies
GW MEMSI will sponsor a roundtable at this year's Composing Disability conference, "Crip Ecologies." The session is called "Biopolitics: Law, Life, Land, Love" and includes

May 11-14
International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo
GW MEMSI will sponsor a roundtable on "Play" with

We wish you the best for the beginning of the spring semester and hope to see you at these events!

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