2015-16 Calendar of Events

Please mark your calendar now and join us for the following events. All GW MEMSI events are free and welcome all who wish to attend.

September 18th 2015
Dean's Scholars in Shakespeare Lecture: Jean Howard
Jean Howard (Columbia University) delivers the Dean's Scholars in Shakespeare Annual Lecture, "Countering the Lucrece Effect: The Performance of Rape on the Early Modern Stage." The lecture will be held from 4-6 PM in beautiful Post Hall at GW's Mount Vernon Campus. Parking is available on site, and a free shuttle runs from Foggy Bottom. Complete information here.

October 30 2015
Futures of the Past
International Brotherhood of Teamsters Room [Gelman Library 702, GW Foggy Bottom Campus]
10 AM - 5 PM (includes lunch and a reception)
An all day symposium featuring new work in medieval and early modern studies. Please join us for some energetic conversation!
Presentation titles, a schedule for the day, and a link to sign up for lunch and a reception will be posted shortly on the GW MEMSI blog.

January 29 2016
Elizabeth Scala,"Feminism and the F-Word"
International Brotherhood of Teamsters Room [Gelman Library 702, GW Foggy Bottom Campus]
3 PM
Elizabeth Scala of the University of Texas-Austin presents a lecture on "Feminism and the F-Word." Professor Scala is an editor of the 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 (just published by Ohio State University Press).

February 25 2016
Drew Daniel, "The Trouble with Comedy"
International Brotherhood of Teamsters Room [Gelman Library 702, GW Foggy Bottom Campus]
4 PM
Drew Daniel of Johns Hopkins University will deliver a lecture on "The Trouble with Comedy." 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 2016
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 CFP (proposals due by October 15) may be found here.

April 7-8 2016
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 2016
Play
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 semester and hope to see you at these events!

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