GW MEMSI Calendar for 2009-10

Below you will find the (almost) complete schedule for the George Washington University Medieval and Early Modern Studies Institute (GW MEMSI). All events are free and welcome all who would like to attend.


  1. September 17, 3-5 PM: Seminar on Messianic Time and the Untimely. Registration has closed, but please participate in the e-discussion here.
  2. October 23, 11:30-1 PM: Gina Bloom, lunch seminar: “ ‘What’s Trumps?’: Onstage Gaming and the Epistemology of Male Friendship.” Paper will be circulated one week in advance. English Department seminar room.
  3. November 13: Seminar on Cary Howie‘s book Claustrophilia. Preliminary details here.
  4. December 10: book launch celebration for Leah Chang, Into Print: The Production of Female Authorship in Early Modern France. English Department seminar room, 2 PM.


Gateway Lecture series
These public lectures introduce a critical field or subdiscipline within medieval and early modern studies. They provide an opportunity for both beginning students and advanced researchers to learn about emerging research topics and methodologies and to have a conversation about their impact. (Times and places to be announced)

  • January 29: Alf Siewers (Bucknell University), “Ecocriticism”
  • February 12: Michelle Warren (Dartmouth), “The Postcolonial Past”
  • March 25: Marissa Greenberg (University of New Mexico) “”Writing About Space”

  1. January 29: lunch seminar with Alf Siewers, author of Strange Beauty: Ecocritical Approaches to Early Medieval Landscape
  2. February 12: one day symposium on “Early Transnational Europe”
  3. March 26: Lunch seminar with Marissa Greenberg (University of New Mexico)
  4. April 17: “New Worlds” graduate student conference at University of Maryland College Park

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