“Touching the Past” November 7

Please join us for the inaugural event of the GW Medieval and Early Modern Studies Institute (GW MEMSI), a symposium on Touching the Past. The symposium begins at 1:30 in the fourth floor conference room of Phillips Hall (Academic Center, 801 22nd St NW) and lasts until 5. We feature two panels:

Session One (moderated by Leah Chang, Romance Languages and Literature, GW)

  • Peggy McCracken (Professor of French and Women’s Studies and Associate Dean, Rackham Graduate School, University of Michigan) “Feeling the Past”
  • Eileen Joy (Director of Graduate Studies, Department of English Language and Literature, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville), “The Faded Silvery Imprints of the Bare Feet of Angels: Historical Poethics”

Session Two (moderated by Karl Steel, Department of English, CUNY Brooklyn)

  • Julian Yates (Associate Professor of English and Material Culture Studies, University of Delaware), “What was Pastoral (again)? More Versions”
  • Carolyn Dinshaw (Professor of English and Social & Cultural Analysis, New York University) “The Lay of the Land: Queer Love in A Canterbury Tale.”

The event is free and welcomes anyone who would like to attend. More details forthcoming.

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