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.