Ecological Movement: A panel co-sponsored by the Medieval and Early Modern Studies Institute and the Program in Graduate Studies in English at GW
Friday, February 24, 2102
Rome 771, 5:30 p.m.
Speakers: Stacy Alaimo (University of Texas at Arlington)
Lowell Duckert (GWU)
Jennifer James (GWU)
Eileen Joy (Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville).
More information about speakers may is here.
Cultural Translations: Medieval / Early Modern / Postmodern: A GW MEMSI Symposium
Over the past decade “translation” as an expansive critical concept has greatly enriched literary and cultural studies. In response to these exciting new developments, this one-day symposium brings together leading scholars from the fields of medieval and early modern studies, history, film, English, Spanish, Italian, Arabic and comparative literary studies to engage in transhistorical and interdisciplinary explorations of post/colonial travel, globalization, and the transformation of texts, ideas, and genres.
Schedule: Sunday March 25, 2012
9:20 – 9:30 am Coffee and Tea
Chair: Jonathan Hsy (GW, English)
9:30-9:50 am Suzanne Conklin Akbari (Toronto, English and Medieval Studies): Translating the Past: World Literature in the Medieval Mediterranean
9:50-10:10 am Marcy Norton (GW, History): Parrots in Translation: The Amerindian Contribution to the European Pet
10:10-10:50 am Discussion
10:50-11:10 am Coffee
Chair: Lowell Duckert (GW, English)
11:10-11:30 am Barbara Fuchs (UCLA, English and Spanish & Portuguese): Return to Sender: “Hispanicizing” Cardenio
11:30-11:50 am Christina Lee (Princeton, Spanish & Portuguese): Imagining China in a Golden Age Spanish Epic
11:50 am -12:30 pm Discussion
12:30 – 1:30 pm Lunch
Chair: Alexa Alice Joubin (GW, English)
1:30 – 1:50 pm Peter Donaldson (MIT, Literature): The King’s Speech: Shakespeare, Empire and Global Media
1:50 – 2:10 pm Margaret Litvin (Boston, Arabic and Comparative Literature): What Can Arab Shakespeares Teach the Field of World Literature?
2:10 – 2:50 pm Discussion
2:50 – 3:00 pm Coffee
Chair: Lynn Westwater (GW, Italian)
3:00 – 4:00 pm Roundtable on Cultural Translations
Suzanne Miller (GW, History)
Peter Donaldson (MIT)
Barbara Fuchs (UCLA)
Suzanne Conklin Akbari (Toronto)