Monday, March 29, 2010

Upcoming MedRen events at Columbia and beyond

This from Alan Stewart at Columbia ...

The following events may be of interest to those working in medieval,
Renaissance, and early modern studies. The full list is at under "events". If you know of any other
events, please contact Alan Stewart on

Monday, March 29 [at Rutgers]
Rutgers' Program in Medieval Studies
"Visual Orders? A discussion on ornament and iconography in Romanesque art"
4:30 p.m.
Voorhees Hall Graduate Student Lounge (basement), College Avenue Campus
(co-sponsored by the Department of Art History)
For directions or parking information, contact Samantha Kelly at

Monday, March 29 [at NYU]
TOM PETTITT (University of Southern Denmark)
"In Quest of the Ballad: Anglo-Scandinavian Perspectives"
NYU, 19 University Place (just below 8th St), 1st floor, "Great Room"

Monday, March 29 [at Rutgers]
Rutgers' Program in Medieval Studies
SEETA CHAGANTI (University of California at Davis)
"Figure and Ground: Elene's Nails, Cynewulf's Runes, and Hrabanus Maurus's
Painted Poems"
6:00 p.m.
Murray Hall room 302, College Avenue Campus
(co-sponsored by the Department of English and Anglo-Saxon Studies)
For directions or parking information, contact Samantha Kelly at

Monday, March 29
Columbia Early Modern Seminar
"'Nor is here one single here": Lyric Immediacy and/or The Early
Modern Sonnet"
201D Philosophy Hall
Contact: Alan Stewart

Tuesday, March 30 [at NYU]
NYU Medieval & Renaissance Center
TOM PETTITT (University of Southern Denmark)
"Folklore and Medieval Performance Culture: Confronting the Chapbook Barrier"
4:30-6:15 PM
13-19 University Place, room 228
Contact MARC at 212-998-8698 or

Tuesday, March 30 [at Barnard]
Barnard Center for Translation Studies
MARKO MILETICH (Hunter College)
"Gender in Translation: Perspectives on Strong Women"
(concerning problems of translation in Cervantes' *Don Quixote*
6 pm
Ella Weed Room, 223 Milbank Hall, Barnard College.
Refreshments will be served.
For a map of the Barnard campus:

Wednesday, March 31
A Medieval Conversation
JOEL KAYE (Barnard) and PAUL STROHM (Columbia)
6:00-7:30 PM
Room 208 of the Diana Center on the Barnard campus (to the left of the
2nd floor elevators)

Wednesday, Thursday, April 1
The Robert Branner Forum for Medieval Art and Architecture
"Communal Palaces of Northern Italy"
6:00 PM
612 Schermerhorn

Thursday, April 1 [at NYU]
The Anglo-Saxon Studies Colloquium
Forum of discussion with
EILEEN A. JOY (Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville)
"Always Historicize?: Historicism, Post-Historicism, and Medieval Studies"
Panel includes: Patricia Dailey (Columbia), Daniel Remein (NYU) and
Karl Steel (CUNY-Brooklyn)
Reception 6:00 PM, Forum 6.30 PM
New York University, 13-19 University Place, room 222
For suggested reading and further information, contact Mo Pareles

Monday, April 5
The Heyman Center for the Humanities
"The Republic of Letters: Survival or Revival?"
Heyman Center for the Humanities, Second Floor Common Room

Tuesday, April 6
Columbia University Book History Colloquium
IVAN LUPIC (Columbia)
"Shakespeare, Milton, and the Battle of the Books
6 PM
523 Butler Library
Contact: Gerald W. Cloud (

Tuesday, April 6
The New York Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers and
the New York Academy of Medicine's Rare Book Room and Historical Collections
SYLVIE MERIAN (Morgan Library & Museum)
"Protection Against the Evil Eye? Votive Offerings on Armenian
Manuscript Bindings"
6:00PM - 8:30PM The New York Academy of Medicine Library, 1216 Fifth
Avenue and 103rd St
NYAM Library Reading Room, 3rd floor
This event sponsored by: The Guild of Book Workers, New York Chapter and
The New York Academy of Medicine Library Historical Collections
To register, please call Erin Albritton at 212-822-7364 or email
Suggested donation of $5.00 will be collected at the door

Thursday, April 8
The Robert Branner Forum
"Rereading Abbot Suger on Saint-Denis"
6:00 PM
612 Schermerhorn Hall; reception to follow

Thursday, April 8 [at NYU]
NYU English Department Colloquium for Early Literature and Culture in English
"Feeling Time: Prose Aesthetics in The Cloud of Unknowing
6:30 PM
Room 224, 19 University Place, NYU; photo ID needed for visitors
Contact: Liza Blake, Katie Vomero Santos
or Sarah Ostendrof

Friday, April 9
JORGE CANIZARES-ESGUERRA (University of Texas at Austin)
"Between the Heart of Christ and the Heart of Mary:
The Global Jesuit Mission in Quito ca. 1750"
622 Dodge Hall

Friday, April 9 [at CUNY]
Medieval Club of New York
Twentieth Annual Russell Hope Robbins Lecture
ROBERT MILLS (King's College London)
"Vezelay, Counterpleasure, and the Sex Lives of Monks: Experiences in
Respondent: CAROLYN DINSHAW (New York University)
7:30 PM, followed by reception
Room 4406 (English Program Lounge), CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue


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