Thursday, January 28, 2010

If you are in DC or want to be: Gateway Lectures 2010

by J J Cohen

The Gateway Lectures introduce their audience to an important field or topic within medieval and early modern studies. The lectures are designed to be a substantial contribution to research and intellectual community -- while remaining engaging to a general audience. They are delivered by renowned scholars who attempt to make their work accessible and inspirational.  

  • January 29: Alf Siewers (Bucknell University), "Ecocriticism." Marvin Center Amphitheatre, 800 21st Street, NW, 4 PM.
  • February 12: Michelle Warren (Dartmouth College), "The Postcolonial Past." Marvin Center Elliott Room 310, 800 21st Street, NW, 4 PM.
  • March 26: Marissa Greenberg (University of New Mexico), "Writing and Space." Rome Hall (Academic Center) 771, 4 PM.
All Gateway lectures are free and welcome all who wish to attend.
Also of interest: GW MEMSI will sponsor a symposium entitled "Race?" on Friday, March 5 at 2 PM. The event will feature Ayanna Thompson (Arizona State University), whose work on Shakespeare, early modern culture, and race is widely acclaimed. She will be joined by a panel of GW faculty: Jennifer James, Antonio Lopez, Thomas Guglielmo, Andrew Zimmerman. Marvin Center Amphitheatre, 800 21st Street, NW.

A complete calendar of events can always be found at the GW MEMSI website.


Anonymous said...

Hi Jeffrey. This is a long-shot, I know, but I don't suppose there's any chance these lectures are going to be filmed and possibly made available online somewhere, is there? I would love to hear what Alf Siewers has to say on ecocriticism, but there is no way I can make the lecture in D.C.

Jeffrey Cohen said...

In an ideal world we'd stream all lectures as webcasts. But ... the world is not ideal, and we don't possess the resources (technological and financial) to pull that off, for the time being.