American Medievalism Symposium

Medieval artwork surronding program schedule (text available below)

American Medievalism: A Symposium

Monday, October 6, Levis Faculty Center, Reading Room (1st floor)

  • 9:30am – David Matthews (Manchester): “Importing the Middle Ages: American Medievalisms, Medieval Studies and the Legitimization of Culture”, Commentary by Bruce Michelson (English)
  • 10:45am – Bruce Holsinger (Virginia), “Medievalization Theory: Past and Present in Cold War America”, Commentary by Cary Nelson (English)
  • 1:20pm – Larry Scanlon (Rutgers), “What the Age Demanded: Ezra Pound and the Discourse of Laureation”, Commentary by James Hansen (English)
  • 2:20pm – Kathy Lavezzo/Harilaos Stecopolous (Iowa), ” Leslie Fiedler’s Medieval America”, Commentary by Eleonora Stoppino (Italian)
  • 3:30pm – Anke Bernau (Manchester), “Medievalizing Contemporary Modesty”, Commentary by Stephanie Foote (English)

Tuesday, October 7, Illini Union, Room 406

  • 9:30am – Andrew Galloway (Cornell), “Race as Nostalgia, Race as Culture: Racialist History from the Norman Conquest to Early Nineteenth-Century America”, Commentary by Chris Hanlon (E. Illinois)
  • 10: 30am  – Steven Kruger (CUNY), “Gay Medieval Fantasies”, Commentary by T. Scott Herring (Indiana)
  • 1:30pm – Candace Barrington (Southern Connecticut), “The Mistick Krewe’s 1914 Mardi Gras Chaucer”, Commentary by Claire Sponsler (Iowa)
  • 2:30pm – Kathleen Davis (Rhode Island), “Carnegie Steel, Philanthropic Medievalism, and American Pedagogy”, Commentary by Sharon Irish (Architecture)

Sponsored by the Trowbridge Office for American Literature, Culture, and Society. This event is free and open to the public.

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