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Cornell Medieval Studies Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary

Please join us in celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Medieval Studies Program at Cornell University. Our celebration will include a roundtable discussion of the program’s history, honors for the charter members of the program, and a keynote address by Don Randel (Chairman of the Board of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences).

Details are available at this page.

Matthew Giancarlo to deliver workshop and lecture, November 6-7

Matthew Giancarlo (Associate Professor, Engish, University of Kentucky) will host a workshop to discuss his article forthcoming in Exemplaria: “Mirror, Mirror: Princely Hermeneutics, Practical Constitutionalism, and the Genres of the English Fürstenspiegel,” in Olin Library rm. 403 at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 6.

He will also give a talk, entitled “Constituting Medievalism?: Historicist Literary Inquiry and the Pitfalls of Narrative,” at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, November 7, in Goldwin Smith 142.

Selected Publications:
“Chaucer and Contemporary Courts of Law and Politics: House, Law, Game.” Chapter in The Oxford Handbook of Chaucer. Forthcoming from Oxford University Press.
“Political Forms and Institutions in Piers Plowman.” Chapter in The Cambridge Companion to Piers Plowman. Cambridge University Press, 2014.
“Dressing up a ‘galaunt’: Traditional Piety and Fashionable Politics in Peter Idley’s ‘translacions’ of Mannyng and Lydgate.” In After Arundel: Religious Writing in Fifteenth-Century England.  Brepols, 2012.
“Troubling the New Constitutionalism: Politics, Penitence, and the Dilemma of Dread in the Digby Poems,” Journal of English and Germanic Philology 110 (2011).
Parliament and Literature in Late Medieval England. Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Other articles and reviews in journals such as Speculum, ELH: English Literary History, Representations, Studies in the Age of Chaucer, The Medieval Review, The Yearbook of Langland Studies, Modern Language Quarterly, and University of Toronto Quarterly.

Carol Symes to present lecture and workshop, November 11-12

Carol Symes (Professor of History and Medieval Studies, University of Illinois) will deliver a lecture on Tuesday, November 11th, at 4:30 p.m. in the Guerlac Room of the AD White House, entitled “Performative Texts, Embodied Literacies, and the Documentary Revolution of Medieval Europe.”

On Wednesday, November 12th, from 10 to 11 a.m. in the English Lounge (258 Goldwin Smith Hall), Professor Symes has agreed to host a workshop for interested faculty and graduate students.  Participants will read, discuss, and comment on a pre-circulated chapter from her current book project.

Scott Gwara Lecture and Roundtable: “Medieval Meets Digital,” Thursday, October 16, 4:30 p.m.

“Medieval Meets Digital: the Manuscriptlink Project and the Cornell Manuscripts”:

Scott Gwara (Univ. of South Carolina)will present a lecture, “Manuscript Fragmentology: Restoring a Medieval Library Online, Page by Page,” in the Kroch Library (Olin), Rare Lecture Room 2B48.

Panelists include Prof. in MS Andrew Galloway, Prof. in MS Andrew Hicks, PhD candidate in MS Ruth Mullett, and digital expert Anne Sauer.

The event is sponsored by the Medieval Studies Program, the French Studies Program, the Cornell library, and the Society for the Humanities.

Hannah Byland participates in digital humanities internship program

Medieval manuscripts will meet multimedia in a course taught by Hannah Byland, a third-year Medieval Studies Ph.D. student who is participating in Cornell University Library’s new digital humanities internship program.

Byland is designing a course that will allow her freshmen to augment traditional academic writing with the library’s audiovisual resources – which, she believes, will help her students “mine Cornell’s resources and add to their own understanding of the material.”

Read more here.