Month: August 2018

Brown Bag Talks Announced!

The Chair of the Speakers and Symposia Committee for this academic year has officially announced the dates and times for the following Brown Bag talks for the fall semester:

Wednesday, September 5th at 2:30-4:00pm  Cathy Schlund-Vials, “West of the Militarized Zone: Fightin’ Army, Blurred Genres, and the Vietnam War.”

Wednesday, October 10th at 2:30-4:00pm    Debapriya Sarkar (“‘endlesse error’: The Literary Methods of Early Modern Science.”)

Wednesday, November 14th at 2:30-4:00pm   Sarah Winter (title TBA)

All talks will be in the Stern Lounge after the Department faculty meetings. Details on each talk will be forthcoming.

Guest Lecture by Kathleen Kennedy

The UConn Medieval Studies program invites you to a guest lecture by Kathleen Kennedy, “The Puzzle of Abbot Islip’s Book, Tudor Pop Music, and King Henry VIII’s Lady Chapel.” The talk, a book-history detective-story, will be held Friday, August 31, at 4:00 pm in the Stern Lounge (Austin 217), with a dinner reception to follow on campus. Kathleen Kennedy is a scholar of both history and literature in the Middle English and Early Modern periods, the author of Medieval Hackers (2015), has presented for the UConn Medieval Studies program before on the pre-modern global history of the coconut, and is teaching on the history of the book as the Charles A. Owen, Jr., Visiting Professor this Fall 2018 semester.