2018-2019 Events Calendar

Friday, February 22, 2019.  "Old Norse pasts and modern authenticities" A Public lecture by Prof. Merrill Kaplan (Scandinavian Studies, Ohio State University) in the Borghesi-Mellon Workshop, Thinking Race: Migration, Representation, and Appropriation in the Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, Room L150 at 4:00 p.m.  Prof. Kaplan will also lead a workshop discussion will on her recent research into the appropriation of Viking myth and symbolism in modern racist discourses at 12:00 noon in the Hagen Room, Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, Room 150.

Thursday, March 28, 2019, 4PM-5:30PM (location TBA). Pasts and Futures of English: a lecture and discussion event with Prof. Miller Wolf Oberman (Writing, Department of Liberal Studies, LANG-New School, New York, NY) and Prof. Nahir Otaño Gracia (Deptartment of English, Beloit College), organized by the Old and Middle English Graduate Association (OMEGA) and funded by the Associated Students of Madison (ASM). Miller Oberman is an award-winning poet and translator, whose first collection The Unstill Ones (Princeton University Press, 2017) includes original poems and translations from Old English. Nahir Otaño Gracia is a scholar of global medieval English literature, modern and contemporary medievalism, and translation of medieval English literature outside of England and Europe.

Friday, Saturday, April 5-6, 2019.  Graduate Association of Medieval Studies (GAMS) Annual Conference.  Details TBA.

Monday, April 15, 2019.  Workshop discussion and public lecture in the Borghesi-Mellon Workshop series, "Thinking Race: Migration, Representation, and Appropriation in the Middle Ages and Beyond" by Prof. Wan-Chuan Kao (Department of English, Washington and Lee University).  Prof. Kao will give a public lecture on “Facial Figuration / Racial Misrecognition”. His workshop  “White Animacy and the Racial Nonlife” asks participants to think through whiteness as a technique of premodern racialization.  Details of time and place to be announced soon.