Events

The Medieval Institute at Western Michigan University highlights here events of interest to the local medievalist community.

Image of a poster for East of Eden.Wednesday, Feb. 21

in the Genesis Film Festival sponsored by the Medieval Institute
organized by MDVL 6000, "Genesis in the Middle Ages"
with discussion led by A.T. Lambert, "Western Herald" film critic

"East of Eden"
(1955, directed by Elia Kazan)
Wednesday, Feb. 21
6:30 p.m.
History Department Large Conference Room
(Friedmann 4413)
pizza, soda and snacks provided

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Image of Li Shimin (598-649).

Li Shimin

Friday, Feb. 23

Distinguished Faculty Scholar Lecture

a part of the University's spring convocation

"Heavenly Khan: The Story of Li Shimin"
Victor C. Xiong
Western Michigan University

Friday, Feb. 23
2:25 p.m.
Fetzer Center

 

 

 

 

Friday, March 16

Spring 2018 Loew Lecture in Medieval Studies

"Hakluyt's Books and Hawkins's Slaves: Early English Slave Voyages, 1562-1570"
Jyotsna G. Singh
Michigan State University

Friday, March 16
3:30 p.m.
Brown 1028

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Jyotsna G. Singh teaches and researches early modern literature and culture, especially Shakespeare, colonial history, travel writing, postcolonial theory, early modern histories of Islam, and gender and race studies, often exploring the intersections of these fields. Her published work includes: "The Weyward Sisters: Shakespeare and Feminist Politics" (Blackwell), (co-authored); "Colonial Narratives/Cultural Dialogues: ‘Discovery’ of India in the Language of Colonialism" (Routledge); "Travel Knowledge: European ‘Discoveries’ in the Early Modern Period" (Palgrave), (co-ed. Ivo Kamps); "A Companion to the Global Renaissance: English Literature and Culture in the Era of Expansion, 1559-1660" (Blackwell); and most recently, a collection, "The Postcolonial World" (co-ed. David D. Kim), (Routledge).

She is currently completing a monograph, "Shakespeare and Postcolonial Theory," under contract with Arden. Her paper today is based on her research on early modern slave narratives, which she is also working into an article for an expanded version of "The Global Renaissance." She has received several research fellowships, which include: an NEH summer research fellowship; a Distinguished Faculty Fellowship at Queen Mary, University of London (2008), and a Long-Term Fellowship at the John Carter Brown Library, Brown University (2010).

More about the Loew Lectures in Medieval Studies

Poster for The FountainWednesday, March 21

in the Genesis Film Festival sponsored by the Medieval Institute
organized by MDVL 6000, "Genesis in the Middle Ages"
with discussion led by A.T. Lambert, "Western Herald" film critic

 

"The Fountain"
(2006, directed by Darren Aronofsky)
Wednesday, March 21
6:30 p.m.
History Department Large Conference Room
(Friedmann 4413)
pizza, soda and snacks provided

Flier