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The Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program seeks to promote the past as vibrant intellectual subject of study. It is dedicated to fostering interdisciplinary work within departments; to building connections between departments; and to bringing MU in contact with nationally recognized medieval and Renaissance scholars.
We are a growing and dynamic group of students and faculty who share an interest in these two fascinating periods. On this website you will find links to resources in eleven separate departments, as well as events and programs that bring these departments together, from interdisciplinary minors at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, to professional meetings, campus events, social gatherings, and links to resources outside the university. Explore Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Missouri.
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The Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program @ the University of Missouri, Columbia proudly announces our first annual seminar on the subject of “Memory.” Saturday November 9, from 10:30-4pm with a reception following the event. Location on the MU campus TBA.
The purpose of the seminar is to provide a forum to think about current work and methodological questions in medieval and renaissance studies. We have invited three participants from different disciplines and time periods to send us a work in progress (about 20 pages). We will circulate the papers before the seminar and then meet all day on Saturday to spend close to an hour discussing each paper with its author. We believe this format will provide an exciting opportunity for dialogue and an alternative to the conventional invited talk. The following scholars will discuss their works-in-progress:
Professor Ruth Evans (Professor of English) "Troilus and Criseyde: Sexual Difference and the Knots of Memory."
Laura Gelfand (Professor of History of Art, Utah State) "Representations of Sacred Space and Devotional Memory Practices"
Jonathan Baldo, (Professor of English, University of Rochester) "Stages of Forgetfulness in Shakespeare's Second Tetralogy"
This seminar is open to graduate students and faculty at MU and other nearby institutions. Please contact Emma Lipton, Chair of Medieval and Renaissance Studies to register (free) and for further information: firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for registration is Oct 25.
Call for Papers
The Mid America Medieval Association (MAMA) conference will be held at The University of Missouri and Columbia College, in Columbia, Missouri on February 22, 2014. The theme is “The Global Middle Ages.” The Plenary Address, “Reading Medieval French Literature from a Global Perspective,” will be given by Sahar Amer, Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies, University of Sydney.