The University of Pennsylvania English department's Medieval-Reniassance seminar (Med/Ren) fosters lively conversations about the literary, historical, and cultural materials of the Medieval and Early Modern periods, and the theoretical frameworks, critical perspectives, and methodologies we bring to bear upon those materials. Scholars -- Penn graduate students and faculty, as well as visiting academics -- share drafts of article-length works-in-progress, offering participants a chance to make significant scholarly contributions in a relaxed environment. Our meetings foster an atmosphere of shared intellectual vigor, with conversations ranging in form and tone from Q&As and brainstorm sessions, to rigorous, constructive critiques of the papers within their broader critical contexts.
During the 2018-2019 academic year, unless stated otherwise, all meetings will be at 4:30PM on Wednesdays in the Graduate Student Lounge (Fisher-Bennett Hall Room 330).
Our listserv address is english-medren [at] groups.sas.upenn.edu. You may contact one of this year's co-coordinators, Alicia Meyer (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Shona Adler (email@example.com) to be subscribed to the list or to request more information. You may also subscribe to the list directly through the link at the bottom of this page.
How to subscribe (or unsubscribe) to the Med/Ren Listserv:
"How Many Lovers Had Shakespeare?"October 18, 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Noémie Ndiaye (Carnegie Mellon University), “'Like Crows in New Seeded Gardens:' Female Blackface in Jacobean and Caroline drama”November 14, 2018 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
January 23, 2019 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
February 13, 2019 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
March 13, 2019 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
April 3, 2019 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm