The Simpson Chair in English
Announces a lecture
Pulitzer Prize Winning Columnist
“Swords, Sorcery and Swashbucklers”
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 ︱ 5:00 p.m 139 Combs Hall
Reception to follow.
All events are free and open to the public.
For more information please contact Professor Teresa Kennedy, firstname.lastname@example.org
In this talk Washington Post book columnist Michael Dirda will look at the various ways fin-de-siecle adventure fiction reimagined the Middle Ages and early Renaissance. Some of the books to be touched on include: Mark Twain’s A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court (1889), H. Rider Haggard’s Eric Brighteyes (1890), A. Conan Doyle’s The White Company (1891), Stanley Weyman’s A Gentleman of France (1893), William Morris’s The Well at the World’s End (1896), Rudyard Kipling’s Puck of Pook’s Hill (1906) and Marjorie Bowen’s Black Magic (1909).
“EATING THE DAMNED: The Mouth of Hell in Medieval Art and Thought”
Thursday, January 24, 2019 ︱ 3:30 p.m Digital Auditorium, Hurley Convergence Center
Reception to follow.
Arielle Saiber, “Hell, Yes! Dante in Contemporary American Satire”
Monday, April 2, 2018
Kathryn McKinley, “Chaucer’s Boccaccian Temple of Venus in House of Fame Book I”
Monday, March 19, 2018
George D. Greenia, “Travelers’ Texts: Pilgrims and Their Textual Accessories”
Monday, September 25, 2017
Jose Suarez Otero, “Santiago de Compostela, from Antiquity to the Middle Ages”
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Dr. Tison Pugh, “Queer Medievalisms in the U.S. South”
Monday, April 3, 7:00 p.m.
Dr. Kristina Olson, “Finding the Celestial Rose in Mecca: Sandow Birk’s Divine Comedy”
Monday, April 10, 7:00 p.m.
Simpson Program in Medieval Studies 2014 Symposium
The Rise of Vernacular Culture in Fourteenth-Century Florence
Kenneth P. Clarke, University of York
Kristina Olson, George Mason University
David Lummos, Stanford University
Saturday, October 4, 2014
9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m
To view or download the complete program, please click here: Simpson symposium program 2014
2011 Simpson Symposium: Faith and Authority: The Context of the Early Modern
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Click here for the program of presentations: Simpson symposium 2011
“Speaking of Murder: The Life and Death of Geoffrey Chaucer”
Robert F. Yeager
Professor of English
University of West Florida
Monday, March 19, 2007
For further information contact Professor Teresa Kennedy, Department of English, Linguistics, and Communication: email@example.com or 540.654.1531