Calendar of Events

EVENTS 2019-2020

OCTOBER:

THURSDAY, October 10th: The EMC invites you to attend a lecture by Craig Dionne, Professor of English at Eastern Michigan University, entitled “Paleo Hamlet and Cognitive Ethology” on October 10th at 4pm in 3154 Angell Hall. A graduate student workshop with Professor Dionne, entitled “Hamlet and Cognitive Ethology,” will take place 10am-12pm that morning, also in 3154 Angell Hall.

SEPTEMBER:

WEDNESDAY, September 18th: Please join us for an introduction workshop by Cecilia Morales, “Defining Maternity: The Rhetoric of Female Sexuality in Early Modern English Literature and Culture” at 1:00pm in 3241 Angell Hall. For questions or a draft please email rjhixon@umich.edu.

FRIDAY, September 27th: The EMC invites you to attend a lecture by Patricia Akhimie, Professor of English and Women’s and Gender Studies at Rutgers University, entitled “‘The Qualities of Breeding’: Race and Conduct in The Merchant of Venice” on September 27th at 4pm in 3222 Angell Hall. A graduate student workshop on writing habits with Professor Akhimie will take place 10am-12pm that morning in 3154 Angell Hall.

 

EVENTS, 2018-2019

APRIL:

WEDNESDAY, April 3rd: The EMC invites you to an introduction workshop of “Fruitless Labor: Non-Productive Work in Pre-Modern English Literature” by Margo Kolenda-Mason at 10am in 3241 Angell Hall. For questions or a draft please email rjhixon@umich.edu.

FRIDAY, April 5th and SATURDAY, April 6th: Please join the Department of English for Shakespeare in Performance with two events featuring Peter Holland (Notre Dame) in honor of the late Barbara Hodgdon, who wrote and taught extensively on Shakespeare and performance as a professor in the English department until 2012. Both events will take place next month in relation to the upcoming staging of Julius Caesar through UMS.

  • Barbara Hodgdon Lecture in Shakespeare Studies by Peter Holland: “On Shakespeare’s Roman Trails” on Friday, April 5th at 4:00pm in the Hussey Room, Michigan League (followed by a reception).
  • Public Conversation with Peter Holland and Arthur Nauzyciel on Saturday, April 6th at 11:00am in 1014 Tisch Hall (will include brunch).

SATURDAY, April 27th: The Early Modern Colloquium invites you to join us for our annual write-a-thon. This all-day session will be designed to provide a quiet, motivating atmosphere for students working on end of term papers, dissertation chapters, and any other writing projects. The writing session will go from 9am-5pm in 3222 Angell Hall. Please RSVP to rjhixon@umich.edu.

FEBRUARY:

FRIDAY, February 15th and SATURDAY, February 16th: The EMC invites you to attend its two-day annual conference, Early Modern Colloquium Conference: How to be Global in the Medieval and Early Modern Worlds, with keynote lectures by: Bernadette Andrea (UCSB) and Christine Chism (UCLA). For a full schedule of events, see the Graduate Conference page.

DECEMBER:

SATURDAY, December 15th: The Early Modern Colloquium invites you to join us for our annual write-a-thon. This all-day session will be designed to provide a quiet, motivating atmosphere for students working on end of term papers, dissertation chapters, and any other writing projects. The writing session will go from 9am-5pm in 3222 Angell Hall.  Please RSVP to laurelnb@umich.edu.

NOVEMBER:

THURSDAY, November 15th: The EMC invites you to an article workshop by Cecilia Morales entitled “Mother Egypt: Rethinking English Nationalism and the Ambivalence of Shakespeare’s Cleopatra” at 2:30pm in 3241 Angell Hall. For questions or a draft please email laurelnb@umich.edu.

MONDAY, November 19th: Please join us for a lecture by Simone Chess, Associate Professor of English at Wayne State University, where she will discuss her works in progress. This talk will take place from 12:00 to 1:30pm in 3154 Angell Hall.

OCTOBER:

TUESDAY, October 30th: We invite you join us for the Critical Conversations Graduate Panel: “Temporality, Historicity, and the Urgency of Now” where graduate students will present as a roundtable on themes related to temporality, historicity, and the “relevance” of historical studies for enacting social change in the twenty-first century. The panel will take place from 12:30 – 2pm in 3222 Angell Hall, with lunch from 12pm.

 

EVENTS, 2017-2018

APRIL:

WEDNESDAY, April 4th: The EMC invites you to workshop a work-in-progress with Peggy McCracken at 4pm in 3154 Angell Hall.

MARCH:

FRIDAY,  March 16th and SATURDAY, March 17th: The EMC invites you to attend its two-day annual conference,  Exploring Resistance Through Medieval and Early Modern Culture, with keynotes by Kathryn Schwarz (Vanderbilt) and Carla Della Gatta (UCLA). For a full schedule of events, see the Graduate Conference page.

JANUARY:

THURSDAY, January 8th: The EMC invites you to workshop a dissertation chapter with Sheila Coursey on January 8th at 3pm.

DECEMBER:

FRIDAY, December 1st: The EMC invites you to workshop a dissertation chapter with Margo Kolenda On Dec 1 at 2pm in 3241 Angell Hall. For questions or a draft please email charisw@umich.edu

SATURDAY, December 16th: The Early Modern Colloquium invites you to join us for our first ever write-a-thon. This all-day session will be designed to provide a quiet, motivating atmosphere for students working on end of term papers, dissertation chapters, and any other writing projects. The writing session will go from 8am-6pm in 3222 Angell Hall.

NOVEMBER:

THURSDAY, November 2nd: We invite you to workshop a work-in-progress entitled ““Impractical Criticism: Close Reading and the Contingencies of History” with Professor Michael Schoenfeldt on November 2nd at 2:30pm in 3154 Angell Hall.

SEPTEMBER:

FRIDAY, September 29th: The EMC invites you to attend a lecture by Katherine Eggert, Professor of English at University of Colorado Boulder on Septmber 29th at 5pm in 3222 Angell Hall. A graduate student workshop with Professor Eggert will take place 9-10:30 am on 29 September in 3154 Angell Hall.

 

EVENTS, 2016-2017

MARCH:

THURSDAY, March 9th, FRIDAY, March 10th and SATURDAY, March 11th: The EMC invites you to attend its two-day annual conference, “Body Language, Bawdy Talk: Sex and Form in Medieval and Early Modern Culture,” with keynotes by Jeffrey Masten (Northwestern University) and Zrinka Stahuljak (UCLA). For for information, see the Graduate Conference page.

FEBRUARY:

FRIDAY, February 10th: The EMC invites you to workshop a dissertation chapter with Sheila Coursey at 2pm in 3241 Angell Hall. For any questions, email Elizabeth Mathie at mathie@umich.edu.

DECEMBER:

THURSDAY, December 1st: At 4pm in room 3154 Angell Hall, please join us for a book proposal and book chapter workshop with visiting faculty Angela Heetderks. More details to come! For any questions, email Elizabeth Mathie at mathie@umich.edu.

FRIDAY, December 9th: Join us at 2pm in room 3241 Angell Hall for a dissertation chapter workshop with Maia Farrar-Wellman. More details about the pre-circulated draft to come! For any questions, email Elizabeth Mathie at mathie@umich.edu.

NOVEMBER:

FRIDAY, November 18th: The EMC invites you to attend a panel and roundtable discussion on the writing process with Professors Peggy McCracken, Cathy Sanok, Mike Schoenfeldt, Terri Tinkle, and Valerie Traub. For any questions, contact Charisse Willis at charisw@umich.edu.

OCTOBER:

WEDNESDAY, October 12th: At this reading group event, the EMC invites you to join us in a discussion of a recent issue of Shakespeare Quarterly focused on rereading early modern race (vol. 67, no. 1). One of the contributors to the volume, our own Kyle Grady, will facilitate the conversation. The conversation will begin at 4pm in the Osterman Common Room at the Institute for the Humanities (202 S. Thayer St.). A late lunch will be served. For any questions, email Kyle Grady at kcgrady@umich.edu.

See EMC Past Events for previous years: 1999-2015

 

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