Lecture by Prof. Carol Symes: Performative Texts, Popular Literacies, and the Media Revolution of Medieval Europe

October 16, 2014 - 4:00pm
302 Schaeffer Hall

With sponsorship from the Department of English, the Department of History and the Graduate History Society are pleased to announce the details of the visit of Professor Carol Symes (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign).

Prof. Symes will present a talk entitled "Performative Texts, Popular Literacies, and the Media Revolution of Medieval Europe" from 4-6p.m., October 16, in 302 Schaeffer Hall.

Symes is a noted scholar of medieval manuscript cultures; modern constructions of the medieval past; pre-modern theatre; and the interrelationships of writing, orality and performance. Her first book, A Common Stage: Theatre and Public Life in Medieval Arras (Cornell, 2007) received four national awards.

Her current work focuses on embodied uses of writing in medieval Europe, and on memorializations of the Middle Ages during World War I.