Renee Trilling lecture, "New Materialisms, Old Texts: How Bodies Matter in Premodernity"

April 13, 2016 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Gerber Lounge, 304 EPB

Renee Trilling is Associate Professor of English at the University of Illinois and the author of The Aesthetics of Nostalgia: Historical Representation in Old English Verse (Toronto, 2009), which received the International Society of Anglo-Saxonists Best First Book Award.  Her talk stems from her current book project, Ecce Corpus: Beholding the Body in Anglo-Saxon Literature, which draws on recent trends in neuroscience and related fields to rethink the definitions of materiality and subjectivity, building on the insights of these “new materialisms” to explore the role of the body in the production of subjectivity in Anglo-Saxon literature.