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Faculty Announcements 12/9

December 9, 2009
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1. Last Kaffepause and Fika for the semester!

2. CAHI Roundtable and Reception

3. Commuter Needs Ride between Indianapolis and Bloomington

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Last Kaffepause and Fika for the semester!

Norwegian and Swedish Coffee Hour

Wednesday, Dec. 9, 7 pm, IMU Starbucks


2. CAHI Roundtable and Reception

Roundtable and Reception
Friday, December 11th, 4:00-6:00pm
College Arts and Humanities Institute (CAHI)
1211 East Atwater Avenue (Corner of Ballantine and Atwater)

I am pleased to announce the first event of the year for Renaissance Studies, the multi-disciplinary program for faculty and graduate students who work on materials from the 14th to the 17th century. The program will begin at 4:00 with a roundtable followed by a reception at 5:00.

The roundtable will explore issues of general interest to scholars of Renaissance and early modern studies, with presentations by three of our own graduate students. MAURA SMYTH (English) will focus on Fancy as a creative faculty separate from imagination and as an alternate genealogy of female authorship in the 17th and early 18th centuries. CHRIS SEMK (French) will discuss the paradox and ambiguities of religious conversion in two 17th-century dramatic adaptations of the legend of Saint Genesius, the actor-turned-martyr, whose conversion is never entirely certain. WILL SMITH (Religious Studies) will present on the writings of Anne Wentworth (1676-1680) and her conflicts with her husband William and his Particular Baptist allies. Will’s presentation will reflect on how Wentworth’s identity as sponsa Christi (‘bride of Christ’) allows her to articulate a new ecclesiology and deliver an
apocalyptic message.

We will welcome new faculty and graduate students, advertise the Renaissance Studies minor, announce the speakers for our year-long series of lectures on “Political Renaissance,” as well as other events. This will be a chance for faculty and graduate students alike to meet colleagues working on early modern materials in other disciplines.

Please come and share in the food and conversation.

Massimo Scalabrini
Associate Professor of Italian
Director of Renaissance Studies

 

3. Commuter Needs Ride between Indianapolis and Bloomington

A WEST student needs to commute from Indianapolis to Bloomington on Tuesdays and Thursdays (classes start at 9:30 am and finish at 12:30 in the afternoon). She doesn’t have a car. Please contact Julianna Koksarova at jkoksarova@yahoo.com if you can help! 

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