Medieval India

Note to medieval studies minors:  A fascinating new course, History 284, Early India, covers several millennia from antiquity through AD 1000. Besides counting for S/ and M/ credit, it will also count for the Medieval Studies minor. I urge you to consider adding this course to your fall schedule!

Graham Drake

Medieval Studies Coordinator

Medieval Film: “The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc”


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The Alan Lutkus International Film Festival Presents our last film of the series this Thursday April 5th: Thursday, April 5. 7 p.m. in Newton 204. The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (France/United States, dir. Luc Besson, 1999) Mystic, maiden, martyr—whatever you choose to call her, it is difficult to dispute that Joan of Arc led a remarkably accomplished life for a peasant girl who never went to school … and never saw her 20th birthday. It all began in 1429, when a teenage girl from a remote village in France stood before the world and announced she would defeat the world’s greatest army and liberate her country. Presented by Dr. Yvonne Seale, Assistant Professor of History.

Jun Okada PhD

Author of Making Asian American Film and Video: History, Institutions, Movements Associate Professor Department of English, State University of New York, Geneseo ________________

Alan Lutkus International Film Series Presents “Throne of Blood” (Akira Kurosawa, 1957)


The Alan Lutkus International Film Series Presents:

Throne of Blood (Japan, dir. Akira Kurosawa, Japan, 1957)

Thursday, March 1. 7 p.m. in Newton 204.

Returning to their lord’s castle, samurai warriors Washizu (Toshiba Mifune) and Miki (Minoru Chiaki) are waylaid by a spirit who predicts their futures. When the first part of the spirit’s prophecy comes true, Washizu’s scheming wife, Asaji (Isuzu Yamada), presses him to speed up the rest of the spirit’s prophecy by murdering his lord and usurping his place. Director Akira Kurosawa’s resetting of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth in feudal Japan is one of his most acclaimed films. Presented by Dr. Jun Okada, Associate
Professor, English and Film Studies.

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Medieval Banquet 2018

                                            Geneseo Medieval Banquet:
                                              “The Lady and the Unicorn”
                                 22 March 2018 at 6.30PM, Big Tree Inn
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Join us for an evening of medieval feasting, music, poetry, and prizes!

Tickets are $7 for students and $25 for the general public. Purchase them online at\onlineordering (click on “Big Tree Events”) using your CAS account or credit cards; for cash sales, please visit the English Department Office (Welles 226) between 8AM and 4PM, Monday-Friday. Ticket sales begin on Wednesday, 21 February and continue until Wednesday, 14 March.

 Banquet made possible with generous assistance from the Departments of English, History, Languages and Literatures, and the Office of the Provost.

Alan Lutkus International Film Series presents “The Lion in Winter”

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This Thursday, the Alan Lutkus International Film Series Presents:

Thursday, February 8. 7 p.m. in Newton 204. The Lion in Winter (U.K., dir. Anthony Harvey, 1968)

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It’s Christmas 1183, and King Henry II (Peter O’Toole) is planning to announce his successor to the throne. The jockeying for the crown, though, is complex. Henry has three sons and wants his boy Prince John (Nigel Terry) to take over. Henry’s wife, Queen Eleanor (Katharine Hepburn), has other ideas. She believes their son Prince Richard (Anthony Hopkins) should be king. As the family and various schemers gather for the holiday, each tries to make the indecisive king choose their option. Presented by Dr. Graham Drake, Professor of English and Interim Director of Medieval Studies.

Department of English, State University of New York, Geneseo