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Pre-Modern Studies Lecture at the University of Rochester


Public Lecture by Professor Kisha Tracy
Cluster on Pre-Modern Studies

On Thursday 1 November at 5:00 PM, Professor Kisha Tracy (English Studies, Fitchburg State University) will offer a talk and interactive discussion on “Premodern Studies – the (Im)Practical, the (Im)Perfect, and the (Un)Necessary.” Her presentation will focus on interdisciplinary approaches to research and teaching in pre-modern studies, aligning itself with current efforts to launch an Early Worlds Initiative in conjunction with the UR Humanities Center. Professor Tracy will draw upon examples from Disability Studies and diversity in this conversation about the Middle Ages.

Professor Tracy’s Memory and Confession in Middle English Literature appeared from Palgrave last year, and she is currently working on The Middle Ages and the Modern Curriculum: Accessing the Medieval Past, to be published by ARC Humanities Press. She is the co-founder of the websites Teaching the Middle Ages in Higher Ed and The Lone Medievalist, and co-creator of MASSachusetts State Universities MEDIEVAL Blog.

On Thursday evening, following the talk, there will be an informal dinner with Professor Tracy at 110 Adams Street, which will provide further opportunities for interchange (directions available from Lucy Peck; I’m keeping a head count for the caterer; it would be helpful if you could let me know as soon as possible, and no later than Friday 26 October, whether or not you’ll be able to attend. Please respond to This presentation is sponsored by the Cluster on Premodern Studies, with the cooperation of the Robbins Library, the Department of English, and the Undergraduate Medieval Society. Again, the presentation by Kisha Tracy – “Premodern Studies – the (Im)Practical, the (Im)Perfect, and the (Un)Necessary” – will take place at 5 PM on Thursday 1 November in the Robbins Library. Please feel free to attend either the talk or the dinner even if you can’t make both, and please share this information with anyone you know who might be interested in these subjects.