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April 2021

Medieval Studies Lecture: Avinoam Shalem “The Return of the Gaze”

April 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The Medieval Studies Program at UW–Madison and the Borghesi-Mellon Workshop on Jerusalem invites you to attend the lecture, "The Return of the Gaze: On Modern Pilgrimage to Jerusalem and the Melancholies of a Blessed View,"…

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Medieval Studies Workshop: Avinoam Shalem

April 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This workshop is open to UW–Madison Faculty and Graduate Students. Prof. Avinoam Shalem, Columbia University, will lead a workshop discussion on Friday, April 16th, 2021 at 12:00pm CST via Zoom. Email the Medieval Studies Program…

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Dream of a Ding Village: A Conversation w/Novelist Yan Lianke

April 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Yan Lianke is a Chinese novelist frequently mentioned for the Nobel Prize for Literature; he’s often called the country’s most controversial writer. In this special virtual Humanities Without Boundaries talk, Yan will discuss his experiences…

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Second Acts: Theatricality, State, and Popular Culture in an African Setting

April 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

"Bí a bá perí akọni, a ó fida lalẹ"! When the soul of the beloved is addressed, it is right that the gestures be proper. In a career that spanned over three decades, Tẹjumọla Ọlaniyan pursued a…

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Who and Whose We Are: Nellie Y. McKay & the Legacies of Black Women’s Intellectualism

April 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Curious about how there came to be a place for me, a Black woman scholar of African American literature, in the American academy, I wrote Half in Shadow: a biography that traces the life and legacy…

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