Conference & Poetry Reading: Remembering the Middle Ages?
April 5-6, 2019
Bush House, Aldwych, King’s College London
The London Global Gateway, 1-4 Suffolk Street, University of Notre Dame
A partnership between the University of Notre Dame (London Global Gateway) and King’s College London, ‘Remembering the Middle Ages? Reception, Identity, Politics’ asks speakers and attendees to consider how the concept of a ‘cultural memory’ of the Middle Ages can be useful (or not) in understanding how and why scholars, artists, readers, and others have resourced or imagined the Middle Ages, in any post-medieval period. We ask participants to interrogate the linguistic, material, and social networks that have been created by medieval things over time. Haruko Momma (University of Toronto) and Sarah Salih (King’s College London) will give a keynote panel, and the event also includes a reading featuring poets Vahni Capildeo and Ian Duhig and chaired by Professor Clare Lees (Director of the Institute for English Studies). Further details are forthcoming at our website: http://sites.nd.edu/remembering-the-middle-ages.
Remembering the Middle Ages: Poetry Reading
free and open to all
Two contemporary poets who engage with the medieval past in their art will discuss their inspiration and influences. The evening will feature readings and discussion with Vahni Capildeo and Ian Duhig, chaired by Professor Clare Lees (Director of the Institute of English Studies). Both poets re-work medieval texts and histories with various effects and social and political implications.
The evening will take place at 6 p.m. on Friday, 5 April, 2019, at Fischer Hall, and is free and open to all – students, staff, and members of the public – but you must book a ticket in advance. Please select ‘Poetry Reading Only’ at the eventbrite link https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/remembering-the-middle-ages-reception-identity-politics-conference-including-poetry-reading-tickets-55212423846