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Durham University

Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEMS)

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A postgraduate workshop with Professor Peggy McCracken

18th May 2018, 11:00 to 13:00, Ritson Room, Department of Classis and Ancient History, Professor Peggy McCracken, Society for French Studies' Visiting International Fellow

Numbers are limited, so booking is essential. Please book your place here.

Please note that the venue of this workshop has now been moved to the Ritson Room, Department of Classis and Ancient History

IMEMS is very excited to welcome Peggy McCracken, Domna C. Stanton Collegiate Professor of French, Women’s Studies, and Comparative Literature, at the University of Michigan, to Durham as a Society for French Studies Visiting International Fellow.

Peggy McCracken’s research interests are in the intersections of medieval literature, history and theory.

Her most recent book is In the Skin of a Beast: Sovereignty and Animality in Medieval France. In earlier projects, she explored the intersections of medieval theories and practices of queenship with romances about adulterous queens, and the ways in which gendered cultural values are mapped onto representations of blood. She has collaborated with colleagues to write books on Chrétien de Troyes and Marie de France, and other recent books focus on Barlaam and Josaphat, a widely circulating medieval saint’s life based on the life of the Buddha.

Peggy is currently working on Ovidian Ecologies, a study of medieval translations of stories from Ovid’s Metamorphoses. Peggy's visit represents a great opportunity for Durham colleagues and postgraduates.

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