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Friday, 3:30–4:45 p.m., 402, JW Marriott

The Year 1500: Are We Modern Yet?

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Program arranged by the forums LLC 16th-Century French and LLC Medieval French. Presiding: Daisy J. Delogu, Univ. of Chicago; Todd W. Reeser, Univ. of Pittsburgh

Speakers: Jonathan Cayer, Augustana Coll., IL; Robert J. Hudson, Brigham Young Univ., UT; Irit Ruth Kleiman, Boston Univ.; Anna Klosowska, Miami Univ., Oxford; Anne-Hélène M. Miller, Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville

What is at stake in the medieval-Renaissance divide? What or whose (intellectual, pedagogical, institutional) interests does it serve? Topics to be discussed include the logic of alternative temporal configurations, figures who seem à cheval on the two periods, the mixed economy of print and manuscript, the ongoing adaptation of medieval narratives and poetic forms.

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