The medieval colloquium is a graduate and faculty working group committed to enriching medieval studies at Princeton. Though we are mostly medievalists, we believe firmly that our field is enriched by discussion across periods and disciplines, and so we invite any and all interested people to attend our meetings. To this end, it is our hope to collaborate with other colloquia and organizations on Princeton’s campus and beyond. We invite speakers from institutions near and far, hoping to provide them with an environment in which they can share their work, receive feedback, and stir thought among all attendees. In recent years, we have hosted several esteemed medievalists, including, but not limited to, Eleanor Johnson, Mark Miller, and Emily Steiner.
"Ambient Media and Chaucer's House of Fame"
Co-sponsored with the Center for Human Values.
"Aristotle's Rhetoric and the Medieval Preacher"
Co-sponsored with the Program in Medieval Studies.
"The Reformacion of Holy Chirche": The Logic of Vernacular Textual Proliferation, 1375-1415
Co-sponsored with the Center for the Study of Religion.
Old English Scribbles: The Intersection of Materiality and Performativity
Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.
Curious Creatures: Sentience, Imitation, and the Case of the Medieval Ape
The Hypocritical Figure
A reception in the Thorp Library will follow talk.
Crashaw After Petrarch: Lyrics Against the World
Reception in the Thorp Library to folow talk.
An Owl, a Nightingale, and Nature's Innate Unnaturalness