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Program Events

Spring 2019

March 15, 2019
How Opera Taught Me To Read
Speaker: Sarah Kay, NYU
Co-sponsored with Music

March 28, 2019. 6:00pm, Proshanky Auditorium
An Interdisciplinary Symposium on Le Roman de Fauvel: Performance, Pre-Concert Talks, Post-Concert Discussion, and Reception 
Organized by Christopher Preston Thompson


April 12, 2019,5:00pm-7:00pm, room 9204
Simone Marchesi (Princeton University),  "The Tower and the Garden: The Task of the Translator in Medieval Vernacular Fiction "
Co-sponsored by Comparative Literature 


April 26, 2019, Princeton Club
2019 IUDC Medieval Studies Colloquium
Presenter: Christopher Preston Thompson (Ph.D. Candidate, Music) 

May 3, 2019, 9:00am-5:00pm, room 5409
Crossing Boundaries: Towards an Interdisciplinary Medieval Studies.
Pearl Kibre Medieval Study's 14th annual conference
Key note speaker: Shirin Khanmohamadi, San Francisco State University  
See website for schedule and details:


May 3, 2019, 6:00pm-8:00pm, room 4116
Franziska  Meier (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen), "Boccaccio's response to Gerione's colors. A reading of Decameron VI 10."
Co-sponsored by Comparative Literature


Fall 2018

Fridays, 7:30PM-8:30PM (Room opens at 7:15PM)
CUNY Graduate Center—Room 9207

September 28, 2018
Prof. Natasha Sumner, Harvard University“
Fionn and the Storytellers: The Fenian Cycle in Gaelic Folklore”

October 19, 2018
Prof. Brendan Kane, University of Connecticut
“Teaching, learning, and researching Early Modern Irish (c. 1200-1650) in a digital age”

November 16, 2018
Irish-American Book Club
Book of the semester: 1014: Brian Boru & the Battle for Ireland
by Morgan Llywelyn (2014) - Discussion lead by Prof. Janet Butler Munch
Sponsored by
CUNY Institute for Irish American Studies
Lehman College Irish Language Program
Queens College Irish Studies Program
The Graduate Center Medieval Studies Certificate Program

October 12, 2018, 7pm, room 6494
Professor Christina Carlson, Iona College.  "Hagiographic Authority and Household Imagery in the 15th-century English Life of St. Radegund"

Sponsored by the Friends of the Saints and the Medieval Studies Certificate Program