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Medieval and Contemporary Culture Series – two lectures

The English Department’s Class of 1952 Professorship and the Women’s and Gender Studies Program will host two fall talks as part of the Medievalism and Contemporary Culture Speaker Series.

The first speaker Dr. Tison Pugh is a professor of English at the University of Central Florida and the author of ten books. Pugh explores the paradoxes of the modern United States South turning to the medieval past for models of gender, detailing the inherent instability of the cultural archetype.

“The Queer Genders of Medievalism in the U.S. South” lecture will be Tuesday, October 16, at 5:30 p.m. in the School of Education Building, Rm. 118

The second speaker, Dr. Paul Sturtevant (Smithsonian Institution), is the editor-in-chief of The Public Medievalist, an online magazine written by medievalists for a broad public audience.

On Tuesday, October 30,  at 5:30 p.m. in the School of Education Building, Rm. 120, Sturtevant will discuss his series “Race, Racism, and the Middle Ages.” The promotional materials explain he will “debunk the lies about the medieval world at the heart of the white nationalist narrative.”