This talk explores in what ways we can advance the conversation about race in the early modern period at this moment both in the United States and the world at large. It will argue that the range of ideologies and practices about racial difference in the early modern world alert us against oversimplifying our understanding of racial ideologies and their complicated global histories.
MSA 2021 in Chicago, to be held November 4–7, aims to commemorate the Great Migration, which brought hundreds of thousands of African Americans to the city to escape racist violence in the Jim Crow South. Participants are invited to understand migration as a capacious term, enabling new conversations about the Great Migration, migration from abroad, the current global migration crisis, and the impact of these demographic movements on modernist innovation in literature, drama, music, art, architecture, and design in the twentieth- and twentieth-first centuries.DETAILS
Dr. Le-Khac was interviewed in The Economist about his recent research on pervasive shifts from abstract to concrete language in 19th-century British novels. The piece contextualizes this research, an analysis of thousands of novels from this time period, as part of the rapid growth and significance of digital humanities as a field.
How did the Black Death impact people’s daily lives? From 1340-1380, Pepo Albizi kept a ledger and memorial book, recording business affairs, accounts of events, personal and family matters, including details of his three weddings, a list of his legitimate and illegitimate children, and a register of family members who died in the black death of 1348. The diary provides an unprecedented glimpse into the life of a medieval merchant during the time of a pandemic and tells us a story of survival and of overcoming a tragic personal and public event. This talk, by Isabella Magni, will present the initial stages of building a digital edition of the Albizi Memorial book. Click to register and receive the Zoom event link. Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 2pm - 3pm CST.
Lydia Craig's interest in Facebook memes made from spurious Dickens quotes inspired her article, "What Charles Dickens Never Said: Verifying Internet 'Quotes' and Accessing the Works with Online Resources," published in the latest Dickens Quarterly.READ MORE
Dr. Seth Perlow will be speaking on computerized methods for literary handwriting analysis Wednesday, September 23rd, in a talk co-sponsored by the Svaglic Chair in Textual Studies and the Center for Textual Studies and Digital Humanities, to be delivered via Zoom.REGISTER
Senior English major Sophie Kruger has published a creative nonfiction essay in "Bright Wall/Dark Room," a national online literary magazine. The essay, which considers a personal relationship through analysis of the 1973 movie "The Way We Were," is an example of the hybrid form students learn in ENG 392, Advanced Creative Nonfiction.
The 43rd annual Edward Surtz Lecture in the Humanities will be delivered by Robin Fleming (Boston College), who will speak on migration, cultural identity, and the lives of women and non-elites in a formative period of British history.
Ian Cornelius, Edward Surtz, S.J., Associate Professor of Medieval Literature and Culture, has published a new book, Reconstructing Alliterative Verse: The Pursuit of a Medieval Meter. Click the story for more details.