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Performance, Culture, and the Book: A Conference Honoring the Work of Claire Sponsler
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8/25/2017 to 8/26/2017
When: Friday, August 25, 2017
Where: United States

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The Department of English at the University of Iowa will be hosting a conference honoring the work of Claire Sponsler (1954-2016), M.F. Carpenter Professor of English at the University of Iowa and award-winning scholar of medieval studies and performance.

 

Performance, Culture, and the Book:

A Conference Honoring the Work of Claire Sponsler

 

to be held at the University of Iowa

Friday, August 25, and Saturday, August 26, 2017

 

Keynote addresses:

Kathleen Ashley, Distinguished Professor of English (emerita), University of Southern Maine: “Claire’s Keywords.”

Jody Enders, Distinguished Professor of French at the University of California—Santa Barbara: “The Absent Presence of Medieval Tragedy.”

Jeff Porter, Professor of English, University of Iowa: Reading from “Planet Claire: A Love Story.”

 

Conference papers:

Rob Barrett, Department of English, University of Illinois;

Robert Clark, Department of French, Kansas State University;

Judith Coleman, Department of English, Delta State University;

Glenn Ehrstine, Department of German, University of Iowa;

Max Harris, Institute for Research in the Humanities, University of Wisconsin;

Vickie Larsen and John Pendell, Department of English, University of Michigan—Flint;

Kim Marra, Department of Theatre Arts and American Studies, University of Iowa;

Michael Moore, Department of History, University of Iowa;

Susie Phillips, Department of English, Northwestern University;

Ann Pleiss Morris, Department of English, Ripon College, WI;

Amy Mulligan, Department of Irish, Notre Dame University.

Carol Symes, Department of History and Medieval Studies, University of Illinois.

 

 

All events are free and open to all.  Conference sessions will take place in the English-Philosophy Building of the University of Iowa.  Conference details will be available at the website, https://english.uiowa.edu/sponsler. For further details, contact Jonathan Wilcox (jonathan-wilcox@uiowa.edu), Department of English, University of Iowa, or Joelle Petersen (joelle-petersen@uiowa.edu).

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