In 2012, I published a book that was inspired by my 2001 dissertation on Irish crosses. In both the dissertation and the book, I was interested in how the symbol of the ringed Irish cross had become synonymous with an Irish cultural (and often ethnic) identity. My interest in the use of the ringed cross—as […]
Keep pushing, keep marching, keep calling, keep signing petitions, keep teaching, and keep resisting.
The Material Collective’s special issue of postmedieval, Hoarders and Hoards: Responses to the Staffordshire Hoard, is now available.
How can we even begin to summarize all the glories of this year’s Kalamazoo? I know that kind of hyperbole always appears in these recap posts, but seriously, there was SO MUCH this year.
Here are the main Material Collective events this year: Our sponsored session, Speculatio, Medieval and Modern, will be on Thursday morning at 10:00 in Schneider 1140. It looks to be a great panel: co-organized by Beate Fricke and Niklaus Largier of UC Berkeley. Speakers include Elizabeth Pastan (Emory U) with “A Rose by Any Other […]
We’re very excited to launch our first crowd review of the essays to be included in Hoarders and Hordes: Responses to the Staffordshire Hoard, a special issue of postmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies. The 8 essays were originally presented in 2 sessions at the 2nd biennial Meeting of the BABEL Working Group in […]
The TAs and RAs at Columbia University are organizing a union—again. Maggie Williams discusses why sticking together is perhaps the only way we’re going to make a dent in the corporatization of the modern American University.
Only 13 more days until Kalamazoo’s 50th birthday bash, and the MC has a lot planned! We’re hoping that you’ll join us for as many of the events as you can. Read this post to know what’s happening!
I’m writing this before we know whether Punxatawaney Phil or Staten Island Chuck will predict more winter or early spring, but either way, we Collectivists have some exciting new stuff planned for this semester.
Kalamazoo 49. The whirlwind, the inspiration, the dance. My face still hurts from smiling.