We are looking forward to the 2020 Sewanee Medieval Colloquium and a preliminary schedule will be available soon. Registration and Financial Aid applications are currently open; please consult our "Traveling to Sewanee" page for hotel recommendations. Note that online registration and meal purchase will close a week before the Colloquium, and meal purchase will not be available at the door.
For more information, contact:
Dr. Matthew W. Irvin
Director, Sewanee Medieval Colloquium
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Seeta Chaganti, University of California, Davis
Dr. Seeta Chaganti specializes in Old and Middle English Literature. Her first book was The Medieval Poetics of the Reliquary (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008). Her new book, Strange Footing (University of Chicago, 2018) argues that to medieval audiences, poetic form was a multimedia experience shaped by encounters with dance. In this work, she proposes a new method of reenacting medieval dance that draws upon experiences of watching contemporary dance. She has begun work on a third book, tentatively entitled White Incipit, which argues that medieval lyric and narrative poetic forms enable the instantiation of whiteness as a privileged racial category in Western Europe.
William Chester Jordan, Princeton University
William Chester Jordan is Dayton-Stockton Professor of History at Princeton University, and the author of numerous books, including Louis IX and the Challenge of the Crusade: A Study in Rulership (Princeton University Press, 1979); From Servitude to Freedom: Manumission in the Sénonais in the Thirteenth Century (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986); The French Monarchy and the Jews from Philip Augustus to the Last Capetians (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1989); Women and Credit in Pre-Industrial and Developing Societies (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1993); The Great Famine: Northern Europe in the Early Fourteenth Century (Princeton University Press, 1996; awarded the Haskins Medal of the Medieval Academy of America); Europe in the High Middle Ages (Penguin, 2001); Unceasing Strife, Unending Fear: Jacques de Thérines and the Freedom of the Church in the Age of the Last Capetians (Princeton University Press, 2005); A Tale of Two Monasteries: Westminster and Saint-Denis in the Thirteenth Century (Princeton University Press, 2009), and Men at the Center: Redemptive Governance under Louis IX (Central European University Press, 2012), and most recently, From England to France: Felony and Exile in the High Middle Ages (Princeton University Press, 2015). He is a Fellow of the Medieval Academy of America (and has served as the President of Fellows), and a Fellow of the American Philosophical Society, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.