Time: 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Location: 1210 Heller Hall
Cost: Free and open to the public
Mary Franklin-Brown is an assistant professor in the Department of French and Italian at the University of Minnesota, where she teaches medieval languages (Old French, Old Occitan), literature, and culture. She has recently completed a monograph, Reading the World in the Century of Encyclopedias (forthcoming, 2012), which deals with the encyclopedic writing of Vincent of Beauvais, Jean de Meun, and Ramon Llull. Working from manuscript and early print sources, she analyses the various discourses that are absorbed into the medieval encyclopedia (taking "discourse" in the Foucauldian sense of a paradigm authorized by institutional power that allows the construction of both the subjects and the objects of knowing), and the way in which their juxtaposition alters their interplay. She has also published articles on the troubadours and the Roman de la Rose. Her newest project deals with the peculiar aesthetic experience represented within and cultivated by the twelfth-century Romances of Antiquity.
Parking is available at the 21st Avenue ramp and in the 19th Avenue ramp. Reciprocal contract parking is also available for those with contracts on the east bank or on the Saint Paul campus
More information: http://www.cmedst.umn.edu
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