Medieval and Early Modern Studies Seminar


Montclair State's interdisciplinary Medieval and Early Modern Studies Seminar is co-convened by the Departments of History, Modern Languages and Literatures, Classics and General Humanities, Philosophy, and English. The seminar brings together interested faculty and graduate students from across the university and the region to consider new research in the fields of medieval and early modern studies. All are warmly welcome.


Upcoming Speakers



Patricia Akhimie (Rutgers University—Newark)

“Conduct and the Cultivation of Difference

 Tuesday, December 5th, 4-5:30 p.m.

Center for Environmental and Life Sciences (CELS), Room 110

This event is co-sponsored by the English Department's Visiting Writers Committee

Patricia Akhimie is Assistant Professor of English at Rutgers University-Newark, where she teaches Shakespeare, Renaissance drama, and early modern women’s travel writing. She is the author of Shakespeare and the Cultivation of Difference: Race and Conduct in the Early Modern World(Routledge, forthcoming 2018). She is co-editor, with Bernadette Andrea of Traveling/Travailing Women: Early Modern England and the Wider World (U of Nebraska, forthcoming 2018).  Her most recent publications include “‘Bruised with Adversity’: Reading Race in The Comedy of Errors,” in The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and Embodiment: Gender, Sexuality, and Race, and “Galleries and Soft Power: The Gallery in The Winter’sTale” in Early Modern Diplomacy, Theatre and Soft Power: The Making of Peace