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‘Joy of Close Reading’ Conference Will Remember Prof. Hope Glidden
“The Joy of Close Reading in Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies” is the name of a conference that will be held Friday, April 27, in memory of Professor Hope Glidden, a distinguished scholar of early modern French literature and member of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics (LLL) who passed away on Sept. 17, 2017.
During the conference, 11 faculty members working in the fields of ancient, Medieval and Renaissance Studies will present about the practice of close reading texts within their respective fields of research. The keynote speaker is Prof. Phillip Usher from New York University. Faculty, staff and both graduate and undergraduate students are welcome to attend. For the full program, visit the College of Arts and Sciences website.
“Hope Glidden was a beloved member of the French section of LLL and an accomplished scholar of French literature, especially of Rabelais and Montaigne,” says Albrecht Diem, associate professor of history and one of the organizers of the conference. “This conference is a tribute to her work and her teaching. She was part of the Medieval/Renaissance program and many of the presenters were not only her colleagues but also close friends of her. We also show with this conference that the Middle Ages and the Renaissance Period is, more than it is commonly known, a particularly strong field at our university.”
The conference will take place at the Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, 114 Bird Library, from 9 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. It is sponsored by the Medieval-Renaissance program, the Humanities Center, Department of History, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics and Bird Library.
Requests for accommodations may be made to Diem at email@example.com or 315-443-0785 until April 19.