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Wednesday, March 27, 2024 | noon – 1 p.m.

Suzanne Conklin Akbari Lunch Talk

On Wednesday, March 27, Suzanne Conklin Akbari will give a lunch talk titled, "Byzantine Purple, Purple Wampum: The Global Middle Ages on Lunaapahkiing.” The talk is 12:00-1:00pm in the Harmon Room. Lunch will be provided. This event is sponsored by the English department and all are welcome.
Suzanne Conklin Akbari is Professor of Medieval Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ. Her books are on optics and allegory (Seeing Through the Veil) and European views of Islam and the Orient (Idols in the East), and she’s also edited volumes on travel literature (Marco Polo), Mediterranean Studies (A Sea of Languages), and somatic histories (The Ends of the Body), plus How We Write and How We Read. Her most recent co-edited books are The Oxford Handbook of Chaucer (2020) and Practices of Commentary: Medieval Traditions and Transmissions (2023). An editor of the Norton Anthology of World Literature, Akbari co-hosts a literature podcast called The Spouter-Inn.

Contact: [email protected]

Audience: Alumni, Faculty, Staff, Students

Sponsor: English

Free food: Available for students

Listed under: Campus Events, Front Page Events


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