The College of St. Scholastica is hosting the Medieval Association of the Midwest for its 32nd Annual Conference. Thirty-eight scholars will be presenting research over the course of two days.
"'Words, words, words': How to Think Like Shakespeare"
Dr. Scott Newstok, Professor of English at Rhodes College (Memphis)
Speaking on Shakespeare's medieval lexical inheritance.
Friday, October 7, 7:30 p.m., Mitchell Auditorium
"'Constant to Eternity': Loving Chaucer (and Shakespeare) in Two Noble Kinsmen"
Dr. Nickolas Haydock, Professor of English at the University of Puerto Rico (Mayaguez)
Speaking on Shakespeare's medieval literary inheritance.
Saturday, October 8, 11:00 a.m., Science Auditorium
Both addresses are free and open to the public
All sessions will take place on The College of St. Scholastica main campus.
$60.00 for regular MAM members
$40.00 for students, retired faculty, lifetime and patron members
The registration fee includes admission to the receptions Friday and Saturday, the Friday banquet and conference refreshments. The Saturday buffet dinner is optional and will cost $20.00 inclusive.
Register now (deadline: October 1, 2016)
All those presenting at the MAM Annual Conference must be members of MAM. The membership form is available through the MAM website. For questions about membership, contact Kristie Bixby at Kristie.Bixby@wichita.edu.
The College of St. Scholastica is located at 1200 Kenwood Avenue, Duluth, Minnesota.
A block of rooms has been set aside for conference participants at the following two locations under the Medieval Association of the Midwest/St. Scholastica Conference. Please note respective “reserve by” dates as they come early.
Duluth has several hotels and other accommodations (B&B, etc.), but our weekend (like most weekends here) seems quite busy. If you want to check out other possibilities, you may wish to begin at Booking.com, Expedia.com, or Kayak.com.
Parking will be available on campus for both days. Further details will be coming.
The Minnesota stop for the Folger Library’s First Folio Exhibit is at the Tweed Museum, UMD, located about 1.5 miles from the CSS Campus. The Exhibit’s Grand Opening will be Thursday, Oct 6, at 5:30 p.m. Again, the conference plenary addresses, sponsored by the CSS English Department, will be open to the public as part of the Department’s and MAM’s partnership with the Exhibit. See website for more information.
Mitchell Auditorium, CSS, Saturday, October 8, 7:30 p.m. In conjunction with the Folger Library’s First Folio Exhibit, and the MAM conference, the CSS early music faculty are offering a concert of English Renaissance music, including music from some of the Bard’s plays, performed on replica Renaissance instruments. The concert features William Bastian, tenor; Bianca Aspin, mezzo soprano; Edward Martin, lute; Shelley Gruskin, recorders, krummhorns, rauschpfeife; Penny Schwarze, viols; and LeAnn House, keyboards. Cost for conference participants is $5 at the door.
Voted Best Place to Live in 2014 by Outside Magazine, Duluth is known for its outdoor lifestyle woven into a vibrant small-city cultural scene. The downtown and Canal Park areas offer a range of shops and restaurants, as well as an active harbor. A scenic walkway, much of it skirting Lake Superior from the Canal to 26th Avenue East, extends from the harbor to the east end of the city and Brighton Beach: some 7+ miles. A seven-mile sand beach extends from the other side of the Canal to the Wisconsin entry. And green-space woods exist throughout the city, including on the CSS campus. With a little luck, fall colors could very well be at their peak October 6-8.
Please send inquiries via email or regular post:
William Hodapp, Coordinator
Professor of English
The College of St. Scholastica
1200 Kenwood Avenue
Duluth, MN 55811-4199
Sponsored by the CSS English Department. Both plenary addresses are free and open to the public as part of the Department's and MAM's partnership with the The Folger Library Shakespeare's First Folio Exhibit at the University of Minnesota, Duluth.