UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center
UCSB Humanities & Social Sciences Building, Room 6046
Santa Barbara, CA  93106
(805) 893-8538
SYMPOSIUM: Medieval Bestsellers vs. Masterpieces: What We Read Now & What They Read Then
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DESCRIPTION
   Heather Blurton (English, UCSB) Shamma Boyarin (English, University of Victoria) Christine Chism (English, UCLA) Paul Cobb (History, University of Pennsylvania) Matthew Fisher (English, UCLA) Sharon Kinoshita (Literature, UCSC) Elias Muhanna (Comparative Literature, Brown) Dwight Reynolds (Religious Studies, UCSB) Daniel Seldon (Literature, UCSC)
    This symposium addresses the strange fact that, in both European and Middle Eastern medieval studies, those texts that we now study and teach as the most canonical representations of their era were in fact not popular or even read in their day. On the other hand, those texts that were popular, as evidenced by the extant manuscript record, are taught and studied with far less frequency. Our symposium will provide cross-cultural insight into both the literary tastes of the medieval period and the literary and political forces behind the creation of the modern canon of medieval literature. Sponsored by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Department of English, the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, Medieval Studies Program, and the College of Letters and Science.
   Event Category & Type:   Discussion ( Classes, Seminars, Conferences)

VENUE
   Loma Pelona Center, UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA  93106

TICKETING
   Admission:  FREE to All
   Phone:  (805) 893-2004
   Internet:  Website

OTHER
   This event is ..... Open to the Public, All Welcome




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