First meeting of the new academic year: Thurs. 20 Sept. 2012

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You are cordially invited to the ERS cluster’s first meeting of the new academic year:

Thursday the 20th of September
from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
[location T.B.A.: it will be at the UBC Vancouver campus, around about 10 minutes’ walk from the Buchanan / Arts buildings]

Based at the department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies of UBC, we are a research cluster in pre-1800–Medieval, Renaissance, and Early Modern–Romance languages and literatures (and associated cultures). The cluster is now in its fourth year; it meets approximately every three to four weeks, and also organized last year’s UBC Medieval Workshop.

This will be a short meeting–around an hour long–in which we’ll discuss plans and projects for the year, schedule talks, arrange future meeting times, and generally meet and greet all interested parties. All are welcome: from the FHIS department, other UBC departments and programmes, and all colleagues from neighbouring institutions. It would be wonderful to hear from any scholars whose work touches on the post-Classical pre-Modern period, the geographical areas concerned (including Québec, Acadie, and all of Latin America), and/or the Romance vernaculars (including, for example, French in medieval England). As the ERS cluster is also actively interested in its own name, we also consider the matter of periodization; and its limits, limitations, and questioning. We would be particularly keen to encourage graduate student participation, and to foster dialogue between and amongst academic fields; be that cross- , multi- , or inter-disciplinary.

If you are interested in giving a presentation this academic year or in participating in the ERS cluster in any way, but are unable to attend the meeting due to timetabling conflicts (which are understandable and understood, at this time of year) or because you will be unable to be at UBC that day or, indeed, are nowhere near Vancouver that day! We would of course still like to hear from you; please do contact the cluster convenors (Chantal Phan  or Juliet O’Brien) or indeed any of the other cluster members by email.

See also: post-meeting update.

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