“Performing Authentic Cripples: The Real and the Made Around 1300”
Christopher Baswell is the Ann Whitney Olin Professor of English at Barnard College and Columbia University. His research has examined the reception of classical literature, particularly narratives of empire and dynastic foundation, in the vernacular cultures of the Middle Ages. His Virgil in Medieval England: Figuring the Aeneid from the Twelfth Century to Chaucer won the 1998 Beatrice White Prize of the English Association. Most recently, he has undertaken a study of the cultural imagination of disability in the Middle Ages.
A short reception will follow the lecture.