Seminar with Mellon Fellow Clara Pascual-Argente


Location: Medieval Institute Reading Room (715 Hesburgh Library)

“The Invention of Medieval Antiquity: Memory and Anachronism in the Castilian Roman Antique

Each year, the Medieval Institute selects an outstanding young scholar for the A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Medieval Studies. The Fellowship allows a tenure-track assistant professor to pursue research leading to the publication of a monograph. At the conclusion of the Fellow’s period of residency, a panel of senior scholars are invited to campus for a half-day public seminar discussion of the Fellow’s research. The panelists spend additional time with the Fellow in one-to-one conversation and close reading of the draft.

The 2013-14 Mellon Fellow is Clara Pascual-Argente, Assistant Professor, Rhodes College. She will present an overview of her book-in-progress The Invention of Medieval Antiquity: Memory and Anachronism in the Castilian Roman Antique. Prof. Pascual-Argente received her Ph.D. in 20010 from Georgetown University.

Joining her at the seminar, with their comments on her book manuscript, are:

Ryan D. Giles, Associate Professor of Spanish, Indiana University

Patricia Grieve, Nancy and Jeffrey Marcus Professor in the Humanities, Columbia University

Julian Weiss, Professor of Medieval & Early Modern Spanish Studies, King’s College (London)

After the panel discussion concludes, informal conversation will continue with the speakers and box lunches will be provided for audience members.