Enroll now for this 4-credit course in collaboration with New York University's Department of Art History.
Meets: Mondays and Wednesdays 9:30 am - 1:30 pm from May 30th, 2018 to June 27th, 2018.
Instructors include: Sherry C. M. Lindquist and Asa Mittman.
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Distinguished Lecture Series: A Singular and Plural Beast
Jamie Kreiner, University of Georgia - February 8, 2018
In the early Middle Ages, the pig was a caricature for greed, dirt, and disorder (and not much has changed). And in other ways, too, Europeans in this period thought of this animal in the singular — as a coherent, uniform, and legible species. On the other hand, they knew that pigs very much existed in the plural, not only because there were herds of them almost everywhere, but also because these were creatures whose fleshy specificity mattered: as groups and even as individuals they were capable of responding to and altering their environments, including the human societies that only partially constrained them. This talk explores that contrapuntal history between "the pig" and "pigs" in early medieval Europe.