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The Wandering Woman in the Jewish Boy

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“The Wandering Woman in the Jewish Boy: Gender, Antisemitism, and the English City”

A Talk by Kathy Lavezzo, Associate Professor,
Department of English, University of Iowa

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at  4:30 p.m.

Professor Kathy Lavezzo specializes in medieval literary studies with special attention to issues of community, nationhood and social hierarchy; cultural geography and medieval cartography; Christian-Jewish relations; economy and trade; race and ethnicity; and gender and sexuality. Her most recent book, The Accommodated Jew: English Antisemitism from Bede to Milton (Cornell University Press, 2016), understands the mapping of Jews in English texts as richly responsive to the appearance of a secular and market-driven urban society in a Christian milieu. Her scholarship has been supported by a Frankel Institute Fellowship at the University of Michigan and a Solmsen Fellowship at the Institute for Research in the Humanities, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Location:  Arthur F. Kinney Center for Renaissance Studies
650 East Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA, 01002
(413) 577-3600

Please contact Professor Jenny Adams ( if you require any special accommodations to attend this talk.

Sponsored by:
The Arthur F. Kinney Center for Renaissance Studies
The UMass Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies
The Amherst College Department of English
The Five College Medieval Studies Seminar