Friday, February 19, 2010

C. Clifford Flanigan’s Memorial Colloquium 2010

When: Friday, February 26, 2010 1:00pm-3:00pm

Where: Slocum Room, Lilly Library

Moderator: Professor Sarah Van der Laan

Judges: Professor Eileen Julien, Professor Bill Johnston, Professor Vivian Nun Halloran

  • Natasha Vaubel: "Inscribing the Wisdom to Survive the Dark: A Critical Response to the Survivalist Literature of Ota Yoko."
  • Margot Behrend-Valles: "Translating the Yiddish Jesus: Issues of Translation within and without Sholem Asch’s The Nazarene."
  • April Witt: "To Quest or Not to Quest? We Should Rephrase the Question: Gravity’s Rainbow’s Tyrone Slothrop and the Tradition of Grail Knights."
This colloquium and essay prize was established in 1995 to honor C. Clifford Flanigan’s life and work. Professor Flanigan (1941-1993) began teaching in the Department of Comparative Literature at Indiana University in 1973. He was the Department's main specialist in drama and medieval studies and a distinguished member of the Institute for Medieval Studies. Professor Flanigan published and taught about approaches to liturgical drama, the writings of Mikhail Bakhtin, and English, French, and Latin literatures.