Barnard has announced the theme for its 22nd Annual Medieval and Renaissance Conference, which will take place December 4th. It is titled “Animals and Humans in the Culture of the Middle Ages and Renaissance” and claims to provide “an interdisciplinary conference exploring the many ways in which the human-animal connection and divide was imagined, employed, figured and explained in the Middle Ages and Renaissance.” Lecture titles include “Fowl Intimacies and Fishy Issues,” “Barbarian Dogs in Early Medieval Legal Sources,” “Werewolf Love and Cyborg Law in William of Paleme,” and “Cats Have Fie Words: Animal Language and al-Jahiz’s Theory of the Human as a Microcosm.”
Tickets are $35 for the public and $10 for students. Lunch is an additional $15. You can register online here.
@Innocent Oh, this seems interesting, let me check it out…
*Googles “werewolf love”*
@This is offensive to those students who aren’t actually animals at barnard
@Dear Bwog: I SEE WUT U DID THERE. By which I mean you tagged Barn(y)ard and then removed it.
@Disappointed This really hasn’t been Bwog’s day as far as sensitivity goes, has it?
@Eliza Dude, it really hasn’t. We messed up today and we’re sorry about that. No excuses to be made, we promise to be better tomorrow.
@Dear Bwog: Hey. It’s OK. I will always love you. Always. Don’t you forget that.
@elephant in the room barnyard.