Workshop Meeting: Brigitte Bedos-Rezak (History, NYU), Jan. 14

Please join the Medieval Studies Workshop, the France Chicago Center, and the Chicago Center for Jewish Studies for our first visiting faculty presentation of winter quarter.

Brigitte Bedos-Rezak (Professor of History, New York University)

“Were Jews Made In the Image of God? The Implications of a Discourse in Medieval Europe (XIth-XIIIth centuries)”

Respondent: Emmanuelle Bonnafoux

12:00-1:30pm on Friday January 14 in Wieboldt 207

The pre-circulated paper is available here. Please contact Torsten Edstam ( for the password.

Coffee and tea will be provided, and we invite you to bring your lunch.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Torsten Edstam at

Persons with a disability who believe they may need assistance, please contact Torsten Edstam in advance at

A full schedule of the year’s workshop presentations may be found under the program tab.

Public Lecture: Brigitte Bedos-Rezak (NYU), Jan. 13

Please join the Medieval Studies Workshop for a special public lecture co-

sponsored by the France Chicago Center, the Departments of Art History,

History, and Romance Languages & Literatures, and the Franke Institute for the


Prof. Brigitte Miriam Bedos-Rezak (Dept. of History, NYU)

“Patrons. Patterns and Patronage of the Royal Image in Gothic France”

Thursday January 13, 2011 at 4:30 PM

Franke Institute for the Humanities (Regenstein Library) room S-118

Reception to follow.

Please feel free to circulate the attached poster: Bedos-Rezak Lecture Poster.

Persons with a disability who believe they may need assistance, please contact

Torsten Edstam in advance at

Job Listing: Medieval English Language and Literature, University of Fribourg

The Faculty of Humanities at the University of Fribourg

invites applications for the position of

Associate Professor in Medieval English Language and Literature

commencing 1 September 2011

For further information, please see:

Applicants must hold a doctorate and demonstrate a high quality in research publications. They must offer proof of their teaching experience in a university setting, their ability to undertake research projects, and their existing or developing scholarly networks.

The successful applicant will teach 6 hours a week in each of two semesters of the

academic year. Teaching will include introductory English language courses in Old

English and Middle English as well as advanced courses at the BA and MA level. In addition, the appointee will supervise MA and PhD theses. Classes are taught in English. However, the successful candidate is required to take on administrative duties and have a working knowledge of at least one of the official languages of the University (French or German).

Letters of application with a CV, a list of publications, the names and contact information of three references, and list of courses taught should be sent to :

Prof. Thomas Austenfeld, Doyen, Faculté des lettres, Université de Fribourg, Avenue de l’Europe 20, CH-1700 Fribourg, Switzerland.

Closing date: 31 January 2011.

For further information please contact the President of the Recruitment Commission, Prof. Luca Zoppelli:

The University of Fribourg is committed to promoting the academic careers of women and welcomes applications from women.