“The Green Knight in York” by Joel Fredell, April 16

In Collaboration with The Nicholson Center for British Studies

The Program in Medieval Studies


Joel Fredell

Professor of English Southeastern Louisiana University

“The Green Knight in York”

Monday, 16 April 2012 at 4.30 p.m. CWAC 157

Free and open to the public

One of the greatest manuscript treasures for medieval literature, the British Library’s Cotton Nero A. x, contains four poems we now ascribe to one poet: Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, Patience, and Cleanness. A substantial body of new evidence—decoration, scribal dialect, and the script itself—argues that Cotton Nero as we now have it was produced, at least partially and possibly in toto, in York in the early fifteenth century. This evidence refutes many assumptions about the Gawain-poet’s connections to Cheshire and to the Ricardian court underpinning our readings of these poems. This evidence also argues for new readings of the poem’s reception in the early reign of Henry IV, and in the calamitous context of York and Yorkshire during Henry’s first decade.

Lumen Christi: Gilles Emery, April 27-28

The Lumen Christi Institute

Visiting Scholar, Spring 2011

Gilles Emery, OP

University of Fribourg

Gilles Emery was born and grew up in the Swiss Alps. He is professor of dogmatic theology at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. His publications include La Trinité créatrice; Trinity in Aquinas; Trinity, Church, and the Human Person: Thomistic Essays; The Trinitarian Theology of Saint Thomas Aquinas; and The Trinity: An Introduction to Catholic Doctrine on the Triune God, forthcoming June 2011.

The Dignity of Being a Substance

Wednesday, April 27, 4:30 pm

Swift Hall, Common Room

Thomas Aquinas characterized the person as “what is most perfect” and “most worthy” in all of nature. What grounds the dignity of the human being as a person? While in our day a metaphysical approach to the question is undervalued, this lecture attempts to show the value of such an approach in terms of “substance” and “nature.”

A Carnal Love of Concepts or a Work of Mercy? The Intellectual Life and the Dominican Vocation

Thursday, April 28, 7:00 pm

Social Sciences 122

In the Order of Preachers (Dominicans), study has a central place as it is an integral part of the religious life itself. What is the aim of studying theology and other sciences within a Christian vocation?

A poster for the event is available here: Gilles Emery Lectures

Alexei Lidov, April 18

The Department of Art History at the University of Chicago cordially invites you to a lecture on Monday April 18th:

Professor Alexei Lidov “Hierotopy, Spatial Icons and Image- Paradigms”

Professor Lidov is the Director of Research at the Institute for World Culture at the Lomonosov Moscow State University and founder and Director of the Research Centre for Eastern Christian Culture in Moscow.

Reception in honor of Prof. Lidov at 4:30pm

[Cochrane-Woods Art Center ground floor Lounge]

Prof. Lidov’s Lecture will begin at 5:00pm

[Cochrane-Woods Art Center, Room 152]

Department of Art History

University of Chicago

5540 S Greenwood Ave

Chicago IL, 60637