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The Devil of Details: Titivillus, from Yesterday’s Monks to Today’s Dungeons & Dragons

A17 Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building Washington Road, Princeton

Join us for the Medieval Studies Faber Lecture with Jan Ziolkowski (Harvard University). A reception in the Weickart Atrium will follow the lecture. This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP HERE. From medieval Europe to the modern West, the demon Titivillus has been famous for identifying and collecting slips and sins in song, […]

Medieval African Writing Technologies: A Conversation

Green Hall 0-S-6 Princeton

Mehari Worku is a Ph.D. candidate at Catholic University of America and Wendy Laura Belcher is Professor, Department of Comparative Literature and Department for African American Studies at Princeton University. They are working together on the Princeton Ethiopian, Eritrean, and Egyptian Miracles of Mary Project, interpreting original Ethiopian miracle stories about the Virgin Mary, written […]

The Vulgarity of Caste: A Social and Intellectual History of Dalit Performance of Tamasha

A71 Louis A. Simpson Building

The Vulgarity of Caste offers the first social and intellectual history of Dalit performance of Tamasha — a popular form of public, secular, traveling theater in Maharashtra — and places Dalit Tamasha women who represented the desire and disgust of the patriarchal society at the heart of modernization in twentieth century India. Drawing on ethnographies, […]

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