College of Arts and Sciences

Renaissance Studies


Why Utopia? (poster PDF)

Friday, March 24, 2017, 12:00-1:15pm
Global and International Studies Building, Room 2067

Please join us for an interdisciplinary roundtable discussion on the promise and importance of Utopia, 501 years after Thomas More coined the term. Our five panelists will make brief opening remarks on the potential of the concept in their own research and beyond, bringing us back well before Thomas More and beyond the European tradition, before we open the general discussion. This is a brown bag event, with dessert from Piccoli Dolci and coffee from Hopscotch.

The five panelists are:

Guadalupe González Diéguez (Jewish Studies and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, IU), Reinier Leushuis (Modern Languages, Florida State University), Karma Lochrie (English, IU), Eric MacPhail (French and Italian, IU), Johannes Türk (Germanic Studies, IU)

This event is organized by the Medieval Studies Institute and the Renaissance Studies Program, in collaboration with the Department of French and Italian.