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Date(s) - 27 Sep 2017
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Schmitt Hall Room 104

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Ann Marie Rasmussen (University of Waterloo)

The Polyfunctionality of Script on Medieval Badges

Wednesday, September 27th4-5:30 p.m.
Schmitt Hall, Room 104, Montclair State University (Montclair, NJ)

Ann Marie Rasmussen joined the University of Waterloo (Ontario, Canada) on January 1, 2015 as the John G. Diefenbaker Memorial Chair in German Literary Studies after having been a faculty member in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literature at Duke University in North Carolina for twenty-five years. She was born and raised in the southern Willamette Valley of Oregon and received her BA from the University of Oregon and her PhD from Yale University, both in the field of Germanic Languages and Literatures. Her areas of expertise are medieval studies, German studies, and gender studies. She is the author of Mothers and Daughters in Medieval German Literature (1997); and coeditor of Medieval Woman’s Song (with Anne Klinck, 2002); Ladies, Whores, and Holy Women: A Sourcebook in Courtly, Religious, and Urban Cultures of Late Medieval Germany, with Introductory Essays (with Sarah Westphal-Wihl, 2010), and Visuality and Materiality in the Story of Tristan and Isolde (with Jutta Eming and Kathryn Starkey, 2012), as well as numerous essays. Her monograph on medieval badges is under review at a scholarly press.