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March 27, 2013

Kalamazoo 2013

The 48th International Congress on Medieval Studies will be held May 9-12, 2013 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Check out our list of sessions featuring Minnesota graduate students, professors, and alumni and let us know if we've missed anyone. If you would like to ride in the CMS van, please send an email to cmedst@umn.edu to let us know. The van will leave Minnesota on Wednesday, May 8 and leave Kalamazoo after lunch on Sunday, May 12. Cost will be determined based on participation.

March 13, 2013

Mary Franklin-Brown awarded ACLA Levin Prize

Congratulations to Mary Franklin-Brown, Associate Professor in the Department of French and Italian! The American Comparative Literature Association has awarded the 2013 Harry Levin Prize to Professor Franklin-Brown for her book Reading the World: Encyclopedic Writing in the Scholastic Age (University of Chicago). The 2013 Levin prize distinguishes the best first book in comparative literature published in 2010-2012.

March 6, 2013

Trivia, March 6, 2013

Name one plant used to produce a pigment which, mixed with egg yolk, was often substituted for gold in medieval painting.

Please send trivia responses by email to emsdgs@umn.edu with "Trivia" in the subject line. Local trivia winners can arrange to pick up a CMS mug by sending us an email or visiting our office in 1030 Heller Hall. Also feel free to send ideas for future trivia questions.