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Prof. Estes to Moderate Medieval Academy Webinar April 12

Heide Estes, Ph.D., professor in the Department of English, will serve as a co-moderator, along with Nahir Otaño Gracia, Ph.D., assistant professor of English at the University of New Mexico, of a webinar, “Medieval Crip Theory: New Approaches and Provocations” at 3 p.m. on April 12. The event, which will explore and present new research on disability studies and the Middle Ages, is organized by the Inclusivity & Diversity Committee of the Medieval Academy of America.

Three papers will be presented followed by questions and discussion. Featured presenters include Richard Godden, Ph.D., assistant professor of English at Louisiana State University; Leah Parker, Ph.D., assistant professor of English at the University of Southern Mississippi; and Tory V. Pearman, Ph.D., professor of English at Miami University.

The webinar is free to attend but advanced registration is required.

Estes is an editor and founder of “Medieval Ecocriticisms,” a scholarly group and journal published by Medieval Institute Publications, the publishing arm of the Medieval Institute at Western Michigan University. The journal is the first publication dedicated to exploring the intersection of literature and the environment in the global Middle Ages.