We are thrilled to welcome to the 2023 Colloquium three exciting plenary events. The conference will offer attendees two plenary lectures, as well as a seminar. 



Brinley Rhys Memorial Lecture

Andrew Cole, Princeton University

Andrew Cole is Wilson Professor of Literature in the Department of English and director of the Gauss Seminars in Criticism at Princeton University. His recent work focuses on questions of the built environment, architecture, and conceptions of space from the age of cathedrals to Hegel, Fanon, and beyond.


Edward King Memorial Lecture

Sara Ritchey, The University of Tennessee (Knoxville)

Sara Ritchey is Professor of History at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She is the author of Acts of Care (Cornell UP, 2020) and Holy Matter (Cornell UP, 2014), co-editor of Gender, Health, and Healing, 1250-1550, and co Editor-in-Chief of postmedieval.

 Plenary Seminar

Ingrid Nelson, Amherst College

Ingrid Nelson is Associate Professor of English and European Studies at Amherst College. She is the author of Lyric Tactics: Poetry, Genre and Practice in Later Medieval England (Penn, 2017) and has published in ELH, NLH, and elsewhere. Her research interests span poetics, formalism, biopolitics, and media studies. The working title of her current book project is Premodern Media: Bodies, Networks, Chaucer.

Learn more about the seminar here.