Category Archives: Blue Humanities

Join us for Steven Mentz, Wednesday 3/12, Common Hour

Steven Mentz; Steven Mentz wears a hat; behind him we see a ship

We are pleased to present a lecture by Steve Mentz, Professor of English and Director of Graduate Studies at St. John’s University, and a pioneer (or better yet, an intrepid Captain) in an increasingly essential mode of early modern ecocritical scholarship: what he has coined as “The New Thalessology,” the “Blue Humanities” or “Blue Cultural Studies.”

His talk––with pictures!––is entitled “Rising Waters, Pirate Utopias, Antony and Cleopatra,”  For a sneak peak, check out his description of it on his blog, the Book Fish.

For even more examples of Dr. Mentz’s fascinating work, see the online gallery and archive of his wonderful 2010 exhibition for the Folger Shakespeare Library,  “Lost at Sea: The Ocean in the English Imagination, 1550-1750″

The talk will be held on Wednesday March 12, in the Spiegel Theater, Room 0150, from 11:20 am – 12:40 pm.

The lecture is free and open to the public!

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