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Jeffrey Cohen
Works at George Washington University
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Stone: An Ecology of the Inhuman reviewed in Choice
by J J Cohen A nice, quick review of Stone: An Ecology of the Inhuman appears in the latest issue of Choice magazine (under "Philosophy" -- that is a first for me!) Cohen (English and Medieval and Early Modern Studies Institute, George Washington Univ.) exp...
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For Earth Day: on viewing a home planet at great distance
by J J Cohen Science enacts knowledge that we have long had: that the round Earth, should we ever be able to look back upon it, would be beautiful. Or so I once said on Twitter . I was thinking about this image , and this one . Below you will find an exchan...
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‘Majoring in a Professor’: Why Entry Level Courses Matter
by J J Cohen Last night we had twenty 12 year old girls in our house, screaming and eating pizza, popcorn and cake and having a dance contest. We live in a small house. My ears are still ringing -- as well as infected by earworms of various atrocious pop so...
by J J Cohen Last night we had twenty 12 year old girls in our house, screaming and eating pizza, popcorn and cake and having a dance contest. We live in a small house. My ears are still ringing -- as well as infected by earw...
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2016 Michael Camille Essay Prize
by Lara Farina and Myra Seaman atmosphere,
n. from Latin atmosphaera , from Ancient Greek ἀτμός ‎( atmós , “ steam ” ) + Ancient Greek σφαῖρα ‎( sphaîra , “ sphere ” ) The history of meteorology shows that the idea of “the weather” has consistently been app...
by Lara Farina and Myra Seaman atmosphere, n. from Latin atmosphaera, from Ancient Greek ἀτμός ‎(atmós, “steam”) + Ancient Greek σφαῖρα ‎(sphaîra, “sphere”) The history of meteorology shows that the idea of “the weat...
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Cyber Scriptorium Video Series
a guest post by  Maria Johnson (Assistant to the Director, Medieval Institute Publications)             Amsterdam
University Press (AUP), Medieval Institute Publicans (MIP), and Arc Humanities
(Arc) — who form a consortium of publishers (learn more here ) —...
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On Believing Students
a guest post by Adam J. Dexter I must open this
essay by admitting that I am probably the least qualified person to write an
essay on teaching anyone: my teaching experience is scant and largely
unremarkable and, besides an A in a tedious pedagogy class tha...
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Chag Sameach
by J J Cohen Wishing all those who celebrate a happy Passover. Here is the shirt I am wearing as we prep our seder.
by J J Cohen Wishing all those who celebrate a happy Passover. Here is the shirt I am wearing as we prep our seder.
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Towards a more progressive medieval studies (and a more humane humanities)
by J J Cohen I want to share with you two recent statements published by medieval studies communities. Affirmative and condemnatory in careful measure, they have much to say to the current state of academy and world -- and especially against a recent and de...
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"Biopolitics: Law, Life, Land, Love" at Crip Ecologies
Please join us this  Thursday April 7   at  4:45 PM  in the Jack Morton Auditorium (GW School of Media and Public Affairs, at the corner of H & 21st streets NW) for the GW MEMSI sponsored roundtable:  Biopolitics: Law, Life, Land, Love  Julia Watts Belser ,...
Please join us this Thursday April 7 at 4:45 PM in the Jack Morton Auditorium (GW School of Media and Public Affairs, at the corner of H & 21st streets NW) for the GW MEMSI sponsored roundtable: Biopolitics: Law, Life, Lan...
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Anarky.
by J J Cohen If you have been reading this blog over the past few years you know I have long been obsessed by Noah's ark as a figure for thinking through climate change. Below is the latest symptom of that obsession, the draft of an essay for a collection o...
by J J Cohen If you have been reading this blog over the past few years you know I have long been obsessed by Noah's ark as a figure for thinking through climate change. Below is the latest symptom of that obsession, the draf...
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Drew Daniel Feb 25; "Premodern Disorder" Feb. 26
Please join us for this lecture and discussion. The event is free and welcomes all who wish to attend. February 25  Drew Daniel Johns Hopkins University "The Trouble with Comedy" International Brotherhood of Teamsters Room [Gelman Library 702, GW Foggy Bott...
Please join us for this lecture and discussion. The event is free and welcomes all who wish to attend. February 25 Drew Daniel Johns Hopkins University "The Trouble with Comedy" International Brotherhood of Teamsters R...
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Object Oriented Environs: Now in Print!
by J J Cohen Object Oriented Environs is now in print . The volume offers a weird archive of an event that included bloody fountains, a seminar taking a sudden walk up and down escalators and through the forbidden catering section of a hotel, and 21 of the ...
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Professor of English and Director of the Medieval and Early Modern Studies Institute, George Washington University, Washington DC
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    English Literature and Language, 1987 - 1992
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