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Jeffrey Cohen
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Attended Harvard University
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Creativity, Routine, Writing Lockdowns, and the Necessity of Ignoring Those Who Offer Themselves as Example
by J J Cohen This humane, truthful, useful post on How Do We Write?  by Suzanne Conklin Akbari and Alexandra Gillespie has already been read more that 7000 times ... and it was published only a little more than a month ago. A larger project has been inspire...
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Assessing Assessment: or Normalizing Constraint
a guest post by Robert McRuer [My department chair and good friend Robert McRuer posted the following as a Facebook update , and I shared it, and his post inspired people enough that I thought: why not take Robert to the Venetian Room , ply him with Manhatt...
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Object Oriented Environs
by J J Cohen Julian Yates and I thought you might enjoy an advance preview of our forthcoming collection of essays, Object Oriented Environs , through the introduction we wrote. Look for the volume this autumn at punctum books . Introduction (An Environing ...
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Save the Date: Futures of the Past, October 30
The GW Medieval and Early Modern Studies Institute is happy to announce its Fall 2015 symposium, "Futures of the Past."  Now that the Institute is entering the final three of its ten years of institutional funding, we have been thinking seriously about how ...
The GW Medieval and Early Modern Studies Institute is happy to announce its Fall 2015 symposium, "Futures of the Past."  Now that the Institute is entering the final three of its ten years of institutional funding, we have ...
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Daenerys and Dessalines: Game of Thrones gets Tropical
a guest post by Lesley S. Curtis  (@ProfLCurtis) and  Cord J. Whitaker  (@ProfCWhit) As they prepare for this Sunday’s season five finale, fans of the HBO show  Game of Thrones  have certainly noticed that slavery is alive and well in the Seven Kingdoms. Da...
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Subvention for Graduate Students (and Others) to attend "Futures of the Past" @ GW
On  Friday October 30  the GW Medieval and Early Modern Studies Institute (GW MEMSI) will hold an all day symposium called  Futures of the Past   that will welcome the following scholars to present and converse on recent and forthcoming book projects that p...
On Friday October 30 the GW Medieval and Early Modern Studies Institute (GW MEMSI) will hold an all day symposium called Futures of the Past that will welcome the following scholars to present and converse on recent and forth...
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"A World of Multiple Natures": On Jamie Lorimer, Wildlife in the Anthropocene
by J J Cohen Readers of this blog know that my work took an ecological turn in my fourth monograph -- or, to give my past self a little more credit, I began to intensify some of the environmental thinking already within the fabric of books like Medieval Ide...
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Stone: An Ecology of the Inhuman
by J J Cohen Even though the (petro)genesis of the book was extensively blogged here at ITM , I never announced that Stone: An Ecology of the Inhuman is now in print. It is! The book is not all that expensive, either: less than $20 on Amazon ($14.49 for the...
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Futures of the Past symposium @ GWU this October
by J J Cohen I'm placing this here on the chance that you are looking for just the right excuse to come to DC in the fall semester. Well, here it is. This symposium is free and open to all. You are most welcome to join us. [ from the GW MEMSI blog ] The GW ...
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Posthuman Environs 3: Fnorteth
illustration taken from here by J J Cohen [Part one of this series is Tsupu . Part two is Woof . Below is the third and concluding post. And while you're here, don't miss by Lesley S. Curtis and Cord J. Whitaker on Game of Thrones ]. 3. Fnorteth (The Atmosp...
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Posthuman Environs 2: Woof
by J J Cohen ["Tsupu," part one in this series is here ] Woof (A Posthuman Ecology Transcends No Violence) Follow the noise of the dogs, their howls that reverberate into language, the warp and woof of shelter and story . To disgrace a neighbor who has give...
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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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  • Harvard University
    English Literature and Language, 1987 - 1992
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