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Jeffrey Cohen
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Stone has been awarded the René Wellek prize
by J J Cohen Hello everyone, just wanted to share on a platform other than Facebook some good news I received last week. My book Stone: An Ecology of the Inhuman has been awarded the  René Wellek prize for best book in comparative literature . The announcem...

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#WhanThatAprilleDay17
a guest post by G. CHAUCER Goode Friendes and Readers of Yn The Middel and readeres and scolers and teacheres and studentes arounde the globe of the Erthe,  Yt doth fill my litel herte wyth gret happinesse to invyte yow to the fourth yeare of a moost blisfu...

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2 Ecocritical CFPs for #MLA18
by J J Cohen Dear friends working in any and all time periods, Please consider submitting an abstract for either of these two panels being sponsored by the MLA Forum in Ecocriticism and Environmental Humanities, of which I am the current chair. I would love...

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"what lies hidden beneath the ice": white supremacy and dreams of the far north
by J J Cohen Historian E. R. Truitt has written an accessible, wide-raging piece on enduring fantasies of the white North, from Hyperborea and Thule to Westeros and Ragnar Loðbrók, and the intimacy of such fantasy to contemporary white supremacy. I am going...

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Global Chaucer and Shakespeare in the Digital World
The 2017 Digital Humanities Institute symposium "Global Chaucer and Shakespeare in the Digital World” is coming up on Saturday, February 4 in Churchill Center, Gelman Library, George Washington University. Free and open to the public. All are welcome!  http...

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Ready for January 20?
by J J Cohen I am sharing here my weekly WATCH ( Writers Artists Thinkers Challenge Hate ) digest of posts because with the inauguration approaching these resources may be of wide use. You know how we five ITM bloggers feel about what happened on November 1...

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retrospect, prospect
by J J Cohen Hello everyone, and a very happy new year to you. My wishes mostly involve hope and I have conveyed them as best I can  here . So. 2016 was an energetic twelve months here at In the Middle . We're happy that this little electronic space has off...

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hope
by J J Cohen My New Year's wish for all of my friends returns me to an inauguration held here in Washington eight years ago. What a different world, like sudden clearing after long years of war. My son Alex and I attended the event together (Wendy was pregn...
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