Register for the Medieval Colloquium

Registration is now open for CMS’s 33rd Medieval Colloquium, “Imitation, Emulation, and Forgery: Pretending and Becoming in the Medieval World”:

Imitation implies both a faithfulness to its sources and also an inherent differentiation, and medieval culture used this space that embodied both sameness and difference as a particularly fertile zone; the religious found an imperfect mirror within the world and humanity, reflecting the transcendent world beyond matter; saints imitated Christ and one another, authors and poets looked to the models of both Christian and pagan antiquity, texts were copied and diffused, artists looked to the work of their forbears and the world around them, and knights fashioned themselves in the guise of the heroes of romance.

Be there.