2013-2014 Kathleen Davis

2013 Bernstein Faculty Seminar

Monday, October 21, 2013
closed to the public

Kathleen Davis was trained as a medievalist at Rutgers University, where she found encouragement to work across disciplinary boundaries. She has worked in the fields of medieval studies, translation studies, and postcolonial criticism, and has recently focused on the issue of secularism. She is the author of Periodization and Sovereignty: How Ideas of Feudalism and Secularization Govern the Politics of Time (2008; currently being translated into Turkish) and Deconstruction and Translation (2001; republished in Shanghai 2004). She is also co-editor, with Nadia Altschul, of Medievalisms in the Postcolonial World: The Idea of “the Middle Ages” Outside Europe. Her articles and reviews have appeared in The Journal for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, History of the Present, Postmedieval, American Literary History, Speculum, Studies in the Age of Chaucer, Traductio, and Medievalia et Humanistica, as well as in numerous edited collections. She is currently working on two major projects, one on time in Old English poetry, and one on secularism and modernity.