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Date(s) - 09/20/2017
5:00pm - 7:30pm

Scales Fine Arts, Theatre Wing

Join us for the formal launch of Silk Roads Winston-Salem, featuring a catered reception and a lecture, on Wednesday, 9/20, 2017:

5:00-6:15 pm – Reception

featuring wine and cuisine inspired by the Silk Roads

Scales Fine Arts Theatre Lobby (Lower Wing)

6:30-7:30 pm – Lecture by Dr. Sharon Kinoshita

“Marco Polo and the Global Middle Ages”

Scales Fine Arts A102

Sharon Kinoshita is Professor of Literature at UC Santa Cruz and co-director of UCSC Center for Mediterranean Studies. One of the most innovative and influential scholars currently working in the field of Mediterranean Studies, Dr. Kinoshita combines a deep grounding in the canonical texts of Old French literature with the most recent critical approaches to the Mediterranean from both literary and historical perspectives.  Among her many important contributions to the field, her new translation of Marco Polo’s Description of the World is part of a larger project in which she encourages readers to see it not as a Western travel narrative or unique encounter with difference, but as a literary artifact of the “Global Middle Ages.”

Co-sponsored by the Department of History, Program in Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Humanities Institute, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, and the Provost’s Grant for Academic Excellence.


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