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Jane Tylus
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Jane Tylus

Jane Tylus specializes in late medieval and early modern European literature, religion, and culture, with secondary interests in 19th-20th century fiction.  Her work has focused on the recovery and interrogation of lost and marginalized voices –historical personages, dialects and “parole pellegrine”, minor genres such as pastoral, secondary characters in plays, poems, and epics.  She has also been active in the practice and theory of translation. Her current book project explores the ritual of departure in early modernity, especially how writers and artists sent their works into the world.

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Siena City of Secrets

Jane Tylus’s Siena is a compelling and intimate portrait of this most secretive of cities, often overlooked by travelers to Italy. Cultural history, intellectual memoir, travelogue...

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Upcoming Programs

Octopus Teacher

Monday, July 19
3 p.m. eastern

“My Octopus Teacher” tells the story of diver, Craig Foster’s incredible connection with a wild Octopus living along the shores of False Bay, in South Africa. The documentary takes place...

Faculty:
Casey Dunn
Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Curator of Invertebrate Zoology, Peabody Museum of Natural History

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Eagle, We the People, and American Flag

Wednesday, July 21
4 p.m. eastern

The concept of patriotism remains one of our most contested virtues. Living at a time of intense political polarization, patriotism becomes deeply politicized. On the right, it is frequently...

Faculty:
Steven Smith
Alfred Cowles Professor of Political Science

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