Defining Medieval Stupefaction

Friday, Aug 10, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Laura Godfrey Ahmanson Fellow Talk

Please join us for a guest lecture titled "Defining Medieval Stupefaction" from Ahmanson Research Fellow, Laura Godfrey, Ph.D candidate in Medieval Studies at the University of Connecticut. Her dissertation, "Be wholly out of body: Astonishment in Late English Literature," examines the limits of embodiment during moments of somatic overwhelm that lead to insight and understanding. Her work at UCLA Library Special Collections focuses primarily on late medieval medical understanding of sensory and cognitive loss. Laura will discuss her research, which involved consulting Medieval Manuscripts from the Collection of Richard and Mary Rouse, the John A. Benjamin Papers, and other collections from the Biomedical Library History and Special Collections for the Sciences. The talk will be followed by an informal reception which promises lively discussion. Light refreshments will be served.