Carol Symes (NHC Fellow, 2013–14)

Project Title

Public Acts: Performance, Popular Literacies, and the Documentary Revolution of Medieval Europe

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Fellowship Work Summary, 2013–14

Carol Symes worked on her book Bodies of Text: Acts of Writing and the Work of Documentation in Northwestern Europe, 1000–1215. She wrote the introduction and coedited Pandemic Disease in the Medieval World: Rethinking the Black Death, the special inaugural double issue of The Medieval Globe (2014), and contributed an essay on “Ancient Drama in the Medieval World” for The Reception of Greek Drama.