Friday, September 10, 2010

We Are the Knights of Camelot, Sunday at Green Street

From the Green Street Arts Center

Wesleyan University’s Green Street Arts Center kicks off its Fall 2010 Sunday Salon Discussion Series on September 12th with a talk by Professor Jeff Rider, Chair of Wesleyan’s Medieval Studies Department. Professor Rider will explore the development of the legend of King Arthur from its origins in 6th century Britain to its height in the 13th century French-Lancelot grail cycle. The salon is co-sponsored by and will conclude with a presentation by Wesleyan’s Graduate Liberal Studies Program, which provides working adults with evening, weekend, and immersion courses leading to a Masters degree in Liberal Studies or a Certificate of Advanced Study.

This informal lecture takes place on Sunday, September 12 from 2–4pm as part of the Sunday Salon Discussion Series, Green Street’s monthly discussion series for creative minds and curious individuals hosted by Wesleyan University Chemistry Professor David Beveridge. Each monthly salon includes plenty of opportunity for socializing as well as a reception with light refreshments.

Green Street Arts Center is located at 51 Green Street in Middletown, Connecticut. There is a suggestion donation of $5. For directions, to register for classes, or for more information about other upcoming Sunday Salon and Green Street events, call (860) 685-7871 or visit .

Jeff Rider (B.A. Yale University; M.A., Ph.D. University of Chicago) is Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and Chair of the Medieval Studies Program at Wesleyan University. He is a specialist in the history and literature of northern Europe from the 11th through the 13th centuries. His work has focused on the Arthurian legend and the history of northern France in the twelfth century. He has received grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Fulbright Commission, the American Philosophical Society, and the Rotary Foundation.

Green Street Arts Center of Wesleyan University is a vibrant center for arts education, serving the community and Greater Middletown region.  Created in collaboration with the City of Middletown and the North End Action Team, Green Street is housed in the former schoolhouse at 51 Green Street. Programming includes an After School Arts & Science Program and a wide range of affordable classes and workshops for people of all ages in music, dance, visual arts, theater, sound recording, media arts and creative writing. Green Street enables people from all walks of life to converge in one special place, a place that encourages us all to learn more about the world we share and to appreciate people’s differences and similarities, respecting who we are as individuals through the arts.

Photo courtesy of Jeff Rider

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