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The Refinery

The Refinery is a forum for advanced graduate students to share work-in-progress with an invited scholar whose work is currently shaping their thinking. Both authors precirculate works-in-progress and papers are to be read in advance. The authors will kick off discussion by raising questions for one another and then we will open into a roundtable conversation.

To apply to lead a Refinery in 2022, please submit your proposal by October 15th here

Spring 2020 —  "Caravaggio in Conversation"
Andy Bowers and Siyu Shen, History of Art & Architecture, University of Massachusetts Amherst Danielle Carrabino, Curator of Sculpture & Painting, Smith College

Spring 2019 —  "Un/Chaste: Whore Plays and Cosmopolitan Desires"
Liz Fox, English, University of Massachusetts Amherst and Steve Spiess, English, Babson College