Carolyn Dinshaw, a medieval scholar and professor of social and cultural analysis at New York University, is interested in the relationship between past and present. Author of “Getting Medieval: Sexualities and Communities, Pre- and Postmodern” and “Chaucer’s Sexual Poetics,” her recent book, “How Soon is Now? Problems of the Present, Medieval and Modern,” explores queer ways of being in time as well as of the potential queerness of time itself. She is founding coeditor of “GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies.”
The annual Holloway Lecture is named for Fred G. Holloway, the college’s fourth president. A graduate of the class of 1919, he went on to earn a divinity degree from Drew University and was ordained by the Methodist Protestant church in 1921. He served in Delaware, Virginia and Maryland, before he became a professor at Westminster Theological Seminary in 1927. He became an administrator at the Seminary, and, after a short time, president of the college.
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