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Asa Mittman – 5pm, April 18th, Carpenter Center

Posted on April 12, 2017 by School of Art

monster_01Asa Mittman is Professor and Chair of the Department of Art & Art History at California State University, Chico, where he teaches courses on ancient and medieval art, monsters, and film. He has written Maps and Monsters in Medieval England (Routledge, 2006; paperback 2008); co-written with Susan Kim Inconceivable Beasts: The Wonders of the East in the Beowulf Manuscript (ACMRS, 2013, winner of a Millard Meiss Publication Grant from the College Art Association and an ISAS Best Book Prize); and coedited with Peter Dendle a Research Companion to Monsters and the Monstrous. On top of a number of articles on the subject of monstrosity and marginality in the Middle Ages, Professor Mittman is also the president of MEARCSTAPA (Monsters: the Experimental Association for the Research of Cryptozoology through Scholarly Theory And Practical Application), accidentally founded at Kalamazoo in 2008 to create a home for walkers in the margins of academia. Professor Mittman is also co-director of Virtual Mappa, with Martin Foys, as well a as an active (and founding) member of the Material Collective, and a regular contributor to the MC group blog. He was born and raised in New York, the son and grandson of artists, and in a family of writers of one sort and another.


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