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  • Kristin Bundesen, PhD

Historian survives Modern Language Association party

Updated: Sep 4, 2022

It's over! Paper written, revised, tinkered with, and delivered!

Just to refresh my faithful readers' memories, the paper was titled "Painting the 16th Century: Dunnett's use of color in the Lymond Chronicles" presented at the New England Modern Language Association conference via ZOOM on the panel titled Author as Artist: Creative Contributions in Color / Texture chaired by Dr. Lisa Pertillar-Brevard.

Topics included Alice Walker's "Roselilly" and The Color Purple, as well as a creative presentation on the development of poetry and graphic story-telling about the color yellow. Sort of a mixed bunch but with great connections across the color wheel.

My presentation was, of course, about Dorothy Dunnett's descriptive mastery evoking color, sound, and smells. Given that the time allotment was only 20 minutes, only three bits of text were shared. My gratitude to the Dorothy Dunnett Readers Facebook group for sharing their favorite scenes with me many moons ago when I was just beginning to think through the ideas.

If anyone is as obsessed with Dunnett as I am and has copious spare time laying about, feel free to read the paper - attached below.

NeMLA-Painting the 16thFinal
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Onward to the next project: A lecture for Renesan Life Long Learning Institute in Santa Fe, NM - also via ZOOM - on March 25 as part of Women's History month.

The topic will be "Queen Elizabeth I: Lessons in Governance for Today’s Leaders".

More on this anon. . . .


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