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Artinfusion Insight » Marisa Galvez: Crystals Over Cocktails

Stanford University professor Marisa Galvez will present an interactive discussion on crystals, from medieval times to today, over cocktails! Dive into the fascinating influence of crystals in poetry, art, literary passages, and lyrics. The evening will include a live demonstration of some selected medieval Troubadour songs and contemporary music (Messiaen and Brandon), performed by local musicians Nophachai Cholthitchanta (clarinet), Eun Seo (violin), Dominique Na (cello), Tomoko Kashiwagi (piano), and Lia Uribe (bassoon).

A cash bar is available for guests to purchase drinks.

Marisa Galvez is Associate Professor of French and Italian at Stanford University. She specializes in the literature of the Middle Ages in France and Western Europe, especially the poetry and narrative literature written in Occitan and Old French. Her areas of interest include the troubadours, vernacular poetics, the intersection of performance and literary cultures, and the critical history of medieval studies as a discipline. Her first book, Songbook: How Lyrics Became Poetry in Medieval Europe, was published by the University of Chicago Press in 2012.

Sponsored by JTH Productions, General Mills, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc., The Hershey Company, Leisurlist, Wright Lindsey Jennings, Blue Moon Brewing Company, Greenwood Gearhart Inc.

Free and open to everyone, registration required.

December 12, 2019
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Event Category:
Great Hall