Carignan, an associate professor of history, will participate in an online panel discussion on “Bearing Witness (Reliably or Not),” focusing on Samuel Pepys's Diary: Plague Extracts and Daniel Defoe’s Journal of the Plague Year.
On Friday April 24, Mike Carignan, associate professor of history, participated in a panel discussion on “Bearing Witness (Reliably or Not),” part of “Plague Literature in the Time of Cornoavirus: an Online Symposium for the Quarantined,” hosted by Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Michigan. The panel will focus on Samuel Pepys’s “Diary: Plague Extracts and Daniel Defoe’s Journal of the Plague Year.”
The conference website explains that “Being quarantined during a deadly pandemic is a new experience for all of us. Our ancestors occasionally faced worse. They left behind accounts of great power and insight. In a six-part symposium, Lawrence Technological University is hosting an online discussion of some of the masterpieces of plague literature.”
Further details including a recording of the event once it is available, can be found at the symposium website: https://www.ltu.edu/arts_sciences/plague-lit.asp#tab1