Monday, August 26, 2013

Program for MAM 2013 Meeting

(Books and the monastic life ..., from 1976.)

Medieval Association of the Midwest
29th Annual Conference

“A Sense of Place”

All sessions are in Hulman Memorial Student Union (HMSU) 

Thursday, September 26

Welcome Reception, 6:00-9:00,  Courtroom, Scott College of Business

Friday, September 27

Registration 8:00 – 11:30  HMSU vestibule

Session 1, 8:30-9:45

A.   Local Literature,  HMSU 307
Chair: Erin Mann, Lindenwood University-Bellville
Ludlow, Shropshire: The Town, the  Scribe and Fouke le Fitz Waryn
Catherine A. Rock, Stark State College        
John Audelay and Fifteenth-Century Shrewsbury
Susanna Fein, Kent State University             
 “I wold to God my moder were her:” East-Anglian Devotion to the Virgin in the Brome Play of Abraham & Isaac
Laurie Murphy, New York University
B.   Anchorites: Physical and Spiritual Space, HMSU 321 
Chair: Steven Stofferahn, Indiana State University
Christianity at the Limit: Julian of Norwich, Enclosure, and Continental Anchoritism
Joshua Easterling, Emporia State University 
Julian of Norwich: The Intersection of Voice and Space in The Revelations of Love
 Therese Novotny, Marquette University      
Modern Places and Medieval Spaces: Adaptive Reuse of English Anchorholds
 Michelle M. Sauer, University of North Dakota      

Session 2, 10:00-11:15

A.  Malory’s Le Morte D’Arthur, HMSU 307
Chair:  Steven Yandell, Xavier University
Lack and Plenty: The Grail Knights in Sarras
Elizabeth Melick, Kent State University       
Thomas Malory’s Neglected Nyneve: A Hero in Disguise
 Kristin Bovaird-Abbo, University of Northern Colorado
Strategic Thinking in Malory’s “Tale of Sir Gareth of Orkney”
Kurt Haas, Colorado Mesa University
B.  Medieval Churches: Use of Space,  HMSU 321
Chair:  Annette Morrow, Minnesota State University
Fortuitous Consequences of Flying Buttresses: Uses of the Inter-Buttress Zone
 Maile Hutterer, Rutgers University              
The Sense of Smell in Medieval Churches
 Katelynn Robinson, University of Missouri
From Hugh to Hugh, or Saint to Saint: Enshrining Medieval Jewish-Christian Relations in the Space of Lincoln Cathedral
 Erin Wagner, The Ohio State University

Plenary Session I, 11:30-12:30: Dede III

Joseph Schick Lecture Series
The Medieval Changeling: A Secret History
Richard Firth Green, The Ohio State University

Lunch 12:30-1:30, on your own, HMSU Commons food court

Session 3, 1:30-2:45

A.  Gendered Readings,  HMSU 307
Chair: Carlos Hawley, North Dakota State University
Exemplary Aristocratic Masculinity in the Medieval Castilian Frame Tale
 Megan Havard, Washington University                   
 “Agayn my los, I will have esement:” Masculinity and the Affective Economy in Chaucer’s Reeve’s Tale
Travis Johnson, Central Methodist University          
Queer Sympathies in Cleanness
            Erin Mann, Lindenwood University-Belleville
B.  Monasteries, Medieval and Modern, HMSU 321
Chair:  Lois Honeycutt, University of Missouri
A New Border: The Communal Patronage Program of Agnes of Burgundy, 1040-1050
Adam Matthews, Western Michigan University
In the Family of St. Peter: Carolingian Women, St. Peter, and Rome in the Eighth and Ninth Centuries
Autumn Dolan            , University of Missouri         

Medieval Mindsets in Surprising Spaces: Indiana Monk-Missionaries on the American Great Plains, 1887- 1954
            Steve Stofferahn, Indiana State University   

Session 4,  3:00-5:00

A.  Early Books on Parchment, Paper, Film, and Screen,  HMSU 307
Chair: Edward Risden, St. Norbert’s College
When Surrogates Work Well: On Using Digital and Microfilm Copies of Manuscripts
            William F. Hodapp, The College of Saint Scholastica
Ain’t Nothin’ Like the Real Thing, Baby: Working with Original Manuscripts at the Hill Museum and Manuscript Library
            Matthew Heintzelman, Hill Museum and Manuscript Library          
An Embarrassment of Riches: Working in Low Country Archives
Barbara Zimbalist, University of Texas at El Paso
Beyond the Guildhall: Ink Recipes and Book Making in Late Medieval England
Michael Johnston, Purdue University

B.  Literary Spaces,  HMSU 321
Chair: Timothy Jordan, Zane State University
What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You: Chaucer’s Spatial Poetics and the Reeve’s Tale
 Emilie Cox, Indiana University                    
Painting the Memory Palace: Narrative Walls as Subversive Mnemonics in Guigemar and The Book of the Duchess
 Steven Yandell, Xavier University               
Households and Havens in The Owl and the Nightingale
Wendy Matlock, Kansas State University     
The Author’s Place: Creating John Lydgate Within His Books
 Alaina Bupp,University of Colorado


Banquet, 6:30, Stables Steakhouse,  939 Poplar Street

Saturday, September 28

Session 5, 8:30-9:45

A.  Medieval Places: Iberia,  HMSU 307
Chair: Harriet Hudson, Indiana State University
The Culture of the Cuaderna Via
Carlos Hawley, North Dakota State University
Identifying a Pirate in the Late Medieval Mediterranean
David Terry, Western Michigan University               
Toledo, Compostela, Braga and the Dividing of Christian Iberia
Patrick Harris, Western Michigan University            
B. Modern Takes on Medieval Tales, HMSU 321
Chair:  Kristin Bovaird-Abbo, University of Northern Colorado
Playing at Truths: Looking for Dante in Beatrice and Virgil
 Alison Langdon and Amanda Mitchell, Western Kentucky University
Chaucer, Hawthorne and “The Canterbury Pilgrims”
 Timothy Jordan, Zane State University        
The Resonance of Place and Medievalism in Alain-Fournier’s Le Grand Meaulnes
            Aubri McVey Leung, Butler University

Session 6, 10:00-11:15

A.   Space, Time, Art and Artefact, HMSU 307
Chair: Kristin Figg, Kent State University
The Romanesque Pictorial Space, or the Not “Being-to-the-World”
Alfons Puigarnau, International University of Catalonia      
The Consul, the Calendar, and Roma Aeterna:  The Iconographical Argument that Consular Diptychs Contained Consular Lists
Christine Zappella, University of Chicago    
Between the Rivers: Stobi, Macedonia
Annette Morrow, Minnesota State University

B. Anglo-Saxon Literature, HMSU 321
Chair: Matthew Heintzelman, Hill Museum and Monastic Library
An Architectonic Aesthetics of Beowulf
Edward Risden, Saint Norbert’s College
Unhale Eagan: Impairment and Epistemology in the Metaphor of the Mind’s Eyes in the OE Soliloquies
Karen Bruce Wallace, The Ohio State University                 
Mary’s Womb as Dwelling: The Virginal, Fertile, and Maternal Body of Mary in Anglo-Saxon Literature
 Rebecca Straple, Western Michigan University

Plenary Session II, 11:30-12:30,  Dede III

Joseph Schick Lecture Series
Hairy on the Inside?: Marie de France’s Bisclavret and Medieval Werewolf Illustration
John Block Friedman, University of Illinois, Emeritus

Lunch 12:30-1:15, on your own, HMSU Commons food court

Session 7,  1:15-2:30

A.  A Middle English Miscellany, HMSU 307
Chair:  Alison Langdon, Western Kentucky University
Conflict Zones: Affect and Culture Clash in Chaucer’s Man of Law’s Tale
 Bonnie Erwin, Wilmington College
To Have or To Hold? An Interpretation of Puns in a Middle English Lyric
 Matthew Hulan, Independent Scholar
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and the Real Fairy World of Hautedesert
Mickey Sweeney, Dominican University

B.  Saints and Shrines, HMSU 321
Chair: Aubri McVey Leung, Butler University
Chaucer, Thomas, and Canterbury
 David Raybin, Eastern Illinois University                  
From Alexandria to Aberdeen: The Scottish Cult of St. Katherine in the Late Middle Ages
Melissa M. Coll-Smith, Aquinas College       
The Shrine of St. Andrew and the Scottish Crown in the Reform Era
Lois Huneycutt, University of Missouri

Session 8, 2:45-4:00

A.  Literary Responses and Writers Revisited, HMSU 307
Chair: Michael Johnston, Purdue University
Fifteenth-Century Readings of Cato’s Estates in William of Worcester’s Of Olde Age in Manuscript and Print
 William Fahrenbach, DePaul University       
Shakespeare’s Gower in Pericles, Prince of Tyre
Marilyn Claire Ford, Indiana University       
Reading the Lines and Writing in the Interstices:  James I’s Poetic Response to the Knight’s Tale, lines 1070-9
 William F. Hodapp, The College of Saint Scholastica

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