Call for Papers for MAP/MAA 2014

Medieval IlluminationAnnual Meeting, Los  Angeles, 2014: Call for Papers 
Deadline for submission is 15 June 2013 

The 2014 Annual Meeting of the Medieval Association of the Pacific will be held jointly with the Medieval Academy of America on 10-12 April, in Los Angeles at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and hosted by the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.

The Program Committee invites proposals for papers on all topics and in all disciplines and periods of medieval studies. Any member of the Medieval Academy may submit a paper proposal, excepting those who presented papers at the annual meetings of the Medieval Academy in 2012 and 2013; others may submit proposals as well but must become members in order to present papers at the meeting. Special consideration can be given to individuals whose specialty would not normally involve membership in the Medieval Academy.

The complete Call for Papers with additional information, submission procedures, selections guidelines, and organizers is available here.

Please contact Prof. Massimo Ciavolella at UCLA, if you have any questions.

MAP 2013 Program

Note: This timetable is provisional. Further changes may be made to the program prior to the beginning of the conference.

9:00 1. Power and Piety in Northern Europe
Chair: Matthew Kuefler, San Diego State University
An Unknowing Traitor and Just King: Political Interaction in Late 13th Century Iceland
Sayaka Matsumoto, Kyoto University
The Presence of Affective Piety in Medieval Ireland
Daniel Najork, Arizona State University
Pastoral Care or a War Against the Laity? Local Applications of Conciliar Law 1180-1250
Anthony Perron, Loyola Marymount University
2. History and Memory
  Chair: Thomas Barton, University of San Diego
Online Medievalism: Racializing Beowulf and The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle
  Michelle Brooks, Independent Scholar
Langland’s Failed Revisions across the A, B and C texts of Piers Plowman
Michael Calabrese, California State University, Los Angeles
Narrative and Memory: The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle(s), 937-55
Alaric Trousdale, Western Oregon University
  3. Medieval Iberian Literature
  Chair: Kim Klimek, Metropolitan State University of Denver
Hermeneutics of Prosody in the Libro de buen amor
  Guinevere Allen, Stanford University
  The Correspondences of Princess Wallāda bint al-Mustakfī: a Medieval Harlot, Muse and Poet
Doaa Omran, University of New Mexico
Authority and the Vernacular in the Mester de Clerecía: Towards a Religious Language of Sin and Redemption in the Poema de Fernán González
Liliana Worth, Jesus College, Oxford
  4. Corporality, Spirituality, and Learning in the Writings of Hrotsvit of Gandersheim
  Organizer: Phyllis Brown, Santa Clara University
Chair: Phyllis Brown, Santa Clara University
Ties That Bond: Hrotsvit and the Project of Spiritual Integration
Michael Zampelli, SJ, Santa Clara University
Speaking like Terence in Tenth century Germany
Scott Wells, California State University, Los Angeles
Transcorporal Virginity and the Chaste Seduction of the Text
Lisa M.C. Weston, California State University, Fresno
11:00 5. Crusading Rhetoric
Chair: Anthony Perron, Loyola Marymount University
Exegesis and the Third Crusade: From Biblical Violence to Moral Reform in the Writings of the English Clergy
John Cotts, Whitman College
Islam in the Alexandre en Orient
David Rollo, University of Southern California
Exegesis and History in the Early Twelfth Century: The New Testament in the Latin Chronicles of the First Crusade
Katherine Allen Smith, University of Puget Sound
Gesta Francorum as Crusade Propaganda
Stefan Vander Elst, University of San Diego
6. Religious Images and Imagery
  Chair: Michael Calabrese, California State University, Los Angeles
Church and Family: Donusdeo Malavolti and the bishopric of Siena, 1316-1350
Brad Franco, University of Portland
What Happened to that Seraph? Francis’s “Ecstasy” as Antecedent for “Annihilation” in Marguerite Porete’s Mirror of Simple Souls
  Wendy Petersen-Boring, Willamette University
Devotional Reliefs in Quattrocento Florence
Sarah Kam-Gordon, University of Portland
Soul-sleep and awakening: Gnostic affinities in Pearl and the ‘Hymn of the Pearl’ in the Apocryphal Acts of Thomas
Maura Giles-Watson, University of San Diego
  7. Saints and Sinners in Medieval Iberia
  Chair: Marie Kelleher, California State University, Long Beach
Adultery, Bigamy, and Marriage Desertion in the Late Medieval Peasant Communities of Catalunya
Michelle Armstrong-Partida, University of Texas at El Paso
Legislative Regime Alimentary Regulations of Medieval Monastic Orders in the Hispanic Territories
María Margarita Tascón González, Universidad de León
A French Saint in Catalonia: Saint Gerald of Aurillac/Sant Grau d’Orlha
Mathew Kuefler, San Diego State University
8. Reproductive Bodies
  Chair: Jane Georges, University of San Diego
Byzantine Empresses and Bride Shows
Kriszta Kotsis, University of Puget Sound
Henry II’s and Cunegund’s Sanctity: Chastity or Disability?
Anita Obermeier, University of New Mexico
Shameful Reading: The Revelations of the Female Body in Medieval Gynecological Texts
Samantha Seal, Weber State University
2:30 9. The Religious Other
Chair: Katherine Smith, University of Puget Sound
Per mundum gyrante: Anti-Waldensian Persecutions and Itinerant Inquisitors in Germany, 1390-1407
Eugene Smelyansky, University of California, Irvine
The Condemnation of “Judaizers” in European Law, c. 1100-c. 1300
Sean Murphy, Western Washington University
The Devil Is in the Details: The Life and Times of Bernardino de Sahagún
Kim Eherenman, University of San Diego
10. Images of Disaster and Apocalypse
  Chair: Roger Dahood, University of Arizona
May the Best Interpreter Win: The Battle over Apocalypse Interpretation and its Impact on Byzantine History and Eschatology
Eugenia Constantinou, University of San Diego
Adversus Paganos: Interpreting Natural Disaster in Late Antiquity
David Patterson, University of British Columbia
Virtual Pilgrimage in the Prick of Conscience
Ellen Rentz, Claremont McKenna College
11. Medieval Music
  Chair: Nancy Van Deusen, Claremont Graduate University
Singing the Unsung Song of Repurposed Music Manuscripts
Alicia Doyle, California State University, Long Beach
Text Setting and Versification in the Madrigals of Jacopo da Bologna
Lauren Jennings, University of Southern California
Trading Salvation for Stew: the Ordo Ysaac et Rebecca and Musical Exegesis
Leann Martin, University of Washington
12. Theological Questions
  Chair: Michael Wagner, University of San Diego
Making Excuses for Moses: Improper Intercession in Twelfth-Century Thought
Philippa Byrne, University of Oxford
Augustinian Divine Simplicity and Peter Lombard the Mediaeval Detractor: A Study in Lombard’s Heterodox Concept of a Trinitarian persona
  Scott Fennemas, Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology
What Can Be Learned from the Medieval Theorization of Ignorance?
Lev Marder, University of California, Irvine
4:00 13. Beowulf
  Chair: Joseph McGowan, University of San Diego
Loyalty before Love: Homosocial Bonds in Beowulf and Marie de France’s Bisclavret
  Cristina Acevedo, California State University, Fullerton
Reputation Effects, Self-Presentation and Indirect Reciprocity: The Real Story behind Beowulf’s Altruism
Jessie Bonafede, California State University, Fullerton
Monstrosity and Kingship: Subjectivity and Social Mores in Beowulf
  Marjorie Housley, University of Connecticut
14. Tradition and Folklore in Medieval England
  Chair: Kim Zarins, California State University, Sacramento
Bald’s Leechcraft and the Traditional Holidays
Amy Hall, Northwestern Oklahoma State University
Devouring the Dead
Heather Maring, Arizona State University
Keeping Your Head: The Unbeheaded Giant in Chivalric Romance
Rachel McClain, Montgomery College
15. Arabic Mathematics and Cartography
  Chair: Eugenia Constantinou, University of San Diego
A Visual Approach to Medieval Arabic Maps
Sally Abed, University of Utah
Old-fashioned versus New-fangled: Reading and Writing Numbers: 1200-1500
John Crossley, Monash University
Riches from the Middle Ages
Barnabas Hughes, California State University, Northridge
16. Gender and Personhood in French and English
  Chair: Joseph Parry, Brigham Young University
The Invisible King: Le Roman de Silence and Trans Gender Virtue
Terrilynn Cantlon, Mills College
Finding Oneself in the Wilderness: The Trials of Marie de France’s Bisclavret and Sir Orfeo
  Caitlin Feener, California State University, Fullerton
Gendered Bodies in Bisclavret and SILENCE
Kristen Over, Northeastern Illinois University
9:00 17. Cultural Identity in Britain
  Chair: Maura Giles-Watson, University of San Diego
Englishness and Otherness: National Identity in Fourteenth-Century England
Chris Anderson, Western Washington University
Palimpsests of Place and Time in Geoffrey of Monmouth’s Historia regum Britanniae
  Siân Echard, University of British Columbia
Betrayal and Treason in Wynnere and Wastoure
  Ruth Feiertag, The National Coalition of Independent Scholars
“For Engelonde”: Defining English Identity in The Owl and the Nightingale
  Florence Newman, Towson University
18. Medieval Manuscript Studies
  Chair: Justin Brock, University of New Mexico
BN fr. 2456 Revisited: Manuscripts and Politics in Late 14th-Century France
Michael Hanly, Washington State University
Textual Traces of Performance Activity in TCD MS 432
Jacqueline Jenkins, University of Calgary
Queen Isabeau’s Art History Lesson in Christine de Pizan’s Epistre Othéa
Nhora Serrano, California State University, Long Beach
  19. Contemporary Medievalism
  Chair: Heather Maring, Arizona State University
“Sir Gary-Stu”: Le Morte D’Arthur as Malory’s Self-Insert Fan-Fiction
Megan Abrahamson, University of New Mexico
U.S. Health Care Truly Is Medieval: A Power Relations Analysis
Jane Georges, University of San Diego
Sustainability, Class, and Waste in the Awntyrs off Arthure
  Chelsea Henson, Woodbury University
20. Sexual Boundaries in Medieval Literature
  Chair: Kim Eherenman, University of San Diego
Two Medieval Concepts of Lingual Creativity
James J. Murphy, University of California, Davis
Language and Power in the Old French Fabliau La Demoisele qui ne poiit pas oir de foutre
  Megan Moore, University of Missouri, Columbia
Midas’ Touch: Erotic Economies in Book V of the Confessio Amantis
  Diane Cady, Mills College
Questions on Gender and Sexuality in Juan Manuel
María Cecilia Ruiz, University of San Diego
11:00 21. Juan Manuel
  Organizer: María Cecilia Ruiz, University of San Diego
Chair: María Cecilia Ruiz, University of San Diego
Ethnic humor in El Conde Lucanor
Ana Adams, Gustavus Adolphus College
Deep Thoughts and Funny Sayings: Iberian Wisdom Literature and Juan Manuel’s viessos
  Jonathan Burgoyne, Ohio State University
Don Juan Manuel as Poet: Argote’s Argument for Castilian Literary Antiquity
Michael Hammer, San Francisco State University
22. Material Cultures
  Chair: Edward Schoolman, University of Nevada
Hronaes Ban: Meaning and Materiality and the Franks Casket
Asa Simon Mittman, California State University, Chico
and Susan M. Kim, Illinois State University
Medieval Theology of Power and City Seals
Alfons Puigarnau, International University of Catalonia
The Venetian Grosso of Enrico Dandolo: Recent Investigations into the First Pure Silver Coinage in Medieval Europe
Kevin Roddy, University of California, Davis
23. Chaucer
  Chair: Stefan Vander Elst, University of San Diego
Petty or Powerful: Abuses of Divine Power in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales
  Missy Guzmán, California State University, Fullerton
“The fresshe beautee sleeth me sodeynly”: Violent Beauties and Suffering Knights in Chaucer’s Knight’s Tale
Jenny Howe, Stonehill College
“Is ther no remedye?”: The Problem of Consent in Chaucer’s Physician’s Tale
Sunyoung Lee, Arizona State University
24. Beyond the Marriage Lens: Women and Work in Late Medieval Europe
  Organizer: Sarah Hanson, UC Santa Barbara
Chair: Theresa Earenfight, Seattle University
Anne of Bohemia and the Work of Queenship
Kristen Geaman, University of Southern California
Gender, Work, and Coming of Age in Late Medieval Douai
Sarah Hanson, University of California, Santa Barbara
Fleshing Out the Job Description for Breton Noblewomen in the Fourteenth Century
Katie Sjursen, Southern Illinois University
2:00 25. Saints and Mystics
Chair, Anita Obermeier, University of New Mexico
Seven Streams of the Breast: The significance of breastfeeding and female roles in Mechthild of Magdeburg’s The Flowing Light of the Godhead
  Adrienne Damiani, University of California, Berkeley
“When a person eats” … the whole body is strengthened”
Anna Harrison, Loyola Marymount University
Voice and Mirror: Narrative Strategies in Three Early Cistercian Vitae
  Marjory Lange, Western Oregon University
Friendship and the Ambivalence of Richard Rolle
R. Jacob McDonie, Pomona College
26. Translation in/of Medieval England
  Chair: Scott Kleinman, California State University, Northridge
A Dual Remedy for the Chaos of Babel: Examining John Trevisa’s Dialogue Between a Lord and a Clerk On Translation and Late Medieval English Vernacular Culture
Justin Brock, University of New Mexico
Walking the Tightrope of Translation
Diana Coogle, University of Oregon
Love and Language in Fourteenth-Century Ovidian Poetry
John Fyler, Tufts University
27. Placing Literature Back Into Composition–At All Levels
  Organizer: Megan Ozima, California State University, Fullerton
Chair: Jessie Bonafede, California State University, Fullerton
A Path for Student Success: Using Medieval Literature in the Basic Skills Classroom
Amber Gillis, El Camino College Compton Center
Shifting Through Student Success: SGGK’s Purpose in a Composition Class
Megan Ozima, El Camino College
Shock to the System: Unfamiliar Texts and Contemplations on the Place of Literature in the Composition Classroom Using SGGK and Beckett’s Endgame
Coralyn Foults, California State University, Fullerton
28. The Cotton Nero A.x Project: Recent Research and Discoveries
  Organizer: Murray McGillivray, University of Calgary
Jaclyn Carter, University of Calgary
Murray McGillivray, University of Calgary
Kelsey Moskal, University of Calgary
Kenna Olsen, Mount Royal University
  29. Violence and Authority
  Organizer: Edward Schoolman, University of Nevada, Reno
Chair: John S. Ott, Portland State University
Performative Violence in Medieval Southern Italy, 800-1100
Sarah Whitten, SUNY Cortland
The Consequences of Kidnapping the Bishop in Ottonian Ravenna
Edward Schoolman, University of Nevada, Reno
Resisting the Call to Arms in Medieval Catalonia: the Case of Tortosa
Tom Barton, University of San Diego
4:00 30. Women, Magic, and the Divine
Chair: Elizabeth Walsh, University of San Diego
Morgan le Fey: Sister, Savior, Sorceress
Emilee Howland-Davis, University of New Mexico
Anonymous Heroines: The Dames and Pucelles of Chretien de Troyes’ Lancelot and Le Chevalier au Lion
  Alexandria Krause, University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus
Des Origines et Mystères à Marie: Medieval Chthonic Female Deities
Shauna Robertson, California State University, Fullerton
31. Heroes and Monsters
  Organizer: Michael Heyes, Rice University, and Asa Mittman, California State University, Chico
Chair: Asa Mittman, CSU Chico
Heroic spectacle and monstrous invisibility in Beowulf, Andreas, and Elene
Fabienne Michelet, University of Toronto
Symbolic Bodies: Monstrosity and Heroism in Beowulf and OE Judith
  Rebecca Coleman, Mt. San Jacinto College
In the Belly of the Beast
Michael Heyes, Rice University
  32. Rendering Romance in Word and Image
  Organizer: Anne Laskaya, University of Oregon
Chair: Kristen Over, Northeastern Illinois University
Fifteenth Century Rhetorical Theory and Generic Congruity in Cambridge, University Library, MS Ff. 2.38
Ben Ambler, Arizona State University
Seeing the Seer: Images of Merlin
Carol Harding, Western Oregon University
Exploring fault-lines between images, manuscript, and edition: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
  Anne Laskaya, University of Oregon
33. Constructing, Deconstructing, and Reconstructing Kingship in Early English Political Writing
  Organizer: Jonathan Forbes, UC Santa Barbara
Chair: Eileen Joy, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
Sovereign Identity in Guillaume D’Angleterre
Shay Hopkins, University of California, Santa Barbara
De affectui regis
  Paul J. Megna, University of California, Santa Barbara
Traumatic Medievalism in Shakespeare’s Richard III
  Jonathan Forbes, University of California, Santa Barbara

19th ACMRS Conference Call for Papers

The 19th Annual ACMRS Conference
14 – 16 February 2013
Renaissance Hotel, Phoenix, AZ, USA

Theme:  Beasts, Humans and Transhumans in the Middle Ages and Renaissance

Description:  The 19th Annual ACMRS Conference will be held on 14-16 February 2013, Phoenix, AZ, USA.
Keynote speaker:  Professor Juliana Schiesari, Department of Comparative Literature, University of California, Davis.

Call for Papers:

We welcome any topic related to the study and teaching of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, especially those that focus on this year’s theme of beasts, humans and transhumans both in literal and metaphorical manifestations. Proposals must be submitted electronically at through 20 November 2012.

Details and information:
Contact:   phone:  480-965-9323   fax:  480-965-1681

Call for Papers: University of British Columbia Medieval Workshop

University of British Columbia
41st Medieval Workshop

Interpretive Conflations: Exegesis and the Arts in the Middle Ages
7 – 9 November 2013

Biblical exegesis, though at the centre of the intellectual enterprise in the Middle Ages, is often neglected by modern scholars since it is primarily seen as a vehicle of theological thought. We contend, however, that biblical exegesis had a much more profound effect: it created the hermeneutic system for the Middle Ages and its influence was pervasive. Medieval scholars or artists trained on biblical exegesis would not abandon these thought-patterns when they composed or read other texts such as epics, hagiography, or historiography, regardless of whether these texts were written in Latin or the vernacular; nor did medieval artists neglect the hermeneutical patterns of exegesis when they turned to other endeavours such as painting, sculpture, or even music. Conversely, biblical exegesis was not exclusionary, but admitted secular, even pagan, literature as supporting material for its interpretation of the Bible, or made reference to historiography and even grammars.

The workshop will explore this interrelationship between biblical exegesis on the one hand and other medieval artistic products on the other. We invite papers that deal with the influence of biblical exegesis on other forms of medieval art, and with the influence of these other forms of art on exegesis. Papers that examine the interrelationship between Jewish, Muslim, or Buddhist exegetical works and other artistic endeavours will also be welcome. All papers should remain within the time frame of the Middle Ages, i.e. approximately from 400 to 1500.

Given the multidisciplinary audience who will be in attendance at this workshop, we invite interested scholars to submit both a paper proposal (300 words) and a brief introductory statement placing their topic in the context of the medieval world and medieval studies more broadly.  Participants at the workshop will also be expected to provide such introductory context in their papers at the time of delivery. There will be a time limit of 20 minutes per paper.

Deadline for submission of an abstract: 15 September 2012

Please submit an electronic copy to Professor Gernot Wieland, UBC English (

Call for Papers: MAP 2013

We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the 2013 MAP conference, hosted by the University of San Diego, in San Diego, CA on March 21-23, 2013. The Program Committee invites proposals for individual 20-minute papers in any area of medieval studies, as well as organized sessions of three 20-minute papers. All speakers must be fully-paid (“active”) members of MAP in order to register for the conference.

The deadline for submissions has now passed.

Call for Papers: Charisma

The Medieval and Renaissance Center of New York University’s Annual Spring Conference will take place on March 29, 2013.

Keynote speaker: Professor C. Stephen Jaeger, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Pre-conference address: Professor Paul Binski, Cambridge University

Call for papers: New York University’s Medieval and Renaissance Center invites proposals for papers that address the topic of charisma in any of its multiple forms and cultural sites: from an attribute of an individual person–whether a god-given grace or personally cultivated aura–to a feature of a work of art that affords it the power to uplift or dazzle a beholder; and from the elite productions and practices of church and state–such as Gothic cathedrals and royal regalia and processions–to such cult objects of religion and secular art as icons, relics, stones, pilgrimage shrines, weapons, and portraits; and to such quasi-historical and literary characters as Lancelot of the Lake, Don Quixote, Mephistopheles, and Helen of Troy. In approaching the topic of charisma, papers might touch on such phenomena as charm, enchantment, adoration, favor, grace, aura, enthusiasm, inspiration, magic of body and speech, fame, notoriety, fascination, glorification, elegance, divinity, embodiment, post-embodiment, sensuality, beauty, glamour, the elite, the heroic, and the supernatural. While recent conferences and publications on the topic of charisma have focused on charismatic preaching and religious institutions, this conference aims to explore charisma as a quality or force that charms, persuades, enchants, and transforms, a force that may appear as a magical quality not only of human personalities but also of works of art, of animals, and even of objects: in short, charisma no longer strictly in the sense of Max Weber’s studies of charismatic leadership, but in addition, charisma as it asserts itself in aesthetics, psychology, and anthropology.

Papers from every sub-discipline of Medieval and Renaissance Studies are welcome. Please send abstracts (250 words maximum) to Martha Rust (at by September 15, 2012.

The Medieval and Renaissance Center will be able to offer assistance with travel and accommodation to conference participants living outside New York City.

Japan Society of Medieval European Studies 2012

The Fourth Annual Conference of the Japan Society of Medieval European Studies 2012 is being held at Keio University (Central Tokyo) on 23 and 24 June. On Saturday 23 June, five papers are to be read from various disciplines related to medieval studies. On the Saturday evening, a reception is scheduled. On Saturday Keio University library also invites the participants to the special exhibition of medieval manuscripts from its holdings. On Sunday, after a poster session in the morning, a symposium titled ‘The Middle Ages and Renaissance’ is to be held. All papers are given in the Japanese language. The conference programme is available online.

Members of the Medieval Association of the Pacific can participate in the conference without paying entry fee. Please contact the JSMES office.

MAP 2012 Conference Program

Thursday 2:00-5:00

MAP Council Meeting

Location: To be determined

Thursday 5:30-7:30

Welcome Reception


Friday 8:00-10:30

Coffee, Fruit, and Pastries

Kenna Hall Lobby

Friday 8:45-10:00

Boccaccio’s Sixth Day in the Decameron: Motto, mappa mundi, and Memories of Dante

Kenna 216

Chair: Brenda Schildgen, University of California, Davis

Monica Powers Keane, “Frate Cipolla’s mappa mundi: An Examination of Decameron 6.10”

Filippo Andrei, “From Ignorance to Knowledge: Witty Answers in the Sixth Day of the Decameron

Natalie Cleaver, “Boccaccio’s Cavalcanti: Reading and the Politics of Dantean Memory”

Virtue and the Body

Kenna 104

Chair: Victoria Sweet, University of California, San Francisco

Molly Robinson Kelly, Lewis and Clark College, “Writing Incarnation: The Body Secular and Sacred in Old French Narrative”

Marisa Sikes, University of New Mexico, “De-eroticizing the Lurid Gaze: The Knight of the Tower’s Use of Exempla in his Manual for His Daughters”

Niki Ann Incorvia, Nova Southeastern University, “Beheading Saintliness: The Limited Altruism of Thomas More and Anne Boleyn”

Lay Influences on Christian Doctrine, Early and Late

Kenna 109

Chair: Stan Benfell, Brigham Young University

Catherine Passantino Mitchell, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, “CUM ENIM ECCLESIAE CAUSAS AGIMUS”: Rescriptive Form and Claims to Dual Responsibility in the Ephesian Correspondence of Leo I

Michael Calabrese, California State University, Los Angeles, “Is Piers Plowman really a Dream Vision?”

Blair Michelle Citron, University of California, Davis, “‘Beware of tho foles!’: Satire and Separation in Pierce the Ploughman’s Crede

Friday 10:15-12

Gender and Authority in Arthurian Literature

Kenna 109

Chair: Dhira Mahoney, Arizona State University

Anita Obermeier, University of New Mexico, “Incubus Conception and the Queering of Merlin”

Sara McKay Petrosillo, University of California, Davis, “Memory, Audience, and Authority in Thomas’s Tristan

Kristin Lee Over, Northeastern Illinois University, “Continuing Geoffrey of Monmouth: Political Prophecy and British Kingship in Historia Gruffudd ap Cyna

Meghan Leigh Nestel, Independent Scholar, “‘In Accordance with Justice’: King Arthur and Justice in Early French Romance”

Modern Perspectives

Kenna 216

Chair: Kendra Smith, University of California, Davis

John Bernhardt, San Jose State University, “Historiographical Interactions: Ernst H. Kantorowicz, Charles Homer Haskins, and the Haskins School”

Meredith Leigh Massar, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, “Gold Marilyn and the Mandylion: The Byzantine Tradition of Andy Warhol”

Kevin Roddy, University of California, Davis, “You are What Eats for You: Bacterial Flora and Insoluble Fiber in Medieval Diets”

Francesca Guerra, University of California, Santa Cruz, “Representations of Assistive Devices for Mobility in Medieval Manuscripts”

Mediation and Appropriation: Issues of Transmission and Translation in Medieval Italy

Kenna 104

Chair: Maureen Miller, University of California, Berkeley

Kathryn L. Jasper, “Peter Damian’s Ascetic Models: Tradition and Innovation at Fonte Avellana”

Jeffrey Miner, “The Poet and the Preacher: Usury and Economy in Jacopo da Varazze and the Anonymous Genoese”

Giovanna Palombo, “Exempla from Medieval Italy: Mediating and Reinterpreting Classical and Eastern Models”

Jesse W. Torgerson, “Roman History Christian History and Diplomatic Power”

Friday 12:00-1:00


Mission Room, Benson

Friday Keynote speaker 1:30-2:30

Saint Clare Room, Learning Commons

Medieval Francis in Modern America: From Assisi to Manhattan

William Short, OFM, Franciscan School of Theology, History of Giovanni Bellini's San Francesco nel Deserto in the Frick Collection, New York

Friday 3:00-4:45

Sex and Sanctity

Kenna 212

Chair: Michelle Karnes, Stanford University

Heather Herrick Jennings, University of California, Davis, “Sex and Sanctity in Philippe de Remi’s La Manekine

Lucie Herbreteau, Université Catholique de l'Ouest,“Women and dragons in English medieval literature: abduction, submission and salvation”

Carol Braun Pasternack, University of California, Santa Barbara, “Seo gemengnes þæs flæsces in the Responsa of Gregory the Great and the Junius Genesis

Byzantine and Italian Representations of Christ and the Virgin

Kenna 109

Chair: Kriszta Kotsis, University of Puget Sound

Rossitza Schroeder, Pacific School of Religion, “The Materiality of the Spiritual/the Spirituality of the Material: Meditations on an Italo-Byzantine Relief Icon with Virgin and Child”

Justin Dylan Brock, University of New Mexico, “‘Here the Spear Tore My Flesh’: The Performative Depiction of Christ and the Virgin in the Lauds of Jacopone da Todi”

Saskia Caroline Dirkse, “The Tollgates of the Air as an Alexandrian Motif in Patristic Sources and Early Byzantine Hagiography”

Sermon and Liturgy

Kenna 104

Chair: William Mahrt, Stanford University

James Jerome Murphy, University of California, Davis, “A Thirteenth-Century Lay Preacher’s Manifesto: The ‘De arte loquendi et tacendi’ (1245) of Albertano da Brescia”

Anna Harrison, Loyola Marymount University, “‘Jesus Wept’: Mourning as Imitation of Christ in Bernard’s Sermon Twenty-Six on the Song of Songs”

Sean David Dunnahoe, California State University, Long Beach,“Using a Fifteenth-Century Missal to Reconsider the Liturgical Landscape of a Late Medieval Italian Parish”

Allusion and Illusion in Chaucer

Kenna 216

Chair: Karen Gross, Lewis and Clark College

John Morgan Fyler, Tufts University, “Classical Allusion and Intertextuality in Chaucer”

Priscilla Elizabeth Martin, University of Oxford, “Reception and Rejection: Jerome, Heloise and the Wife of Bath”

Amanda Selethia Moore, California State University, Fullerton, “Marital Illusions: An Analysis of Geoffrey Chaucer’s ‘Franklin’s Tale’”

Friday 5-6:15

Living Holy in the Middle Ages

Kenna 216

Chair: Glenn Olsen, University of Utah

Iris Rebecca Petty, University of Nevada, Reno, “Female Sanctity and the Augustinian Rule for Nuns

Doaa Abdel-Hamid Omran, University of New Mexico, “The Virgin Saint as an Archetypal Heroine in Bockenham’s Legends of Holy Women.

James Mitchell, San Francisco State University, “Locating Homosexuality in Carolingian Monastic Life”

Late Medieval English Literature

Kenna 109

Chair: Seeta Chaganti, University of California, Davis

Jillian Elizabeth Hastings, California State University,, Fullerton, “God and the Supernatural, Hand in Hand: Chaucer’s Use of the Supernatural in The Canterbury Tales

Jessie K. Bonafede, California State University, Fullerton “The Many Faces of Gawain: Character Analysis in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Le Morte Darthur, and The Turke and Sir Gawain

Roger Dahood, University of Arizona, “Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, MS fr. 902”

Heresy and Heretics

Kenna 104

Chair: James Given, University of California, Irvine

Sean Murphy, Western Washington University, “The Challenge of Matthew 5:17 in Twelfth-Century Intellectual Culture”

Henry Ansgar Kelly, UCLA,“Inquisitorial Procedure in England: The Case of Richard Wyche, Durham 1403”

Thomas Turley, Santa Clara University, "Crafting Heresy: The Construction of Guido Terreni's Summa de haeresibus."

Saturday 7:30-9:30

Coffee, Fruit, and Pastries

Kenna Hall Lobby

Saturday 8:00-9:15

Clare of Assisi

Kenna 216

Chair: Phyllis R. Brown, Santa Clara University

Florence Newman, Towson University, “Saint Clare and the Eucharist: An Afterlife”

Jean Molesky-Poz, Santa Clara University, “‘Together with those who have taken hold of an incomparable treasure’: Precision, Tenacity and Mutuality in Clare’s Relational Spirituality”

Sophia Park, Holy Names University, Clare Woman of Today

Law and Procedure

Kenna 109

Chair: Bill Bonds, San Francisco State University

Anthony Perron, Loyola Marymount University, “Legibus consuetudo cedat/Consuetudo perimat legem: Custom, Community, and Consensus in Twelfth-Century Canon Law”

Arlene Sindelar, University of British Columbia, “For the Rent of Two Hens: Women in Actions at the Fourteenth-Century Courts of Common Law”

Michael McGlynn, Wichita State University, “Cattle Raiding and a Post-Disciplinary Notion Of Law and Epic”

Strange Places

Kenna 104

Chair: Brantley Bryant, Sonoma State University

Asa Mittman, “Her: Space, Text and the Devil in Junius 11”

C. L. Stockdale, “‘…many other wild animals and also tigers’: Human Place and Monstrous Space in the Letter of Alexander”

Nikki Goodrick-Malain, “Buzurg and the Dragons: The Lost Semiotics of the Sea”

Saturday 9:30-10:45

Manuscript and Print

Kenna 216

Chair: John Mustain, Stanford University

Michael Hanly, Washington State University, “Mézièrean Mysticism in a Late Fourteenth-Century French Illuminated Manuscript”

George Brown, Stanford University, “The Road to Patristic Status: The Dissemination of Bede’s Works”

Anne Laskaya, University of Oregon, “Contours of Reading: From Illuminations to Block prints in Caxton’s Mirrour of the World

Medieval Doubt

Kenna 109

Chair: Hester Gelber, Stanford University

Dallas Denery, “Prudence, Probability and Periodization”

Michelle Karnes, “The real versus the merely imagined”

Steven Justice, “Exegetical Rationality”

Troubadours, Transgression, and Chrétien de Troyes

Kenna 104

Chair: Michael Curley, University of Puget Sound

Jennifer Wynne Hellwarth, Allegheny College, “Sex, Salves, and the Female Healer in Chrétien de Troyes’ Cligès”

Rebecca Anne Hill, UCLA, “Writing Desire: Physical and Metaphysical Language in ‘The Knight of the Cart’”

Emilee Jean Howland-Davis, University of New Mexico, “From Lyric Poetry to Arthurian Romance: The Influence of the Troubadour Tradition on the Works of Chrétien de Troyes”

Saturday 11:00-12:15

Historiography and Holiness

Kenna 216

Chair: Dorothea French, Santa Clara University

Alaric Adrian Trousdale, Western Oregon University, “‘Sad Stories of the Deaths of Kings’: Rumor, Legend, and the Murder of King Edmund of England in 946”

Masumi Ueyama, Osaka University, “‘Saint Princes’ of Northern France in the 11th and 12th Centuries

Katherine Allen Smith, University of Puget Sound, “Glossing the Holy War: Exegetical Constructions of the First Crusade, c. 1099-c. 1146”

Women Contesting Power

Kenna 104

Chair: Virginia Jansen, University of California, Santa Cruz

Maria Cecilia Ruiz, University of San Diego, “Salvation and Gender in Juan Manuel’s Count Lucanor (1335)”

Christie Anne Majoros, “Power, Patronage, and the Priory: The Case for Aconbury”

Kriszta Kotsis, University of Puget Sound, “Defining Female Authority in 8th Century Byzantium: The Images of Empress Irene”

Dante and Infernal Crossings

Kenna 109

Chair: George Brown, Stanford University

Stan Benfell, Brigham Young University, “Vice, Virtue, and the Moral Philosophy of Dante’s Purgatorio

Juliette Bourdier, Colorado University at Boulder, “Raoul de Houdenc, Designing a Banquet in Hell to Claim Authorship”

Elizabeth Walsh, University of San Diego, “Transformation and Transcendence: A Study of Dante Alighieri”

Saturday Keynote 2:15-3:15

Saint Clare Room, Learning Commons

Catherine Mooney, Boston College, “Clare of Assisi’s Multiple Lives: In History, Hagiography, and Current Scholarship”

Saturday 12:30-2:00

Lunch and MAP Business Meeting

Mission Room, Benson

Saturday 3:30-5:15

Byzantium Before and After Iconoclasm

Kenna 104

Chair: Anne McClanan, Portland State University

Kathleen Maxwell, Santa Clara University, “An Embarrassment of Riches: Newly Discovered Byzantine Manuscripts from the National Archives of Tirana, Albania”

Edward McCormick Schoolman, University of Nevada, Reno, “Was there Iconoclasm in Byzantine Italy?”

Benjamin D. de Lee, UCLA, “Quinisext Council in a Polemical Context: How Regulation Becomes a Source of Polemic”

Andrew Peter Griebeler, University of California, Berkeley “Configuring the Shadow of Christ in the Paris Gregory (Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, cod. gr. 510”

Perspectives on Anglo-Saxon Literature

Kenna 216

Chair: Lisa Weston, California State University, Fresno

Lisa Copeland Myers, University of New Mexico, “Environmental Meaning and Action in Beowulf and Felix’s Life of Guthlac

Rachel Beth McClain, California State University, Long Beach, “Beowulf in Film: The Weakening of a Hero”

Kara Maria McManus, University of Hawai’i at Manoa, “‘Breaking the Mold’: A Feminist Analysis of the Female Characters in Beowulf

Diana Coogle, University of Oregon, “Mountains or Holehills? Reconsidering Maxims I and II

New Work from the Gower Project

Kenna 109

Chair: Georgiana Donavin, Westminster College

Robert Meindl, “London 1381 and Cologne 1945: ‘A Tale of Two Cities’”

Kim Zarins, “Domestic Horrors: Reconsidering Gower’s Villains in the Confessio Amantis

Lynn Arner, “Gower and Death, Chaucer and Futurity”

Eve Salisbury, “Gower’s Palimpsestuous Text: Incest Hypertextuality and the Confessio Amantis

Saturday 5:30-6:45


Kenna 109

Chair: John Ott, Portland State University

Keizo Asaji, Kansai University, “Plantagenet Bordeaux, 1242-1261”

Jarbel Rodriguez, San Francisco State University, “Captivity and Diplomacy in the Late Medieval Crown of Aragon”

Creating Community Identities

Kenna 216

Chair: Richard Unger, University of British Columbia

Eugene Smelyansky, University of California, Irvine, “The Rhineland Cities and Inquisition: Heresy, Persecution and the Contours of Urban Politics in Mainz and Strasbourg, 1390-1400”

Diliana N. Angelova, University of California, Berkeley, “Constantine, Apollo, and City-Founding”

Joshua David Graboff, Independent Scholar, “Constructing Ely: The Liber Eliensis and social identity in the house of Ely”

Julian of Norwich and Affective Piety

Kenna 104

Chair: Anne Laskaya, University of Oregon

Jeanne Provost, Furman University, “The World Tree and the Forest of the Mind in Julian’s Showings

Sarah Elizabeth Corp, California State University, Fullerton,“‘I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me’”: Personalizing the Role of God through Mystical Revelations in the Work of Julian of Norwich”

Michael Erik Bigley, University of California, Berkeley, “An English Manner of Pity: ‘Nou goth sunne under wode’ in the Context of the Speculum Ecclesie

ICMA Harvey Stahl Memorial Lectures at University of New Mexico and Utah State University

Schedule for 2012 ICMA Harvey Stahl Memorial Lectures at University of New Mexico and Utah State University: Guest Lecturer Dr. Jaroslav Folda, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

Monday February 27

Public Lecture “The Church of the Holy Sepulchre and Christian Multiculturalism in the Levant” host: Justine Andrews
5:30 pm Science and Math Learning Center Room 102 Reception to follow

Tuesday February 28

UNM Institute for Medieval Studies – Work-in-Progress series “Chrysography on the Drapery of the Virgin — Icon to Altarpiece in the 13th Century” host: Justine Andrews
12:30 pm History Commons

Guest Lecture in ARTH 432/532 Islamic Art and Architecture “Crusader Holy Places and 12th century Pilgrimage Art in the Holy Land”
2pm Center for the Arts, Room 1020

Utah State University, Logan, Ut


9 AM: pre-recorded interview with Dr. Folda to air on Utah Public Radio’s “Access Utah” morning program

10:30-11:45 AM: Guest lecturer, ARTH 4720: Renaissance Art, host, Dr. Alexa Sand
“Chrysography on the Drapery of the Virgin — Icon to  Altarpiece in the 13th Century”
Fine Arts Visual 264

5 PM: Public Lecture, co-sponsored by the Caine College of the Arts and the program in Religious Studies at Utah State University, hosts, Drs. Alexa Sand and Laura Gelfand, Department of Art and Design
“The Church of the Holy Sepulchre and Christian Multiculturalism in the Levant”
Merrill Cazier Library Room 101

6:30-8 PM: Reception by invitation only, Caine Family Home

Friday March 2

9 AM: Breakfast round-table discussion with Dr. Folda and interested students and faculty from the programs in art, religious studies, and medieval and early modern studies. Host: Department of Art and Design Outstanding Senior, Megan Evans
Twain Tippetts Gallery Balcony, Chase Fine Arts Center

11:30-12:20: Guest Lecturer HISTORY 1100 Ancient to Medieval Western Civilization, host, Professor Susan Cogan
“Crusader Holy Places and 12th century Pilgrimage Art in the Holy Land”
Engineering 103