MAP 2013 Program — University of San Diego

9:00 AM 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 AM 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 PM 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
12Theological 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 PM 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 AM 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 Britannie
Slan 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 AM 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 PM 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 PM 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