Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Kalamazoo Medievalism Sessions 4 of 4 (Sunday, 10 May)

Listing 4 of 4, Sunday's sessions. The complete program is available at


8:30-10:00 AM: Session 548, Valley II 202
Crusading Identity
Sponsor: Crusades Studies Forum, St. Louis Univ.
Organizer: Vincent Ryan, St. Louis Univ.
Presider: James L. Naus, St. Louis Univ.
Ripoll and Jerusalem: Crusade, Identity, and Dynastic Legitimacy in Catalonia
Nicholas Paul, Fordham Univ.
“In tribus Indiis dominatur magnificentia nostra”: Prester John and the Crusader Imagination
Jennifer Lynn Jordan, Graduate Center, CUNY
The Crusades, National Identity, and Nationalism
Alan V. Murray, Univ. of Leeds

8:30-10:00 AM: Session 552, Valley II Garneau Lounge
Tolkien’s Revisions and Contradictions
Sponsor: Tolkien at Kalamazoo
Organizer: Robin Anne Reid, Texas A&M Univ.–Commerce
Presider: Bradford Lee Eden, Univ. of California–Santa Barbara
Revising Éowyn: Reading and Rereading Éowyn’s Mind
Mary Faraci, Florida Atlantic Univ.
The Words of Húrin and Morgoth: Microcosm, Macrocosm, and the Later Legendarium
Kristine Larsen, Central Connecticut State Univ.
Discrepancies, Divergences, and Etymological Forks in the Road
Eileen Marie Moore, Cleveland State Univ.
Who Are the Real Elves? The Noldor in The Book of Lost Tales and The Silmarillion
Janice M. Bogstad, McIntyre Library, Univ. of Wisconsin–Eau Claire

8:30-10:00 AM: Session 566, Fetzer 2020
Beowulf as Children’s Literature I
Organizer: Bruce D. Gilchrist, Bishop’s Univ.
Presider: Marijane Osborn, Univ. of California–Davis
Beowulf and the Boy Problem
Anna Smol, Mount St. Vincent Univ.
Sound and Image: A Comparison of H. E. Marshall’s Beowulf: Translations and Modern Versions for Children
Janice Hawes, South Carolina State Univ.
Masculinity and Emotion in Illustrated Versions of Beowulf
Bruce D. Gilchrist

8:30-10:00 AM: Session 568, Schneider 1320
The Construction and the Implications of Medieval Aesthetics in Cinema
Organizer: Darwin Smith, CNRS
Presider: Robert L. A. Clark, Kansas State Univ.
Music in Medieval Movies (of the ’50s): Between Historical Sample and Ideological Witness
Corneliu Dragomirescu, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, and Isabelle Ragnard, Univ. de Paris IV–Sorbonne
We’ll Never Go to the Movies Together: A Critique of Critiques and Theories on Representing the Past
Gil Bartholeyns, Univ. of Oxford/Univ. Libre de Bruxelles
Arthur of the Britons (1972): Swords, Saxons, and Uneasy Alliances
Caroline Jewers, Univ. of Kansas

10:30 AM-12:00 PM: Session 585, Valley II Garneau Lounge
Tolkien’s Poetry and Song
Sponsor: Tolkien at Kalamazoo
Organizer: Robin Anne Reid, Texas A&M Univ.–Commerce
Presider: Anne Reaves, Marian College
“That was the first Hebung”: Tolkien’s Modernist Metrics in Formalist Garb
John R. Holmes, Franciscan Univ. of Steubenville
Musical References and Allusions in Tolkien’s Published Poetry
Bradford Lee Eden, Univ. of California–Santa Barbara
“He chanted a song of wizardry”: Words with Power in Middle-earth
Benjamin S. W. Barootes, McGill Univ.
Songs of Long Estrangement: The Poetry of Melancholy in The Lord of the Rings
Robert F. Tredray, Independent Scholar

10:30 AM-12:00 PM: Session 589, Valley I 106
(Medievalist) Plays Shakespeare Should Have Written
Sponsor: Medieval Association of the Midwest (MAM)
Organizer: Cynthia Z. Valk, Vincennes Univ.
Presider: William F. Hodapp, College of St. Scholastica
Bifold Authority: Shakespeare’s Unwritten Medieval Romance, Troilus and Cressida
Nicholas Haydock, Univ. of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez
Medievalist Plays Shakespeare Did Write
John D. Cox, Hope College
Sonnets, Martial Love, and Shakespeare’s Lost Romance
Edward L. Risden, St. Norbert College

10:30 AM-12:00 PM: Session 590, Valley I 107
Perspectives on Gender in Christine de Pizan
Sponsor: Christine de Pizan Society
Organizer: Benjamin M. Semple, Gonzaga Univ.
Presider: Julia A. Nephew, Dominican Univ.
PAPER 3 0F 3: Teaching Pizan’s Treasury of the City of Ladies to Women’s Studies Students
Christine Reno, Vassar College, and Karen Robertson, Vassar College

10:30 AM-12:00 PM: Session 592, Fetzer 1010
Dante IV: Questions of Genre, Transmission, and Reception of Dante’s Works
Sponsor: Dante Society of America
Organizer: Christopher Kleinhenz, Univ. of Wisconsin–Madison
Presider: Christopher Kleinhenz
PAPER 4 OF 4: Dante in the Henrican Reformation
Nicholas R. Havely, Univ. of York

10:30 AM-12:00 PM: Session 593, Fetzer 1035
Musical Instruments: Craft and Notation
Sponsor: Musicology at Kalamazoo
Organizer: Cathy Ann Elias, DePaul Univ.; Julia Wingo Shinnick, Univ. of Louisville; and Mary E. Wolinski, Western Kentucky Univ.
Presider: Daniel J. DiCenso, College of the Holy Cross
Re-examining the Medieval Viol: An Alternative Theory
Joséphine Yannacopoulou, Univ. of Edinburgh
The Craft of the Medieval Instrument Maker
Kate McWilliams, Independent Scholar
From Robertsbridge to Klagenfurt: Organ Motets in Old and New German Tablature, 1360–1540
Sarah Davies, New York Univ.

10:30 AM-12:00 PM: Session 598, Fetzer 2020
Beowulf as Children’s Literature II
Organizer: Bruce D. Gilchrist, Bishop’s Univ.
Presider: Marijane Osborn, Univ. of California–Davis
The Giants of Beowulf, Tolkien, and Lewis: Meeting in the Middle
John Edward Damon, Univ. of Nebraska–Kearney
Grendel, Beowulf, and Little Johnny: Translating Ancient Evil and Good for Post-Modern Young Readers
Christopher E. Crane, United States Naval Academy
“Beowulf: A Tale of Blood, Heat, and Ashes”: A Children’s Beowulf for the Tolkien Generation
Yvette Kisor, Ramapo College

10:30 AM-12:00 PM: Session 605, Bernhard 105
Walther von der Vogelweide: Text and Music
Sponsor: Oswald-von-Wolkenstein-Gesellschaft
Organizer: Sibylle Jefferis, Univ. of Pennsylvania, and Ulrich Müller, Univ. Salzburg
Presider: Sibylle Jefferis
PAPER 2 OF 2: Teaching Walther in Museums (with Musical Examples of Walther’s Songs)
Siegrid Schmidt, Univ. Salzburg

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