Sunday, March 15, 2009

Kalamazoo Medievalism Sessions 2 of 4 (Friday, 8 May)

Listing 2 of 4, Friday's sessions. The remainder will follow ASAP, most likely tonight.

Thursday's sessions were posted last month here on the blog.

FRIDAY, 8 MAY 2009

10:00-11:30 AM: Session 209, Valley I Shilling Lounge
Spenser at Kalamazoo I: The Senses
Sponsor: Spenser at Kalamazoo
Organizer: William A. Oram, Smith College; Beth Quitslund, Ohio Univ.; and David Scott Wilson-Okamura, East Carolina Univ.
Presider: Andrew Wadoski, Univ. of Rochester
Opening Remarks
Mary Ellen Lamb, Southern Illinois Univ.
Identity Politics and the Characterization of The Faerie Queene’s Allegorical Figures
Rachel E. Hile, Indiana Univ.-Purdue Univ.–Fort Wayne
Corflambo’s Pyromania
Sean Henry, Univ. of Western Ontario
“Feeling Pleasures”: The Sense of Touch in The Faerie Queene
Joe Moshenska, Princeton Univ.

10:00-11:30 AM: Session 210, Fetzer 1005
Uses, Abuses, and Misuses of the Arthuriad
Sponsor: International Arthurian Society, North American Branch (IAS/NAB)
Organizer: Kevin J. Harty, La Salle Univ.
Presider: Michael A. Torregrossa, Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages
King Arthur Was a Pacifist? Shrek III and The Last Legion
Roberta Davidson, Whitman College
Necessary Power: Manifest Destiny and Nuclear Anxiety in The Adventures of Sir Galahad
Susan Aronstein, Univ. of Wyoming
The King in Kentucke: An Alternative Arthurian History
Elizabeth S. Sklar, Wayne State Univ.
Knights in White Robes: Chivalry and the Klan
Laurie A. Finke, Kenyon College, and Martin B. Shichtman, Eastern Michigan Univ.

10:00-11:30 AM: Session 212, Fetzer 1035
“Can These Bones Come to Life?”: Insights from Reconstruction, Reenactment, and Re-creation
Sponsor: Association for Historical Fencing
Organizer: Kenneth C. Mondschein, Fordham Univ.
Presider: Kenneth C. Mondschein
Pure Air and Fire: Reconstructing Medieval Equitation
Michael A. Cramer, Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY
Our Father’s Eggs: The Use of the Paternoster as a Medieval Timing Device
Kathleen Dimmich, Independent Scholar
Styles of Radical Quill
Paul Werner, School of Visual Arts, New York Univ.
Open-Air Museums, Reconstructions, and Re-enactors in Poland
Blazej Stanislawski, Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology, Polish Academy of Sciences

10:00-11:30 AM: Session 227, Schneider 1280
Teaching Medieval Studies to Majors and Non-majors: Interdisciplinary and Experiential Approaches
Sponsor: Medieval Association of the Midwest (MAM)
Organizer: Toni J. Morris, Univ. of Indianapolis; Samantha Meigs, Univ. of Indianapolis; and Gael Grossman, Jamestown Community College, SUNY
Presider: Gael Grossman
Returning to the Mirror: Using Parallels with Medieval Culture in Teaching Non-majors
Dwayne C. Coleman, Univ. of Central Arkansas
Voyaging to Vinland: An Undergraduate Research Practicum
Mary Ellen Rowe, Univ. of Central Missouri
Using a 3-D Virtual Environment: Recent Advances
Dauna Kiser, Univ. of Iowa
Medieval to Modern: An Interdisciplinary Honors Course
Toni J. Morris and Samantha Meigs

10:00-11:30 AM: Session 232, Schneider 1350
“Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!” and Others: Medieval Voices from Children’s and Young Adult Literature
Organizer: Meredith Jones Gray, Andrew Univ.
Presider: Meredith Jones Gray
On a Quest in a Dress: Medievalism in Young Adult Fantasy by Robin McKinley and Gail Levine
Kate Koppy, Southwestern Michigan Community College
Mary Stewart: The Modern Geoffrey of Monmouth
Sean D. Gantka, California State Univ.–Fullerton
The Magic of Words: Attitudes Towards Reading in Kevin Crossley-Holland’s Arthur Trilogy
Kathryn A. Lechler, Union College
Medieval Voices from Children’s and Young Adult Literature
Maria Cecire, Keble College, Univ. of Oxford

10:00-11:30 AM
Session 241, Bernhard 211
Cognitive Theory and Medieval Performance
Organizer: Jill Stevenson, Marymount Manhattan College
Presider: Pamela Sheingorn, CUNY
Changing Perceptions of Reality through Play with Jesus Dolls
David V. Mason, Rhodes College
“Living in the Blend” of Medieval Performance: Then and Now
Jill Stevenson
Pain and the Brain: Comparing Contemporary and Medieval Neuroscience as Explanations for Spectator Response to Torture
Marla Carlson, Univ. of Georgia

10:00-11:30 AM: Session 251, Sangren 2303
Medieval Romances and Their Readers
Sponsor: Early Book Society
Organizer: Martha W. Driver, Pace Univ.
Presider: Mary Morse, Rider Univ.
Picturing Benoit’s Roman de Troie
Tamara F. O’Callaghan, Northern Kentucky Univ.
Reading King Alisaunder
Nicole Clifton, Northern Illinois Univ.
Fictions of Patronage: Medieval Romances and the Female Reader
Amy N. Vines, Univ. of North Carolina–Greensboro
War by Other Means: The English Appropriation of French Literature in the Fifteenth Century
Andrew Taylor, Univ. of Ottawa

10:00-11:30 AM: Session 252, Sangren 2304
Religious Medievalisms
Sponsor: Studies in Medievalism
Organizer: Richard Utz, Western Michigan Univ.
Presider: Richard Utz
Recapturing the Medieval Notions of Love in Said Kurban’s Novel Ali and Nino
Agshin Jafarov, Western Theological Seminary
The Christian Middle Ages: A Scholar’s Myth
William Calin, Univ. of Florida
Medieval Monk to Modern Man: A Lasting, Adaptable Path
Marthe Oberle, Frederick Community College

1:30-3:30 PM: Session 266, Valley I 106
Translating Arthur
Sponsor: International Arthurian Society, North American Branch (IAS/NAB)
Organizer: Joseph M. Sullivan, Univ. of Oklahoma
Presider: Joseph M. Sullivan
The Taming of the Seneschal? The Keye-Figure in Felicitas Hoppe’s Iwein Löwenritter
Judith G. Benz, Juniata College
A Chaste Adulteress and an Unchaste Virgin: Emotions and an Illusion of Female Virtue in the Middle High German Tristan-Tradition
Olga V. Trokhimenko, Univ. of North Carolina–Wilmington
Decapitation Is a Translation Process: A French Theatrical Version of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Florence Marsal, Univ. of Connecticut

1:30-3:30 PM: Session 270, Valley I Shilling Lounge
Spenser at Kalamazoo II: Ethics
Sponsor: Spenser at Kalamazoo
Organizer: Beth Quitslund, Ohio Univ.; Theodore L. Steinberg, SUNY–Fredonia; and David Scott Wilson-Okamura, East Carolina Univ.
Presider: Colleen Ruth Rosenfeld, Rutgers Univ.
Justice and Mutability
Andrew Escobedo, Ohio Univ.
Spenser’s Mirrors and Veils and New Testament Teachings on Moral Transformation
Donald Stump, St. Louis Univ.
Stoic Ethics and Spenser’s Legend of Temperance
Galena Hashhozheva, Harvard Univ.

1:30-3:30 PM: Session 280, Schneider 1125
The Nordic Ballad: New Approaches: In Memory of Ardis Syndergaard
Sponsor: Kommission für Volksdichtung
Organizer: Larry Syndergaard, Western Michigan Univ.
Presider: Sandra Ballif Straubhaar, Univ. of Texas–Austin
The Two Paths of the Ballad: Anguish and Aestheticized Anguish
Niels Ingwersen, Univ. of Wisconsin–Madison
Text and the Oral Ballad: The Politics of the Ballad
Scott A. Mellor, Univ. of Wisconsin–Madison
A Landscape of Conflict: Weather-Magic and Colonialism in the Narratives of the Faroe Conversion
Sarah Harlan-Haughey, Cornell Univ.
What Is in Fact a Medieval Ballad?
Tommy Olofsson, Växjö Univ.

1:30-3:30 PM: Session 298, Bernhard 157
Images and Models in Medieval Music
Sponsor: Musicology at Kalamazoo
Organizer: Cathy Ann Elias, DePaul Univ.; Julia Wingo Shinnick, Univ. of Louisville; and Mary E. Wolinski, Western Kentucky Univ.
Presider: Anna Zayaruznaya, Harvard Univ.
Text and Image: Ciconia’s Per Quella Strada and Altichiero’s Triumph of Fame
Sarah Carleton Latta, Univ. of Toronto
Gautier de Coinci’s Chansons for Sainte-Leocadia: Sources and Style
Donna Mayer-Martin, Southern Methodist Univ.
“Canticum Sacrum,” 2005–2008: Neomedieval Motets in the Context of Medieval Motets
Oleh Harkavyy, National Union of Composers of Ukraine

1:30-3:30 PM: Session 308, Sangren 2204
Reformation III: Voice, Persona, and the Construction of Self
Sponsor: Society for Reformation Research
Organizer: Maureen Thum, Univ. of Michigan–Flint
Presider: Jeffrey Jaynes, Methodist Theological School in Ohio
Prophet and Salesman: The Physician’s New Persona in an Age of Print, Alchemy, and Reformation
Erik Heinrichs, Harvard Univ.
Resistance, Negotiation, and Adjustment: Cathedral Clergy and the Tridentine Reform in Portugal and Spain
Hugo Silva, European Univ. Institute
Thomas More and John Donne: Constructing a Liminal Body as a Holy Text
Matthew Horn, Kent State Univ.

1:30-3:30 PM: Session 312, Sangren 2301
Post-Riverside Editions, E-texts, and Digital Resources (A Roundtable)
Sponsor: Chaucer Review
Organizer: David Raybin, Eastern Illinois Univ., and Susanna Fein, Kent State Univ.
Presider: Andrew Taylor, Univ. of Ottawa
A roundtable discussion with Mark E. Allen, Univ. of Texas–San Antonio; Robert Boenig, Texas A&M Univ.; Edwin Duncan, Towson Univ.; Kathryn L. Lynch, Wellesley College; Kellie Robertson, Univ. of Pittsburgh.

1:30-3:30 PM: Session 313, Sangren 2302
Robin Hood in Popular Culture
Sponsor: International Association for Robin Hood Studies
Organizer: Thomas Hahn, Univ. of Rochester
Presider: John Chandler, Univ. of Rochester
Anticipating the Past: Ridley Scott’s Nottingham, Fan Blogs, and Archive Fever
Stuart Kane, Stonehill College
Lovely Bones: Robin Hood, Little John, and Textual Variations in Boece and Bellenden
Valerie B. Johnson, Univ. of Rochester
A Welsh Robin Hood: Stephen Lawhead’s King Raven Trilogy
David Lampe, Buffalo State College

1:30-3:30 PM: Session 315, Sangren 2304
Expatriate Medievalisms
Sponsor: Studies in Medievalism
Organizer: Richard Utz, Western Michigan Univ.
Presider: Karl William Fugelso, Towson Univ.
Fossil and Root: Anglo-Saxonism beyond Britain
Chris Jones, Univ. of St. Andrews, and Louise D’Arcens, Univ. of Wollongong
True Brit: Leslie J. Workman and the Founding of Medievalism
Kathleen Verduin, Hope College
On the Wings of Philology: Ewald Flügel in the Wild West
Richard Utz

3:30-5:00 PM: Session 319, Valley II 202
NEH Grant Opportunities (A Workshop)
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
Organizer: James M. Palmer, Prairie View A&M Univ.
Presider: Julia Huston Nguyen, National Endowment for the Humanities
Conducted by Julia Huston Nguyen, Senior Program Officer, this workshop will highlight funding opportunities available at the NEH that support research, teaching, and the digital humanities.

3:30-5:00 PM: Session 332, Valley I Shilling Lounge
Spenser at Kalamazoo III: Transformations
Sponsor: Spenser at Kalamazoo
Organizer: Clare R. Kinney, Univ. of Virginia; William A. Oram, Smith College; and Theodore L. Steinberg, SUNY–Fredonia
Presider: Richard S. Peterson, Univ. of Connecticut
Ekphrasis, Mutability, and the Monumental Impulse in Spenser’s Faerie Queene
Meredith Donaldson Clark, McGill Univ.
Meddling with Allegory: Spenser, Wordsworth, Coleridge
Lin Kelsey, Yale Univ.
The Fate of the Butterflie (Poems): Counterfactual History and the Renaissance Beast Fable
Kasey Evans, Northwestern Univ.
Closing Remarks: Mary Ellen Lamb, Southern Illinois Univ.–Carbondale

3:30-5:00 PM: Session 336, Fetzer 1040
Close and Yet Remote: The Cistercian Patrimony
Sponsor: Institute of Cistercian Studies, Western Michigan Univ.
Organizer: E. Rozanne Elder, Institute of Cistercian Studies, Western Michigan Univ.
Presider: Mark F. Williams, Calvin College
PAPER 3 of 3: Lectio Divina and Literary Criticism: From John Cassian to Stanley Fish
Duncan Robertson, Augusta State Univ.

3:30-5:00 PM: Session 345, Schneider 1140
Teaching the Medieval World with Popular Culture (A Roundtable)
Sponsor: Medieval Popular Culture Area, Popular Culture Association
Organizer: K. A. Laity, College of St. Rose
Presider: K. A. Laity
A roundtable discussion with Kelly Hall, West Virginia Wesleyan College; Philippa Kim, Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY; Richard Scott Nokes, Troy Univ.; and Frances Auld, Albany State Univ.

3:30-5:00 PM: Session 369, Berhnard Brown & Gold Room
Digital Materials in the Academy
Sponsor: Digital Medievalist
Organizer: Peter Robinson, Univ. of Birmingham
Presider: Marjorie Burghart, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Lyon
The Ethics of Collection Digitization
Heather Ball, Queens College, CUNY
The Next-Generation Journal Article: A Use Case of Interactive Publication Using Digital Manuscript Materials
Timothy L. Stinson, North Carolina State Univ.
Handheld Medievalists: What the iPod, Mobile Phone, and Other Handheld Devices Mean for Medieval Pedagogy
Andrew Reinhard, Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers

3:30-5:00 PM: Session 370, Sangren 2204
Late Medieval Ireland: Continental Currents
Organizer: Thomas Herron, East Carolina Univ.
Presider: Thomas Finan, St. Louis Univ.
Ireland and the Continent: The Medieval Pottery Evidence
John Bradley, National Univ. of Ireland–Maynooth
Sir Henry Sidney’s New World: John Derricke’s Image of Irelande and French Colonial Discourse
Thomas Herron
The Irish Medieval Manor in Early Modern North America: The Lord Baltimores in Newfoundland and Maryland
James Lyttleton, Memorial Univ. of Newfoundland

3:30-5:00 PM: Session 372, Sangren 2210
Medieval Women, the Isle of Man, and the Insular Saga Tradition
Sponsor: NEH Summer Seminar on the Isle of Man
Organizer: Charles MacQuarrie, California State Univ.
Presider: Barbara Burgan, Conaty High School
PAPER 2 OF 5: Grendel on the Big Screen
Alan Hickerson, Charlottesville City Schools
PAPER 4 OF 5: And You Thought I Was Wasting My Time Studying Medieval Literature! or, Making Medievalism Meaningful to the Mediocre Mind
Sheryl Craig, Vici High School

3:30-5:00 PM: Session 374, Sangren 2301
Post-Twentieth-Century Conceptions, Reconceptions, and Readings
Sponsor: Chaucer Review
Organizer: David Raybin, Eastern Illinois Univ., and Susanna Fein, Kent State Univ.
Presider: David Raybin
For Goddes Love: A Re-examination of Consolation and Consummation in Troilus and Criseyde
Timothy D. Arner, Grinnell College
Baba Brinkman’s Rap Adaptation of The Miller’s Tale
Peter G. Beidler, Lehigh Univ.
Out of Sight, Out of Mind? The Brief Acquaintance of the Spanish-Speaking Readers with Chaucer
Ana Sáez Hidalgo, Univ. de Valladolid
Our Texts, Our Selves: The Body Critical and the Chaucer Corpus
Betsy McCormick, Mount San Antonio College

3:30-5:00 PM: Session 375, Sangren 2302
Teaching Tolkien (A Roundtable)
Sponsor: Tolkien at Kalamazoo
Organizer: Robin Anne Reid, Texas A&M Univ.–Commerce
Presider: Yvette Kisor, Ramapo College
A roundtable discussion with Leslie A. Donovan, Univ. of New Mexico; Keith W. Jensen, William Rainey Harper College; Christopher T. Vaccaro, Univ. of Vermont; Sharin Schroeder, Univ. of Minnesota–Twin Cities; James I. McNelis, III, Wilmington College Ohio; Paul D. Nygard, St. Louis Community College–Florissant Valley; and Deidre Dawson, Michigan State Univ.

3:30-5:00 PM: Session 377, Sangren 2304
What, in the World, Is Medievalism? Global Reinventions of the Middle Ages (A Panel Discussion)
Sponsor: Studies in Medievalism
Organizer: Richard Utz, Western Michigan Univ.
Presider: Richard Utz
A panel discussion with Tommaso di Carpegna Falconieri, Univ. degli Studi di Urbino “Carlo Bo”; Florin Curta, Univ. of Florida; Louise D’Arcens, Univ. of Wollongong; Mustafa Kemal Mirzeler, Western Michigan Univ.; William Snell, Keoi Univ.; Sandra Ballif Straubhaar, Univ. of Texas–Austin; and Piotr Toczyski, Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences (Gründler Travel Award Winner).

5:15 PM: Valley III Eldridge Lounges
Reading Chaucer Out Loud (A Workshop)
Organizer: Alan T. Gaylord, Dartmouth College/Princeton Univ.
Presider: Alan Baragona, Virginia Military Institute
Those interested in this workshop should pre-register with Alan T. Gaylord at alan.t.gaylord[at]

7:00 PM: Fetzer 1045
Gaming Neomedievally (A Festive Workshop and Poster Session)
Sponsor: Medieval Electronic Multimedia Organization (MEMO)
Organizer: Carol L. Robinson, Kent State Univ.–Trumbull
Presider: Carol L. Robinson
Gothic Elements in Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion for the PlayStation 3
Morgan Ankrom, Kent State Univ.
Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG) Guilds, Community, and Spectacle Samples
Kevin A. Moberly, St. Cloud State Univ., and Brent Addison Moberly, Indiana Univ.–Bloomington
Quest for Glory: Becoming the Knight Errant
Shaina Edmondson, Univ. of Texas–Arlington
Arthurian Apocalypse: Dark Age of Camelot
Lauryn S. Mayer, Washington and Jefferson College
Music and Culture(s) across Time: Samples in Sid Meier’s Civilization IV
Karen M. Cook, Duke Univ.
Virtually Medieval: World of Warcraft Reconsiders the Middle Ages
N. M. Heckel, Univ. of Rochester
Neo-Tolkien Neomedieval Gaming
Pamela Clements, Siena College
The Neomedieval Hero: Solid Snake in Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (for the PlayStation 3)
Brad Philips, Kent State Univ.

7:30 PM: Valley I 100
Reading Malory Aloud (A Performance)
Organizer: Leila K. Norako, Univ. of Rochester
Presider: Leila K. Norako
A readers’ theater performance with Stephen Atkinson, Park Univ.; Alison A. Baker, California Polytechnic State Univ.–Pomona; Mica Dawn Gould, Grambling State Univ.; Emily Rebekah Huber, Duke Univ.; Kimberly Jack, Auburn Univ.; Janet Jesmok, Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Timothy R. Jordan, Kent State Univ.; Amy S. Kaufman, Wesleyan College; John Leland, Salem International Univ.; Maud Burnett McInerney, Haverford College; Corey Olsen, Washington College; Katie Lyn Peebles, Indiana Univ.–Bloomington; Meredith Reynolds, Francis Marion Univ., Rebecca L. Reynolds, Univ. of Cincinnati–Clermont College; Kendra Smith, Univ. of California–Davis, Paul R. Thomas, Chaucer Studio; Michael Twomey, Ithaca College.

7:30 PM: Fetzer 1005
Film Screening: Beowulf (2007)
Popcorn will be served.

7:30 PM: Fetzer 1010
Tolkien Unbound: Readers’ Theater Performance
Sponsor: Tolkien at Kalamazoo
Organizer: Robin Anne Reid, Texas A&M Univ.–Commerce
Presider: Robin Anne Reid
Songs for the Philologists
Douglas A. Anderson, Independent Scholar; Sandra Ballif Straubhaar, Univ. of Texas–Austin; Faye Ringel, United States Coast Guard Academy; Bradford Lee Eden, Univ. of California–Santa Barbara; Merlin DeTardo, Independent Scholar; Deidre Dawson, Michigan State Univ.; Michael Wodzak, Viterbo Univ.; Jennifer Culver, Univ. of Texas–Dallas; and Amy Amendt-Raduege, Independent Scholar.
Baldor’s Saga
John William Houghton, Hill School; Sandra Ballif Straubhaar; Faye Ringel; Bradford Lee Eden; Merlin DeTardo; Edward L. Risden, Univ. of California–Santa Barbara; Robert F. Tredray, Independent Scholar; Dean Easton, Choate Rosemary Hall School.

7:30 PM: Bernhard 105
How a Man Shall Be (H)Armed: Interactions of Weapons, Armor, and Martial Techniques in the Late Middle Ages (A Demonstration)
Sponsor: Higgins Armory Museum
Organizer: Annamaria Kovacs, Independent Scholar
Presider: Amy West, Higgins Armory Museum
A demonstration by Robert Charrette, Belle Compagnie.

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