Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Friday Sessions for Kalamazoo 2011


10:00 AM

Session 172 (Valley II, 201)
Denis Sauvage and Sixteenth-Century Medievalisms
Organizer: Cristian Bratu, Baylor Univ.
Presider: Rosalie Barrera, Baylor Univ.
Where the Author Is Obviously Depraved: Attitudes to the Author Revealed in
Sauvage’s Annotations
Catherine Emerson, National Univ. of Ireland–Galway
Denis Sauvage’s Dilemma: Textual Purity or “Critical Edition”?
Cristian Bratu
What’s in a Name: Commynes Enters the Canon
Irit Ruth Kleiman, Boston Univ.

Session 176 (Valley II, 207)
Anglo-Saxon Studies in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
Sponsor: Institute for Medieval Studies, Univ. of New Mexico
Organizer: Timothy C. Graham, Univ. of New Mexico
Presider: Rolf H. Bremmer, Jr., Univ. Leiden
“That Ancient and Once Familiar Language”: Matthew Parker’s Recollections
of Alfredian English
Emily Butler, John Carroll Univ.
Anglo-Saxon Studies in the English Civil War: Abraham Wheelock’s 1644
Edition of Bede’s Historia and Lambarde’s Archaionomia
Rebecca J. Brackmann, Lincoln Memorial Univ.
Thomas Marshall’s Observationes in versionem Anglo-Saxonicam (1665) and the
Beginnings of Textual Criticism in Early Anglo-Saxon Studies
Kees Dekker, Rijksuniv. Groningen

Session 180 (Valley I, 101)
Medieval Sources for the Modern Popes
Sponsor: St. Mary’s School of Theology, Univ. of St. Thomas, Houston
Organizer: Paul E. Lockey, Univ. of St. Thomas, Houston
Presider: Paul E. Lockey
Saint Anselm of Canterbury in Redemptor hominis
Benjamin J. Brown, Lourdes College
Suffering and the Divine Paideia in the Christian Anthropologies of Saint
Augustine and Pope John Paul II
Matthew W. Halbach, Catholic Univ. of America
Benedict XVI’s Retrieval of the Concept of Revelatio as Found in Saint
Bonaventure’s Collationes in Hexaemeron
James B. Anderson, Univ. of St. Thomas, Houston

Session 183 (Valley I, 106)
Hôher êren pflegen: A Session in Honor of Ed Haymes
Sponsor: Society for Medieval Germanic Studies (SMGS)
Organizer: Evelyn Meyer, St. Louis Univ., and Alexander Sager, Univ. of Georgia
Presider: Ray M. Wakefield, Univ. of Minnesota–Twin Cities
PAPER 3 OF 3: Richard Wagner’s Wieland der Schmied
Danielle Buschinger, Univ. de Picardie-Jules Verne, and Galina Baeva, Sankt
Petersburger Staatliche Univ.

Session 188 (Fetzer 1005)
The Arthur(s) of the Americas
Sponsor: International Arthurian Society, North American Branch (IAS/NAB)
Organizer: Kevin J. Harty, La Salle Univ.
Presider: Kevin J. Harty
Famous in Song and Story: Arthurian Legends in Canadian Music
Ann F. Howey, Brock Univ.
The Transgressive Tristan: John Updike’s Brazil
Roberta Davidson, Whitman College
Childslayers and Once and Future Kings: Guy Gavriel Kay’s Inversion of
Malory’s Morte Darthur
Kathy Cawsey, Dalhousie Univ.
“National Treasure”: America’s Lost Native Arthurian Past
Susan Aronstein, Univ. of Wyoming

Session 194 (Fetzer 2020)
Lighting the Flame: Teaching Early Drama in the Undergraduate Classroom (A
Sponsor: Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society (MRDS)
Organizer: Gloria J. Betcher, Iowa State Univ.
Presider: Gloria J. Betcher
“The Burgundians knew how to party!”: Student Engagement with a Primary-
Source-Based Unit on Medieval French, Flemish, and English Performance
Lofton Durham, Western Michigan Univ.
“Can we do this all the time?”: Forming a Medieval Drama Troupe
Elizabeth Ellzey, Shepherd Univ.
What Is Medieval Spanish Drama Anyway?
Lori A. Bernard, SUNY–Geneseo
(Extra)Ordinary Women: Teaching Female Agency in Margery Kempe and the
York Plays
Sheila Christie, Cape Breton Univ.
The Text-Appeal of Medieval Drama for a Texting Generation
Alan Baragona, Virginia Military Institute

Session 207 (Schneider 1255)
Clash of Cultures: Confronting the Other in the Middle Ages
Sponsor: Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies
Organizer: Denise Ming-yueh Wang, National Chung Cheng Univ.
Presider: Robert E. Bjork, Arizona State Univ.
PAPER 3 OF 3: Why Does Milton Turn His Back on King Arthur?
Hong Shen, Zhejiang Univ.

Session 210 (Schneider 1280)
Scholar as Minstrel: Music and Tolkien
Sponsor: Tolkien at Kalamazoo
Organizer: Robin Anne Reid, Texas A&M Univ.–Commerce
Presider: Keith W. Jensen, William Rainey Harper College
The Harmony of the Worlds and the Horn of Heimdal: Cosmological Music in
Creation and Subcreation
Kristine Larsen, Central Connecticut State Univ.
The Three Greatest Minstrels in Middle-earth: Tolkien’s Early Thoughts on
Music and Power
Brad Eden, Univ. of California–Santa Barbara
Swann’s Songs: Tolkien’s Clues To Tempo, Tone, and Tune in Middle-earth
John R. Holmes, Franciscan Univ. of Steubenville
CSI: Who Killed Cock Robin?
Jennifer Culver, Univ. of Texas–Dallas, and Lynn Payette, Arkansas School for
Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts

Session 213 (Schneider 1330)
The Medieval in Children’s and Young Adult Literature: Classic and Current
Organizer: Meredith Jones Gray, Andrew Univ.
Presider: Meredith Jones Gray
Sacrificing History for Story in Historical Fiction for Young Readers
Rebecca Barnhouse, Youngstown State Univ.
The Enduring Future of the Medieval Quest Narrative: Reading Neal
Stephenson’s The Diamond Age with Nell
Kate Lechler, Florida State Univ.
“Thou art no Christian”: Medievalism and the Suppression of the Jewishness in
Children’s Versions of Ivanhoe
Wendy Love Anderson, Washington Univ. in St. Louis

Session 216 (Schneider 1345)
The Reformation and Medieval Contexts I
Sponsor: Society for Reformation Research
Organizer: Maureen Thum, Univ. of Michigan–Flint
Presider: Brad Gregory, Univ. of Notre Dame
The Investitures Quarrel and the Conversion of Henry IV of France Under the
Pen of Simon Goulart (1543–1628)
Irena Backus, Univ. de Genève
Nicholas Des Gallars, Sieur de Saules, and the Ancient and Medieval Worlds
Jeannine Olson, Rhode Island College
Evangelical Histories of the Roman Church: Novelty, Schism, and Tyranny
Randall Zachman, Univ. of Notre Dame

Session 217 (Schneider 1360)
The Transcultural Middle Ages
Sponsor: postmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies
Organizer: Eileen A. Joy, Southern Illinois Univ.–Edwardsville
Presider: Laurie A. Finke, Kenyon College, and Martin B. Shichtman, Eastern
Michigan Univ.
Chaucer, Graunson, and Juan Ruiz’s Libro de buen amor
Lydia Fletcher, Univ. of Oxford
Caxton’s Betweenness: Polyglot Printing and Translingual Mediation
Jonathan Hsy, George Washington Univ.
The Traffic in Monsters: The Scottish Buik of King Alexander and the Malay
Hikayat Iskander Zulkarnain
Su Fang Ng, Univ. of Oklahoma
Neurobiological Alphabets: Foreign Language Systems in Rabanus Maurus,
Boccaccio, and Mandeville
Matthew Boyd Goldie, Rider Univ.
It’s a Poem: A Present Day Use of the Andalusian Muwassaha
Heather Bamford, Univ. of California–Berkeley/College of William and Mary

Session 219 (Schneider 2345)
Low German Medieval Literature: Legends, Drama, Epics, Translations
Organizer: Sibylle Jefferis, Univ. of Pennsylvania
Presider: Sibylle Jefferis
The 1518 Low German Edition of Hieronymus Brunschwig’s Buch der Cirurgia
and Its Terminology
Chiara Benati, Univ. degli Studi di Genova
The Redeemed Wizard: The Figure of Merlin in Der Rheinische Merlin
Francesco Sangriso, Univ. degli Studi di Siena
Auf den Spuren Wielands in der Basilica von San Zeno in Verona
Anna Dalle Mule, Ludwig-Maximilians-Univ. München

Session 229 (Bernhard, Brown & Gold Room)
Medieval Books and Their Early Modern Readers
Sponsor: Early Book Society
Organizer: Martha W. Driver, Pace Univ.
Presider: Derek A. Pearsall, Harvard Univ.
Coming Up Roses: The Religio-political Afterlives of Margery Kempe and
Julian of Norwich in Early Modern England
Amy Scott-Douglass, Marymount Univ.
How Francis Thynne Read His Chaucer
Megan Cook, Univ. of Pennsylvania
Making Chaucer Safe for Early Modern Readers
Stephen D. Powell, Univ. of Guelph
Textual Afterlives: The Transmission of Older Scots Writers to the
Jeremy J. Smith, Univ. of Glasgow

1:30 PM

Session 232 (Valley II, Garneau Lounge)
Philosophy of Aquinas II: Aquinas and Contemporary Philosophy
Sponsor: Center for Thomistic Studies, Univ. of St. Thomas, Houston
Organizer: R. Edward Houser, Center for Thomistic Studies, Univ. of St. Thomas,
Presider: Mary C. Sommers, Center for Thomistic Studies, Univ. of St. Thomas,
PAPER 2 OF 3:Love for Animals: Singer and Aquinas
Steve Jensen, Center for Thomistic Studies
PAPER 3 OF 3: Modernity, Tradition, and Society: Thomism and the Early Twentieth Century
in the United States
Markus Faltermeier, Ludwig-Maximilians-Univ. München

Session 234 (Valley I, 100)
Medieval Sermon Studies II
Sponsor: International Medieval Sermon Studies Society
Organizer: Ronald J. Stansbury, Roberts Wesleyan College
Presider: George Ferzoco, Univ. of Bristol
PAPER 3 OF 4: Deserentes Omnia: The Sermons of Bertrand de la Tour and the Franciscan
Ideal of Poverty after John XXII
John Zaleski, Harvard Univ.

Session 237 (Valley I, 105)
Medievalisms in Contemporary Poetry (A Reading and Roundtable)
Organizer: Paul Hardwick, Trinity Univ. College, Univ. of Leeds
Presider: Paul Hardwick
A panel discussion with Jane Beal, Independent Scholar, and Adrienne J. Odasso,
Univ. of York.

Session 242 (Fetzer 1005)
Approaching Six Hundred Years of Joan of Arc, Looking Back (A Roundtable)
Sponsor: International Joan of Arc Society/Société Internationale de l’étude de
Jeanne d’Arc
Organizer: Jane Marie Pinzino, Florida State Univ.
Presider: Bonnie Wheeler, Southern Methodist Univ.
The Legacy of Joan to the English, 1431–1831
Gail Orgelfinger, Univ. of Maryland–Baltimore
Six Hundred Years of British Reactions to Joan
Jeremy duQuesnay Adams, Southern Methodist Univ.
La Pucelle, the “Puzzel,” and La Poncella: Joan of Arc in Early Modern
England and Spain
Nancy Bradley Warren, Florida State Univ.
Joan of Arc in the Field
Kelly DeVries, Loyola Univ. Maryland
Joan of Arc in Life and Death
Larissa Juliet Taylor, Colby College

Session 247 (Fetzer 2016)
Anglo-Saxon Exeter and Its Afterlife: Papers in Honor of Patrick W. Conner
Sponsor: Richard Rawlinson Center for Anglo-Saxon Studies and Manuscript
Organizer: Timothy C. Graham, Univ. of New Mexico
Presider: Paul E. Szarmach, Medieval Academy of America
PAPER 3 0F 3: The Early Modern Afterlife of Exeter’s Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts
Timothy C. Graham

Session 262 (Schneider 1265)
Twenty-First-Century Medievalisms
Presider: Julie Nelson Couch, Texas Tech Univ.
“The Darkness of the Womb”: Allegory and Early Medieval Historiography in
S. M. Stirling’s Emberverse
Alicia McKenzie, Wilfrid Laurier Univ.
Rexiles: A Re-envisionist History of the Kings of Britain
Aaron Long, American Univ.
What is the Impact of Popular “Medieval Films” on the Public’s Understanding
of the Middle Ages? A Sociological Approach
Paul B. Sturtevant, Univ. of Leeds
Concerning the Newfound Popularity of Lionheart’s Acre Massacre in Video
Game Narratives
Carl S. Pyrdum, III, Yale Univ.

Session 263 (Schneider 1275)
Of Weasels, Werewolves, and Women
Sponsor: International Marie de France Society
Organizer: Elizabeth W. Poe, Tulane Univ.
Presider: K. Sarah-Jane Murray, Baylor Univ.
PAPER 3 OF 3: Of Werewolves and Noseless Ladies: Teaching Bisclavret in Translation
Jessica Hooten, Univ. of Mary Hardin-Baylor

Session 264 (Schneider 1280)
Geography, Lands, Environments in Tolkien’s Legendarium
Sponsor: Tolkien at Kalamazoo
Organizer: Robin Anne Reid, Texas A&M Univ.–Commerce
Presider: Brad Eden, Univ. of California–Santa Barbara
“We Have Not Here a Lasting City”: The Undying Lands and the Other
Disappearing Landscapes of Arda
Jeffrey Pinyan, Independent Scholar
The Clay of Cataclysm: Graeco-Roman and Medieval Notions of Adaptation
Present in the Building, Destruction, and Rebuilding of Middle-earth
James R. Vitullo, William Rainey Harper College
Geography’s Grammar: A Stylistic Analysis of Middle-earth
Robin Anne Reid
Concerning Horses: Tolkien and Horses in the Legendarium
Janice M. Bogstad, Univ. of Wisconsin–Eau Claire

Session 267 (Schneider 1335)
The Reformation and Medieval Contexts II
Sponsor: Society for Reformation Research
Organizer: Maureen Thum, Univ. of Michigan–Flint
Presider: Carrie Euler, Central Michigan Univ.
Suffering and Penance in Late Medieval and Reformation Pastoral Care
Ronald Rittgers, Valparaiso Univ.
Tudor-Stuart Deployments of Medieval Notions of the Sacrilege Curse
Michael Kelly, Univ. of Notre Dame
The Place of the Vulgate in Reformation Biblical Scholarship
Bruce Gordon, Yale Univ. Divinity School

Session 269 (Schneider 1345)
Dante II: Dante and Politics: Then and Now
Sponsor: Dante Society of America
Organizer: Christopher Kleinhenz, Univ. of Wisconsin–Madison
Presider: Melissa Conway, Univ. of California–Riverside
PAPER 3 OF 3: “Lunga promessa con l’attender corto”: Dante in Today’s Italian Politics
Luigi G. Ferri, John Carroll Univ.

Session 274 (Bernhard 105)
Static and Shifting Landscapes in Medieval Literature, Art, and Thought
Sponsor: Medieval Association of the Midwest (MAM)
Organizer: Cynthia Z. Valk, Vincennes Univ., and Robert A. Benson, Ball State Univ.
Presider: Susann T. Samples, Mount St. Mary’s College
PAPER 3 OF 3: Jane Austin and the Undead: From the Picturesque to the Moonlit Landscape
Robert A. Benson and Cynthia Z. Valk

Session 276 (Bernhard 159)
Madness, Methodology, Medievalisms (A Roundtable)
Sponsor: BABEL Working Group
Organizer: Eileen A. Joy, Southern Illinois Univ.–Edwardsville
Presider: Eileen A. Joy
What Looks Like Crazy: Margery Kempe and the Meanings of Diagnosis
Mo Pareles, New York Univ.
Transversing Our Soundscapes of Lunacy: Agoraphobia and (Un)Masking
Elliot A. Jarbe, Univ. of Western Ontario
Madness, Masculinity, and the Feminine Audience in Hoccleve’s Series
Jennifer Little, Graduate Center, CUNY
Ni Wood for Sorow: On (the Necessity of) Being at One’s Wit’s End in The Cloud
of Unknowing
Nicola Masciandaro, Brooklyn College, CUNY
Respondent: Michael G. Sargent, Queen’s College, CUNY

Session 284 (Waldo Library, Meader Room)
NEH Seminar “The Reformation of the Book” (2009) I: Evaluating the Impact on
Teaching and Research (A Roundtable)
Sponsor: Special Collections and Rare Book Dept., Waldo Library, Western
Michigan Univ., and the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML)
Organizer: Susan M. B. Steuer, Western Michigan Univ., and Matthew Z.
Heintzelman, Hill Museum & Manuscript Library
Presider: James K. Bracken, Kent State Univ.
A roundtable discussion with Matthew Z. Heintzelman; Emily C. Francomano,
Georgetown Univ.; Rabia Gregory, Univ. of Missouri–Columbia; Laura Williamson
Ambrose, St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame; and John Pendergast, Southern Illinois

3:30 PM

Session 289 (Valley II, 205)
Rhetoric, Authority, and Aesthetics in Medieval Literature
Sponsor: Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, St. Louis Univ.
Organizer: Michael Elam, St. Louis Univ.
Presider: Michael Elam
PAPER 2 OF 4: Kant and the Middle Ages
Peggy A. Knapp, Carnegie Mellon Univ.

Session 297 (Valley I, 109)
Recent Historiography on the Franciscan Movement
Sponsor: Franciscan Institute, St. Bonaventure Univ.
Organizer: Paul Lachance, OFM, Catholic Theological Union
Presider: Paul Lachance, OFM
Poor Francis: The Adventure (and Misadventure) of the Franciscan Movement,
according to Grado Giovanni Merlo
Michael F. Cusato, OFM, Franciscan Institute, St. Bonaventure Univ.
A Conventional or Unconventional Conventual: Michael Robson’s The
Franciscans in the Middle Ages
Steven J. McMichael, OFM Conv., Univ. of St. Thomas, St. Paul
Gender and the Narrative(s) of Franciscan History: Reflections on The
Franciscan Story of Maurice Carmody, and Others
Lezlie Knox, Marquette Univ.

Session 299 (Valley I, Shilling Lounge)
Bridges to Infinity
Sponsor: International Society of Hildegard von Bingen Studies
Organizer: Pozzi Escot, New England Conservatory
Presider: K. Christian McGuire, Augsburg College
PAPER 3 OF 3: Estampie, Virelai, and Rondelet: Medieval Forms in Contemporary Music
Carson Cooman, Harvard Univ.

Session 300 (Fetzer 1005)
Approaching Six Hundred Years of Joan of Arc, Looking Forward (A Roundtable)
Sponsor: International Joan of Arc Society/Société Internationale de l’étude de
Jeanne d’Arc
Organizer: Jane Marie Pinzino, Florida State Univ.
Presider: Nancy Bradley Warren, Florida State Univ.
Extending Our Knowledge of Joan of Arc Sources
Deborah Fraioli, Simmons College
he Maid Marches On: Joan in Modern France and the USA
Nadia Margolis, Mount Holyoke College
The Communion of Saints in a Modern Age and Heroic Virtue in a Time of War
Nora M. Heimann, Catholic Univ. of America
Joan of Arc, the Eucharist, and Martyrdom
Ann W. Astell, Univ. of Notre Dame
The International Joan of Arc Society in 2012
Jane Marie Pinzino
Looking Back and Looking Forward
Bonnie Wheeler, Southern Methodist Univ.

Session 301 (Fetzer 1010)
Dress and Textiles II: Implications and Interpretations
Sponsor: DISTAFF (Discussion, Interpretation, and Study of Textile Arts, Fabrics,
and Fashion)
Organizer: Robin Netherton, DISTAFF
Presider: Robin Netherton
PAPER 4 OF 4: To Be or Not to Be Medieval: Costuming Maid Marian for Film and Television
Sherron Lux, Library, San Jacinto College–North Campus

Session 314 (Schneider 1160)
Modern Reception of Medieval Music
Sponsor: Musicology at Kalamazoo
Organizer: Cathy Ann Elias, DePaul Univ.; Linda Page Cummins, Univ. of Alabama;
and Mary E. Wolinski, Western Kentucky Univ.
Presider: Aleksandra Vojcic, Univ. of Michigan–Ann Arbor
Who Knew Hildegard in the 1870s?
Jennifer Bain, Dalhousie Univ.
Concerning Pitch Context and Tonal Order in Ars Nova Polyphony
Kevin N. Moll, East Carolina Univ.
Morales, Josquin, and the L’homme armé Tradition
Joseph Sargent, Univ. of San Francisco

Session 316 (Schneider 1225)
Imagining Pasts and Futures in Medieval Romance II
Sponsor: Medieval Romance Society
Organizer: Rebecca A. Wilcox, West Texas A&M Univ., Wanchen Tai, Centre for
Medieval Studies, Univ. of York, and Nicola McDonald, Centre for
Medieval Studies, Univ. of York
Presider: Nicola McDonald
PAPER 2 OF 3: Did They Anticipate Our Desire for Them?
Brianna Jewell, Univ. of Texas–Austin
PAPER 3 OF 3: Targeting the Medieval in Halo 2
R. Scott Garbacz, Univ. of Texas–Austin

Session 322 (Schneider 1280)
Returning Heroes: Medieval and Modern in Tolkien’s Legendarium
Sponsor: Tolkien at Kalamazoo
Organizer: Robin Anne Reid, Texas A&M Univ.–Commerce
Presider: Yvette Kisor, Ramapo College
Gandalf’s Sojourn through Purgatory: Medieval and Modern Adventure?
Nicole Andel, Pennsylvania State Univ.
“Well, I’m Back”: Tolkien’s Return Song in Two Part Harmony
Vickie Holtz-Wodzak, Viterbo Univ.
Point of No Return: The Scarred Homecoming in the Writing of J. R. R. Tolkien
Perry Harrison, Abilene Christian Univ.
Making Heroes: The Reception of Returning Soldiers in the Novels of J. R. R.
Tolkien and Virginia Woolf
Margaret Sinex, Western Illinois Univ.

Session 330 (Schneider 2335)
Arthurian Adaptations: Transformation and Interpretation from Text to Film
Sponsor: Arthurian Literature
Organizer: David F. Johnson, Florida State Univ.
Presider: David F. Johnson
Flawless Failure: Guinevere as Warrior-Woman in Antoine Fuqua’s King Arthur
Kimberly T. Anderson, DePaul Univ.
Pendragons at the Chopping Block: Elements of Sir Gawain and the Green
Knight in the BBC’s Merlin
Erin Chandler, Univ. of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign
“Kaamelott”: Revisiting the French Arthurian Tradition
Tara Foster, Northern Michigan Univ.
Post-literary Adaption and Arthurian Film
Kelly E. Hall, Florida State Univ.

Session 332 (Bernhard 105)
Queering the Muse: Medieval Poetry and Contemporary Poetics (A Roundtable)
Sponsor: BABEL Working Group
Organizer: Eileen A. Joy, Southern Illinois Univ.–Edwardsville
Presider: Anna M. Klosowska, Miami Univ. of Ohio
Jack Spicer and Robert Duncan: The Serial, the Field, and the Medieval
Daniel C. Remein, New York Univ.
“Beowulf is a hoax”: Jack Spicer’s Medievalism and Queer Translation
David Hadbawnik, Univ. at Buffalo
Jack Spicer’s Interlinear Death in the Translation of Beowulf
Sean Reynolds, Univ. at Buffalo
Anticipatory Plagiarism and the Ex Post Facto Garde in the Middle Ages
Chris Piuma, Univ. of Toronto
A Basket of Fire: Anne Sexton’s Radical Mysticism
Christopher Roman, Kent State Univ.–Tuscarawas
“Timor mortis conturbat me”: Death, Representational Making, and the Poetics
of the Possible
Katharine W. Jager, Univ. of Houston–Downtown

Session 333 (Bernhard 157)
The Dawn of the Modern Era: Humanism and Early Renaissance in Northern Europe
Sponsor: Fifteenth-Century Studies
Organizer: Mathilde van Dijk, Rijksuniv. Groningen
Presider: Mathilde van Dijk
PAPER 1 OF 3: “King’s Games”: Rhetorical Ethics and Roman Oratory in More’s Richard the Third
Benjamin V. Beier, Univ. of Wisconsin–Madison

Session 335 (Bernhard 204)
Teaching Medieval Drama
Sponsor: TEAMS (The Consortium for the Teaching of the Middle Ages)
Organizer: Anita Obermeier, Univ. of New Mexico, and Laura Weigert, Rutgers
Presider: Laura Weigert
Mankind: The Omnibus Text
Kathleen Ashley, Univ. of Southern Maine
Medieval Drama and Contemporary Dramaturgy: Experiential Learning in the
Twenty-First Century
Edmund B. Lingan, Univ. of Toledo
How to Trust a Medieval Dramatist: The Example of the French Farce
Mario Longtin, Univ. of Western Ontario
Is There a Play in This Book? Editing Lydgate’s Mummings and Entertainments
Claire Sponsler, Univ. of Iowa

Session 336 (Bernhard 208)
Sword in Hand II: Body Mechanics, Weapons Presence, and Purposeful Design in
the Use of the Medieval Longsword (A Demonstration)
Sponsor: Oakeshott Institute
Organizer: Annamaria Kovacs, Independent Scholar
Presider: Annamaria Kovacs
A demonstration with Keith F. Alderson, Oakeshott Institute, and Craig Johnson,
Oakeshott Institute, looking at the role of body mechanics, the weight and balance
of the longsword, and the manifestation of these in production by demonstrating
and discussing the manner in which these weapons were intended to be used. Grips,
stances, blocking, and attacking using the longsword will be shown.

Session 340 (Bernhard, Brown & Gold Room)
In Memory of Charles Muscatine III: Teaching Medieval Literature
Sponsor: Chaucer Review
Organizer: David Raybin, Eastern Illinois Univ., and Susanna Fein, Kent State Univ.
Presider: David Raybin
Bridging the Gap: Chaucer, Medieval Literature, and the Undergraduate
John M. Fyler, Tufts Univ.
The First Published Chaucerian (1665): Richard Brathwait as Frustrated
Betsy Bowden, Rutgers Univ.–Camden
The Holes in the Miller’s Tale: Who Does What to Which?
Peter G. Beidler, Lehigh Univ., and Grace Hall, Abilene Christian Univ.
Teaching Chaucer at a Minority-Serving Institution
Robert Jacob McDonie, Univ. of Texas, Pan American

Session 341 (Waldo Library, Meader Room)
NEH Seminar “The Reformation of the Book” (2009) II: Research Results
Sponsor: Special Collections and Rare Book Dept., Waldo Library, Western
Michigan Univ., and the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML)
Organizer: Susan M. B. Steuer, Western Michigan Univ., and Matthew Z.
Heintzelman, Hill Museum & Manuscript Library
Presider: Matthew Z. Heintzelman
Sisters, Printers, and Pious Little Books
Rabia Gregory, Univ. of Missouri–Columbia
Marlowe’s Tamburlaine the Great and the Spectacle of Print
John Pendergast, Southern Illinois Univ.–Edwardsville
Keeping up the Scribal Standard in the St. John’s College, Oxford, Copy of
Caxton’s Second Edition of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales
Alexander Vaughn Ames, Univ. of South Carolina–Columbia
Travel in Time: The Form of Local Travel and Early English Almanacs
Laura Williamson Ambrose, St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame

5:15 PM

Valley III. Eldridge Lounges
Chaucer Aloud in Honor of Alan Gaylord (A Workshop)
Sponsor: Chaucer Studio
Organizer: Alan Baragona, Virginia Military Institute;
Thomas J. Farrell, Stetson Univ.; Susan
Yager, Iowa State Univ.
Presider: Alan Baragona
Conducted in honor of Alan T. Gaylord, the long-time
organizer of these workshops, the aim of this workshop is
to practice reading Chaucer out loud, with attention given to
matters of pronunciation, scansion, and oral interpretation—
not to mention the pure fun of the poetry! The workshop,
which will run several concurrent small sections, is for
all interested parties (including graduate students) but is
particularly aimed at teachers desiring to brush up on their
classroom delivery. Those interested should pre-register with
Alan Bargona at .

5:45 PM

Fetzer 1055
Medieval Dress/Textile Arts Display and Demonstration
Sponsor: DISTAFF (Discussion, Interpretation, and
Study of Textile Arts, Fabrics, and Fashion)
Organizer: Robin Netherton, DISTAFF
Presider: Robin Netherton
A display of reproduction textile and dress items,
handmade using medieval methods and materials. Items
will include textiles, decorative treatments, garments, and
dress accessories. Exhibitors will demonstrate techniques
and be available to discuss the use of historical evidence
in reproducing artifacts of material culture.

7:30 PM

Valley III, Stinson Lounge
Performing Malory’s Morte Darthur: Tales of Sir Gawain (A Readers’ Theater Performance)
Organizer: Leila K. Norako, Univ. of Rochester, and
Michael W. Twomey, Ithaca College
Presider: Leila K. Norako and Michael W. Twomey
A readers’ theater performance with Stephen Atkinson, Park
Univ.: Alison A. Baker, California State Polytechnic Univ.–
Pomona; Kristi J. Castleberry, Univ. of Rochester; Kimberly
Jack, Independent Scholar; Timothy R. Jordan, Kent State
Univ.; John Leland, Salem International Univ.; Maud Burnett
McInerney, Haverford College; Kara L. McShane, Univ. of
Rochester; Meredith Reynolds, Francis Marion Univ.; Rebecca L.
Reynolds, Univ. of Cincinnati; Paul R. Thomas, Brigham Young
Univ.; Katie Lyn Peebles, Marymount Univ.

Fetzer 1005
Film Screening: The Devils (1971)

Fetzer 1010
Tolkien Unbound
Sponsor: Tolkien at Kalamazoo
Organizer: Robin Anne Reid, Texas A&M Univ.–Commerce
Presider: Robin Anne Reid
Maidens of Middle-earth
Eileen Marie Moore, Independent Scholar
The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun
John D. Rateliff, Independent Scholar; Verlyn Flieger, Univ.
of Maryland; and Deidre Dawson, Michigan State Univ.
Music Inspired by the Works of J.R.R. Tolkien
Brad Eden, Univ. of California–Santa Barbara
“Where Did Our Ring Go?”: The Motown Tolkien
Mike Foster, Independent Scholar; Merlin DeTardo,
Independent Scholar; Jo Foster, Independent Scholar; and
Amy Amendt-Raduege, Whatcom Community College
a cash bar will be available

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