My agenda for next week’s 45th International Congress on Medieval Studies (drool!)


Here’s my agenda for the Medieval Congress in Kalamazoo, MI, May 13 – 16, 2010, from which I hope to be blogging (for more on the congress, see my blog postsfrom last year’s visit, here and here). In general, I’m trying to attend sessions with obvious connections to the chapters of my forthcoming Medieval Wisdom for Modern Protestants (Baker Books). I’m also trying to hit sessions that have broader applicability: not so much the “Foucauldian Analysis of the Toenail of a Fifth-Century Syrian Hermit” type of thing. This list of sessions is also my homework for before I go on the 13th. I would like to walk into each session with at least a basic, encyclopedia-article-level knowledge of that session’s topic.

Because of the expense of flying in to Grand Rapids, even from the Twin Cities, I will fly into Midway Airport in Chicago on Thursday, May 13, arriving at around 7:25 a.m. Then I’ll pick up my rental car and drive the approximately 3 hours to Grand Rapids (yes, I know, the legendary Chicagoland traffic could make the trip significantly longer). So, I will sadly not arrive in time for the beginning of the 10 am session on Thursday, but maybe can catch the last paper or two of the following:

Thur 10 am

Session 53

Sangren

2303
What Is a Monk?

Sponsor: American Benedictine Academy

Organizer: Hugh Feiss, OSB, Monastery of the Ascension

Presider: Maureen M. O’Brien, St. Cloud State Univ.

“Your ways of acting should be different from the world’s way” [RB 4.20]: Nisi

vero, vide scripturam parvulam

Michael Martin, Fort Lewis College

Benedict of Aniane and Monastic Reform in the Reign of Charlemagne

Martin A. Claussen, Univ. of San Francisco

“Quid deceat monachum”: A Versified Ideal of Monastic Life

Ronald Pepin, Capital Community College

Communities and Custom: The Elections and Identities of Independent

Benedictine Monastic Superiors in the Diocese of Lincoln, 1183–1340 AD

Lucy C. Barnhouse, Fordham Univ.

Thur 1 pm

Session 62

Valley II

205
The Medieval Tradition of Natural Law I

Organizer: Harvey Brown, Univ. of Western Ontario

Presider: Harvey Brown

The Natural Law Basis of Thomistic Just War Theory

Ryan Gorman, Univ. of Dallas

Just War, Natural Law, and the Erasure of Legal Boundaries

Toy-Fung Tung, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY

The Traditional Ideas of the Common Good in Relation to the Modern Notion of

Human Rights

Diego Poole, Univ. Rey Jaun Carlos

Thur 3:30

Session 132

Fetzer

1040

Aelred of Rievaulx II: The Theologian

Sponsor: Cistercian and Monastic Studies, Western Michigan Univ.

Organizer: Marsha L. Dutton, Ohio Univ., and E. Rozanne Elder, Western Michigan

Univ.

Presider: John R. Sommerfeldt, Univ. of Dallas

“The Faithful People of God”: Aelred’s Ecclesiology

Daniel M. LaCorte, St. Ambrose Univ.

Aelred’s Treatment of the Eucharist in His Sermons

Martha Fessler Krieg, Independent Scholar

Aelred’s Epistemology of Love

Philip F. O’Mara, Bridgewater College

Thur 5:45 p.m. Medieval and Renaissance Arms and Armor Display Fetzer 1045

Sponsor: Higgins Armory Museum

Organizer: Amy West, Higgins Armory Museum

Presider: Annamaria Kovacs-Mitchell, Independent

Scholar

A display of reproduction arms and armor with

a focus on German and Italian styles. Items will

include museum-quality historical arms and armor

reproductions and stage arms reproductions.

Exhibitors include armorers, sword smiths, historians,

and experimental archaeologists who will discuss

the reconstruction of production and use based on

historical evidence, and also stage combatants who will

discuss the difference between the theatrical and the

historical.


Film Screening: The Last Legion Fetzer 1005

OR

Thur 7:30 p.m.
Session 176

Fetzer

2016

Dante I: Dante and the Philosophical/Theological Tradition

Sponsor: Dante Society of America

Organizer: Jason Aleksander, St. Xavier Univ.

Presider: Jason Aleksander

Aristotle, Augustine, and Dante on Virtue

V. Stanley Benfell, Brigham Young Univ.

Bonaventure’s Metaphysics and Paradiso’s Angelic Hierarchy

Susan Potters, Graduate Theological Foundation

The Milky Way and the Rose: Bridging the Heavens and Heaven in Dante’s

Paradiso

Anne V. Sullivan, Northwestern Univ.

FRIDAY

8:30 a.m. Plenary Lecture Bernhard East Ballroom

Sponsored by the Medieval Academy of America

University Welcome: John M. Dunn, President

Presentation of the Fourteenth Otto Gründler Book Prize

Why Were Latin Qur’ans Produced in Christian

Spain but Never Read There? Reflections on Spanish-

Christian Culture during the Long Twelfth Century

Thomas E. Burman, Univ. of Tennessee–Knoxville


Friday 10 a.m.

Session 193

Valley II

204

Philosophy of Saint Thomas I

Sponsor: Center for Thomistic Studies, Univ. of St. Thomas, Houston

Organizer: R. Edward Houser, Center for Thomistic Studies

Presider: Richard C. Taylor, Marquette Univ.

Do Christians Possess the Acquired Cardinal Virtues?

William C. Mattison, III, Catholic Univ. of America

From “Spin” to Silence: Aquinas and Cassian on the Vice of Vainglory

Rebecca Konyndyk De Young, Calvin College

The Role of the Theological Virtues in the Moral Methodology of Thomas

Aquinas

John Rziha, Benedictine College

Friday, 1:30 p.m.

Session 279

Schneider

1135

European Monasticism before and during the Gregorian Reform

Sponsor: Mid-America Medieval Association (MAMA)

Organizer: Lois L. Huneycutt, Univ. of Missouri–Columbia

Presider: Janet M. Pope, Hiram College

Pachomian Women: The Spiritual Expectations of Christianity’s First Nuns

Adam D. Jones, Southern Methodist Univ.

The Confluence of Sacred and Secular Ideals of Service in the Early Middle

Ages

Ernest Jenkins, Univ. of Kansas

*********Skip the remaining papers (maybe) to attend the Tolkien session on the Bible, featuring Mike Foster (below)

A Revival of Spirituality: Adaptations of Nuns’ Rules during the Hiberno-

Frankish Monastic Movement of the Seventh Century

Autumn Dolan, Univ. of Missouri–Columbia

What Is a Monk? The Ordination of Monks in a Twelfth-Century Debate on

Gender

Jennifer D. Thibodeaux, Univ. of Wisconsin–Whitewater

Friday 1:30 p.m.

Session 264

Valley I

107

Tolkien and the Bible

Sponsor: Tolkien at Kalamazoo

Organizer: Robin Anne Reid, Texas A&M Univ.–Commerce

Presider: Christopher T. Vaccaro, Univ. of Vermont

Neues Testament und Märchen: Tolkien, Fairy Stories, and the Gospels

John William Houghton, Hill School

“Justice is not healing”: J. R. R. Tolkien’s Pauline Constructs in “Finwë and

Míriel”

Amelia A. Rutledge, George Mason Univ.

Tolkien on the Old English Pater Noster: Digging Niggling Calligraphy

John R. Holmes, Franciscan Univ. of Steubenville

The Lord of the Fish: Tolkien and the Book of Jonah

Michael Foster, Independent Scholar

Friday, 3:30 p.m.

Session 374

Sangren

2302

Church and Culture II: Reading the Christian Culture of Medieval Literature

Sponsor: Christianity and Culture, Centre for Medieval Studies, Univ. of York

Organizer: Dee Dyas, Univ. of York

Presider: Helen Cooper, Magdalene College, Univ. of Cambridge

Chaucer’s Legend of Good Women and Saints

Helen Phillips, Cardiff Univ.

Reading Pastoral Moral Theology through Narrative Poetry

Edwin D. Craun, Washington and Lee Univ.

Grain to Good Earth: Sowing the Liturgical Word in Late Middle English

Literature

Laurel Broughton, Univ. of Vermont

OR (distant second)

Friday, 3:30 p.m.

Session 331

Valley I

107

Tolkien as Scholar, Translator, Academic

Sponsor: Tolkien at Kalamazoo

Organizer: Robin Anne Reid, Texas A&M Univ.–Commerce

Presider: Bradford Lee Eden, Univ. of California–Santa Barbara

Tolkien as Pearl Maiden: Exhortation as Parable

David Thomson, Baylor Univ.

Casting Away Treasures: Tolkien’s Use of The Pearl in The Hobbit and Lord of

the Rings

Leigh Smith, East Stroudsburg Univ.

The Pearl and The Jewels: Beren and Luthien and The Pearl

Janice M. Bogstad, Univ. of Wisconsin–Eau Claire

5:30  Meeting Calvin College’s Rebecca De Young, author of Glittering Vices and co-leader of the upcoming Calvin seminar on the seven deadly sins

7:30 p.m. Tolkien Unbound: Readers’ Theater Performance Fetzer 1010

Sponsor: Tolkien at Kalamazoo

Organizer: Robin Anne Reid, Texas A&M

Univ.–Commerce

Presider: Merlin DeTardo, Independent Scholar

Readings from Sigurd and Gudrun

Yvette Kisor, Ramapo College: Jennifer Culver,

Univ. of Texas–Dallas; and Bradford Lee Eden,

Univ. of California–Santa Barbara

“The Road Goes Ever On” by Donald Swann

Eileen Marie Moore, Cleveland State Univ.

The Lord of the Ringos

Michael Foster, Independent Scholar, and Amy

Amendt-Raduege, Whatcom Community College


Saturday

8:30 a.m. Plenary Lecture Bernhard East Ballroom

Sponsored by Boydell & Brewer

College Welcome: Thomas Kent, Dean

Presentation of the 2010 La corónica Book Award

Announcement of the 2010 Gründler Travel Award,

Congress Travel Awards, and Tashjian Travel Awards

The “Clerical Proletariat” and the Rise of English:

A New Look at Fourteenth-Century Book Production

Kathryn Kerby-Fulton, Univ. of Notre Dame


Sat 10:00 a.m.

Session 389

Valley I

107

The Seven Deadly Sins in the Arthurian Tradition

Sponsor: International Arthurian Society, North American Branch (IAS/NAB)

Organizer: Susann T. Samples, Mount St. Mary’s Univ.

Presider: Susann T. Samples

The Seven Deadly Sins and Malory’s “Of King Arthur and the Emperor Lucius”

Louis J. Boyle, Carlow Univ.

Barjavel’s L’Enchanteur: These Sins That Make Us Men

Cedric Briand, Pennsylvania State Univ.

Arthur’s Pursuit of Happiness: A “Plesand” and “Profitable” Christian Tragedy

Benjamin V. Beier, Univ. of Wisconsin–Madison

11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. LUNCH Valley II Dining Hall

Sat 1:30 p.m.

Session 464

Schneider

1325

[Good disciplinary overview:]

The State of the Arts in Medieval Studies: Where Have We Come From, Where Are

We Today, Where Are We Going from Here? I

Organizer: Albrecht Classen, Univ. of Arizona

Presider: Albrecht Classen

The State of Arts in the Historiography of Medieval Political Thought

Vasileios Syros, Univ. of Chicago

Past, Present, and Future: A Hexagonal Perspective

Wendy Pfeffer, Univ. of Louisville

The State of the Study of Western Medieval Mysticism

Debra L. Stoudt, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ.

What Are We Teaching?

Marilyn Sandidge, Westfield State College

Beyond Periodization: Revitalizing Medieval Studies within the Curriculum

Stephen Mark Carey, Georgia State Univ.

Sat 3:30 p.m.

Session 523

Bernard

157

Dante and His Religious Context

Sponsor: Centre for Medieval Studies, Univ. of Bristol

Organizer: Elizabeth Archibald, Univ. of Bristol, and George Ferzoco, Univ. of

Bristol

Presider: George Ferzoco

Dante’s Commedia: Theology as Poetry

Vittorio Montemaggi, Univ. of Notre Dame

Reviewing Dante’s Theology: The Doctrine of the Trinity

Matthew Treherne, Leeds Centre for Dante Studies, Univ. of Leeds

The Church Is One: Dante’s Response to Franciscan Conflicts in the Heaven of

the Sun

Paola Nasti, Univ. of Reading


Meeting independent Tolkien scholar Mike Foster at:

5:00 p.m. Medieval Brewers Guild Valley III 302

Mead and Ale Tasting

6:30 p.m. Performing Malory: Arthur and Accolon Valley III, Stinson Lounge

(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.; Kristi J. Castleberry, Univ. of Rochester; 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.; John Leland, Salem

International Univ.; Maud Burnett McInerney, Haverford

College; Kara L. McShane, Univ. of Rochester; Corey

Olsen, Washington College; Katie Lyn Peebles, Indiana

Univ.–Bloomington; Meredith Reynolds, Francis Marion

Univ.; Rebecca L. Reynolds, Clermont College, Univ. of

Cincinnati; Kendra O’Neal Smith, Univ. of California–

Davis; and Paul R. Thomas, Brigham Young Univ./

Chaucer Studio/Chaucer Studio Press.

This is a spoof session. Last year’s was hilarious!

8:00 p.m. Beyond the Palings, or, Whiter Shades of Brown Fetzer 1005

Sponsor: Societas Fontibus Historiae Medii Aevi

Inveniendis, vulgo dicta, “The Pseudo

Society”

Organizer: Richard R. Ring, Univ. of Kansas

Presider: Richard R. Ring

Acting Out Achievement: The Unromantic After-

Life of Richard I

Kathryn Bedford, Durham Univ.

Metahistorical Linguistics in a Pickle

Raymond J. Cormier, Longwood Univ.

The Templar Heresy Revisited: An Interdisciplinary

Case Study

Adrienne J. Odasso, Univ. of York, and James F.

Hester, Royal Armouries Museum

Remote broadcast in Fetzer 1010

8:00 p.m. Glories of Ancient Spain: From the Cantigas to the St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

Golden Age

Early Music Michigan

Eric Strand, Director 247 W. Lovell St.

Western Michigan Univ. Collegium Musicum

Matthew Steel, Director

General admission tickets at the door: $15.00

($5.00 students)

Three blocks from the Radisson, Congress shuttle

service to the Radisson


Sunday

Sunday 8:30 a.m.

Session 551

Schneider

1235

Sacred Text to Future Memory

Sponsor: School of Modern Languages and Cultures, Durham Univ.

Organizer: Andrew M. Beresford, Durham Univ.

Presider: Sarah V. Buxton, Durham Univ.

Anselm and Eadmer: Reflections on the Making of a Saint

Giles E. M. Gasper, Durham Univ.

Luther and the Rewriting of Sanctity

Peter Macardle, Durham Univ.

Re-writing Martyrdom: The Legends of the Desert Ascetics

Andrew M. Beresford

Sunday 10:30 a.m.

Session 604

Bernhard

213

Medieval English Drama II

Presider: Stephen Wright, Catholic Univ. of America

Possibly attend this first paper only, then session listed below—or possibly just the session listed below:

The Importance of Seeing “Bitere Teris”: Middle English Passion Plays and

Theories of Sharing Emotions

Kerstin Pfeiffer, Univ. of Stirling

Blasphemous Humor? Conceptual Blending and Metatheatrical Mimetic Frame

Breaking in the York Play of the Crucifixion

Karen Elizabeth Ward, Univ. of Waterloo

Staged Torture in the Tretise of miraclis pleyinge and the Croxton Play of the

Sacrament

Tamara Atkin, Queen Mary, Univ. of London

Sunday 10:30 a.m.

Session 571

Valley II

204

Personhood: The Medieval Philosophical Perspective

Sponsor: Fordham Philosophical Society

Organizer: Ariane Economos, Fordham Univ.

Presider: Gary Gabor, Fordham Univ.

Bridging the Division between Persons and Animals: Two Twelfth-Century

Approaches

Ariane Economos

Personhood and the Body Politic

Jane Dryden, Mount Allison Univ.

Hope to get to this session in time for the following papers:

Personhood and the Ethic of Self-Love in Fourteenth-Century Ethics

Commentaries

Camarin M. Porter, Univ. of Wisconsin–Madison

The Beauty of the Person in the Thought of Thomas Aquinas

Margaret I. Hughes, Fordham Univ.

Moral Beasts and Medieval Personhood

Rosa Slegers, Babson College

And it’s back to Midway Airport, and thence to the Twin Cities.

Thur 10 am

Session 53

Sangren

2303
What Is a Monk?

Sponsor: American Benedictine Academy

Organizer: Hugh Feiss, OSB, Monastery of the Ascension

Presider: Maureen M. O’Brien, St. Cloud State Univ.

“Your ways of acting should be different from the world’s way” [RB 4.20]: Nisi

vero, vide scripturam parvulam

Michael Martin, Fort Lewis College

Benedict of Aniane and Monastic Reform in the Reign of Charlemagne

Martin A. Claussen, Univ. of San Francisco

“Quid deceat monachum”: A Versified Ideal of Monastic Life

Ronald Pepin, Capital Community College

Communities and Custom: The Elections and Identities of Independent

Benedictine Monastic Superiors in the Diocese of Lincoln, 1183–1340 AD

Lucy C. Barnhouse, Fordham Univ.

Thur 1 pm

Session 62

Valley II

205
The Medieval Tradition of Natural Law I

Organizer: Harvey Brown, Univ. of Western Ontario

Presider: Harvey Brown

The Natural Law Basis of Thomistic Just War Theory

Ryan Gorman, Univ. of Dallas

Just War, Natural Law, and the Erasure of Legal Boundaries

Toy-Fung Tung, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY

The Traditional Ideas of the Common Good in Relation to the Modern Notion of

Human Rights

Diego Poole, Univ. Rey Jaun Carlos

Thur 3:30

Session 132

Fetzer

1040

Aelred of Rievaulx II: The Theologian

Sponsor: Cistercian and Monastic Studies, Western Michigan Univ.

Organizer: Marsha L. Dutton, Ohio Univ., and E. Rozanne Elder, Western Michigan

Univ.

Presider: John R. Sommerfeldt, Univ. of Dallas

“The Faithful People of God”: Aelred’s Ecclesiology

Daniel M. LaCorte, St. Ambrose Univ.

Aelred’s Treatment of the Eucharist in His Sermons

Martha Fessler Krieg, Independent Scholar

Aelred’s Epistemology of Love

Philip F. O’Mara, Bridgewater College

Thur 5:00 p.m. WINE HOUR Valley III

Hosted by the Richard Rawlinson Center for Anglo- 301 & 313

Saxon Studies and Manuscript Research

Thur 5:30 p.m. Medieval Association of the Midwest (MAM) Bernhard 107

Business Meeting and Reception with open bar

Thur 5:45 p.m. Medieval and Renaissance Arms and Armor Display Fetzer 1045

Sponsor: Higgins Armory Museum

Organizer: Amy West, Higgins Armory Museum

Presider: Annamaria Kovacs-Mitchell, Independent

Scholar

A display of reproduction arms and armor with

a focus on German and Italian styles. Items will

include museum-quality historical arms and armor

reproductions and stage arms reproductions.

Exhibitors include armorers, sword smiths, historians,

and experimental archaeologists who will discuss

the reconstruction of production and use based on

historical evidence, and also stage combatants who will

discuss the difference between the theatrical and the

historical.

Thur 6:00–7:00 p.m. DINNER Valley II

Dining Hall

Thur 7:30 p.m.
Film Screening: The Last Legion Fetzer 1005

OR

Thur 7:30 p.m.
Session 176

Fetzer

2016

Dante I: Dante and the Philosophical/Theological Tradition

Sponsor: Dante Society of America

Organizer: Jason Aleksander, St. Xavier Univ.

Presider: Jason Aleksander

Aristotle, Augustine, and Dante on Virtue

V. Stanley Benfell, Brigham Young Univ.

Bonaventure’s Metaphysics and Paradiso’s Angelic Hierarchy

Susan Potters, Graduate Theological Foundation

The Milky Way and the Rose: Bridging the Heavens and Heaven in Dante’s

Paradiso

Anne V. Sullivan, Northwestern Univ.

Thur 9:00 p.m. Univ. of Toronto Press and the Centre for Medieval Valley III 302

Studies, Univ. of Toronto

Reception with open bar

Thur 9:00 p.m. Boydell & Brewer, Ltd. Valley III 312

Reception with open bar

Thur 9:00 p.m. Centre for Medieval Studies, Univ. of York, and Fetzer 1035

the Institute for Medieval Studies, Univ. of Leeds

Reception with open bar

Thur 9:00 p.m. Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Bernhard 209

Durham Univ., and the Pontifical Institute of

Mediaeval Studies (PIMS)

Reception with open bar

FRIDAY

7:00–8:30 a.m. BREAKFAST Valley II

Dining Hall

7:30–10:30 a.m. COFFEE SERVICE Valley II and III

8:30 a.m. Plenary Lecture Bernhard East Ballroom

Sponsored by the Medieval Academy of America

University Welcome: John M. Dunn, President

Presentation of the Fourteenth Otto Gründler Book Prize

Why Were Latin Qur’ans Produced in Christian

Spain but Never Read There? Reflections on Spanish-

Christian Culture during the Long Twelfth Century

Thomas E. Burman, Univ. of Tennessee–Knoxville

9:00–10:30 a.m. COFFEE SERVICE Bernhard and

Fetzer

Friday 10 a.m.

Session 193

Valley II

204

Philosophy of Saint Thomas I

Sponsor: Center for Thomistic Studies, Univ. of St. Thomas, Houston

Organizer: R. Edward Houser, Center for Thomistic Studies

Presider: Richard C. Taylor, Marquette Univ.

Do Christians Possess the Acquired Cardinal Virtues?

William C. Mattison, III, Catholic Univ. of America

From “Spin” to Silence: Aquinas and Cassian on the Vice of Vainglory

Rebecca Konyndyk De Young, Calvin College

The Role of the Theological Virtues in the Moral Methodology of Thomas

Aquinas

John Rziha, Benedictine College

11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. LUNCH Valley II

Dining Hall

12:15 noon Christianity and Culture, Centre for Medieval Bernhard 158

Studies, Univ. of York

Reception

Friday, 1:30 p.m.

Session 279

Schneider

1135

European Monasticism before and during the Gregorian Reform

Sponsor: Mid-America Medieval Association (MAMA)

Organizer: Lois L. Huneycutt, Univ. of Missouri–Columbia

Presider: Janet M. Pope, Hiram College

Pachomian Women: The Spiritual Expectations of Christianity’s First Nuns

Adam D. Jones, Southern Methodist Univ.

The Confluence of Sacred and Secular Ideals of Service in the Early Middle

Ages

Ernest Jenkins, Univ. of Kansas

*********Skip the remaining papers (maybe) to attend the Tolkien session on the Bible, featuring Mike Foster (below)

A Revival of Spirituality: Adaptations of Nuns’ Rules during the Hiberno-

Frankish Monastic Movement of the Seventh Century

Autumn Dolan, Univ. of Missouri–Columbia

What Is a Monk? The Ordination of Monks in a Twelfth-Century Debate on

Gender

Jennifer D. Thibodeaux, Univ. of Wisconsin–Whitewater

Friday 1:30 p.m.

Session 264

Valley I

107

Tolkien and the Bible

Sponsor: Tolkien at Kalamazoo

Organizer: Robin Anne Reid, Texas A&M Univ.–Commerce

Presider: Christopher T. Vaccaro, Univ. of Vermont

Neues Testament und Märchen: Tolkien, Fairy Stories, and the Gospels

John William Houghton, Hill School

“Justice is not healing”: J. R. R. Tolkien’s Pauline Constructs in “Finwë and

Míriel”

Amelia A. Rutledge, George Mason Univ.

Tolkien on the Old English Pater Noster: Digging Niggling Calligraphy

John R. Holmes, Franciscan Univ. of Steubenville

The Lord of the Fish: Tolkien and the Book of Jonah

Michael Foster, Independent Scholar

Friday, 3:30 p.m.

Session 374

Sangren

2302

Church and Culture II: Reading the Christian Culture of Medieval Literature

Sponsor: Christianity and Culture, Centre for Medieval Studies, Univ. of York

Organizer: Dee Dyas, Univ. of York

Presider: Helen Cooper, Magdalene College, Univ. of Cambridge

Chaucer’s Legend of Good Women and Saints

Helen Phillips, Cardiff Univ.

Reading Pastoral Moral Theology through Narrative Poetry

Edwin D. Craun, Washington and Lee Univ.

Grain to Good Earth: Sowing the Liturgical Word in Late Middle English

Literature

Laurel Broughton, Univ. of Vermont

OR (distant second)

Friday, 3:30 p.m.

Session 331

Valley I

107

Tolkien as Scholar, Translator, Academic

Sponsor: Tolkien at Kalamazoo

Organizer: Robin Anne Reid, Texas A&M Univ.–Commerce

Presider: Bradford Lee Eden, Univ. of California–Santa Barbara

Tolkien as Pearl Maiden: Exhortation as Parable

David Thomson, Baylor Univ.

Casting Away Treasures: Tolkien’s Use of The Pearl in The Hobbit and Lord of

the Rings

Leigh Smith, East Stroudsburg Univ.

The Pearl and The Jewels: Beren and Luthien and The Pearl

Janice M. Bogstad, Univ. of Wisconsin–Eau Claire

5:00 p.m. WINE HOUR Valley III, 301 & 313

Hosted by the Medieval Institute in honor of the

winner of the fourteenth Otto Gründler Book Prize

5:30  Meet Rebecca De Young by entrance to Valley III 301

6:00–7:00 p.m. DINNER Valley II Dining Hall

7:30 p.m. Tolkien Unbound: Readers’ Theater Performance Fetzer 1010

Sponsor: Tolkien at Kalamazoo

Organizer: Robin Anne Reid, Texas A&M

Univ.–Commerce

Presider: Merlin DeTardo, Independent Scholar

Readings from Sigurd and Gudrun

Yvette Kisor, Ramapo College: Jennifer Culver,

Univ. of Texas–Dallas; and Bradford Lee Eden,

Univ. of California–Santa Barbara

“The Road Goes Ever On” by Donald Swann

Eileen Marie Moore, Cleveland State Univ.

The Lord of the Ringos

Michael Foster, Independent Scholar, and Amy

Amendt-Raduege, Whatcom Community College

8:00 p.m. Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML) Bernhard 107

Reception with open bar

9:00 p.m. Brill Valley III 301

Reception with open bar

9:00 p.m. Ashgate Publishing Valley III 312

Reception with open bar

9:00 p.m. International Center of Medieval Art (ICMA) Bernhard 209

Reception with cash bar

9:00 p.m. Early Medieval Europe Bernhard Faculty Lounge

Reception with open bar

10:00 p.m. Univ. of Pennsylvania Press Valley III 302

Reception with open bar

Saturday

7:00–8:30 a.m. BREAKFAST Valley II

Dining Hall

7:30–10:30 a.m. COFFEE SERVICE Valley II and III

8:30 a.m. Plenary Lecture Bernhard East Ballroom

Sponsored by Boydell & Brewer

College Welcome: Thomas Kent, Dean

Presentation of the 2010 La corónica Book Award

Announcement of the 2010 Gründler Travel Award,

Congress Travel Awards, and Tashjian Travel Awards

The “Clerical Proletariat” and the Rise of English:

A New Look at Fourteenth-Century Book Production

Kathryn Kerby-Fulton, Univ. of Notre Dame

9:00–10:30 a.m. COFFEE SERVICE Bernhard and

Fetzer

Sat 10:00 a.m.

Session 389

Valley I

107

The Seven Deadly Sins in the Arthurian Tradition

Sponsor: International Arthurian Society, North American Branch (IAS/NAB)

Organizer: Susann T. Samples, Mount St. Mary’s Univ.

Presider: Susann T. Samples

The Seven Deadly Sins and Malory’s “Of King Arthur and the Emperor Lucius”

Louis J. Boyle, Carlow Univ.

Barjavel’s L’Enchanteur: These Sins That Make Us Men

Cedric Briand, Pennsylvania State Univ.

Arthur’s Pursuit of Happiness: A “Plesand” and “Profitable” Christian Tragedy

Benjamin V. Beier, Univ. of Wisconsin–Madison

11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. LUNCH Valley II Dining Hall

Sat 1:30 p.m.

Session 464

Schneider

1325

Good disciplinary overview:

The State of the Arts in Medieval Studies: Where Have We Come From, Where Are

We Today, Where Are We Going from Here? I

Organizer: Albrecht Classen, Univ. of Arizona

Presider: Albrecht Classen

[BUT first paper missable?]

The State of Arts in the Historiography of Medieval Political Thought

Vasileios Syros, Univ. of Chicago

Past, Present, and Future: A Hexagonal Perspective

Wendy Pfeffer, Univ. of Louisville

The State of the Study of Western Medieval Mysticism

Debra L. Stoudt, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ.

What Are We Teaching?

Marilyn Sandidge, Westfield State College

Beyond Periodization: Revitalizing Medieval Studies within the Curriculum

Stephen Mark Carey, Georgia State Univ.

Sat 3:30 p.m.

Session 523

Bernard

157

Dante and His Religious Context

Sponsor: Centre for Medieval Studies, Univ. of Bristol

Organizer: Elizabeth Archibald, Univ. of Bristol, and George Ferzoco, Univ. of

Bristol

Presider: George Ferzoco

Dante’s Commedia: Theology as Poetry

Vittorio Montemaggi, Univ. of Notre Dame

Reviewing Dante’s Theology: The Doctrine of the Trinity

Matthew Treherne, Leeds Centre for Dante Studies, Univ. of Leeds

The Church Is One: Dante’s Response to Franciscan Conflicts in the Heaven of

the Sun

Paola Nasti, Univ. of Reading

5:00 p.m. WINE HOUR Valley III 301 & 313

Hosted by the Exhibitors

Meet Mike Foster at:

5:00 p.m. Medieval Brewers Guild Valley III 302

Mead and Ale Tasting

5:15 p.m. International Boethius Society Bernhard 158

Reception with open bar

6:00–7:00 p.m. DINNER Valley II  Dining Hall

6:30 p.m. Performing Malory: Arthur and Accolon Valley III, Stinson Lounge

(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.; Kristi J. Castleberry, Univ. of Rochester; 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.; John Leland, Salem

International Univ.; Maud Burnett McInerney, Haverford

College; Kara L. McShane, Univ. of Rochester; Corey

Olsen, Washington College; Katie Lyn Peebles, Indiana

Univ.–Bloomington; Meredith Reynolds, Francis Marion

Univ.; Rebecca L. Reynolds, Clermont College, Univ. of

Cincinnati; Kendra O’Neal Smith, Univ. of California–

Davis; and Paul R. Thomas, Brigham Young Univ./

Chaucer Studio/Chaucer Studio Press.

8:00 p.m. Beyond the Palings, or, Whiter Shades of Brown Fetzer 1005

Sponsor: Societas Fontibus Historiae Medii Aevi

Inveniendis, vulgo dicta, “The Pseudo

Society”

Organizer: Richard R. Ring, Univ. of Kansas

Presider: Richard R. Ring

Acting Out Achievement: The Unromantic After-

Life of Richard I

Kathryn Bedford, Durham Univ.

Metahistorical Linguistics in a Pickle

Raymond J. Cormier, Longwood Univ.

The Templar Heresy Revisited: An Interdisciplinary

Case Study

Adrienne J. Odasso, Univ. of York, and James F.

Hester, Royal Armouries Museum

Remote broadcast in Fetzer 1010

8:00 p.m. Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Fetzer 1055

St. Louis Univ.

Reception with open bar

8:00 p.m. Glories of Ancient Spain: From the Cantigas to the St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

Golden Age

Early Music Michigan

Eric Strand, Director 247 W. Lovell St.

Western Michigan Univ. Collegium Musicum

Matthew Steel, Director

General admission tickets at the door: $15.00

($5.00 students)

Three blocks from the Radisson, Congress shuttle

service to the Radisson

10:00 p.m. DANCE Bernhard

with cash bar East Ballroom

Congress badge required

Sunday

7:00–8:30 a.m. BREAKFAST Valley II  Dining Hall

7:30–10:30 a.m. COFFEE SERVICE Valley II and III

8:00–10:30 a.m. COFFEE SERVICE Bernhard and Fetzer

Sunday 8:30 a.m.

Session 551

Schneider

1235

Sacred Text to Future Memory

Sponsor: School of Modern Languages and Cultures, Durham Univ.

Organizer: Andrew M. Beresford, Durham Univ.

Presider: Sarah V. Buxton, Durham Univ.

Anselm and Eadmer: Reflections on the Making of a Saint

Giles E. M. Gasper, Durham Univ.

Luther and the Rewriting of Sanctity

Peter Macardle, Durham Univ.

Re-writing Martyrdom: The Legends of the Desert Ascetics

Andrew M. Beresford

Sunday 10:30 a.m.

Session 604

Bernhard

213

Medieval English Drama II

Presider: Stephen Wright, Catholic Univ. of America

Possibly attend this first paper only, then session listed below—or possibly just the session listed below:

The Importance of Seeing “Bitere Teris”: Middle English Passion Plays and

Theories of Sharing Emotions

Kerstin Pfeiffer, Univ. of Stirling

Blasphemous Humor? Conceptual Blending and Metatheatrical Mimetic Frame

Breaking in the York Play of the Crucifixion

Karen Elizabeth Ward, Univ. of Waterloo

Staged Torture in the Tretise of miraclis pleyinge and the Croxton Play of the

Sacrament

Tamara Atkin, Queen Mary, Univ. of London

Sunday 10:30 a.m.

Session 571

Valley II

204

Personhood: The Medieval Philosophical Perspective

Sponsor: Fordham Philosophical Society

Organizer: Ariane Economos, Fordham Univ.

Presider: Gary Gabor, Fordham Univ.

Bridging the Division between Persons and Animals: Two Twelfth-Century

Approaches

Ariane Economos

Personhood and the Body Politic

Jane Dryden, Mount Allison Univ.

Hope to get to this session in time for the following papers:

Personhood and the Ethic of Self-Love in Fourteenth-Century Ethics

Commentaries

Camarin M. Porter, Univ. of Wisconsin–Madison

The Beauty of the Person in the Thought of Thomas Aquinas

Margaret I. Hughes, Fordham Univ.

Moral Beasts and Medieval Personhood

Rosa Slegers, Babson College

2 responses to “My agenda for next week’s 45th International Congress on Medieval Studies (drool!)

  1. Sounds like some great seminars. Would love to be there myself learning about Aelred. Have a wonderful time!

  2. I will pray for you as you become more and more modern. 🙂

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