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 2‌021 Sewanee Medieval Colloquium Schedule 

 

Forty-Sixth Annual

   Sewanee Medieval Colloquium 

Hosted Remotely by

The University of the South

Sewanee, TN

 

 

FRIDAY, 9 April

 

8:30 A.M.—

9:50 A.M.       SESSIONS 1-4

 

1.              Early Medieval Politics                      Click here to email tech support for this session

 

Chair: Susan J. Ridyard, University of the South

 

Paper: “Inheriting a Kingdom?: ‘Position’ Before King in Ninth Century Bavaria (c. 860-887)

            Jonathan Dell Isola, Catholic University

 

Paper: “The Position of Jordanes in His Day and Ours: The Case for a Roman Goth Writing Roman-Gothic History

            Brian Swain, Kennesaw State University

 

Comment: Matthew Bryan Gillis, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

 

 

2.         Gender and Hierarchy                  Click here to email tech support for this session

 

Chair: Manuela Ceballos, University of Tennesee, Knoxville

 

Paper: “Beyond the Realm of the Haram: A Case Study of the Mughal Administrator I‘timād Khān Khwājasarā

            Shreejita Basak, Jawaharlal Nehru University

 

Paper: “Gender and Authority in Medieval Heresy: The Case of the Children of the Holy Spirit

            Adam Hoose, Troy University, Dothan Campus

 

Comment: Ayfer Karakaya-Stump, College of William and Mary

 

 

3.         Iberian Negotiations                    Click here to email tech support for this session

 

Chair: Stephen Raulston, University of the South

 

Paper: “‘Y pasó por mi’: From Rejecting Hegemony to Writing a Legacy: Digital Approaches to Medieval Iberian Women’s Writing”

            Holly Kashin Brown, University of Birmingham

 

Paper: “Female dignity and spatial appropriation: Dynastic pantheons and Iberian women during 11th century”

            Pilar Recio Bazal, Universidad Complutense of Madrid

 

Comment: Antonio Momplet, Universidad Complutense of Madrid

 

 

4.         Old English Privileges      Click here to email tech support for this session

 

Chair: Matthew Aiello, University of Pennsylvania

 

Paper: “Where are the Weavers? Gender and Labor in Gerefa and the Evangelium of Pseudo-Matthew

            Christina Heckman, Augusta University

 

 Paper: “Institution and Privilege in Medieval English Education

 

            Sophia D'Ignazio, Cornell University

 

Comment: Britt Mize, Texas A&M University

 

 

10:00 A.M.—

12:00 P.M.       SESSIONS 5-8

 

5.         The Position of Italian Literature                                Click here to email tech support for this session 

 

Chair: Maggie Fritz-Morkin, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

 

Paper: “Feeling with Fiammetta: Metafictions of Readerly Empathy in Boccaccio and Juan de Flores”

            Sara Torres, University of Virginia

 

Paper: “L’arboro captivo fa captivo fructo: Pastoral Politics in the Lyric Song of Late-Fifteenth-
Century Southern Italy

            Elizabeth Elmi, Indiana University

 

Comment: Elsa Filosa, Vanderbilt University

 

6.         Querying Privilege                        Click here to email tech support for this session

 

Chair: Jeffery Stoyanoff, Pennsylvania State University - Altoona

 

Paper: “A Sure Thing? Queering the Archive in John Lydgate’s Mumming and Disguisings

            Matthew Davis, Blinn College

 

Paper: “Text, Local Practice, and Their Situational Privilege in the Life of the N-Town Plays

            Britt Mize, Texas A&M University

 

Comment: Theresa Coletti, University of Maryland

 

7.         Translation and Reception                     Click here to email tech support for this session

 

Chair: Bard Swallow, University of Toronto

 

Paper: “Anne de Graville Translates Alain Chartier: Identifying the Manuscript Source in the Margins of BNfr 2235

            Joan McRae, Middle Tennessee State University

 

Paper: “‘Diseynt, ‘Manhu, manhu,’ en lur langage’: Translating Privileged Languages in the Estoyres de la Bible (BL MS Harley 2253)

            Marjorie Harrington, Western Michigan University

 

Paper: Global Textual Transmission: Medieval Fable Literature from B.C.E. India to the 16th Century C.E. with a Focus on Swiss Poet Ulrich Bonerius (1350)

Albrecht Classen, University of Arizona

 

Comment: Roberta Krueger, Hamilton College

 

 

8.         Form in Middle English Literature                Click here to email tech support for this session

 

Chair: Stephanie L. Batkie, University of the South

 

Paper: “The Fairy King’s Miscellany: Re-positioning Body and Text in Sir Orfeo’s Otherworld

            Arielle McKee, Gardner-Webb University

 

Paper: “Subversion and Dominance: Speakers and Judges in Medieval Debate Poetry”

            Kathleen Burt, Middle Georgia State University

 

Comment: Ruth Evans, Saint Louis University

 

12:00 P.M.—

1:00 P.M.        LUNCH BREAK

 

1:00 P.M.—

1:30 P.M          Mentorship Meetings

 

1:30 P.M.—

3:30 P.M.        SESSIONS 9-12

 

9.         La Feminine                Click here to email tech support for this session

 

Chair: Anne-Hélène Miller, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

 

Paper: “‘Solitary and separated from the world’: Christine de Pizan and Female Enclosure in La Livre de la Cité des Dames

            Gayle Fallon, Auburn University

 

Paper: “Who Painted the Lion?: Christine de Pizan, The Treasure of the City of Ladies, and Female-Authored Conduct Literature

            Jordan Schoonover, The Ohio State University

 

Comment: Joan McRae, Middle Tennessee State University

 

 

10.       Gender and Genre: Gender and Romance         Click here to email tech support for this session                                                                      

Chair: Daisy Delogu, University of Chicago

 

Paper: “We Can Write a Bad Romance: Male Pregnancy, Sodomy, and Subversive Play in Amis and Amiloun

            Zachary Engledow, Indiana University

 

Paper: “‘And If That I Consente, I Wrongfully Compleyne’: Genre, Social Pressure, and Desire in Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde

Abigail Greff, The Ohio State University

 

Paper: “The Wandering Couple: Gender and Marital Adventure in Guillaume de Palerne

            Jacqueline Victor, University of Chicago

 

Comment: Geri Smith, University of Central Florida

 

 

11.        Privilege and Position in Teaching the History of the English Language          Click here to email tech support for this session                    

 

Chair: Chris Palmer, Kennesaw State University

 

Paper: “Repositioning HEL in the English Curriculum through Literary Analysis

            Megan Hartman, University of Nebraska, Kearney

 

Paper: “Repositioning English: Language Shift in HEL

            Yin Liu, University of Saskatchewan

 

Paper: “Repositioning HEL in the General Education Curriculum

            Felicia Steele, The College of New Jersey

 

Comment: Mary E. Blockley, University of Texas, Austin

 

12.        Royal Privileges                                         Click here to email tech support for this session

 

Chair: Craig Nakashian, Texas A & M University, Texarkana

 

Paper: “Getting Away with Murder: Abuse of Pardon in Late Medieval France

            Aleksandra Pfau, Hendrix College

 

Paper: “The Crusading Counts of Champagne: Putting Privilege and Position to Use at the End of the Twelfth Century

Randall Pippenger, Princeton University

 

Paper: “The Privilege of Retirement from the Position of Royal Cook or other Royal Service in Medieval England

            Wendy Turner, Augusta University

 

Comment: Sara Butler, The Ohio State University

 

3:30 P.M.—

5:30 P.M.        SESSIONS 13-15

 

 

13.        Gender and Genre: Occupying Genre                           Click here to email tech support for this session

 

Chair: Jessica Hines, Birmingham Southern College

 

Paper: “On the Transgender Soul: Hagiography as a Trans Genre of Embodiment

            Gabrielle M.W. Bychowski, Case Western Reserve University

 

Paper: “Tender Debts: Women as Free Traders in the Decameron’s Sexual Marketplaces

            Maggie Fritz-Morkin, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

 

Paper: Sapiential Women, Foolish Men: Destabilizing Gender through Proverbs in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales

            Johanna Kramer, University of Missouri, Columbia

 

Comment: Daisy Delogu, University of Chicago

 

 

14.       The Privileges of Romance          Click here to email tech support for this session

 

Chair: Valerie Hotchkiss, Vanderbilt University

 

Paper: “Emotional Privilege: Courtliness and Kay's Resentful Body in the Romances of Chrétien de Troyes

            Judith Haas, Rhodes College

 

Paper: “Curdling Chivalry: The Politics of Separation in The Knightly Tale of Gologras and Gawain

            Shelby Preston, University of Missouri, Columbia

 

Paper: “Gender, Home, and Narrative in Sir Perceval of Galles

            Elizabeth Watkins, Loyola University, New Orleans

 

Comment: Lee Manion, University of Missouri, Columbia

 

 

15.        Placing Middle English Literature        Click here to email tech support for this session

 

Chair: Anita Obermeier, University of New Mexico

 

Paper: “Reconsidering Monarchical Privilege: Reading Networks and Justice in Confessio Amantis Book 7”

            Jeffery Stoyanoff, Pennsylvania State University - Altoona

 

Paper: “Beyond “Chaung[ing] ble”: Enclosed Identities and Embodied Transmission in The King of Tars”

            Sydney Owada, University of Michigan

 

Comment: Matthew Giancarlo, University of Kentucky

 

 

 

 

5:30 P.M.—

6:00 P.M.       COFFEE BREAK(OUTS)

                      Casual Zoom conversations - just click to see the options 

 

 

6:00 P.M.        First PLENARY SESSION

Brinley Rhys Memorial Lecture

 

Title: "Boethian Privilege and the Abolitionist Position".   (Click here to email tech support for this session)

Seeta Chaganti, University of California, Davis

 

 

                       

 

 

 

SATURDAY, 10 April

 

 

8:30 A.M.—

9:50 A.M.       SESSIONS 16-20

 

16.       The Borders of Byzantium                               Click here to email tech support for this session                

 

Chair: Felege-Selam Yirga, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

 

Paper: “The Byzantine Honorific Titles and the Relationships between Constantinople and the Provinces”

            Gavriil-Ioannis Boutziopoulos, University of Birmingham

 

Paper: “The Romans Have Not Established His Commemoration: The Impact of Imperial Power on the Collective Memory of Christians in the Middle East

            Joshua Mugler, Hill Museum and Manuscript Library

 

Comment: Peter Sarris, Cambridge University

 

17.        Positing Medicinal Knowledge                    Click here to email tech support for this session

 

Chair: Aleksandra Pfau, Hendrix College

 

Paper: “A Poisoning at St. Sofia”

            Chelsea Silva, Oklahoma State University

 

Paper: “The Art of Medicine in the Philosophy of Moses Maimonides

            Norman Whitman, University of Houston, Downtown

 

Comment: Naama Cohen Hanegbi, Tel Aviv University

 

18.       Masculine Writing                                  Click here to email tech support for this session 

 

Chair: Micah Goodrich, University of Connecticut

 

Paper: “Privileged Communications: Expressing Masculine Fear in Fourteenth-Century Iberian Letters

            David Cantor-Echols, University of Chicago

 

Paper: “Hegemonic Masculinity in the Heroic Narratives of the Norman South

Daniel W. Morgan, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

 

Comment: Linda Mitchell, University of Missouri, Kansas City

 

 

19.       Privilege and Position in Pedagogies Medieval and Modern                     Click here to email tech support for this session                                             

 

Chair: Jake Coen and Emily McLemore, University of Notre Dame

 

Paper: “‘With the confidence of a middle-aged white man’: Teaching Dante and Navigating Privilege in the Tertiary Classroom

            Emma Barlow, University of Sydney

 

Paper: “Unsilencing Female Voices: Recentering the Medieval Literature Class

            Virginia Scoggins, Lander University

 

Comment: Mary Dockray-Miller, Lesley University

 

20.       Mysticism and Hierarchy                        Click here to email tech support for this session

 

*Panel cancelled*

 

 

10:00 A.M.—

12:00 P.M.       SESSIONS 21-26

 

21.        Rethinking Early English                        Click here to email tech support for this session

 

Chair: Britt Mize, Texas A&M University

 

Paper: “Inscribing Death within Traumatized Subjectivity

            Matthew Aiello, University of Pennsylvania

 

Paper: “Women as Poet Rather than Invoked Voice in Old English Charms”

            Rebecca Mouser, Missouri Southern State University

 

Comment: Elaine Treharne, Stanford University

 

22.       Privileged Afterlives of Early Medieval Saints         Click here to email tech support for this session

                                                                           

Chair: Gabrielle M.W. Bychowski, Case Western Reserve University

 

Paper: “From Guthlac to Waltheof: Warrior Saints in Literature and History

            M. Wendy Hennequin, Tennessee State University

            Elizabeth Dachowski, Tennessee State University

 

Paper: “'All the Saints of the Church Together': Early Medieval Saints in Twelfth-Century Northumbria

            Lauren Whitnah, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

 

Paper: To Speak or Not to Speak in the Life of Oda: The Normative and Narrative Position of Silence in Medieval Hagiography”

Arvind Thomas, University of California, Los Angeles

 

Comment: Samantha Kahn Herrick, Syracuse University

 

 

23.       Manuscript Privileges I               Click here to email tech support for this session

 

Chair: Elizabeth C. Teviotdale, University of California, Los Angeles Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

 

Paper: “Legacies of Privilege: Making Meaning for Medieval Manuscripts

            Evan Gatti, Elon University

 

Paper: “Imaging Peoplehood: Privilege and Position in Illuminated Medieval Sephardic Haggadot

            Lorraine Madway, University of Alabama

 

Paper: “Visible Revisions: The Evolving Content and Context of a Flemish Crusade Manuscript”

Bradley Phillis, Gardner-Webb University

 

Comment: Nina Rowe, Fordham University

 

 

24.       Positioning Margery Kempe                           Click here to email tech support for this session               

 

Chair: Sara Ritchey, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

 

Paper: “Preaching as Power: Negotiating Sermons, Gender and Performance in the Digby Mary Magdalene and The Book of Margery Kempe

            Ann Hubert, St. Lawrence University

 

Paper: “Margery Kempe’s Self-Interpretive Practice: Privilege and Power in The Book of Margery Kempe

            Anne Spear, Southern Louisiana University

 

Paper: “Bed Devotion: A Crib for Jesus and the Question of Medieval Motherhood

            Stacie Vos, University of California, San Diego

 

Comment: Catherine Sanok, University of Michigan

 

25.       Medievalisms                                 Click here to email tech support for this session

 

Chair: Alison Killilea, Independent Scholar

 

Paper: “A Connecticut Yankee in Abelard’s Cloister: A Dialogue between a Medievalist and Civil War Historian

            Abigail P. Dowling, Mercer University

Sarah E. Gardner, Mercer University

 

Paper: “Women’s Positions, Men’s Privilege, and Meghan Purvis’s Beowulf

            Emily McLemore, University of Notre Dame

 

Comment: Anita Obermeier, University of New Mexico

 

 

12:00 P.M.—

1:00 P.M.        LUNCH BREAK

 

1:00 P.M.—

1:30 P.M          Mentorship Meetings

 

 

1:30 P.M.—     Seminar: Caused Selves: Embodying the Material World in the Middle Ages

3:30 P.M.        

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Director:

Julie Orlemanski, University of Chicago

 

Participants:

 

“Claustrophobia, Sensation, and Allegorical Selves in The Pilgrimage of The Life of Man

Shoshana Adler, University of Pennsylvania

 

“Touching the Heart with Words: Extending a Saint's Reach through Sound”

Nicole Archambeau, Colorado State University

 

“If She Escapes Alive: Risk, Power, and Life Insurance for Enslaved Pregnant Women”

Hannah Barker, Arizona State University

 

“Wax and Embodiment: The Sculptural Cores of the Reliquary Shrine of St. Servatius in Maastricht”

Luke Fidler, University of Chicago

 

“Alchemical Bodies and the Science of Sex”

Micah Goodrich, University of Connecticut

 

“Painting Against Time: Spectatorship and Visual Entanglement in the Anagni Crypt”

Marius Hauknes, University of Notre Dame

 

“Re-Forming the Self with Leben Jesu

Orsolya Mednyánszky, John Hopkins University

 

“Taddeo Alderotti and the Physical Consequence of Speech”

Melissa Vise, Washington and Lee University

           

 

 

 

3:30 P.M.—    SESSIONS 26-29

5:30 P.M.       

                       

26.       The Ethics of Arthur: Medieval and Medievalist       Click here to email tech support for this session

 

Chair: Judith Haas, Rhodes College

 

Paper: “Arthurian Ethics and Ethical Reading in Perlesvaus

Joseph Derosier, Beloit College

 

Paper: “Translation Praxis and the Ethical Value of Chivalry in Laȝamon’s Brut

Christopher Jensen, Albany State University

 

Paper: “Imperial Ambitions and the Ethics of Power: Gender, Race, and the Exclusionary Practices of Medieval Arthuriana

            Nahir Otaño Gracia, University of New Mexico

 

Comment: Melissa Ridley Elmes, Lindenwood University

 

 

27.       Peripheral Medieval Studies      Click here to email tech support for this session

 

Chair: Emily Houlik-Ritchey, Rice University, and Clara Pascual-Argente, Rhodes College

 

Paper: “‘и прия власть Рюрикъ:’ Tyranny and Power on the Eastern Edges of Europe

            Jake Coen, University of Notre Dane

 

Paper: “At the Eurasian Periphery: Decentering the Medieval Romance

            Eva Kuras, University of Illinois

 

Paper: “Centering Emotion in Medieval Islamic Studies”

            Stephanie Yep, Appalachian State University

 

 

 

28.       Dramatic Positions                         Click here to email tech support for this session         

 

Chair: Jeffery Stoyanoff, Pennsylvania State University, Altoona

 

Paper: “Privilege and Catastrophe in the Wakefield and Chester Noah

            Rafael Jaime, University of California, Los Angeles

 

Paper: “Mural Paintings and Early Dramas: Costumed Angels on Parish Church Walls

            Therese Novotny, Carroll University

 

Paper: “Feeling Poorly in John Lydgate’s Disguising at Hertford

            Annika Pattenaude, University of Michigan

 

Comment: Christina Fitzgerald, University of Toledo

 

29.       Manuscript Privileges II              Click here to email tech support for this session

 

Chair: Evan Gatti, Elon University

 

Paper: “New Prayers in the Stammheim Missal”

            Elizabeth C. Teviotdale, University of California, Los Angeles Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

 

Paper: “A Mess-en-Page? Distinguishing Latin and Vernacular in a Northern English Commentary on Matthew's Gospel

            Lora J. Walsh, University of Arkansas

 

Comment: Michael Kuczynski, Tulane University

 

5:30 P.M.—

6:00 P.M.       COFFEE BREAK(OUTS) 

 Casual Zoom conversations - just click to see the options 

 

6:00 P.M.       PLENARY SESSION

                       Edward King Lecture           

 

Title: Policing the Rural Migrant Labor Force”                Click here to email tech support for this session

            William Chester Jordan, Princeton University