Thursday, October 16

Registration: Conference Center Foyer, 11:00 AM-5:00 PM

Session I: Thursday afternoon, 12:30-1:45

  1. The Trials and Tribulations of Translating Medieval Texts (Room II)
    Organizer: Shira Schwam-Baird, University of North Florida
    Presiding: Shira Schwam-Baird, University of North Florida
    Papers:
    • “Language and Style in Louis Couperus’ Het Zwevende Schaakbord: Challenges for a 21st-century Translation.” David Johnson, Florida State University
    • “Finding the Voice: Translating Gower’s Vox Clamantis.” Stephanie L. Batkie, University of Montevallo and Matthew W. Irvin, Sewanee: The University of the South (joint presenters)
    • Translating 14th-century Franco-Italian: The Case of Huon d’Auvergne.” Shira Schwam-Baird, University of North Florida
  2. Chaucerican Conflicts (Room III)
    Sponsored by The Marco Institute of Medieval and Renaissance Studies, UTK
    Organizer: Laura L. Howes, University of Tennessee
    Presiding: Laura L. Howes, University of Tennessee
    Papers:
    • “Transtextual Proverbial Wisdom: Reader Responsibility in the Tale of Melibee.” Kendra Slayton, UTK
    • “The Absence of the Miraculous Agent in Chaucer's The Franklin's Tale.” Andrew Todd, UTK
    • “Queer Coping: Trauma and the Other in Chaucer's Miller's Tale.” Ben McClendon, UTK
  3. The Battle of Clontarf 1000 Years Later (Room IV)
    Organizers: Mary Valante, Appalachian State University and Patrick Wadden, Belmont Abbey College
    Presiding: Westley Follett, University of Southern Mississippi
    Papers:
    • “The ebb and flow of battle: a reconsideration of what happened at Clontarf.” David Beougher, Kutztown University
    • “Clontarf and the wider, Insular world.” Patrick Wadden, Belmont Abbey College
    •  “‘The field of the green banner’: the Battle of Clontarf in the first 900 years.” Mary Valante, Appalachian State University
  4. Gender and Violence in Chivalric Romances (Room V)
    Organizer: Melissa Ridley Elmes, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
    Presiding: Melissa Ridley Elmes, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
    Papers:
    • “Playing to the Court: Minstrelsy and Conflict in Le Roman de Silence.” Amy Vines, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
    • “Warning! Side Effects may include Heartache, Blindness, and Death: Medical Illnesses (Courtly Love) in Chretien's Cligès. Elizabeth Centanni, Seton Hall University
    • “What a Man: False Rape Accusations and Contexts of Masculinity.” Jessica Pitts, Florida State University
  5. The Robin Hood Legend in 19th-Century Medievalism (Room VI)
    Organizer: Lorraine Kochanske Stock, University of Houston
    Presiding: Barbara Goodman, Clayton State University
    Papers:
    • “‘Gone, the Song of Gamelyn’: John Keats and the Medieval Outlaw.” Perry Neil Harrison, Baylor University
    • “Sir Walter Scott and Maid Marian.” Sherron Lux, San Jacinto College
    •  “Unexpected Female Characters in Two 19th-century Novels: Maid Marian and Robin Hood: A Romance of Old Sherwood Forest and The Romantic History of Robin Hood.” Lorraine Kochanske Stock, University of Houston

    Session II: Thursday afternoon, 2:00-3:15

  6. Religious Questions in Hagiographies and Drama (Room II)
    Organizer: SEMA
    Presiding: Dana-Linn Whiteside, Roanoke College
    Papers:
    •  “Dueling saints: conflict in the vitae of Áed of Rahugh and Brigit of Kildare.” Máire Johnson, Elizabethtown College
    • “Chaste Marriage and Spiritual Parenting in Old English Virgin Spouse Saints’ Lives.” Alison Gulley, Appalachian State University
    • “Physical and Spiritual Impairment in the Croxton Play of the Sacrament.” Dana M. Roders, Purdue University
  7. Rethinking Celtic Conflict in the British Isles (Room III)
    Organizer: Hannah Harkey, University of Mississippi
    Presiding: Bridgette Slavin, Canisius College
    Papers:
    • “The Pagan English in the Dingestow Brut.”Joshua Bryon Smith, University of Arkansas
    • “Rethinking Anglo-Welsh Conflict in the Dunsæte Ordinance.” Lindy Brady, University of Mississippi
    • “Rethinking Conflict at the Tower House Castle in Late Medieval Ireland.” Victoria McAlister, Southeast Missouri State University
  8. Sessions in Honor of D. Thomas Hanks, Jr. I: Chaucer (Room IV)
    Organizer: David Clark, Baylor University
    Presiding: Thomas J. Farrell, Stetson University
    Papers:
    • “Them's Fightin' Farts: Emotion, Argument, and Flatulence in The Canterbury Tales.” Aubrey Morris
    • “Eye Beams and Boethian Sufficiency in Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde.” Sarah Rude
    • “Chaucer’s Artistry of Time in the Knight’s Tale.” Ingrid Pierce
  9. Representations of Spiritual Conflict in Franciscan Art: A Tribute to Cynthia Ho (Room V)
    Organizer: Barbara Stevenson, Kennesaw State University
    Presiding: Barbara Stevenson, Kennesaw State University
    Papers:
    • “Cloistered, veiled and silenced: Poor Clare nuns and Paolo Veneziano’s Santa Chiara Polyptych.” Beth A. Mulvaney, Meredith College 
    • “Family Conflict and Spiritual Conquest: St. Francis’ Conversion.” Kathleen Peters, Oglethorpe University
    • “King Carnival in the Yoke of Humility.” Cynthia Ho, University of North Carolina-Asheville (read by Barbara Stevenson, Kennesaw State University).
  10. Crusading and Internal Conflict (Room VI)
    Organizer: Thomas Lecaque, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
    Presiding: Scott Bevill, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
    • “Gendering of Shame and Guilt in Peter of Blois’ Conquestio.” Lydia Walker, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
    • “Denis the Carthusian and How to Defeat the Turks.” Anthony Minnema, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
    • “Softening the Blow.” Maureen McGuire, Independent Scholar

    Session III: Thursday afternoon, 3:30-4:45

  11. Roundtable – After the Dissertation: Reflections on the Current Academic Job Market (Room II)
  12. Organizer: Melissa Ridley Elmes, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
    Participants: Ana Grinberg, Eastern Tennessee State University; Amber Handy, Mississippi University for Women; Vicky McAlister, Southeast Missouri State; Laura Bedwell, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor; Nicole Lopez-Jantzen; Queensborough Community College
  13. Medieval Robin Hood Rhymes: Class, Religious, and Cultural Conflict (Room III)
    Organizers: Mikee Delony, Abilene Christian University & Perry Harrison, Baylor University
    Presiding: Perry Harrison, Baylor University
    Papers:
    • "Mayhem and the Merry Men: Games in the Robin Hood Ballads." Elizabeth Bernhardt, Abilene Christian University
    • "Arrows and Archers: Gendered Competitions in the Early Robin Hood Tradition." Valerie Johnson, Georgia Institute of Technology
    • "Playing with Food: Medieval Manners and Unruly Behavior in the Domestic Space of the Early Robin Hood Poems." Alex Kaufman, Auburn University at Montgomery
  14. Editing I: Dedicated to Cindy Ho (Room IV)
    Organizer: Steve Guthrie, Agnes Scott College
    Presiding: Steve Guthrie, Agnes Scott College
    Papers:
    • “Masters and Commanders: Considering the Tyranny of the Edited Text.” Jo Koster , Winthrop University 
    • “Eclecticism and Its Discontents.”  Thomas J. Farrell, Stetson University 
    • “Deconstructing and Reconstructing the Old French Chansonnier for Modern Trouvère Editions.” Dan O'Sullivan, University of Mississippi
  15. 1099 and Beyond: Textual and Visual Representations of Chivalric Conflict and Holy War during the High Middle Ages (Room V)
    Organizer: Mark Bradshaw Busbee, Samford University and Anne-Marie Bouché, Florida Gulf Coast University
    Presiding: Rita Wardein Tekippe, University of West Georgia
    Papers:
    • “Theatrical Cannibalism, Holy War, and Psychological Warfare in Richard Coer de Lion.” Mark Bradshaw Busbee, Samford University
    • “War on the Home Front:  Depictions of Organized Conflict in a 13th-century Luxury Manuscript, Morgan 638.” Anne-Marie Bouché, Florida Gulf Coast University
    • "Jousting With Jesus: Langland’s Deconstructing of the Knightly in Piers Plowman." Eric Sorenson, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
  16. Conflict, Memory, and Loss in the Medieval Mediterranean (Room VI)
    Organizer: Daniel K. Gullo, Malta Study Center
    Presiding: Steven Gill, Columbus State University
    Papers:
    • “‘Pray for the Soul of Arvedus Tudebodus’: Crusade Necrology and the Remembrance of Friends Lost in the Chronicles of the First Crusade.” Thomas Lecaque, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
    • “Memory and Loss in L'Estoire d"Eracles.” Philip Handyside
    • “Friendship and Community in Bernat Buyl’s Lletra consolatòria on the Death of the Castellan de Amposta, Fra Bernat Hugo de Rocaberti.” Daniel K. Gullo, Joseph S. Micallef Curator of the Malta Study Center

    Thursday Plenary Speaker: Grand Ballroom, 5:00-6:30 PM

    "How King Harold Died at Hastings and Lived to Tell About It . . . In Iceland"

    Martin Foys is the Executive Director of the International Society for Anglo-Saxonists and Co-Director of the DM Project - http://dm.drew.edu. He is an associate professor of English at University of Wisconsin-Madison. His publications include the Bayeux Tapestry Digital Edition (2003), Virtually Anglo-Saxon: Old Media, New Media, and Early Medieval Studies in the Late Age of Print (2007), and Bayeux Tapestry: New Interpretations (2009).

    Reception: Grand Ballroom, 6:30-7:30 PM

     

    Friday, October 17

    Registration: Conference Center Foyer, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Friday morning, Breakfast with Chaucer, 7:30-8:30 AM (Mitchel Room)

    Tea and Coffee, Grand Ballroom, 8:00 AM-10:15 AM

    Session IV: Friday morning, 8:30-10:00 AM

  17. Religious Matters across Multicultural Literary Genres (Room II)
    Organizer: SEMA
    Presiding: Laura Howes, University of Tennessee at Knoxville
    Papers:
    •  “Counter-Cultural Corpse and Anti-Saint: The Case of Glámr in Grettis Saga.” Erin Kissick, Purdue University
    • “Muslim Ascetics as Transgressive Agents in al-Hamadhānī's Maqāmāt. Jeremy Farrell, Emory University
    • Apostolhad: Writing Apostles and the Notion of Apostolicity in Anglo-Saxon England.” Kevin R. Kritsch, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    • “Textual Authority, Papal Sovereignty, and the Albigensian Crusade.” Paul Vinhage, Florida State University
  18. Irish Studies: Conflicts and Historical Perspectives (Room III)
    Organizer: SEMA
    Presiding: Patrick Wadden, Belmont Abbey College
    Papers:
    • “‘Peace is better than a successful war’: Conflict, Peace, and the Changing Nature of Masculinity in Early Irish Kingship.” Amber Handy, Mississippi University for Women
    • “Secret Murder in Medieval Irish Law and Literature.” Bridgette Slavin, Canisius College
    • “Don’t Mess with the Monk: Conflict between Irish Saints and Kings.” Westley Follett, University of Southern Mississippi
    •  “An Ongoing Insular Conflict: The Consequences of the Paschal Controversy.” Emily Potts, Western Kentucky University
  19. Sessions in Honor of D. Thomas Hanks, Jr. II: Structure and Style in the Morte Darthur (Room IV)
    Organizer: David Clark, Baylor University
    Presiding: Daniel Pigg, University of Tennessee at Martin
    Papers:
    • “The Knight with Two Swords Motif in Malory’s Morte d’Arthur.” Laura Clark
    • “Christmas References as a Framework for Establishing the Nature of Arthur’s Kingship in the Morte Darthur.” David Eugene Clark
    • “‘I pray you and requyre you...’: Rhetorical Manipulation in Malory.” Meredith Reynolds
  20. Fabliaux: Violence and Spectacle (Room V)
    Organizer: Rick McDonald, Utah Valley University
    Presiding: Larissa Tracy, Longwood University
    Papers:
    • “Reading Richard III (Act I. ii.) as Fabliaux.” Grant  Moss, Utah Valley University
    • "Who's on Top: Comic Violence and Oneupmanship in The Reeve's Tale." Mary Leech, University of Cincinnati
    • “Violence and Spectacle in The Reeve’s Tale: Rape the women; beat the man.” Rick McDonald, Utah Valley University
    • “Gender, Vulgarity, and the Five (or Six) Debates of Chaucer’s Merchant’s Tale.” Tison Pugh, University of Central Florida
  21. Middle English Literature: Conflicts in Contexts (Room VI)
    Organizer: SEMA
    Presiding: Katherine Willis, Louisiana State University
    Papers:
    • “The BL Cotton Caligula Aii: Obedience and Conflict.” Denise White, Kennesaw State University
    • “Failed Identity: Two Middle English Oedipuses.” Gary Lim,  University of North Carolina at Greensboro
    •  “When Flaying Alive Just Isn’t Enough: Justice in Havelok the Dane.” Teresa P. Reed, Jacksonville State University
    • "The Scapegoat of Romantic Conquest: Pandarus' Role in Troilus and Criseyde."  John Kloosterman, Baylor University
  22. Philosophical Readings in Literature (Mitchel Room)
    Organizer: SEMA
    Presiding: Alexander Hall
    Papers:
    • “The Imperial Other in OE Alexander’s Letter to Aristotle.” Teresa Hooper, University of Tennessee
    • “Thomistic Death in Malory’s Le Morte D’Arthur.” Carl Franks, NorthWest Arkansas Community College
    • “Troilus's Boethian Soliloquy: The Narrative Structure of Chaucer's Troilus as an Analogy for Divine Foreknowledge.” RoseMary Johnson, University of Dallas

    Session V: Friday morning, 10:15-11:45

  23. Editing II: Dedicated Cindy Ho (Room II)
    Organizer: Steve Guthrie, Agnes Scott College
    Presiding: Jo Koster, Winthrop University
    Papers:
    • “A New Edition of Troilus and Criseyde.” Steve Guthrie, Agnes Scott College
    •  “Transcribing, Translating, and Annotating: Producing a Student- and Scholar-Friendly Edition of the Old English Christ I?” Patricia Ward, College of Charleston
    •  “The Genesis of Academic Editing: Applying the Process to Critical Editions, Journals, and Volumes.” Larissa Tracy, Longwood University
  24. “‘Montjoie’, leur cri de guerre”: War and Contact Zones in Romance Epic (Room III)
    Organizer: Ana Grinberg, East Tennessee State University
    Presiding: Ana Grinberg, East Tennessee State University
    Papers:
    • “The Lost Epic Poem of Mainete: Love and War in Medieval Toledo.” David Arbesú, University of South Florida
    • “Discordant Shores: Geography and Conquest in Identity Creation in the Franco-Italian Epics Aquilon de Bavière and Entrée d’Espagne.” Stephen P. McCormick, Washington and Lee University
    • “The Monster Within: Conquest and Cooption of Non-Christian Identity in Aliscans.” Stefanie A. Goyette, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • “Enemies of La Douce France in the Couronnement de Louis.” Anne Latowsky,
  25. Sessions in Honor of D. Thomas Hanks, Jr. III: Power and Control in the Arthurian Literature (Room IV)
    Organizer: David Clark, Baylor University
    Presiding: Elizabeth Rambo
    Papers:
    • “When a Man Loves a Woman:  Palomydes and the Gaze.” Laura Bedwell
    • "The Pedagogy of Welcome and Exclusion in Cleanness and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight." Vivien Zelazny
    • “The Closest Shave: Flayed Faces and Arthurian Authority.” Michael Livingston
  26. Conquest in Middle English Romance (Room V)
    Organizer: Melissa Ridley Elmes, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
    Presiding: Amy Vines, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
    Papers:
    • Who I am depends on Who you are: Women as Identity Markers in the Romance of Duke Rowland and Sir Otuell of Spayne.” Emily Lavin Leverett, Methodist University
    • “‘He and His Menye’: The Role of Attendants in Ywain and Gawain.” James T. Stewart, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
    • “A Taste of Asia: Conquest and Conduct in Chaucer’s ‘Squire’s Tale’.” Melissa Ridley Elmes, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
  27. Roundtable: “Academic Publishing Workshop for Graduate Students” (Room VI)
    Organizer: Dan O’Sullivan, Editor-in-Chief of Medieval Perspectives and Textual Cultures
    Presiding: Dan O’Sullivan, Editor-in-Chief of Medieval Perspectives and Textual Cultures
    Presenters: Gila Aloni, Associate Editor of Medieval Perspectives; Carl Franks, Assistant Editor of Medieval Perspectives; R. Barton Palmer, Editor of South Atlantic Review; Tison Pugh, Editor of Exemplaria
  28. Chaucer and Malory Miscellany (Mitchel Room)
    Organizer: SEMA
    Presiding: James Howard, Emory University
    • Noli Me Tangere”: Personal Boundaries and the Role of Empathy in The Reeve’s Tale. Mary Behrman, Kennesaw State University.
    • “Hermit Hermeneutics—Challenging the Hermit’s Interpretation of Gawain’s Dream in Malory’s Quest of the Holy Grail.” Nina Sullivan, Kennesaw State University
    • “Merlin and Violence: Undermining Arthur’s Reign in Le Morte Darthur.”Kimberly Tate Anderson, Florida State University
    • "Merchant Time and Fortune in The Knight's Tale." Isaac McDuffie, Louisiana State University

    Friday afternoon plenary speaker 1:15-2:45, Grand Ballroom

    " 'To All Our Faithful Muslim Subjects': the Islamic Minority in Western Christendom"

    Brian Catlos, Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder and Research Associate at the University of California Santa Cruz, and co-director of the Mediterranean Seminar. His books include Muslims of Medieval Latin Christendom, ca. 1050–1614 (Cambridge: 2014) and Infidel Kings and Unholy Warriors: Power, Faith and Violence in the Age of Crusade and Jihad (Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 2014). His next book will be Paradoxes of Plurality: Ethno-Religious Identity in the Medieval Mediterranean and Beyond.

    Session VI: Friday afternoon, 3:00-4:30

  29. In Memory of Matt Morris: From the Roland to the Rose, Mélusine to Marguerite de Navarre, and Beyond (Room II)
    Organizer: Ellen Lorraine Friedrich, Valdosta State University
    Presiding: Ellen Lorraine Friedrich, Valdosta State University
    Papers:
    • “Conflict and Crusade in Jean Bodel's La chanson des Saisnes.” Lynn Ramey, Vanderbilt University
    • “Knights Indebted to Damsels: The Vision of Amity between the Sexes in Medieval Romance.” Alexandria Krause, University of British Columbia, Okanagan
    • “La traduction face au(x) roman(s) de Jean d'Arras et Couldrette.” Jean-Jacques Vincensini, Université de Tours
  30. Heroes and Monsters: Rethinking Conflict in Beowulf (Room III)
    Organizer: Edward John Christie, Georgia State University
    Presiding: Micheal Crafton, West Georgia University
    Papers:
    • “The Schizophrenic Warrior: Exploring Aglæca in Beowulf.” Dani Robinson-Holland, Georgia State University
    • “Beowulfian Meltings.” Brian Cook, University of Mississippi
    • “Beowulf’s Heroism in the Nineteenth Century.” Melissa Bird, Georgia State University
    • “The Argument and Aesthetics of Dragon-Slaying: How the Unferð Flyting Defines and Structure’s Beowulf’s Heroic Career” Jonathan Broussard. Louisiana State University.
  31. Conflict, Love, and Conquest in Medieval Eurasia (Room IV)
    Organizer: John H. Newell, College of Charleston
    Presiding: Andrew Kurt, Clayton State University
    Papers:
    • “Conflict and Conquest in Medieval Georgia:  From St. Nino to St. George.” John H. Newell, College of Charleston
    • “East Meets West Along a Fault Line: Love in the Shota Rustaveli’s The Man in the Panther Skin and the Romances of Chrétien de Troyes.” Sally T. Newell, Independent Scholar
    • “Georgian - Alan (Ossetian) Ties in the Medieval Period.” Anatoly Isaenko, Appalachian State University and W. Scott Jessee, Appalachian State University
  32. Chaucer: A Panel of Papers (Room V)
    Organizer: Tom Hanks, Baylor University
    Presiding:
    Papers:
    • “Authority, Authorship, and the Matter of Rome in Chaucer’s House of Fame.” Wesley Garey, Baylor University
    • “Romancing Diomede and Rejecting Patriarchy: Criseyde and the Erotic Triangle.” Hannah L. Hanover, Baylor University
    • “Text? Or Script? Was Chaucer Writing Material for Stand-up Comedy—and Tragedy—and Romance?” Tom Hanks, Baylor University
    • “What can we learn from a performance of the Wife of Bath’s Prologue?” Courtney Bailey Parker, Baylor University
  33. Arthuriana I. (Room VI)
    Organizer: SEMA
    Presiding: Molly Martin, McNeese State University
    Papers:
    • “Trouble with Victory: Judicial Duels in the Lancelot Proper.” David King, The Richard Stockton College of NJ
    • “Frayst I no fyʒt: Manipulating Expectations of Conflict in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.” Kimberly Jack, Athens State University
    • “Resolving Cultural Conflict and Celebrating Conquest in the Alliterative Morte Arthure and Malory’s Morte Darthur.” Fiona Tolhurst, Department of Language and Literature
  34. Religion and Sin in Middle English Texts (Mitchel Room)
    Organizer: SEMA
    Presiding: Donna Crawford, Virginia State University
    Papers:
    • “Reading the Sacrality of Secular Objects: The Golden Cups in Amis and Amiloun.” Justin Lynn Barker, Purdue University
    • “The Undoing of Guy of Warwick’s Quest through the Violence of his Pilgrimage.” Alesha Dawson,  University of Montevallo
    • “Icons of the Nativity in the Cave and in the Stable: Affective Purpose in Chaucer’s Clerk’s Tale.” Katherine E.C. Willis, Louisiana State University
    • The Female Other, The Loathly Lady, and the Feminized Monster: Conflict and Conquest, Debra E. Best, Cal State Dominguez Hills

    Session VII: Friday afternoon, 4:45-6:15

  35. War, Violence, and Control in Late Medieval Europe: Examining Outcasts, Wives, and Widows in Fact and Fiction (Room II)
    Organizer: Christine Kozikowski, College of the Bahamas and Jamie McCandless, Western Michigan University
    Presiding: Thomas C. Lawrence, Pennsylvania State University
    Papers:
    • “How to be Good: Social Laws and Customs Affecting Wives in Late Medieval Europe.” Terri M. Jenkins-Suggs, Dalton State College
    • “Wartime Conflicts of Loyalty and Legality: The Women in Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde.” Christine Kozikowski, College of the Bahamas
    • “‘Men who count nothing a victory unless they have made their swords drunk with blood’: Social Conflict and Social Imagination in the Tractatus de civitate Ulmensi.” Jamie McCandless, Western Michigan University
    • “When Patriarchy Meets Locality, the Historian Wins: Interpreting Conflicting Messages on Sex and Marriage in Northeastern England, 1348-1450.” Peter Larson, University of Central Florida
  36. Comparative Perspectives and Contemporary Approaches (Room III)
    Organizer: SEMA
    Presiding: David Johnson, Florida State University
    Papers:
    • “The Sounds of Arthuriana.” Christian Hope Carter, Valdosta State University.
    • “Representations of Francoist Values in Medieval Historical Cinema in Spain: Reina Santa (Rafael Gil, 1947) and Amaya (Luis Marquina, 1952).” Bobby D. Nixon, Columbus State University
    • “Visualizing Allegory: Teaching Piers Plowman and Everyman.” Elizabeth Harper,  Mercer University
  37. Controversies in Medieval French Literature (Room IV)
    Organizer: SEMA
    Presiding: Rosario Vickery, Clayton State University
    Papers:
    • “Love Among the Ruins: A Post-Debate Manuscript of the Roman de la Rose.” Christopher Jensen, Florida State University
    •  “Alain Chartier behind enemy lines: the Burgundian clues to dating the Quarrel of the Belle dame sans mercy.” Joan McRae, Middle Tennessee State University
    • “Warfare and Disability in Jean d’Arras’s Mélusine.” Natalie Grinnell, Wofford College
    • “Struggling With La Pucelle: Christine de Pizan’s ‘Ditié de Jehanne d’Arc’.” Kristina Watkins Mormino, Georgia Gwinnet College
  38. Christian and Muslim Spains (Room V)
    Organizer: SEMA
    Presiding: Nicole Lopez-Jantzen, Queensborough Community College
    Papers:
    • “War and Juan Manuel (1282-1348).” María Cecilia Ruiz, University of San Diego
    • “‘Conveniencia’ in Cordoba: Resolving Conflicts between Emperor and Caliph in the 10th century.” Courtney Luckhardt, University of Southern Mississippi
    • “Martyrs and Mixed Families in Al Andulus: Conflicts Within.” Andrew Kurt, Clayton State University
    • “Reception of the Spanish Apollonius of Tyre Legend in the Context of Conquest and Crusade.” Matthew V. Desing, University of Texas at El Paso
  39. Chaucer Readers-Theatre (Room VI)
    Organizer: Tom Hanks, Baylor University
    Presiding: Kelly Franklin, University of Mississippi
    Performers: (all from Baylor University)
    • David Clark, Wesley Garey, Tom Hanks, Hannah Hanover, Aubrey Morris, Courtney Parker, and Sarah Rude
  40. Medieval History Miscellany (Mitchel Room)
    Organizer: SEMA
    Presiding: Mary Valante, Appalachian State University
    Papers:
    • The State of the ‘No Man’s Land’: A Reinterpretation of 7th and 8th century Cilicia and Isauria.” David A. Heayn, Graduate Center, City University of New York
    •  “Fragments among the Ruins: Anglo-Saxon Law North of the Humber before the Vikings” Bryan Carella, Assumption College
    •  “Carolingian Conquest: The Monastery as Site of Resistance and Accommodation.” Leanne Good, University of South Alabama
    • “Viking Neighbors: An Exploration of how Diplomacy, Warfare, and the Pirate Threat Helped Shape the Ottonian Reich.” Phyllis G. Jestice, College of Charleston

    Friday Night reception: Grand Ballroom, 6:30-8:00 PM

    Music by: The Carolyn Consort (Ron Foisia, Mickey Gillmor, Gisela McClellan, and Patsy Woods)

    Saturday, October 18

    Saturday tea and coffee Grand Ballroom, 8:00 AM-9:00 AM

    Session VIII: Saturday morning, 8:30-10:00

  41. Teaching Fourteenth-Century Cultural Contexts: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach (Room II)
    Organizer: Kevin Moll, East Carolina University
    Presiding: Hannah Harkey, University of Mississippi
    Papers:
    • Introduction to Panel Topic
    • Teaching Literature and Humanities in Fourteenth-Century Cultural Contexts, Anne-Hélène Miller, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
    • Bogdanovic: Teaching Art History in Fourteenth-Century Cultural Contexts, Jelena Bogdanovic, Iowa State University
    • Teaching Music History in Fourteenth-Century Cultural Contexts, Kevin Moll, East Carolina
  42. Chaucer: Conflict and Communication in Canterbury Tales (Room III)
    Organizer: SEMA
    Presiding: Jay Ruud, University of Central Arkansas
    Papers:
    • “Rereading the Reeve: Court, Church, and Context.” Alice Blackwell, LSU at Alexandria
    • “Shaming the Shiten Shepherds: How Chaucer’s Summoner’s Tale Calls the Church to Account for Manipulating Plague Survivors.” Fran Thielman, Texas A&M University
    • “Custance’s Religious Influence in The Man of Law’s Tale.” Debra Faulkner, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
    • “Chaucer’s sonde: Poetic Meditation Questioned.” Josh Pittman, Baylor University
  43. Questions and Issues in Old English Literature (Room IV)
    Organizer: SEMA
    Presiding: Lisi Oliver, Louisiana State University
    Papers:
    • “The Battle of Brunanburh and The Battle of Maldon: Dealing Symbolically With Victory and Loss by Means of Material Culture and Words.” Daniel F. Pigg, The University of Tennessee at Martin
    • “Wolf Imagery in Wulf and Eadwacer.” Jessica Auz, Purdue University
    • “The Rhetoric of Combat in The Battle of Maldon.” Eric Carlson, University of South Carolina-Aiken
    • “The Finnsburh Fragment, and Episode: ‘Othering’ the Enemy in Old English Heroic Literature.” Abraham Cleaver, Saint Louis University
  44. Enemies Within the Gates? Ethnic and Religious Conflict within Seventh Century Mediterranean societies (Room V)
    Organizer: Thomas J. MacMaster, University of Edinburgh
    Presiding: Maire Johnson, Elizabethtown College
    Papers:
    • “Negotiating Authority: The Three Chapters Controversy in Lombard and Byzantine Italy”, Nicole Lopez-Jantzen, Queensborough Community College
    • "Catholic Goths and the Jewish Problem in Seventh-Century Spain, " Erica Buchberger, College of Charleston
    • “May 31, 632: A pan-Mediterranean persecution on the eve of Islam?”, Thomas J. MacMaster, University of Edinburgh
    • “General, Governor, and Rebel: 'Amr ibn al-'As and the Early Islamic Conquests.” Christopher J. Wright, The Citadel
  45. Translation and Transformation: Synchronic and Diachronic Cross-Cultural Encounters with the Middle Ages (Room VI)
    Organizer: Janice Hawes, South Carolina State University
    Presiding: Philip Handyside, Stetson University
    Papers:
    • “Warriors Translated and Transformed: C. L. Thomson’s The Adventures of Beowulf as Late Victorian Pedagogy.” Janice Hawes, South Carolina State University
    • “Transformation and Interpretation: The Interlacement and Literary Pedagogy of HBO’s Game of Thrones.” Joshua Mims, South Carolina State University
    • “Medieval in the Modern—Chaucer in the Twenty-First Century.” Amy W. Goodwin, Randolph-Macon College
    • “Moral Conflicts, Medieval and Modern: Promises, Sexuality, and Death in Chaucer and McEwan.” Donna Crawford, Virginia State University

    Session IX: Saturday morning, 10:30-12:00

  46. Politics and Controversies in Royal English Institutions (Room II)
    Organizer: SEMA
    Presiding: Lee Templeton, North Carolina Wesleyan College
    Papers:
    • “More than a Doodle: Drawing Anti-Semitism at the English Exchequer and Beyond.” Carlee Bradbury, Radford University
    • “Outlaws of War: Royal Pardons of Outlawry in Exchange for Military Service in Medieval England.” Melissa Sartore, West Virginia University Institute of Technology
    • “The County Jail: A New Use for Royal Castles in England 1166-1612.” David Kennett, Stratford-on-Avon College
    • “Communia tocius terre: Community, tenure, and burgesses citizenship in Magna Carta.” Benjamin Mabry, Louisiana State University
  47. Visual Constructs and Images (Room III)
    Organizer: SEMA
    Presiding: Phyllis Jestice, College of Charleston
    Papers:
    • “The Floating Bench in Duccio’s Annunciation of the Death of the Virgin in the Maestà (1308-11).” Mary Edwards, Pratt Institute
    • “By the Hand of Moses and Aaron: Sequence, Time, and the Liturgy in the León Bible of 960.” Krysta L. Black, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    •  “Contradictions and Divergence in the Visual Constructions of Charlemagne.” Debra Lustig, Radford University
    • “Gardens: Medieval Theory and Modern Possibilities.” Susan K. Hagen, Birmingham-Southern College
  48. Textual Questions and Digital Linguistics (Room IV)
    Organizer: SEMA
    Presiding: Meaghan Hannon, University of Mississippi
    Papers:
    • “Language and Fate.” Rachel McClain, Montgomery College
    • “The Fragmentation of Medieval Manuscripts in the Colonial Period:
      A Postcolonial Perspective.” Patrick Day, Florida State University
    • “I’m a Popularizer”: Rescuing Gardner’s Life and Times of Chaucer.” Jay  Ruud, University of Central Arkansas
    • “Social Media and the Message: reconciling differences between the digital and the analog.” Helen Davies, University of Mississippi
  49. Arthuriana II. (Room V)
    Organizer: SEMA
    Presiding: Meredith Reynolds, Francis Marion University
    Papers:
    • “Epistolary Exchange in the Death of King Arthur: the Romance of the Late Pseudo-Histories.” Joseph Wingenbach, Louisiana State University
    • Arthurian Eco-Conquest in Laȝamon’s Brut.” Arielle McKee, Purdue University
    • “The Influence of Ovid’s Servitium amoris on Chretien de Troyes’s Lancelot, Knight of the Cart.” Margaret Kathleen Tuttle, College of Charleston
    • “Gawain’s Anger and the Limits of Chivalry in Malory’s Le Morte Darthur.” Dwayne C. Coleman, University of Central Arkansas
  50. Conflict in Anglo-Saxon Saints’ Lives (Room VI)
    Organizer: Shannon Godlove, Columbus State University
    Presiding: Jill Hamilton-Clements, Sweet Briar College
    Papers:
    • “Practical Realities of Monastic Reform in the Charters of Oswald.” Kevin Caliendo, Rose State College
    • “A Soldier of Christ at War with Himself: Heroic Rhetoric and Human Frailty in the Old English Andreas.” Shannon Godlove, Columbus State University
    • “The Fall of the Angels as Apotropaic Weapon in Cynewulf’s Saints’ Lives.” Jill Fitzgerald, United States Naval Academy
    • “Saint Hild: The Legend Spreads.” Lisi Oliver, Louisiana State University

SEMA business lunch: Grand Ballroom, 12:00-1:30