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Forty-Fifth Annual

   Sewanee Medieval Colloquium 


12-13 April 2019 


ON THE THEME:

“Lives and Afterlives”  

The University of the South

Sewanee, TN 


FRIDAY, 12 April

 

7:30 A.M.        Registration begins, Convocation Hall

                        (Light breakfast and printed program available)

8:30 A.M.— 9:50 A.M.        SESSIONS 1-4  

 

1.        Medieval Gender and Medieval Form 1     Spencer 271

Chair: Valerie Hotchkiss, Vanderbilt University 

Paper: “Gendered Inspiration: The Roles of the Female and Feminine in the Performance of Latin Poetry”

            Kathleen Burt, Middle Georgia State University 

Paper: “Anchoritic Affect: Gender and Form in þe wohunge of ure lauerd

            Anne Spear, University of Mississippi 

Comment: Mary Dockray-Miller, Lesley University 

 

2.         Monastic Afterlives I                     DuPont Library, Torian Room 

Chair: Elizabeth Dachowski, Tennessee State University 

Paper: “Meditative Manuscription and the Articulate Codex

            Catherine Brown, University of Michigan 

Paper: “Odo of Cluny, Gerald of Aurillac, and the Custody of Eyes”

            Drew Jones, Ohio State University 

Comment: Cynthia Cyrus, Vanderbilt University 

 

3.         Jewish Life                                    McGriff Alumni House 

Chair: William Engel, University of the South 

Paper: “Teachings of Empowerment: Medieval Jewish Representations of the Life and Afterlife of the Book of Esther

            Lorraine Madway, University of Alabama 

Paper: “Still Sanctified after Second Vatican Council: Simon of Trent’s Perpetual and Timeless Sanctification through Art”

            Madison Tarleton, University of Denver/Iliff School of Theology 

Comment: Irven Resnick, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga 

 

4.         Pre-Texts of Marie de France                   Social Lodge 

Chair: Lynn Shutters, Colorado State University 

Paper: “From Compunctio to Compuncciün: Charting the Poetic Afterlife of Gregory the Great in the Espurgatoire Seint Patriz of Marie de France

            Jacob Abell, Vanderbilt University 

Paper: “Literature contra Natura: The Gender of Genre in Twelfth-Century France”

            Kersti Francis, University of California, Los Angeles 

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

 

10:00 A.M.— 12:00 P.M.       SESSIONS 5-7

 

5.         Medieval Gender and Medieval Form II        Spencer 271 

Chair: Katharine Jager, University of Houston, Downtown 

Paper: “Afterlives of Fabliau Masculinities: Priapic Fantasy and Pyrrhic Victory in the Fabliau ‘Piggy,’ Sade’s ‘The Prude,’ and Maupassant’s ‘The Greenhouse’”

            Stefanie Goyette, Durham Academy 

Paper: “Gender, Form, and the Problem of Allegory in Chaucer’s Clerk’s Tale

            Elizabeth Maffetone, Indiana University 

Paper: “Intertwining Gender and Genre: Corporeal and Narrative ‘Forms’ in Chaucer’s Merchant’s Tale

            Arielle McKee, Purdue University 

Comment: Holly Crocker, University of South Carolina 

 

6.         Anglo-Saxon Afterlives                                 DuPont Library, Torian Room 

Chair: Lori Garner, Rhodes College 

Paper: “An Afterlife for King Athelstan in the Middle English Athelston

            Dominique Battles, Hanover College 

Paper: “The Many Lives of Earl Waltheof”

            Elizabeth Dachowski, Tennessee State University 

Paper: “Agency and Obedience: The Afterlife of St. Swithun in Anglo-Saxon England”

            Rhonda McDaniel, Middle Tennessee State University 

Comment: Lindy Brady, University of Mississippi 

 

7.         Holy Lives and Afterlives I                            McGriff Alumni House 

Chair: Shelley MacLaren, University of the South 

Paper: “The Afterlife of Medieval Lives of St. Francis in Vasari’s Lives of the Artists

            Sharon Gregory, St. Francis Xavier University 

Paper: “The Afterlife of Christ’s Blood”

            Sally Hickson, University of Guelph 

Comment: Sally J. Cornelison, Syracuse University 

 

12:00 P.M.— 1:00 P.M.         LUNCH                       Convocation Hall 

 

1:00 P.M.— 3:00 P.M.        SESSIONS 8-11

 

8.         Afterlives of Antiquity                                Spencer 271 

Chair: Stephanie Batkie, University of the South 

Paper: “Latin Prosimetrum and the Form of Walton’s Boethius

            Taylor Cowdery, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 

Paper: “‘Dramatic Persona and Lyric Voice: The Afterlife of an Idea”

             Andrew Kraebel, Trinity University 

Paper: “Allusive Rivalry in Poetic Triumphs”

            Leah Schwebel, Texas State University 

Comment: Monika Otter, Dartmouth College 

 

9.         American Afterlives of Medieval Texts and Culture                                   duPont Library, Torian Room 

Chair: Gina Di Salvo, University of Tennessee, Knoxville 

Paper: “Psychomachia and Cognition in The Castle of Perseverance and Contemporary Children’s Film”

            Sheila Coursey, University of Michigan 

Paper: “Gloria Naylor’s Global Middle Ages”

            Suzanne Edwards, Lehigh University 

Paper: “Mardi Gras’s Medieval Afterlives: Religion, Representation, and Controversy in the American South”

            Nancy Warren, Texas A&M University 

Comment: Candace Barrington, Central Connecticut State University 

 

 

10.       The Continued Lives of Medieval Spaces and Objects I                McGriff Alumni House 

Chair: Heather Mitchell-Buck, Hood College 

Paper: “Archeological Palmpsests and the Recovery of Early Medieval Rome”

            Gregor Kalas, University of Tennessee, Knoxville 

Paper: “Reframing St. Margaret at Ardagger Abbey: The Thirteenth Century Stained Glass Window of St. Margaret of Antioch in the Seventeenth Century”

            Ashley Laverock, Savannah College of Art and Design 

Paper: “The Society of Antiquaries, Vetusta Monumenta, and the ‘Recasting’ of Medieval Seals”

            Laura Whatley, Auburn University, Montgomery           

Comment: Matthew Reeve, Queen’s University

 

 

11.        Holy Lives and Afterlives II                      Social Lodge 

Chair: Jacob Abell, Vanderbilt University 

Paper: “Ciceronian and Macrobian Afterlives in Twelfth Century Hagiographical Discourse”

            Arvind Thomas, University of California, Los Angeles 

Paper: “Constructing Her Afterlife – Heloise at Paraclete”

           Tina Grundmann, The Ohio State University 

Paper: “Longing for the Men of Mysticism: The Decline of Almohad Rule and the Rise of Holy Men in Medieval North Africa

            Russell Hopley, Bowdoin College 

Comment: Brett Whalen, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

 

3:00 P.M.— 3:30 P.M.        BREAK                         Convocation Hall 

 

3:30 P.M.— 5:30 P.M.        SESSIONS 12-15

 

12.        Calculating the Past                                  Spencer 271 

Chair: Allan Mitchell, University of Victoria 

Paper: “The Battle of Numbers”

            Valerie Allen, John Jay College of Criminal Justice 

Paper: “Walking with Syncategoremata”

            Matthew Goldie, Rider University 

Paper: “An Alchemist’s Travels, According to Himself

            Joseph Stadolnik, University of Chicago 

Comment: Lara Farina, West Virginia University 

 

13.     Sanctifying Violence                      DuPont Library, Torian Room 

Chair: Elizabeth Maffetone and Joseph Morgan, Indiana University 

Paper: “Violating Sanctity: Tyranny and Martyrdom in Early Medieval Hagiography”

            Jacob Coen, University of Notre Dame 

Paper: “‘(Un)Sanctified Violence: The ‘Golden Rule’ in the Confessio Amantis and its Medieval Afterlives”

            Emily Houlik-Ritchey, Rice University 

Paper: “The Matter of Personae in Medieval Italy”

            Melissa Vise, Washington and Lee University 

Comment: Kathy Lavezzo, University of Iowa 

 

14.       The Continued Lives of Medieval Spaces and Objects II             McGriff Alumni House 

Chair: Laura Whatley, Auburn University, Montgomery 

Paper: “When is the Phoenix a Bad Thing? Thoughtful and Transparent Digital Afterlives for Medieval Material Objects”

            Matthew Davis, Blinn College 

Paper: “Repatriating Reliquaries: The Entangled History of the Reliquaries of Saint Yrieix and Saint Martin of Soudeilles and the Complexities of Medieval Devotional Objects in Museum Collections”

            Corinne Kannenberg, Princeton University 

Paper: “Shambling through Time: The 2018 York Mystery Plays in the Shambles Market”

            Heather Mitchell-Buck, Hood College 

Comment: Nancy Warren, Texas A&M University 

 

15.        Performing Afterlives in Late Medieval Texts                           Walsh-Ellet 202 

Chair: Matthew Irvin, University of the South 

Paper: “Literal and Literary Afterlives: Performing Chaucer’s Retraction

            Megan Murton, Catholic University of America 

Paper: “Sensing Lives and Afterlives: The Problem of Translation in St. Erkenwald

            Ingrid Pierce, Clemson University 

Paper: “St. Gawain: Performing Sir Gawain and the Green Knight as a Legendum”

           William Quinn, University of Arkansas 

Comment: David Lawton, Washington University, St. Louis 

 

5:45 P.M.        First PLENARY SESSION - Brinley Rhys Memorial Lecture -   Gailor Auditorium 

"Abbreviation and the Afterlife of Narratives"

Marjorie Curry Woods, University of Texas, Austin

 

7:00 P.M.        COCKTAILS AND DINNER                                                         Convocation Hall 

 

SATURDAY, 13 April

 

7:30 A.M.        Registration continues, Convocation Hall

                        (Light breakfast and printed program available.)

 

8:30 A.M.— 9:50 A.M.        SESSIONS 16-19 

16.       Monastic Afterlives II                                Spencer 271 

Chair: Anthony Perron, Loyola Marymount University 

Paper: “The Pursuits of Salvation in Early Medieval Monastic Rules”

            Albrecht Diem, Syracuse University 

Paper: “Horrifying Bodies: Waste and the Demonic in Monastic Imagination”

            Allison Gose, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 

Comment: Cary Howie, Cornell University

 

17.        Chaucerian Afterlives                              DuPont Library, Torian Room 

Chair: Brian Gastle, Western Carolina University 

Paper: “Chaucer’s Pagan Marriage Group”

            Lynn Shutters, Colorado State University 

Paper: “The Legends Live On: The Meaning Behind Incidental Hagiographic References in The Canterbury Tales

            David Bell, University of North Georgia 

Comment: Jenny Adams, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

 

18.       Rethinking the Present with the Past       Social Lodge 

Chair: Stephen Raulston, University of the South 

Paper: “Romans 13 in Medieval and Modern Political Theology”

            Eliza Buhrer, Colorado School of Mines 

Paper: “The Afterlives of Nineteenth-Century Philology and the Idea of the Vernacular”

            Shyama Rajendran, University of California, Davis 

Comment: Myra Seaman, The College of Charleston 

 

19.       Early Medieval Renewals                          Gailor 110 

Chair: Susan Ridyard, University of the South 

Paper: “Grammar and Cosmology in Early Medieval Britain”

            Brian Cook, Auburn University 

Paper: “The Discussion of Immortality in Nascent Europe”

            James Colbert, Fitchburg State University 

Comment: Willemien Otten, University of Chicago 

 

10:00 A.M.— 12:00 P.M.       SESSIONS 20-22

 

20.       Afterlives of Assault I                              Spencer 271 

Chair: Sarah Baechle, University of Mississippi 

Paper: “Igerna’s Instrumentality: Sensationalizing Assault in Medieval Historiography”

            Gillian Adler, Sarah Lawrence College 

Paper: “Sexual Trauma and the Early Modern Afterlife of Medieval Virgin Martyrdom”

            Gina Di Salvo, University of Tennessee, Knoxville 

Paper: “The Textual Afterlives of the Medieval Pastourelle”

            Carissa Harris, Temple University 

Comment: Suzanne Edwards, Lehigh University 

 

21.        Performance and/or Performativity        duPont Library, Torian Room 

Chair: Sheila Coursey, University of Michigan 

Paper: “The Lazarus Effect: Translating Death in Medieval English Vernacular Drama”

            Mary Hayes, University of Mississippi 

Paper: “Sympathy for the Demon: Exploring Redemption through Performative Speech Acts in Cynewulf’s Anglo-Saxon Adaptation of the Latin Passio S. Iuliana

            Andrea Waldrep, University of Minnesota 

Paper: “The Dramatic Afterlives of Julian of Norwich and Margery Kempe”

            Tara Williams, Oregon State University 

Comment: Robert Sturges, Arizona State University 

 

22.       New Comparative Literatures                  Gailor 110 

Chair: Emily Houlik-Ritchey, Rice University

Paper: “The Medieval and Modern Afterlives of St. Frideswide of Oxford”

            Lori Garner, Rhodes College 

Paper: “Otherworldly Treasures: Recovering the Past in Medieval Persian and Celtic Literatures”

            Sam Lasman, University of Chicago 

Paper: “A History of Their Own: Reconstructing Ottoman Imperial Harem Narratives”

            Kortney Stern, Indiana University 

Comment: Karla Mallette, University of Michigan 

 

12:00 P.M.— 1:00 P.M.         LUNCH                                          Convocation Hall        

 

 

1:00 P.M.—3:00 P.M.               PLENARY SEMINAR                      Gailor Auditorium           

From Life to Afterlives: Creative Re-presentation in the Premodern World

Director: Alison K. Frazier, University of Texas, Austin 

Paper: “The Discipline of Mahadevi and Lalla: Religious Ambiguity in the gendering of Ascetic Female Hindi Saints”

Dean Accardi, Connecticut College 

Paper: “Reconsidering Sufi Hagiographies in Medieval Persia, An Archaeology”

Ashkan Bahrani, Vanderbilt University 


Paper: “Residual Afterlives of Blood”

Manuela Ceballos, University of Tennessee, Knoxville 


Paper: “Fictional Re-Imaginings of the Lives of Medieval Female Saints”

Rachel Engelman, University of Texas, Austin 


Paper: “A Frankish Saint in England: Henry Bradshaw’s Lyfe of Saynt Radegunde”

Anna Rudolph, University of California, Santa Barbara 

 

3:00 P.M.— 3:30 P.M.        BREAK, Convocation Hall 

 

3:30 P.M.—5:30 P.M.   SESSIONS 23-26      

                       

23.       Afterlives of Assault II                   Spencer 271   

Chair: Carissa Harris, Temple University 

Paper: “Treating Trauma in the Field: Two ‘Anglo-Saxon’ Homiliaries”

Matthew Aiello, University of Pennsylvania 

Paper: “Chaucer and the Apologists: One Hundred and Forty-Eight Years of Writing about Cecily Chaumpaigne”

            Sarah Baechle, University of Mississippi 

Comment: Christine M. Rose, Portland State University 

 

24.       Afterlives of Medieval Bodies      duPont Library, Torian Room 

Chair: Madison Tarleton, University of Denver/Iliff School of Theology 

Paper: “’Of Vicious Lives and Men of Ill Fame’: Sex Traffickers and the Authorities of Medieval Europe”

            Christopher Paolella, University of Missouri, Columbia 

Paper: “Gortesquely Orgasmic: Necrotic Gazing, Claustrophilia, and Queer Afterlives in the Middle Ages”

            Zachary Engledow, Indiana University 

Paper: “Lives and Afterlives of Medieval Leprosy”

            Aleksandra Pfau, Hendrix College 

Comment: Kira Robison, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga

 

25.       Rebuilding, Rewriting, and Reimagining Sacred Space          duPont Library, Torian Room 

Chair: Matthew Goldie, Rider University 

Paper: “Burying a Demon’s Saintly Son: The Shrine of Sir Gowther”

            Gina Hurley, Yale University 

Paper: “Lay Filth and Clerical Panic: Pollution, Trade, and the Cemetery, 1140-1300”

            Anthony Perron, Loyola Marymount University 

Paper: “Expanding the Temporal Frame at Notre-Dame d’Étampes”

            Sarah Thompson, Rochester Institute of Technology 

Comment: Elizabeth Allen, University of California, Irvine

 

26.       Late Medieval Concepts of the Afterlife                                      Gailor 110

Chair: Tara Williams, Oregon State University 

Paper: “The Brides of Christ in Pearl

            Caroline Jansen, University of Tennessee, Knoxville 

Paper: “Between Life and Death: Fairy Magic and Metaphysics in Sir Orfeo

            Emily McLemore, University of Notre Dame 

Comment: Sarah Stanbury, College of the Holy Cross 

 

5:45 P.M.       2nd PLENARY SESSION, Edward King Memorial Lecture      Gailor Auditorium     

"Relics and Resurrection”
Cynthia Hahn, Graduate Center, City University of New York
 

7:00 P.M.        COCKTAILS AND DINNER                                                      Convocation Hall

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