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Kalamazoo Medievalists Practice Conference

Kalamazoo Medievalists Practice Conference
59 Queens Park Cr. E., Shook Common Room
Time: May 5th, 2:45 pm End: May 6th, 5:00 pm
Interest Categories: Religion, Study of (FAS), Medieval Studies (FAS), History (FAS), Historical Studies (UTM), Historical and Cultural Studies (UTSC), English and Drama (UTM), English (UTSC), English (FAS), Comparative Literature (FAS), 400-1200, 1200-1500, 1-400 CE
Graduate student conference at the Centre for Medieval Studies

The Annual “Kazoo” Practice of the Centre for Medieval Studies
The Shook Common Room of the Pontifical Institute for Medieval Studies

May 5th to May 6th
Organized by the Committee for Work in Medieval Studies

Light Refreshment will be served prior to the start of the Conference and during Designated Breaks

Monday May 5th

2:45-3:15 pm

  • Keynote and Q & A: Dr. Suzanne Conklin Akbari: The Space of the City: Jerusalem in Crusader Maps and Itineraries

3:15-3:20: Break

3:20 pm -5:00 pm: Ars Latina: Latin Literature, Its Meaning and Its Reception in the Middle Ages

  • 3:20-3:40: Morris Tichenor: Versus non ratione cognitus: Ciceronian Distinctions between Poetry and Prose in Medieval Rhetoric
  • 3:40-4:00: Emily Blakelock: Loving Men ‘Then’ and ‘Now:’ Reading Juvenal in the Twelfth-Century Classroom
  • 4:00-4:20: Amanda Wetmore: Interruptum est opus: Queering Loss in Aelred’s Speculum caritatis
  • Q & A: 4:20 to 4:50

Break: 4:50 to 5:00

5:00-6:00 pm: Rule, Britannia: Law and Politics in Medieval England

  • 5:00-5:20: Christopher Berard: When the Sword Is Mightier than the Pen: The Role of Caliburn in the Marriage Alliance of Richard I of England and Tancred of Sicily
  • 5:20- 5:40: Kyla Turner: Whose Law is it Anyway? Authority over Work in Post-Pestilence England.
  • Q & A: 5:40-6:00

Tuesday May 6th:

1:00 pm -2:30 pm Understanding the Function of Language and the Written Word

  • 1:00 pm - 1:20: Chris Piuma: How to Read Fake Hebrew: The Serra Altarpieces
  • 1:20- 1:40: John Geck: The Hagiographical Vita Amici et Amelii and the Exemplary Romance Amis and Amiloun
  • 1:40-2:00: Sean Winslow: The Gospels of Ǝnda Abba Gärima and the Contexts of Early Christian Manuscript Production in Ethiopia
  • Q & A: 2:00-2:30

Break: 2:30-2:45

2:45-4:15: When the Saints Go Marching In: Medieval Hagiography

  • 2:45-3:05: Daniel Price: Fitting a Square Saint into a Round Vita: Eugippius and the Writing of the Sixth-Century Vita Severini
  • 3:05-3:25: Bridget Riley: Old Saints, New Empire: The Cults of St. Ithamar and St. Vigor
  • 3:25-3:45: Lochin Brouillard: The Obazine Experiment: Women, Children, and Their Father in the Vita sancti Stephani Obazinensis
  • Q & A: 3:45 - 4:15

Break: 4:15-4:30

4:30 – 5:00 pm: The Pseudo-Paper for Pseudo-Studies

  • 4:30-5:00 pm: Anna Bilson-Nilson: "If I were to say I'd read it, I'd be lying": Petrarch's Silent Commentary and the Textual Tradition of the Decameron

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