Conference Program

The Geographic Imagination: Place and Space in the Middle Ages

February 28 – March 1, 2014

Notre Dame Conference Center, The University of Notre Dame

Day 1 (Friday, Feb. 28)

2:30-3:30 – Campus tour, highlighting conference-themed medieval manuscripts in Notre Dame Special Collections (remarks by David Gura); departs from the Morris Inn

4:00-4:30 Sign-in begins at the Conference Center; coffee, tea, and light snacks served

4:30 – Welcoming remarks from Anthony Monta, Associate Director of the Nanovic Institute (Notre Dame), and Dr. Chris Abram, Associate Professor of English at the University of Notre Dame

4:45-6:15 – Panel 1: Local Spaces

Presider: Andrew Klein

“Þe worde þat he warpyd: Diachronic English Language Contact in St. Erkenwald,” Leanne MacDonald, University of Notre Dame

“The Marginal, Marshy, and Monstrous Elements of Eolh-secg in The Rune Poem,” Mae Kilker, University of Notre Dame

“Native Earth, Native Tongue: The Consolation of “Erþ” in Two Fourteenth-Century Manuscripts,” Marjorie Harrington, University of Notre Dame

6:45 – Dinner for panelists (check your email for more information)

Day 2 (Saturday, March 1st)

8:30-9:00 – Continental breakfast

9:00-10:30 – Panel 2: Transgressive Spaces

Presider: Karrie Fuller

“Rogue Space: Genre, Closure, and Prostitution in Chaucer’s Cook’s Tale,” Emilie Cox, Indiana University (Bloomington)

“‘3e ar welcum to my cors’: The Bedchamber’s Place in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight,” Whitney Sperrazza, Indiana University (Bloomington)

“Recovering a Fairer Heloise,” Kim Lungociu, Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C

11:00-12:00 – Keynote Lecture: Geraldine Heng, “Early Globalities, and Its Questions, Objectives, and Methods”

12:00-1:00 – Banquet lunch at the Morris Inn

1:30-3:30 – Panel 3: Sacred Spaces

Presider: Megan J. Hall

Sacri loci: Holy land and landscape in twelfth-century Northumbria,” Lauren Whitnah, University of Notre Dame

“Creating a Saint: Christianization and Sacred Space in Hrafns saga sveinbjarnarsonar,” Melissa Mayus, University of Notre Dame

“”Martyrdom in Asye and Remapping Late Medieval Catholic Identity,” Jerrell Allen, Indiana University (Bloomington)

“All Boats Lead to Rome: Tensions Between Virtue and Rome in The Man of Law’s Tale and Emaré, Adrianna Radosti, Purdue University

3:00-3:30 – Coffee/tea break

3:30-4:45 – Panel 4: Mapped Spaces

Presider: Amanda Bohne

“The Geography of Later Crusades: Ramon Llull’s Routes to the Holy Land,”                     Michael Sanders, Western Michigan University

“Navigating Borders and Empires in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight,” Meagan Loftin, University of Washington

“The Cartographic Imagination: Mapping Anglo-Scottish Existence in the Late Middle Ages,” Andrew Klein, University of Notre Dame

6:00 – Dinner for panelists (check your email for more information)


One thought on “Conference Program

  1. This looks awesome! I’m sorry I won’t be able to attend, but way to go Hoosiers! By which I mean people in Indiana:)

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