22 October, 2014

Program of the 29th Intl. Conference on Medievalism, Medievalisms on the Move

Program of the
29th International Conference on Medievalism

Thursday, October 2
6:30-7:30 pm
The Club Room, Georgia Tech Hotel; Cash Bar

Regular Sessions Address:
Stephen C. Hall Building, 215 Bobby Dodd Way
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30313

Friday, October 24, 9am-10:30am
2 concurrent sessions

Richard Utz will meet participants in the GT Hotel Lobby at 8:30 on Friday morning to walk to the Hall Bldg.

Session 2: Gender and the Spirit
Stephen C. Hall Building Room 102
Chair: Kara L. McShane (U of Rochester)

Claudia Yaghoobi (Georgia College & State U)
The Ideal of Beauty in Medieval and Post-Medieval Persian Culture: Jami’s “Yusuf and Zulaikha”

Carol L. Robinson (Kent State U at Trumbull)
Medievalist Media Sexism on the Move

Niamh Pattwell (U of Dublin)
Engaging the Medieval in Frank McGuinness’s Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me

Session 3: Remix Culture / The Medieval Remixed
Stephen C. Hall Building Room 103
Chair: Lesley A. Coote

Eric Doyle (Villanova University)
Lohengrin Drowning: Myth and History in The Good Soldier

Matthew Schwager (Montana State U)
The Mousetrap and the Medieval: Historical Rhetoric and Design in Musical Interfaces

Alexander L. Kaufman (Auburn U at Montgomery)
Remake/Remodel: Roxy Music’s Avalon and the Spiral of Arthurian Renewal

Gwendolyn Morgan (Montana State U)
Reclaiming Englishness: Modern Usage of the Anglo-Saxon Language

Friday, October 24, 10:45am-12:15pm
3 concurrent sessions

Session 4: Medievalisms in the Classroom: A Roundtable
Stephen C. Hall Building Room 106
Organizers: Leah Haught & Valerie B. Johnson (Georgia Tech)
Chair: Peter Fontaine (Georgia Tech)

Leah Haught (Georgia Tech)
From Westeros to Broceliande: Mapping the Multimodal Middle Ages

Valerie B. Johnson (Georgia Tech)
Up-Cycling: Adapting the York Mystery Cycle

Kara L. McShane (U of Rochester)
“Just Like the Thirteenth Century”: Examining Fact and Authenticity In the Footsteps of Marco Polo

Arthur Bahr (MIT)
Anglo-Saxon from Anywhere: Mobile Pedagogy and Virtual Classrooms

Robin Wharton (Georgia State U)
Digital Pedagogy, Textual Studies, and Thomas Hoccleve

Session 5: Medievalism & France
Stephen C. Hall Building Room 103
Chair: Thomas Hahn (U of Rochester)

Kara Larson Maloney (Binghamton U)
Lost in Translation: Gawain, Reputation and His Troubles with Old French

Chris Ippolito (Georgia Tech)
Flaubert’s Middle Ages

Laura Hollengreen (Georgia Tech)
Riding and Marching to Victory: The Military Tactic of the Chevauchée in Medieval France and Nineteenth-Century America

Session 6: Physicality and Performance
Stephen C. Hall Building Room 102
Chair: Jonathan Kotchian (Georgia Tech)

Kathryn O’Toole (Independent Scholar)
Physical Spirits

E.L. Risden (St. Norbert College)
Detective Dee: Chinese Cinematic Medievalism and the Acrobatic Art of Detection

Lisa Nalbone (U of Central Florida)
Moving through Time and Space in Mercedes Rubio’s Las siete muchachas del Liceo (1957) Via Wagner’s Parsifal in Barcelona, Spain (1914)

Friday, October 24, 12:30pm-1:30pm
LUNCH: Lunchboxes will be available for registered conference participants.
Please have your meal tickets with you.

Session 7: Open Access in the Academy
Stephen C. Hall Building Room 102
Organizers: Fred Rascoe & J. Britt Holbrook (Georgia Tech)
Chair: Richard Utz (Georgia Tech)
Sponsor: Innovation and Collaboration in Liberal Arts, Science, and Technology (ICLAST); funded by Provost Office GT FIRE Transformative Research and Education

Kevin Harty (La Salle U; Review Editor Arthuriana); Leah Haught (Georgia Tech; Assoc. Editor Medievally Speaking); Jesse G. Swan (U of Northern Iowa; Editor UNIversitas); Thomas Hahn (U of Rochester; TEAMS editorial); Robin Wharton (Georgia State U; Hoccleve Project); Paul Sturtevant (Managing Editor, Curator: The Museum Journal)

Friday, October 24, 1:45pm-3:15pm
3 concurrent sessions

Session 8: Time, Space, Movement, Theory
Stephen C. Hall Building Room 106
Chair: Valerie B. Johnson (Georgia Tech)

Vincent Ferré (Université Paris Est, UPEC)
The adventures of a notion: Alterität-altérité-alterity, from Europe to the USA

M.J. Toswell (U of Western Ontario)
Borges’ Medievalism First and Last

Lesley Coote (U of Hull)
CGI, Borders and Spaces Between

Session 9: Medievalists Making Medievalism: Readings
Stephen C. Hall Building Room 102
Organizer: Pamela Clements (Siena College)
Chair: Andy Frazee (Georgia Tech)

Readers: Gwendolyn Morgan (Montana State U); E.L. Risden (St. Norbert College); Curtis VanDonkelaar (Michigan State U); Pamela Clements

Session 10: Absence
Stephen C. Hall Building Room 103
Organizer/Chair: Amy Kaufman (Middle Tennessee State U)

Elizabeth Sklar (Wayne State U)
Ubi Arturus?

Rebecca King (Middle Tennessee State U)
Arthur’s Absence in Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood Arthurian Works

Michael Evans (Central Michigan U)
Is Pre-Columbian America ‘Medieval’?

Donald L. Hoffman (Northeastern Illinois U)
The Medieval Absence in Arabic Film

Friday, October 24, 3:30pm-5pm
3 concurrent sessions

Session 11: Medieval Grail Quest Narratives in Contemporary Cinema
Stephen C. Hall Building Room 106
Organizer: Peter Fontaine (Georgia Tech)
Chair: Clint Stivers (Georgia Tech)

Peter Fontaine (Georgia Tech)
Let’s Booboo: The World’s End as (Re)Iteration of the Grail Quest and Medieval Narrative

Dustin Hannum (Georgia Tech)
“This is our immortality”: Tin Cup, Sporting Quests, Inner Demons, Failure, and the American Dream

Julie Hawk (Georgia Tech)
Arthur and Lancelot Go to Camelot: The Hamburger Slider as Holy Grail in Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle

Session 12: Major Authors
Stephen C. Hall Building Room 103
Chair: Caitlin Kelly (Georgia Tech)

Rachel Landers (U of Alabama Birmingham)
“A Tale Thrice Told”: The Medievalism in William Wordsworth’s Geoffrey Chaucer Modernizations

Clare A. Simmons (Ohio State U)
Medievalist Wandering in Wordsworth’s Excursion

Martha Oberle (Frederick Community College)
Chaucer, Malory, Dante--the Medievals--and The Computer

Session 13: Medieval Things
Stephen C. Hall Building Room 102
Chair: Joy Robinson (Georgia Tech)

Henry Schilb (Princeton U)
Lost in Translation: The Displacement of Meaning from Post-Byzantine Liturgical Textiles Acquired by R.F. Borough and Burton Y. Berry  

Elizabeth Emery (Montclair State U)
Meubles: The Collection and Display of Medieval Furniture in Nineteenth-Century France

Dustin Frazier (University of Roehampton)
Charter Horns and the Eighteenth-Century English Landscape

Robin Wharton (Georgia State U)
Medievalism in the Makerspace

Friday, October 24, 5:15pm-6:15pm

Session 14: PLENARY I
D.M. Smith Lecture Hall 105 (685 Cherry Street, Georgia Institute of Technology)
Introduction: Karl Fugelso, Editor: Studies in Medievalism
Kathleen Verduin (Hope College)
“The Times of the Appreciation”: Dante among the Americans

Friday, October 24, 7:15pm-9pm
(Please bring your dinner meal ticket)
Georgia Tech Hotel (room TBD). Menu available at website; Cash Bar.
John Cressler, Reading/Presentation
Ceremony honoring Kathleen Verduin

Saturday, October 25, 9am-10:30am
3 concurrent sessions

Session 15: Monachatus non est pietas: Matthew Lewis’ The Monk
Stephen C. Hall Building Room 103
Organizer: Nickolas Haydock (U of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez)
Chair: Nicole Lobdell (Georgia Tech)

Nickolas Haydock
The (A)wry Views of Matthew Lewis’ The Monk

Pedro Noel Doreste (Emory U)
“Collapse of the Sacrosanct: Monk Lewis’ Violent Christophobia in Ken Russell’s The Devils

Margarita Rivera (U of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez)
Power and Social Hierarchy in Matthew Lewis’ The Monk

Session 16: What We Remember to Forget: Medievalism’s Aporiae
Stephen C. Hall Building Room 106
Organizer/Chair: Lauryn S. Mayer (Washington and Jefferson College)

Carol Robinson (Kent State U at Trumbull) & Pamela Clements (Siena College)
Serious Play—Unseriously: Acceptance and Empowerment in Neomedievalism

Kevin Moberly (Old Dominion U) & Brent Moberly (Indiana U)
Swords, Sorcery, and Steam: Industrial Age Nostalgia in Medieval-themed Computer Games

E.L. Risden (St. Norbert College)
A Lesser-known Sister Rehabilitates a Lesser-known Brother: Clemence Housman’s Sir Aglovale de Galis

Thomas Goodmann (U of Miami)
Arts and Crafts and Women’s Work

Richard Utz (Georgia Tech)
Medievalism’s Nationality

Session 17: Animating the Medieval World
Stephen C. Hall Building Room 102
Organizer/Chair: J.P. Telotte (Georgia Tech)

Richard Neupert (U of Georgia)
Animated Animals and Embodied Performance in Starewicz’s Tale of the Fox

Krystina Madej (Georgia Tech)
Bakhtin and Disney: Dialogism, Heterglossia, and Longevity in Disney’s world of Knights and Ladies Fair

J.P. Telotte (Georgia Tech)
Flatness and Depth: Disney’s Medieval—and Modern—Vision

Saturday, October 25, 10:45am-12:15pm
3 concurrent sessions

Session 18: The Modern Medieval Fantasy
Stephen C. Hall Building Room 102
Chair: Patricia R. Taylor (Georgia Tech)

Maria Sachiko Cecire (Bard College)
“It Grows Like a Seed in the Dark”: Medieval Literature and Tolkien’s Alternate Canons

Kyle Ann Huskin (U of Rochester)
A Theory of Slayer Slang: Creating a New “Cult Classic” Television Series out of Old English Language and Culture

Sarah Lindsay (Milligan College)
Knights vs. Prejudice in Space: The Pre-modern Past in “The Mountains of Mourning”

Emily Huber (Franklin and Marshall)
Leave off Loki, for thou art drunk: Mediating the Trickster in Comics and Film

Session 19: Russian Medievalisms
Stephen C. Hall Building Room 106
Organizers/Chairs: Dina Khapaeva & Nikolay Koposov (Georgia Tech)

Nikolay Koposov
Ancient Rus: The Birth of Russian Medievalism

Kevin Platt (U of Pennsylvania)
Sergei Eisenstein and Stalinist Medievalism

Dina Khapaeva
Russian Gothic Society: Report on the Recent Advancement of Pragmatic Medievalism

Session 20: Presence
Stephen C. Hall Building Room 103
Organizer: Amy Kaufman (Middle Tennessee State U)
Chair: Michael Evans (Central Michigan U)

Kevin J. Harty (La Salle U)
The Vikings in Rhode Island: The Sagas, The Newport Tower, and R. William Neill’s 1928 Film, The Viking

Susan Aronstein (U of Wyoming) & Laurie Finke (Kenyon College)
Frederick Glasscock’s New Round Table

Anne Howey (Brock U)
Uther’s Presence in the BBC Merlin

Amy Kaufman
Dark Revivals

Saturday, October 25, 12:30pm-1:30pm
LUNCH: Lunchboxes will be distributed to registered conference participants. Please bring your meal ticket.

Session 21: PLENARY II
D.M. Smith Lecture Hall 105 (685 Cherry Street, Georgia Institute of Technology)
Introduction: Carol Colatrella, Associate Dean, Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts
Sylvie Kandé, SUNY Old Westbury
Olifants and Balafos: The Social Life of African Things in Postcolonial Middle Ages

Saturday, October 25, 1:45pm-3:15pm
3 concurrent sessions

Session 22: Medieval Spectres
Stephen C. Hall Building Room 106
Chair: Alexander Kaufman

Mustafa Kemal Mirzeler (Western Michigan U)
Remembering the Voyage of Sir Vivian Fuchs to the South Island in 1934: The Elmolo and Europeans on the Shores of Lake Rudolf in the Kenya Colony

Thomas Hahn (U of Rochester)
Medievalism, Oscar Wilde, and Pyle’s Robin Hood

Session 23: Medievalisms of Early Modern English Language, History, and Drama
Stephen C. Hall Building Room 103
Organizer/Chair: Jesse Swan (U of Northern Iowa)

Sarah A. Kelen (Nebraska Wesleyan U)
Ancestor or Alien? Early Modern Perspectives on Medieval English

Rebecca Brackmann (Lincoln Memorial U)
Separation Anxiety: Sir Simonds D’Ewes’ Passionale in Harley 315 and Harley 624

Brian Gourley (Independent Scholar)
An Analysis of Late Medieval Representations of Evil on the Reformation Stage: The Reconfiguring of the Seven Deadly Sins in John Bale’s Three Laws

Session 24: The (Augmented) Cathedral and the (Magic) Book: Image, Space, and Experience in the Middle Ages and the Digital Age
Stephen C. Hall Building Room 102

Organizers/Presenters: Jay Bolter (Georgia Tech) & Maria Engberg (Malmö U)
Respondents: Karl Fugelso (Towson U); Elizabeth Emery (Montclair State U); M.J. Toswell (U of Western Ontario)

Saturday, October 25, 3:30pm-5pm
3 concurrent sessions

Session 25: Flannery O’Connor’s Medievalism
Stephen C. Hall Building Room 106
Organizer/Chair: Jesse Swan (U of Northern Iowa)

Jesse Swan
Flannery O’Connor’s Narrative Voice and the Medievalizing of Modernity

Marshall Bruce Gentry & Elaine Whitaker (Georgia College & State U)
Flannery O’Connor’s Boy Bishops

Session 26: Made in Italy
Stephen C. Hall Building Room 102
Chair: Kathleen Verduin (Hope College)

Karl Fugelso (Towson U)
Moving Illustrations of the Divine Comedy

Jesse DeSales Shelton (Independent Scholar)
Multiple Modernities in the Works of Leonardo Bruni

Eloisa Bressan (U of Aix-Marseille)
Pound’s Medievalism: Translation to Creation

Rebecca Burnett (Georgia Tech)
Poison, Padua, and Risk: Authenticating Toxins in “Rappaccini's Daughter”

Session 27: Medieval Atlanta
Stephen C. Hall Building Room 103
Organizer / Chair: Richard Utz (Georgia Tech)

Katherine Squire, Karthik Rao, Matthew Kaune (Georgia Tech): People

Michael Adkison, Jessica Thomas, Tabitha Shamis (Georgia Tech): Places

Cody Owen, Elizabeth Pemberton, and Kimberly Duane (Georgia Tech): Things

Saturday, October 25, 5pm-6pm

Session 28: Doing Medievalism: Projects & Opportunities for Publishing
Stephen C. Hall Building Room 103

Networking session with editors, advisory board members, and authors from Studies in Medievalism, The Year’s Work in Medievalism, Medievally Speaking, Medievalism (book series), and Perspicuitas.

And so our Conference Ends…