April 21 | Interuniversity Doctoral Consortium Medieval Conference

Columbia University
Hosted by Barnard College, Broadway and 117th Street
New York City, NY
Room 328 Milbank Hall

ORIENTATION: Enter the Barnard College campus by its main gate, on the west side of Broadway at 117th Street.  (#1 Subway to 116th St.)  Head to your right, heading north.  Milbank is at the north end of our little campus.  There will be signposts toward the conference as well.

SCHEDULE:

9:30-10:30     Registration / Coffee

10:30-11:45   Session #1:  WORLD AND WONDER

Christopher Richards, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
“The Mortuary Roll of Lucy: Cohesion and Separation, Poetry and Picture.”

Gianmarco Sarretto, English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University
“Interpretative Gluttony: A Reading of Cleanness

Lauren McConnell, English, Rutgers University
“’Suche ferlies shull fal’: Anxiety and Futurity in The Awntyrs off Arthure”

11:45-1:00     Session #2: SAINTLY SPACES

Emily Dalton, Comparative Literature, Princeton University
“ ‘Clansyd hom in Cristes nome’: Translation of Spaces and Bodies in St. Erkenwald

Nathan Melson, History, Fordham University
“Problems of a Portable Saint: Relic Economy and Negotiation in Late Medieval Marseille”

1:00-2:15       Lunch

2:15-3:30     Roundtable: THEFT: METHODS AND THEORIES WE DON’T REALLY KNOW

Moderator:    Christopher Baswell, Barnard College and Columbia University
Participants: Brigitte Bedos-Rezak, History, New York University
Steven Kruger, English, CUNY Graduate Center
Sara Poor, German, Princeton University
Jocelyn Wogan-Browne, English, Fordham University

3:30-4:45       Session #3: COMMON GOODS

Paul Holchak, English, CUNY Graduate Center
“The Practice of Devotion in Piers Plowman

Samantha Sabalis, English, Fordham University
“From a Confessor’s Manual to a Text for Lay Religious Instruction:
The Transformation of  Robert Grosseteste’s Templum Dei in BL
Additional MS 32578”

Allison Tyndall, English, Stony Brook University
“Common People and the Common Good in the Early Modern History Play”

4:45-6:00       Reception

IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE IUDC MEETING, SPONSORED BY
THE GRADUATE MEDIEVAL COLLOQUIUM OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY:

A lecture by Professor Jonathan Hsy,
George Washington University
“Deaf Gain in the Middle Ages: Language, Cognition, Culture”
6:00 PM, 328 Milbank Hall

 

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