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Medieval Academy of America Annual Meeting 2014Medieval Academy of America / Medieval Association of the Pacific
Annual Meeting
April 10-12, 2014, at UCLA

 

PDF of the printed program (copies available at the conference).

 

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014
9:30 am – 1:00 pm Optional Tour – J. Paul Getty Museum, at the Getty Center

Prior registration required.
Bus departs from the lobby entrance of the Palomar Hotel.

10:00 am – Noon Pre-meeting Master Class
Humanities Conference Room 314, Royce Hall, UCLA

“Exhibiting Byzantium”
Robin Cormack, University of Cambridge and University of London
Mary Louise Hart, The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa

Noon – 6:00 pm Registration
Grand Horizon Room, south promenade, Covel Commons, UCLA
Noon – 6:00 pm Book Exhibit
South Bay Room, Covel Commons, UCLA
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Opening Address
Grand Horizon Room, Covel Commons, UCLA

Welcome:
Massimo Ciavolella, Director, UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Scott Waugh, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, UCLA

Introduction: Sharon Gerstel, University of California, Los Angeles

“Music as Text and Music as Image”
Susan Boynton, Columbia University

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Coffee Break
Covel Commons: Grand Horizon Room promenades and terrace; South Bay Room lobby
Carnesale Commons: 2nd Floor Lobby outside Hermosa Room
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Concurrent Sessions

1. Scandinavians and Empire
West Coast Room A, Covel Commons

Organizer and Chair: Anthony Perron, Loyola Marymount University

“Ketill Oddson: An Icelandic Priest at the Pope’s Court”
Joel Anderson, Cornell University

“How Much Material Damage Did the Northmen Do in Northern Europe”
Lesley Anne Morden, St. Mary’s University College and University of Calgary

“When Myth Reflects Saga: The Finnar, Giants, and Norse Expansionism”
Jeremy DeAngelo, University of Connecticut

2. Encountering the Past and the Page in Medieval English Literature
West Coast Room B, Covel Commons

Organizer and Chair: Matthew Fisher, University of California, Los Angeles

“Reshuffling the Pages: The Liberal Arts Curriculum in the Confessio Amantis, Newberry Library MS. 33.5”
Georgiana Donavin, Westminster College

“Constructing the Past on the Page in the Chronicle of Richard Devizes
Marisa Libbon, Bard College

“Saint Erkenwald and the Cipher of History”
David Coley, Simon Fraser University

3. Encounters Between Cultures: Conflict and Conflict Resolution
North Ridge Room A, Covel Commons

Organizer: Warren Brown, California Institute of Technology
Chair: Geoffrey Koziol, University of California, Berkeley

“The Dunsæte Ordinance and the Welsh Frontier: Conflicts and Conflict Resolution in Anglo-Saxon England”
Lindy Brady, University of Mississippi

“Theodosius I as Comitatus ‘Hero’: A Flawed Attempt at Conflict Resolution between the Late Roman Empire and the Goths”
Nicholas Pelullo, Villanova University

“Uncommon Clients: Encountering the Foreign in Fourteenth-Century English Courts of Common Law”
Arlene M. W. Sindelar, University of British Columbia

4. Language Communities
North Ridge Room B, Covel Commons

Organizer: Massimo Ciavolella, University of California, Los Angeles
Chair: Kimberly Klimek, Metropolitan State University of Denver

“Ethnic, Professional, or Social Markers? The Notarial, Judicial, and Priestly Uses of Arabic and Greek in Toledo and Messina, c. 1200-1400”
Aaron Moreno, St. Mary's University

“Lingua Franca and Proto-Italian in the Medieval Mediterranean”
Rosella Pescatori, El Camino College

“An Orthodox Sect Vocabulary? Reginald Pecock’s English”
Jennifer A.T. Smith, University of California, Los Angeles

5. Sites of Encounter: Norman Sicily
Hermosa Room A, Carnesale Commons

Organizer and Chair: Massimo Ciavolella, University of California, Los Angeles

“Waging War in Fourteenth-Century Sicily: Palermo and the Siege of Vicari, 1348-9”
Mark Aloisio, University of Malta

“Miracles and Justice in The History of the Tyrants of Sicily
Heather Blurton, University of California, Santa Barbara

“Classification of Villeins in Norman Sicily”
Hiroshi Takayama, University of Tokyo

6. Queens and Empresses: Beyond the Agency Question
Hermosa Room B, Carnesale Commons

Organizer and Chair: Marie Kelleher, California State University, Long Beach

“Mixing Politics and Medicine: Late Medieval Queens of Navarre and Problems of Generation, Genealogy, and Inheritance in Pierre Andrée’s Pomum Aureum (1444)”
Theresa Earenfight, Seattle University

“Mirrors for Princesses: Musical Models and the Public Images of England’s Medieval Queens”
Gillian Gower, University of California, Los Angeles

“The Beauty of Byzantine Empresses”
Kriszta Kotsis, University of Puget Sound

7. Carolingina Voices
Venice Room A, Carnesale Commons

Organizer: Blair Sullivan, University of California, Los Angeles
Chair: Kristine Tanton, University of California, Los Angeles

Iusta murmuratio: The Sound of Scandal in the Early Middle Ages”
Courtney M. Booker, University of British Columbia

“Voice, Knowledge, and the Creation of Community in Hrabanus Maurus’ De Institutione Clericorum
William L. North, Carleton College

“The Sound of Chant: From Physical Presence to Cognitive Embodiment”
Blair Sullivan, University of California, Los Angeles

8. Gifts and Exchange
Venice Room B, Carnesale Commons

Organizer and Chair: Sharon Kinoshita, University of California, Santa Cruz

“Wealhtheow’s Gift: Gift, Feud, and Intention in Beowulf
Stephanie Clark, University of Oregon

“Charitable Bequests and the Cultivation of a Spiritual Economy in the London Commissary Court Wills, 1350-1485”
Eileen Kim, University of Toronto

“Making One’s Presents Known? Gift-Giving in Three Old French Fabliaux
Sharon D. King, University of California, Los Angeles

9. Ritual Encounters: Festivals, Processions, Parades, and Triumphs
Malibu Room, Carnesale Commons

Organizer: Teofilo F. Ruiz, University of California, Los Angeles
Chair: Antonio Zaldivar, University of California, Los Angeles

“Welcoming Saints and Kings: The Liturgy of Moving Relics at Cluny and the Adventus
Kate Craig, University of California, Los Angeles

“The Byzantine Emperors Abroad: Fifteenth-Century visits to Europe”
Judith Herrin, King’s College London

“A Funeral Procession from Venice to Milan: Meanings of a Late-Medieval Merchant’s Death Rituals”
Martina Saltamacchia, University of Nebraska, Omaha

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Opening Reception
Grand Horizon Room Terrace, Covel Commons, UCLA
Sponsored by: The UCLA Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, the UCLA Dean of Humanities, and the UCLA Dean of Social Sciences
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Graduate Student Reception
Royce 306 Loggia, Royce Hall, UCLA
Sponsored by the MAA Graduate Student Committee, the Medieval and Early Modern Student Association at UCLA, and the UCLA CMRS.

FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 2014
8:00 am – 6:00 pm Registration
Grand Horizon Room, south promenade, Covel Commons, UCLA
8:30 am – 6:00 pm Book Exhibit
South Bay Room, Covel Commons, UCLA
8:00 am – 9:00 am Continental Breakfast
Grand Horizon Room, Terrace and Promenades, Covel Commons, UCLA
8:30 am – 10:00 am CARA Plenary Session: “Encountering Difference in the Middle Ages”
Grand Horizon Room, Covel Commons, UCLA

Organizer: Michael A. Ryan, University of New Mexico
Chair: Teofilo F. Ruiz, University of California, Los Angeles

“Ideas and Perceptions of Difference in Cairo Geniza Society”
Jessica Goldberg, University of California, Los Angeles

“Orthodoxy Under Latin Rule: A Monastic Response”
Annemarie Weyl Carr, Southern Methodist University

“Imposing Difference: The Inquisitional Trial of Yucé Franco (1490)”
Barbara Weissberger, University of Minnesota

10:00 am – 10:30 am Coffee Break
Covel Commons: Grand Horizon Room promenade and terrace; South Bay Room lobby
Carnesale Commons: 3rd Floor, Palisades Ballroom lobby; 2nd Floor near Hermosa
10:30 am – 12:00 pm Concurrent Sessions

10. Medieval Law in Practice: Examples from the Eleventh to Fourteenth Centuries
West Coast Room A, Covel Commons

Organizer and Chair: Kathryn L. Reyerson, University of Minnesota

“Jurisdiction and Judgment: Issues of Local Law in Eleventh- and Twelfth-Century France”
Marguerite Ragnow, University of Minnesota

“Conflicts of Jurisdiction in Paris: Practice of Law and Rituals of Possession in the Prévôté of Paris at the Beginning of the Fourteenth Century”
Claude Gauvard, Université de Paris I, Sorbonne

“Marques and Reprisals: Their Scope and Effects on Merchants and Trade in the Medieval Mediterranean World”
Kathryn L. Reyerson, University of Minnesota

11. Twelfth-Century Scholasticism as a Space of Christian-Jewish Cultural Encounter
West Coast Room B, Covel Commons

Organizer: Constant Mews, Monash University
Chair: Marcia Colish, Yale University

“The Ambiguities of Christian Hebraism in the Twelfth-Century Schools”
Constant J. Mews, Monash University

“Encounters and Appropriations in Reading the Book of the Universe: Alexander Neckam and the Jews”
Tomas Zahora, Monash University

“Jewish Culpability in Peter Lombard’s Sentences
Clare Monagle, Monash University

12. Diversity of Religious Communities
North Ridge Room A, Covel Commons

Organizer and Chair: H. A. Kelly, University of California, Los Angeles

“The Empires’ Divine Geography in Thomas Bradwardine’s De causa Dei
Edit Anna Lukacs, Institut für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung

“Benedictine Women Religious and the Practice of Penance in Central Medieval England”
Katie Ann-Marie Bugyis, University of Notre Dame

“Monastic Witchcraft and Other Tests of the Visitorial Inquisition in Late Medieval England”
Christian D. Knudsen, University of Toronto

13. Sites of Encounter in Medieval Literature (1)
North Ridge Room B, Covel Commons

Organizers: Jennifer Jahner, California Institute of Technology, and Bianca Ryan-Lopez, University of California, Los Angeles
Chair: Jennifer Jahner, California Institute of Technology

“Divine Vernaculars and Miracles of Learning: Cædmon, Cenn Fáelad and Aldfrith”
Amy C. Mulligan, University of Notre Dame

“A New Analogue for Christ I, Lyric I: A Clue to the Poem’s pre-Benedictine Reform Origin?”
Johanna Kramer, University of Missouri, Columbia

“Future Perfect: Present Encounters and the Negotiation of Difference in Early Norman Christ Church, Canterbury”
Katherine O’Brien O’Keeffe, University of California, Berkeley

14. Competing Archives, Competing Histories: French and its Cultural Location in Late Medieval England
Hermosa Room A, Carnesale Commons

Organizers: Christopher Cannon, New York University, and Kathryn Kerby-Fulton, University of Notre Dame
Chair: Christopher Baswell, Barnard College and Columbia University

“Vernacular Latin vs. Literary French: Literacy Training in Fourteenth-Century England”
Christopher Cannon, New York University

“Competing Archives, Competing Languages: Office Vernaculars among the Clerical Proletariat of Late Medieval England”
Kathryn Kerby-Fulton, University of Notre Dame

“The Invisible Archive: Later Medieval French in England”
Jocelyn Wogan-Browne, Fordham University

15. Sites of Encounter: Framing the Mediterranean
Hermosa Room B, Carnesale Commons

Organizer and Chair: Teofilo F. Ruiz, University of California, Los Angeles

“Framing the Medieval as Mediterranean”
Brian Catlos, University of Colorado at Boulder; UC Santa Cruz

“Ultramar Deferred: The Iberian Military Orders and the Eastern Mediterranean”
Sam Zeno Conedera, Santa Clara University

“Negotiating a Mediterranean Frontier: The Function of the Trujamán Mayor
Claire Gilbert, University of California, Los Angeles

16. The Place of Space in Medieval Culture (Tenth – Fourteenth Century)
Venice Room A, Carnesale Commons

Organizers: Brigitte Bedos-Rezak, New York University, and Joel Kaye, Barnard College/Columbia University
Chair: Brigitte Bedos-Rezak, New York University

“Depth of Characters and the Inner Space of Medieval Charters (10th-12th Century)”
Brigitte Bedos-Rezak, New York University

“Politics and the Science of Architecture in Late Medieval France”
Dominique Iogna-Prat, EHESS

“The De-particularization of Place and Space in Jean Buridan’s Natural Philosophy”
Joel Kaye, Barnard College and Columbia University

17. German Manuscripts and the Transmission of Ideas and Identity
Venice Room B, Carnesale Commons

Organizer and Chair: Kristen Collins, J. Paul Getty Museum

“Copying and Creation in the Marriage Certificate of Empress Theophanu”
Eliza Garrison, Middlebury College

“Charlemagne’s Evangeliary: The Godescalc Gospels and the Transmission of Carolingian Memory at Saint-Sernin of Toulouse”
Catherine Fernandez, Princeton University

“‘Exhibitions are the milestones of progress!’ The Display of Medieval Manuscripts at the 1904 Düsseldorf Art-Historical Exhibition”
William J. Diebold, Reed College

18. Digital Humanities
Malibu Room, Carnesale Commons

Organizer and Chair: Scott Kleinman, California State University Northridge

“ChartEx: Tools for the Analysis of Medieval Charters”
Sarah Ruth Rees Jones, University of York

“European Research and the Digital Humanities: The Example of the ERC Project RELMIN”
John V. Tolan, University of Nantes

“Light, Liturgy, and Art at the Monastery of Saint John, Müstair (CH)”
Kirsten Ataoguz, Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne

12:15 pm – 1:00 pm Luncheon (advance registration and admission ticket required)
Palisades Ballroom, Carnesale Commons, UCLA
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Medieval Academy of America Business Meeting & Awards Ceremony
Palisades Ballroom, Carnesale Commons, UCLA
2:15 pm – 3:45 pm Concurrent Sessions

19. New Perspectives on Customary Law in Medieval Europe (1)
West Coast Room A, Covel Commons

Organizers: Maryanne Kowaleski, Fordham University, and Esther Liberman-Cuenca, Fordham University
Chair: Maryanne Kowaleski, Fordham University

“Women, Men, and Custom in Rural England, c. 1250-140”
Judith M. Bennett, University of Southern California

“The Medium is the Message: Borough Custumals in Context”
Esther Liberman-Cuenca, Fordham University

“Writing Customary Law: The Rhetorical Situation”
Mary Jane Schenck, University of Tampa

20. Medicine and Literature
West Coast Room B, Covel Commons

Organizer: Anita Obermeier, University of New Mexico
Chair: Maria Bullen-Fernandez, Seattle University

“Hildegard of Bingen Encounters Disability Theory”
Anita Obermeier, University of New Mexico

“Middle English Medical Satire and the Arts of Interpretation”
Julie Orlemanski, University of Chicago

“The Case of the Summoner’s Syphilis”
Bridget Whearty, Stanford University

21. Rome’s Revival: Encounters with Rome in the Middle Ages
North Ridge Room A, Covel Commons

Organizer and Chair: Warren Brown, California Institute of Technology

“Space, Ceremony, and Celebrants at Santa Maria Antiqua”
Marios Costambeys, University of Liverpool

“The Persistence of Liturgy: The Roman Stational System Reproduced in Medieval Italian Towns”
Meredith Fluke, Columbia University

“The Survival of Roman Legal Language in Carolingian Documentary Formulas”
Warren Brown, California Institute of Technology

22. Medieval Celtic Encounters with “The Other”
North Ridge Room B, Covel Commons

Organizer and Chair: Joseph F. Nagy, University of California, Los Angeles

“The Welsh at War: Poetry and Language during the Conflicts of Llywelyn ab Iowerth and John of England”
Sarah Zeiser, Harvard University

“Scots, Sots, and Stereotypes: Anglo-Saxon and Carolingian Encounters with Ireland”
Aideen O’Leary, University of Aberdeen

“In or Out? Encounters at the Castle Door in Malory”
Molly Martin, McNeese State University

23. Sites of Encounter: North Africa
Hermosa Room A, Carnesale Commons

Organizer and Chair: Andrew W. Devereux, Loyola Marymount

“From Shrouds to Shrines: Early Christian Painted Textiles in Egypt”
Nathan S. Dennis, Johns Hopkins University

“Dragomen and the Translation of Differences in Thirteenth-Century Tunis”
Travis Bruce, Wichita State University

“Arabs and Berbers in the Almohad Empire: The Maghrib as a Land of Prophecy (twelfth-thirteenth centuries)”
Pascal Buresi, CNRS-CIHAM-ERC

24. Sites of Encounter: Iberia (1)
Hermosa Room B, Carnesale Commons

Organizer: Teofilo F. Ruiz, University of California, Los Angeles
Chair: Sean Griffin, University of California, Los Angeles

“Preparations and Banquets in the Festivals and Celebrations in Hispania in the Middle Ages”
María Margarita Tascón González, University of León, Spain

“Networking Power, Mediating Encounter: The Royal Women of León-Castilla”
Lucy K. Pick, University of Chicago

“Baptismal Theology and Civil Nobility: A Shotgun Wedding in Fifteenth-Century Castile?”
Erika Tritle, University of Chicago

25. Roundtable
The Mamas and the Papas: Academia and Family from Grad School to Tenure

Venice Room A, Carnesale Commons

Sponsored by the Graduate Student Committee of the Medieval Academy of America

Organizers and co-Chairs: Rachel D. Gibson, University of Minnesota –Twin Cities, and Caitlin Holton, University of Guelph

“Parenting, Commuting, and Academic Leadership”
Ruth Mazo Karras, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities

“Special Needs: Accommodations and Conflicts”
Felice Lifshitz, University of Alberta

“Becoming an Activist Father”
David M. Perry, Dominican University

“Oh, I mean my other kids! Studying Medieval Childhood as a 21st-Century Mother”
Rebecca King Cerling, University of Southern California

“Motherhood and Graduate Studies”
Jennifer A. T. Smith, University of California, Los Angeles

“‘Mommy Issues’: Microaggressions and the Motherhood Penalty in Academia”
Elizabeth Randell Upton, University of California, Los Angeles

26. Imagining Byzantium: The Empire through the Gaze of Others
Venice Room B, Carnesale Commons

Organizers: Sharon Gerstel, University of California, Los Angeles, and Elizabeth Morrison, The J. Paul Getty Museum
Chair: Sharon Gerstel, University of California, Los Angeles

“No Longer Our Eastern Nemesis: The German Humanists’ New Image of Byzantium”
Julie Tanaka, University of Notre Dame

“Inglorious Heir to a Most Glorious Past: Byzantium through the Humanist Lenses of Cyriac of Ancona”
Natalia Rusnac, University of California, Los Angeles

“Sailing to Byzantium: Christine de Pizan’s Vision of Constantinople in the Chemin de long estude
Lori J. Walters, Florida State University

27. Musical Encounters: On and Beyond the Written Page
Malibu Room, Carnesale Commons

Organizer: Lauren McGuire Jennings, University of Southern California
Chair: Susan Boynton, Columbia University

“Beyond the Homeric Model: On the Interaction of Memory and the Written Page in the Transmission of Chant”
Daniel J. DiCenso, College of the Holy Cross, and Institute of Sacred Music, Yale University

“Vernacular Polyphony in a Thirteenth-Century Motet”
Sean Paul Curran, University of California, Berkeley

“Encountering Song as Literature: Petrarch’s Canzoniere and Un-notated Song Texts in Parma, Biblioteca Palatina, Parmense 1081”
Lauren McGuire Jennings, University of Southern California

3:45 pm – 4:15 pm Coffee Break
Covel Commons: Grand Horizon Room promenade and terrace; South Bay Room lobby
Carnesale Commons: 3rd Floor, Palisades Ballroom lobby
4:15 pm – 5:45 pm Concurrent Sessions

28. New Perspectives on Customary Law in Medieval Europe (2) West Coast Room A, Covel Commons

Organizers: Maryanne Kowaleski, Fordham University, and Esther Liberman-Cuenca, Fordham University
Chair: Maryanne Kowaleski, Fordham University

“Custom, Reform, and Local Identity: Consuetudo in Canonistic Theory and Ecclesiastical Practice in the Later Twelfth and Early Thirteenth Century”
Anthony Perron, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles

“The Time of Custom”
Ada-Maria Kuskowski, Southern Methodist University

“How Popular Was Customary Law? Scholastics, Rural Practices, and Legal Imagery”
Simon Teuscher, University of Zurich

29. Shipping and Shipwrecks between Reality and Literature
West Coast Room B, Covel Commons

Organizer and Chair: Silvia Orvietani Busch, University of California, Los Angeles

“Challenging the Myth of the Muqaddimah: Muslim Ships in Christian Seas in the post-1100 Western Mediterranean”
Nikki Malain, University of California, Santa Barbara

“‘The broken schippus he ther fonde’: Beaches, Wrecks, and the Human Costs of Investment in Middle English Romance”
Andrew M. Richmond, Ohio State University

“The Divided Flame: Diomedes’ Sin and Ulysses’ Journey in Inferno 26”
Andrea Moudarres, University of California, Los Angeles

30. Charlemagne
North Ridge Room A, Covel Commons

Organizer: Warren Brown, California Institute of Technology
Chair: Marios Costambeys, University of Liverpool

“The Mass Pericopes for Saint Arnulf’s Day from the Drogo Sacramentary”
Corey M. Nason, Algonquin College

“Saxon, but Christian: Ninth-Century Monastic Interpretations of the Saxon Conversion”
Kristina Hosoe, Yale University

“Crossing the Alps: Horseshoe Arches on an Eighth-Century Highway”
Rachel Danford, Johns Hopkins University

31. Sites of Encounter in Medieval Literature (2)
North Ridge Room B, Covel Commons

Organizers: Jennifer Jahner, California Institute of Technology, and Bianca Ryan-Lopez, University of California, Los Angeles
Chair: Jennifer Jahner, California Institute of Technology

“Multiple Encounters of Gender and Religious Identity in Bevis of Hampton
Justin Lynn Barker, Purdue University

“‘De diverses loys et de divers langages’: Narrating Colonial Chivalry in Le Canarien
Lucas Wood, Durham University

“Encountering the Neighbor: England, Castile, and ‘Spayne’ in the English and Castilian Fierabras Redactions”
Emily Houlik-Ritchey, Indiana University, Bloomington

32. Sites of Encounter: Iberia (2)
Hermosa Room A, Carnesale Commons

Organizer and Chair: Michelle Armstrong-Partida, University of Texas at El Paso

“Romance, Conversion, and Internal Orientalism in Cronica de Flores y Blancaflor” David Wacks, University of Oregon

“The Vision of Iberia in The Song of Bertrant du Guesclin (Fifteenth Century)”
Delphine Demelas, Aix-Marseille University

“Cartagena and the Notion of Diversity in Fifteenth- Century Castile” Michael Hammer, San Francisco State University

33. Sites of Encounter: Iberia (3)
Hermosa Room B, Carnesale Commons

Organizer: Teofilo F. Ruiz, University of California, Los Angeles
Chair: Claire Gilbert, University of California, Los Angeles

“Negotiating Identity: Jews in Christian Processions in Late Medieval Aragon”
Susan Aguilar, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley

“Christian Slaves for Christian Masters? Protecting Co-Religionists in the Mediterranean Slave Trade”
Hannah Barker, Columbia University

“Piracy as a Defining Factor of the Late-Medieval Genoese Mediterranean”
Brian N. Becker, Delta State University

34. What’s New in Medieval History?
Venice Room A, Carnesale Commons

Organizer and Chair: Teofilo F. Ruiz, University of California, Los Angeles
“The Thirteenth-Century apanages and Capetian Corporate Governance”

Hagar Barak, Princeton University
“Defiance in the Vernacular: Code-Switching in the Crown of Aragon’s Thirteenth-Century Chancery”

Antonio Zaldivar, University of California, Los Angeles

“Mapping a Monastic Network: Travel Distance and Time Using GIS”
Kathryn L. Jasper, Illinois State University

35. The Medieval Literary Beyond Form
Venice Room B, Carnesale Commons

Organizers: Catherine Sanok, University of Michigan, and Robert Meyer-Lee, Indiana University South Bend
Chair: Catherine Sanok, University of Michigan

“Beyond the Literary? Form and Medieval Lyric”
Ardis Butterfield, Yale University

“Forms of the Hours in Late Medieval England”
Jessica Brantley, Yale University

“The Accidental Forms of Pearl
Arthur Bahr, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

36. Museums and the Presentation of the Middle Ages
Malibu Room, Carnesale Commons

Organizers and co-chairs: Elizabeth Morrison, The J. Paul Getty Museum, and Christina Sciacca, The J. Paul Getty Museum

“Context, Art, Religion. A Hundred Years of Medieval Art at the Walters Art Museum”
Martina Bagnoli, Head of Medieval Art Department, The Walters Art Museum

“Re-Creating The Cloisters”
Peter Barnet, Senior Curator, Department of Medieval Art and The Cloisters, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

“Presenting Byzantine Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Old and New Traditions”
Helen C. Evans, Curator for Byzantine Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Reception, University Research Library Special Collections
Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA

Sponsored by: UCLA Special Collections and the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Transportation will be available. Look for the shuttle bus pick-up location signs at Sunset Village and near the Young Research Library.

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Banquet (advance registration and admission ticket required)
Palisades Ballroom, Carnesale Commons, UCLA

SATURDAY, APRIL 12, 2014
8:00 am – 1:00 pm Registration
Grand Horizon Room, south promenade, Covel Commons, UCLA
8:30 am – 6:00 pm Book Exhibit
South Bay Room, Covel Commons, UCLA
8:00 am – 9:00 pm Continental Breakfast
Grand Horizon Room, Terrace and Promenades, Covel Commons, UCLA
9:00 am – 10:00 am

Presidential Address
Grand Horizon Room, Covel Commons, UCLA

Introduction: William Chester Jordan, First Vice-President, Medieval Academy of America; Princeton University

“Commerce, Communication, and Empire”
Richard W. Unger, University of British Columbia

10:00 am – 10:30 am Coffee Break
Covel Commons: Grand Horizon Room promenade and terrace; South Bay Room lobby
Carnesale Commons: 2nd Floor, Hermosa Room lobby
10:30 am – 12:00 pm Concurrent Sessions

37. Sites of Encounter in Medieval Literature: Empire and Embodiment
West Coast Room A, Covel Commons

Organizers: Jennifer Jahner, California Institute of Technology, and Bianca Ryan-Lopez, University of California, Los Angeles
Chair: Bianca Ryan-Lopez, University of California, Los Angeles

“History as Foreign Land in the Anglo-Saxon Andreas
Aaron Hostetter, Rutgers University

“Devouring Boundaries: Cannibalism, Hybridity, and Monstrosity in Richard Coer de Lyon
Jenna Stook, Mount Royal University

“The Anatomy of Empire: Nebuchadnezzar’s Vision in John Gower’s Poetics”
Kim Zarins, California State University, Sacramento

38. Jewish-Christian Encounters
West Coast Room B, Covel Commons

Organizer and Chair: Lisa Bitel, University of Southern California

“Traffic in Paradise: Dramatizing Jewish-Christian Encounters in the Jeu d’Adam
Matilda Tomaryn Bruckner, Boston College

“Tolerance of Theological Differences Among Medieval Jewish Intellectuals During the Last Maimonidean Controversy”
Tamar Ron Marvin, Graduate School of the Jewish Theological Seminary, NYC

“Constructing Difference: Jewish Women in Late Medieval Christian Perugia”
Karen Anne Frank, University of the Ozarks

39. Territories of the Mind: How Medieval Maps and Manuscripts Claimed Possession of the World
North Ridge Room A, Covel Commons

Organizer and Chair, Nico-Wey Gomez, California Institute of Technology

“The Cusanus Map and Nicholas of Cusa’s Cosmographicus
Clyde Lee Miller, Stony Brook University

“Europe and Not-Europe in a World sine limitibus
Scott Wells, California State University, Los Angeles

“Turning Points in the Middle Ages: The Monastic Pancartes of Northwestern Medieval Spain”
Ainoa Castro Correa, University of Notre Dame

40. The Impact of Empire on Anglo-Norman Monasticism: Cultural Encounters in the Work of Orderic Vitalis
North Ridge Room B, Covel Commons

Organizers and co-Chairs: Thomas O’Donnell, Fordham University, and Jennifer Paxton, The Catholic University of America

“Byrhstan’s Shackles: Orderic Vitalis and the Politics of the Miraculous”
Jennifer Paxton, The Catholic University of America

“Warrior Saints in Orderic Vitalis’ Historia ecclesiastica
Véronique Gazeau, University of Caen, Basse-Normandie

“Meanders, Loops, and Dead Ends: Networks and Orderic Vitalis’ Literary Style”
Thomas O’Donnell, Fordham University

41. Teaching the Middle Ages to K-12. Sites of Encounter in the Medieval World 1: The History Blueprint Approach to the Medieval Mediterranean
Hermosa Rooms A and B, Carnesale Commons

Organizer and Chair: Shennan Hutton, University of California, Davis

“Academic Collaboration on Sites of Encounter in the Medieval World”
Teofilo F. Ruiz, University of California, Los Angeles

“The History Blueprint Approach to Teaching about the Medieval Mediterranean World in a Seventh-Grade Class”
Mary Miller, University of California, Los Angeles

“Experiencing the Medieval Mediterranean”
Shomara Gooden, Cesar Chavez Middle School, Lynwood, California

42. Roundtable: In the Middle? Periodization and Medieval Studies
Venice Room A, Carnesale Commons

Sponsored by the UCLA Medieval and Early Modern Student Association (MEMSA)

Organizer and Chair: Sara Torres, University of California, Los Angeles

“The View from the Middle: Mediterranean History and the Medieval-Early Modern Divide”
Andrew W. Devereux, Loyola Marymount University

“Lines in the Sand: How East is the Medieval Period?”
Rebecca Hill, University of California, Los Angeles

“John Lydgate, or the Perils and Promise of Periodization”
Bridget Ruth Whearty, Stanford University

“Periodization as Disciplinary Ideology: An Argument for the Medievality of the (Early) Modern”
Elisa Harkness, University of California, Los Angeles

“Periodization and Change Over Time”
Kathryn Renton, University of California, Los Angeles

“The Hermeneutics of Periodization in Medieval Literature”
Michael Weinberg, University of California, Los Angeles

43. Architecture and Encounter
Venice Room B, Carnesale Commons

Organizer: Massimo Ciavolella, University of California, Los Angeles
Chair: Meredith Cohen, University of California, Los Angeles

“Before Norman Sicily: The Prehistory of Mediterranean Cultural Encounter in Eleventh- century Southern Italy”
Karen Rose Mathews, University of Miami

“Architectural Encounters in the Latin East: The View from Lusignan Cyprus”
Michalis Olympios, University of Cyprus

“Monastic Architecture in Moldavia as a Site of Encounter Between Byzantium and the West”
Alice Isabella Sullivan, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

44. Medievalism: The Middle Ages in Film and Video Games
Malibu Room, Carnesale Commons

Organizer: Anita Obermeier, University of New Mexico
Chair: Heather Maring, Arizona State University

“A Dangerous Concoction of Believability and Ahistoricity: Mid-Century Medievalist Historiophoty of the Mongol and Angevin Empires”
Felice Lifshitz, University of Alberta

“Blue Eyes, Red Menace: Americanizing the Medieval World in Twentieth-Century Fox’s The Black Rose (1950)”
Peter W. Lee, Drew University

“Getting (Re)Medieval: Immersion in Remastered Medieval Worlds”
Michael P. Sarabia, University of Iowa

12:15 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch Break
12:15 pm – 12:45 pm MAP Business Meeting
Covel Commons, room to be announced
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Concurrent Sessions

45. Theologies of Consumption: Eucharistic Thought and Food Practices in the Middle Ages
West Coast Room A, Covel Commons

Organizer and Chair: Christiana Purdy Moudarres, Yale University

“Bread, Body, and Sacrament: A Re-Examination of the Disagreement between Berengar and Lanfranc”
Junius Johnson, Yale Divinity School

“St. Catherine of Siena’s Eucharistic Similes and Consumption”
Lisa Vitale, Southern Connecticut State University

“Realizing the Eucharist: Dante’s Anatomy of the Body of Christ”
Christiana Purdy Moudarres, Yale University

46. Crusade Encounters
West Coast Room B, Covel Commons

Organizer and Chair, Thomas F. Madden, St. Louis University

“Crusade Poems and the Idea of the Empire: Kissing the Ground and the Dialectic of Encounter”
Emilia Di Rocco, University of Rome “La Sapienza”

“Conflict and Collaboration on the Baltic Frontier: Peter of Dusburg and the Teutonic Order’s Crusade against Lithuania”
Kristina Markman, University of California, Los Angeles

“Arabisms and Hospitallers: A Plausible Pathway into Middle English”
Francesca Bonaccorso Tuoni, University of New Mexico

47. Travel and Pilgrimage Literature
North Ridge Room A, Covel Commons

Organizer and Chair: Michael Hanly, Washington State University

“Good Spain, Bad Spaniards: Representing Iberia in the 12th-Century Codex Calixtinus”
Kevin R. Poole, Yale University

“The Language of Pilgrimage and the Pilgrimage of Language in Chaucer’s ‘General Prologue’”
Katherine E.C. Willis, Louisiana State University

“The Role of Emotion in Travel Between Worlds in Medieval Visionary Journeys”
Michael Barbezat, University of Toronto

48. Created Encounters: The Document as Site and Process
North Ridge Room B, Covel Commons

Organizer: Heather Wacha, University of Iowa
Chair: Courtney Booker, University of British Columbia

“Open Acts, Porous Texts: Reviving the Written Residue of Public Performance and Popular Literacy”
Carol Symes, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

“The Cartulary of the Abbey of Prémontré: Privilege and Partiality”
Heather Wacha, University of Iowa

“Translation or Transmission? The Chronicle of Synkellos and Theophanes in the hands of Anastasius Bibliothecarius”
Jesse W. Torgerson, Amherst College

49. Teaching the Middle Ages to K-12. Sites of Encounter in the Medieval World 2, The History Blueprint Approach to the Medieval Eastern Afro-Eurasia
Hermosa Rooms A and B, Carnesale Commons

Organizer: Shennan Hutton, University of California, Davis
Chair: Teofilo F. Ruiz, University of California, Los Angeles

“Academic Collaboration in Reframing Teaching about the Medieval World”
Laura Mitchell, University of California, Irvine

“The History Blueprint Approach to Medieval China, India, Southeast Asia, and the Indian Ocean Trading Circuits”
Shennan Hutton, University of California, Davis

“With Ibn Battuta in Quanzhou and Calicut”
Michelle Delgado, Edward Harris Jr. Middle School, Elk Grove, California

50. Empires of Fantasy
Venice Room A, Carnesale Commons

Organizer: Siân Echard, University of British Columbia
Chair: Bianca Ryan-Lopez, University of California, Los Angeles

“‘Myn English eek is insufficient’: Translating Medieval Insularity and Ancient Empires”
Candace Barrington, Central Connecticut State University

“Empires of Fantastic Reflection in the Lay of Sir Launfal
Anne Laskaya, University of Oregon

Sir Orfeo and Temporal Complexities”
Sarah Elliot Novacich, Rutgers University

51. Botanical Exploration: Analogy to Moral and Spiritual Growth
Venice Room B, Carnesale Commons

Organizers: Maryanne Horowitz, Occidental College, and Pippa Salonius, Independent Scholar
Chair: Maryanne Horowitz, Occidental College

“The Doctors of the Church: Botanical Exploration, Monumental Sculpture, and the Papal Court at the Cathedral of Orvieto”
Pippa Salonius, Independent Scholar

“Trees of Life and Virtue: Exploring Arboreal Metaphor, Divine Kingship, and Franciscan Spirituality at the Angevin Court of King Robert of Naples”
Bryan C. Keene, The J. Paul Getty Museum

Viriditas: Exploring Greenery in the Visual Arts 1350-1550”
Leopoldine van Hogendorp Prosperetti, Independent Scholar

52. Programs in Illumination and Processes in Manuscript Illumination
Malibu Room, Carnesale Commons

Organizer and Chair, Thomas Kren, The J. Paul Getty Museum

“Images of Legal Authority in James Le Palmer’s Omne Bonum
Andreea Boboc, University of the Pacific

“The Tooling in the Souvigny Bible (Moulins Bibliothèque Municipale, MS 1): A Case Study for the Transmission of Byzantine Workshop Practices to Romanesque Illumination”
Susanne Moebus-Bergeron, Boston University

“Playing Political Games: Chess and Alfonso X, el Sabio’s Libro de axedrez, dados, y tablas
Nhora Lucía Serrano, California State University, Long Beach, and Harvard University

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Coffee Break
Covel Commons: Grand Horizon Room promenade and terrace; South Bay Room lobby
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Fellows’ Session
Grand Horizon Room, Covel Commons, UCLA

Organizer: The Fellows of the Medieval Academy
Presider: Lucy Freeman Sandler, New York University; President of the Fellows
Orator: Lester K. Little, Smith College
Scribe: Carmela Vircillo Franklin, Columbia University

Induction of Fellows and Corresponding Fellows

Introduction: Carmela Vircillo Franklin, Columbia University

“As in the gold mosaic of a wall”: Literature as Text and Literature as Performance”
Margaret Mullett, Dumbarton Oaks

6:00 pm – 6:45 pm Buses to the Getty Villa depart from Sunset Village.
Advance registration required.
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Closing Reception
Getty Villa, Malibu

Hosted by the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa and sponsored by the Medieval Academy of America.

8:30 pm First bus departs from the Getty Villa for return trip to Westwood.
9:15 pm Last bus departs from the Getty Villa for return trip to Westwood.

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