Monday, May 7, 2012

Modern Medieval at Kalamazoo 2012

It's that time of year again, for the International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI. Just this week, thousands will descend on the university for full days of medieval talks, meetings, revelry, and all that comes with it. It appears that some of the Modern Medieval bloggers have their hands in several of the sessions throughout the conference, and I wanted to highlight them here for any and all readers who are interested. We hope to see you there!

Here are our participations:

Session 65: A Reckoning: Translation as Cultural Change and Culture Clash
Organizer: Larry J. Swain, Bemidji State Univ.; Mary K. Ramsey, Eastern Michigan Univ.
Presider: Larry J. Swain
"Hiding or Highlighting: Treatment of Sources in Old English Translations"
Jonathan Davis-Secord, Univ. of Texas–Arlington

"Translating Christology in the Hêliand and Old English Poetry"
Bruce Gilchrist, McGill Univ.

"The Transmission of Political Tradition: Translations from Arabic and Persian in the Pre- and Early Ottoman Period"
Yasin Arslantas, Bilkent Univ.

Session 114: Beowulf and the Hêliand in Comparative Cultural Perspective
Organizer: Larry J. Swain, Bemidji State Univ.; Kathleen J. Meyer, Bemidji State Univ.
Presider: Kathleen J. Meyer

"What Can the Meter of The Hêliand Tell Us about the Date of Beowulf?"
Thomas Bredehoft, West Virginia Univ.

"What’s Wyrd about Christianity in Beowulf and the Hêliand?"
M. Breann Leake, Univ. of Connecticut

"Beowulf and The Hêliand: “Wyrd,” “Word,” and the Poetics of Cultural Transmission"
Aysha D. Bey, Univ. of Alabama–Birmingham

Session 154: Burn after Reading: Miniature Manifestos for a Post/medieval Studies (A Roundtable)
Sponsor: postmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studiesOrganizer: Eileen A. Joy, Southern Illinois Univ.–Edwardsville
Presider: Valerie Vogrin, Southern Illinois Univ.–Edwardsville
"Intentionally Good, Really Bad"
Heather Bamford, Texas State Univ.–San Marcos

"Kill the Shakespeareans"
Will Stockton, Clemson Univ.

"Waging Guerrilla Warfare against the Nineteenth Century"
Matthew Gabriele, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ.

"Net Worth"
Bettina Bildhauer, Univ. of St Andrews

"The Gothic Fly"
Shayne Aaron Legassie, Univ. of North Carolina–Chapel Hill

"This Is Your Brain on Medieval Studies"
Joshua R. Eyler, George Mason Univ.

"The Material Collective"
Asa Simon Mittman, California State Univ.–Chico; Nancy Thompson, St. Olaf College 
"Blast This: Manifestos, Credos, and Statements of (Mis)belief"
Ruth Evans, St. Louis Univ.

"De catervis ceteris"
Chris Piuma, Centre for Medieval Studies, Univ. of Toronto

"History and Commitment"
Guy Halsall, Univ. of York

"Burn(ed) before Writing"
David Hadbawnik, Univ. at Buffalo

"Second Program of the Ornamentalists"
Daniel C. Remein, New York Univ.

"Radical Ridicule"
Noah D. Guynn, Univ. of California–Davis

Session 503: Rethinking the Apocalypse: How the Middle Ages Approached the End of the World
Sponsor: Medieval and Early Modern Studies at Virginia Tech
Organizer: Matthew Gabriele, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ.
Presider: Jace Stuckey, Louisiana Tech Univ.

"Apocalyptic Outsiders and Their Uses in the Early Medieval West"
James Palmer, Univ. of St. Andrews

"Living within Sacred History during the Eleventh Century"
Matthew Gabriele

"Joachim of Fiore and the Remembrance of Things Past"
Brett Whalen, Univ. of North Carolina–Chapel Hill

Session 539: Sources of Anglo-Saxon Culture I
Sponsor: Sources of Anglo-Saxon Culture
Organizer: Thomas N. Hall, Univ. of Notre Dame
Presider: Frederick M. Biggs, Univ. of Connecticut

"The Fifteen Signs before Judgment in Anglo-Saxon England: A Reassessment"
Brandon W. Hawk, Univ. of Connecticut

"The Vision of Constantine and a Patristic Model for the Fæle Fri›owebba in Cynewulf’s Elene"
Jill Fitzgerald, Univ. of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign

"The Apostolic Muse: Inspired Authorship from Arator to Cynewulf"
Shannon Godlove, Alfred Univ.

"Judgment Day II and the Poetics of Prayer"
Ben Weber, Cornell Univ.

1 comment:

Jennifer Lynn Jordan said...

I'm so bummed I won't be there! These sound great.