MRDS Newsletter: Kalamazoo Sessions Spring 2006
Kalamazoo Sessions Spring 2006
International Congress—Kalamazoo 2006
• Session 284 (MRDS)
What Theater Studies Brings to Medieval Studies
Friday, May 5, 1:30 p.m., Valley I, 100
Organizer: Jenna Soleo-Shanks, Graduate Center, CUNY
"What Is the Use of Theater History? Why Historians Should Should Be Scholars of Medieval Theater, and Scholars of Medieval Theater Should Be Historians"
Carol Symes, Univ. of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign
"Playing with Ourselves"
Garrett P. J. Epp, Univ. of Alberta
Respondent: Pamela Sheingorn, Baruch College and Graduate Center, CUNY
• Session 351 (MRDS)
Liturgical Drama Performance: Session in Memory of Fletcher Collins, Jr.
Friday, May 5, 3:30 p.m., Fetzer, 1010
Organizer: Clifford Davidson, Western Michigan Univ.
"A Production of the Wise and Foolish Virgins (Sponsus) Play"
Clyde W. Brockett, Jr., Christopher Newport Univ.
"The Passion of Gotland"
Margot Fassler, Yale Univ., and Melissa Hughes, Yale Univ.
"Dramadämmerung: The Twilight of Liturgical Drama at Klosterneuburg"
Amelia Carr, Allegheny College, and Michael L. Norton, James Madison Univ.
• Session 399 (MRDS)
Performing Medicine on the Early Page and Stage
Saturday, May 6, 10:00 a.m., Valley II, Garneau Lounge
Co-Sponsor: Medica: Society for the Study of Healing in the Middle Ages
Organizer: Gerard NeCastro, Univ. of Maine-Machias
"Self-Medicating Women: Performing the Fasting Wife in Early Modern Drama"
Hillary Nunn, Univ. of Akron
"Genuflect and Rattle the Gourd: Performance and Medical Procedures in Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca's La relación"
Sandra L. Dahlberg, Univ. of Houston-Downtown
"The Shrew as Faith Healer: The Dialogue between Natural and 'Superstitious' Treatment in The Winter's Tale"
Joe Ricke, Taylor Univ.
• Session 498 (MRDS)
Household Drama in Early Modern England
Saturday, May 6, 1:30 p.m., Sangren 2219
Organizer: David N. Klausner, Univ. of Toronto
Presider: Gloria J. Betcher, Iowa State Univ.
"Spiritual Drama at Little Gidding"
Anne Brannen, Duquesne Univ.
"A Fruitful Alliance: English Aristocratic Hospitality and the Early Modern Stage"
Denise Cole, Central Michigan Univ.
"The Household Entertainment Web: The Paulet/Jervoise Family of Hampshire"
Peter Greenfield, Univ. of Puget Sound
Respondent: Barbara D. Palmer, Univ. of Mary Washington
• Session 542 (MRDS)
Performance in German-Speaking Lands
Saturday, May 6, 3:30 p.m., Bernhard 208
Organizer: Glenn Ehrstine, Univ. of Iowa
Presider: Eckehard Simon, Harvard Univ.
"Make Believe: Performing and Witnessing Miracles in German Passion Plays"
Elke Koch, Freie Univ. Berlin
"The Identification of the Donaueschingen Stage Plan: A Detective Story"
Heidy Greco-Kaufmann, Univ. Bern
"Mary's Laments and the Limits of Religious Communication"
Jutta Eming, Freie Univ. Berlin
Commentator: Glenn Ehrstine
Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society
Friday, May 5, 5:15 p.m., Fetzer 1010
Other sessions of interest
• Session 17
Thursday, May 4,10:00 a.m., Valley I, 107
"'To Tumble My Tubbe': Utopia as Cock and Bull?"
Sarah C. McCollum, Univ. of Tennessee-Knoxville
"'Since in All Our Speaking We Never Be Heard': Interpreting John
Heywood's Play of the Weather"
Elizabeth M. Human, St. Louis Univ.
"The Matter of Enclosure in Early Tudor Ploughman Literature"
Annemarie Thijms, Trinity College, Univ. of Dublin
"The Dutch Acrobat and the New Queen: Queen Mary's Royal Entry, ca. 1553"
Scott Oldenburg, Univ. at Buffalo
• Session 25
Devotional Geographies: Space, Time, and Body in Medieval Art
Thursday, May 4, 10:00 a.m., Fetzer 1055
"Theaters of Flesh: The Mapping of the Vièrges Ouvrantes"
Elina Gertsman, Southern Illinois Univ.-Carbondale
"Jan van Eyck's Virgin in a Church and the Imagined Pilgrimages Contained within Its Architectural Space"
Laura D. Gelfand, Univ. of Akron
"Gender, Space, and Boundaries in the Digby Mary Magdalene Play"
Joanne Findon, Trent Univ.
• Session 57
New Directions in Pedagogy: Electronic Resources in the Classroom
Thursday, May 4, 10:00 a.m., Sangren 2304
"Exploring Patterns of Pilgrimage: A New CD-ROM Resource"
Dee Dyas, Centre for Medieval Studies, Univ. of York
"Moving beyond 'Cool': Integrating a Range of Useful Technology in the Teaching of Medieval English Literature"
Maren Clegg Hyer, Woodbury Univ.
"Imaging Salvation in the Medieval Drama Classroom"
Alan Baragona, Virginia Military Institute
• Session 86
Food, Feast, and Hunt in the Early Medieval West I: Perspectives from the Frankish Realms
Thursday, May 4, 1:30 p.m., Fetzer 1055
"Food, Feast, and Hunt as Theaters of Production and Social Display in Early Medieval Europe, AD 600-1100: Perspective from Rural England, France, and Germany"
Christopher Loveluck, Univ. of Nottingham
"Power, Technology, and Lifestyle: The Medieval Landscape of Coastal Flanders as Material Culture"
Dries Tys, Vrije Univ. Brussel
"Food Consumption and Animal Exploitation in Urban and Rural Settlements between the Scheldt and the Meuse"
Laurent Verslype, Centre de recherches d'archéologie nationale, and Fabienne Pigière, Institut royal des Sciences naturelles de Belgique
• Session 110
Thursday, May 4, 1:30 p.m., Sangren 2207
"Radegund's Role in the Miracle des clefs: Asserting Community and Privilege in Poitiers"
Jennifer C. Edwards, Univ. of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign
"The Age of the Troubadours in Contemporary Occitan Theater"
Audrey Gaquin, United States Naval Academy
"Medical Moralities and Realities in Nicolas de La Chesnaye's La
Condamnation de banquet"
Timothy J. Tomasik, Valparaiso Univ.
• Session 130
Medieval Masculinities III
Thursday, May 4, 3:30 p.m., Valley II LeFevre Lounge
"Spiritual Friendship and the Fluidity of Male Intimacy"
Thomas Meacham, Graduate Center, CUNY
"Defending Griselda: Laymen, Affective Piety, and Chaucer's Clerk's Tale"
Nicole Nolan Sidhu, East Carolina Univ.
"Joseph the Jew: Masculinity and Conversion in the N-Town Play"
Zack Fuller, Graduate Center, CUNY
• Session 134
Shakespeare and Material Culture
Thursday, May 4, 3:30 p.m., Valley I, 105
"Profitable Pleasures: The Folger Theatre, "Consuming Splendor," and Much Ado about Nothing"
Carrie J. Cole, Univ. of Maryland
"Infinite Jest and State-Dictated Amnesia: The Function of Memento Mori and Comedic Memory in Hamlet"
Susan Harlan, New York Univ.
"Paying the Debts of the Nation: The Material Culture of Credit in
Aaron Spooner, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison
• Session 155
Thursday, May 4, 3:30 p.m., Bernhard 157
"'All the Yeomanry That Ys Here': Allusions to Robin Hood in Mankind"
Michelle M. Butler, Univ. of Pittsburgh
"'Money Maketh All Ryght That Is Wronge': Everyman's Engagement with the Literature of Social Complaint"
Britt Mize, California State Univ.-Long Beach
"A Game of Pride: Masculine Competition in the Towneley Crucifixion"
Frank Napolitano, Univ. of Connecticut
• Session 173
Using Original Documents in the Classroom: A Roundtable
Thursday, May 4, 3:30 p.m., Sangren 2301
"Reading Early Drama through the Records"
Alexandra F. Johnston, Univ. of Toronto
"Form and Content: Charters, Registers, and Manuscripts Facsimiles in the
Medieval History Classroom"
Richard Gyug, Fordham Univ.
"Reading through Bias: Accounts of Heresy and Popular Religion"
Mary Lynn Rampolla, Trinity Univ.
"Bringing Anglo-Saxon England Alive through Manuscripts"
Timothy C. Graham, Univ. of New Mexico
• Session 197
The Intersection of Clerical Authorship and Lay Piety in Medieval and Early Modern Drama
Thursday, May 4, 3:30 p.m., Fetzer 1035
"Late Medieval Morality Drama: The Clerical Rendition of the Mystical
Pilgrimage of Life"
Mary Maxine Browne, Purdue Univ.
"Lay Initiative and Religious Town Drama in Reformation England"
Paul Whitfield White, Purdue Univ.
"Mediating the Liturgy: The Old Testament in the York Corpus Christi Play"
Pamela M. King, Univ. of Bristol
• Session 202
Shakespeare at Kalamazoo Lecture
Thursday, May 4, 7:30 p.m., Bernhard 105
"Good Lord, That There Are No Fairies Nowadays"
Regina Buccola, Roosevelt Univ.
• Session 254
Performance: Interdisciplinarity and Recent Approaches
Friday, May 5, 10:00 a.m., Bernhard 211
"Re-Embodying Medieval Performance: Lay Devotion as an Interdisciplinary
Jill Stevenson, Graduate Center, CUNY
"The Beccles Game Place: New Evidence of an Outdoor Performance Venue in East Anglia"
James Stokes, Univ. of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
• Session 317
Ritual in Medieval England
Friday, May 5, 1:30 p.m., Bernhard Faculty Lounge
"Taming the Dragon of Salisbury"
Christian Frost, Kingston Univ.
"The 1445 London Entry of Margaret of Anjou: Performing Authority and Meaning"
Alyssa Meyers, Columbia Univ.
• Session 385
Ceremony and Ritual in Celtic Societies and Literature
Friday, May 5, 3:30 p.m., Sangren 2303
"Ceremony and Ritual in the Baronial Courtrooms of Gaelic Scotland, ca.
Cynthia J. Neville, Dalhousie Univ.
"Rituals of Political Exclusion in Medieval Wales"
Lizabeth Johnson, Univ. of Washington-Seattle
"Cu Chulainn at the Ford: Fighting on the Threshold of the Underworld"
Máire Níamh Johnson, Univ. of Toronto
• Session 412
Madeline Caviness's "Triangulatory" Approach to Medieval Art: Using Historical
Context and Critical Theory to Open the Work for Audiences of Today I
Saturday, May 6, 10:00 a.m., Fetzer 1035
"The Holy and the Unholy: Analogies for the Numinous in Later Medieval Art"
Debra Higgs Strickland, Glasgow Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies,
Univ. of Glasgow
"The Crucifix of Saint John Gualbertus: The Creation of a Cult Image in Late
Felicity Ratté, Marlboro College
"Liturgical Drama as a Mode of Seeing Stained Glass"
Anne F. Harris, DePauw Univ.
• Session 432
John Lydgate: Rhetoric, Poetics, Performance
Saturday, May 6, 10:00 a.m., Sangren 2201
"Lydgate's Life of Our [Learned] Lady"
Georgiana Donavin, Westminster College
"Lydgate and Hoccleve: Fifteenth-Century Versifiers"
Judith A. Jefferson, Bristol Univ.
"'The Kynge Present': Henry VI and the Performance of Governance in
Lydgate's A Mumming at London and the Somnium vigilantis"
Ruth Lexton, Columbia Univ.
• Session 446
Planctus Mariae in Performance with a Panel Discussion
Saturday, May 6, 10:00 a.m., Kanley Chapel
Planctus Mariae performed by members of the Michigan Bach Collegium
Music Director: Eric Strand, Michigan Bach Collegium
Instrument Director: Matthew Steel, Western Michigan Univ.
Dramatic Director: Clifford Davidson
The performance is followed by a panel discussion with Thomas Campbell, Wabash College; Margot Fassler, Yale Univ.; Melissa Hughes, Yale Univ.; and Timothy J. McGee, Univ. of Toronto.
• Session 479
The Performance of Memory and Memories of Performance in French and Occitan Literature
Saturday, May 6, 1:30 p.m., Bernhard 157
"'De Male Gent Vos Peüst Remenbrer': Audience, Memory, and Commemoration in the Epic"
Paula Leverage, Purdue Univ.
"Memory, Performance, and the Art of Listening to Gautier de Coinci's
Miracles de Nostre Dame"
Karen Duys, Univ. of St. Francis
"Memorializing and Perverting Troubadour Lyric and Performance in the
Valerie M. Wilhite, Univ. of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign
• Session 490
Saturday, May 6, 1:30 p.m., Bernhard Faculty Lounge
"Astrology as a Gateway to Spiritual Truth in the Psalter of Blanche of Castile"
Kathleen Schowalter, Washington and Lee Univ.
"A 'Medicyne of Wordes': Healing through the Book of Hours"
Stephanie L. Volf, Arizona State Univ.
"Staging the Passion Play in Prayer Book Illuminations"
Magdalena Gilewicz, California State Univ.-Fresno
• Session 575
The Word and the Image: The Iconoclastic Struggle in Early Modern Drama, 1520-1560
Sunday, May 7, 8:30 a.m., Valley I, 102
"'The Time Is Come / That Signs and Shadows Be All Done': The Clash of
Logocentric and Iconocentric Piety in the Chester Mystery Cycle"
Lisa B. Higgins, Univ. of Maryland
"King Johan's Problem with Authority"
Charlotte Pressler, South Florida Community College
"Jacob and Esau and the Iconoclasm of Heroism"
John Curran, Marquette Univ.
• Session 613
New Approaches to Medieval Drama: Performing the Religious Other
Sunday, May 7, 10:30 a.m., Valley I, 102
"Islam in the York Cycle"
Theresa Tinkle, Univ. of Michigan-Ann Arbor
"Of the Other, by the Other, for the Other: The (Other) Devils in the Jeu
Stephen M. Ponton, Cornell Univ.
"Linguistic Representations of the Demonic Other in the N-Town Plays"
Lindsey Jones, Pennsylvania State Univ.
• Session 626
Performing Medieval Romance
Sunday, May 7, 10:30 a.m., Fetzer 2020
"The Castelain de Couci and Performance: On the Circularity of Narrative and Lyric"
Christopher Callahan, Illinois Wesleyan Univ.
"Performing Sir Gawain and the Green Knight"
Stephanie Thompson Lundeen, Loyola Univ., Chicago
"Performing Guillaume de Lorris's Roman de la rose"
Evelyn Birge Vitz, New York Univ.