Past Event

Medieval Studies Colloquium 2018

April 27, 2018
9:15 AM - 6:30 PM
Great Room, First Floor Auditorium, 19 University Place, New York, NY

9.15 - 9.45AM            Registration and Breakfast

9.45-10.00AM            Welcome

  • Karl Appuhn (History, NYU)
  • Brigitte M. Bedos-Rezak (History, NYU)

10.00-11.30AM          Session I. Finding New Paths

  • Chair: Stephen Krueger (CUNY)
  • Jennifer Lynn Jordan (History, Stony Brook), "'The daughter forsakes the father': Women and Marriage in the Chronicles of Norman Sicily and Southern Italy"
  • Ethan Leong Yee (History, Columbia) “Privilege, Leniency and Indulgence: Franciscan Ideals and Action in the Penitential Forum in the Thirteenth Century”
  • Danielle Sottosanti (English, Fordham) “The Romance of Crossover: Why Now is the Time for Broader Study of Late-Medieval Religious Conversion”
  • Respondent: Kate Travers (Italian, NYU)

11.30-11.45AM          Pause Café

11.45AM-12.45PM    Session II. Chivalry. A Meaningful Currency

  • Chair: Norman Underwood, NYU
  • Caroline Gruenbaum (Hebrew and Judaic Studies, NYU) “King Arthur’s Jewish Knights: Hebrew Literary Borrowing in Medieval France”
  • Valerie J. Piro  (History, Princeton) "From Price to Prowess: The Character of the English Tournament from the 12th-13th Centuries."
  • Respondent: Joel Rosenthal (History, Stony Brook)

12.45-1.45PM             Lunch

1.45-3.15PM               Round Table: Elephants in the Classroom

  • Chair: Brigitte M. Bedos-Rezak
  • Panelists: Chris Baswell (English, Columbia), Will Cerbone (Fordham University Press), Carolyn Dinshaw (English, NYU), Marya Green-Mercado (History, Rutgers), Sara Lipton (History, Stony Brook), Lauren Mancia (History, CUNY), Sarah J. Pearce (Spanish and Portuguese, NYU), Christopher Richards (IFA, NYU), Laura Weigert (Art History, Rutgers

3.15-3.30PM             Pause Café

3.30-5.00PM               Session III.  Space, Sign, and the Senses

  • Chair: Andrew Roming (History, NYU)
  • Alice Lynn McMichael  (Art History, CUNY) “Glimpses of Salvation in a Cappadocian Tomb”
  • Paolo Scartoni  (Italian, Rutgers) "Songs of Earthly Sweetness: Remembrance in Dante's Purgatory"
  • Hannah Hunter-Parker (German, Princeton) "Lessing, Laokoon, and the 'Mooncalf' Manuscript"
  • Respondent: Thomas Murphy (French, NYU)

5.00-6.30PM               Reception