International Arthurian Society-
North American Branch


I. IAS-NAB events at the 52st International Congress in May 11-14, 2017


IAS–NAB Executive and Advisory Committee Meeting: 

Thursday, 11 May, 5:15p.m., Bernhard 213 (Only members of the EAC need (or indeed can) attend.)



Kalamazoo IAS–NAB Business Meeting: 

Friday, 12 May, 12:00 noon, Fetzer

1005 (Open to all members and those who wish to become members)


1. Adoption of Agenda
2. Presentation of awards
3. Minutes of 2015 business meetings [as printed above in Arthuriana,

27.1]
4. President’s Report
5. Secretary-Treasurer’s Report
6. Bibliographer’s Report
7. Report from the General Editor of Arthuriana
8. Sessions proposed for the 53rd International Congress on Medieval

Studies, 2018 9. New Business



Reception (with cash bar)

Bernhard 210 (Friday, 12 May, 5:15p.m.) (Open to all members and those who wish to become members)


Sessions sponsored by the North American Branch of the International Arthurian Society at the 52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies:


Session 168, VALLEY III ELDRIDGE 309 (Friday, May 12, 10:00am) 

Continuity and Change in Arthurian Literature (A Roundtable)

Sponsor: International Arthurian Society, North American Branch (IAS/NAB)
Organizer: Kevin S. Whetter, Acadia Univ.
Presider: Felicia Nimue Ackerman, Brown Univ.


Changing Continuity: Some Thoughts about Heinrich von dem Tuerlin’s diu Crone

Susann Therese Samples, Mount St. Mary’s Univ. 


‘Rather I would say: Here in this world he changed his life’

Louis J. Boyle, Carlow Univ.


Continuity and Discontinuity: Reading Malory’s Tristram

Stephen Atkinson, Park Univ. 


Arthur Northward

Sarah M. Anderson, Princeton Univ.


‘The Frenssche and Their Book’: Shaping (or Not) the Arthurian Legend

Janina P. Traxler, Manchester Univ.


Session 231, FETZER 1005 (Friday, May 12, 1:30pm) Justice

Sponsor: International Arthurian Society, North American Branch (IAS/NAB)
Organizer: Kevin S. Whetter, Acadia Univ.
Presider: Nicole Clifton, Northern Illinois Univ.


Ruled by Counsel: Arthur, Justice, and the In uence of Merlin in Malory’s Morte Darthur

Russell L. Keck, Harding Univ.


Besieged Ladies: Thomas Malory’s Lyonesse and the Paston Letters

Kristin Bovaird-Abbo, Univ. of Northern Colorado Northern 


Justice: Morgause’s Sons, Arthur’s Nephews

Katharine Mudd, Northern Illinois Univ. 


Environmental Justice in Arthurian Romance

Michael W. Twomey, Ithaca College 



Other sessions of interest to arthurian scholars at imc 2017:

Session 2, VALLEY III STINSON LOUNGE (Thursday, May 11, 10:00am) 

Hope and Despair in Malory’s Morte Darthur

Organizer: Felicia Nimue Ackerman, Brown Univ. 

Presider: Louis J. Boyle, Carlow Univ.


The Knight-Prisoner, Denying Despair through Hopeful Narration 

Kevin T. Grimm, Oakland Univ.


‘Than may a presonere say all welth ys hym berauffte’: Cycles of Hope and Despair in Malory’s World

Felicia Nimue Ackerman


Finding Hope in Despair: A Possible Source for Malory’s Boethian Consolation

Leigh Smith, East Stroudsburg Univ.


Post-Grail Stress Disorder: Lancelot’s Response to Trauma

Sarah B. Rude, Baylor Univ.


Hope from Despair: Malory’s Political Optimism in Le Morte Darthur

Lisa Robeson, Ohio Northern Univ.



Session 46 SANGREN 1910 (Thursday, May 11, 10:00am)
Penguin Medieval Editions: Scholarship, Pedagogy, and the ‘Academic Book’

Sponsor: Centre for Medieval Studies, Univ. of Bristol; Centre for Publishing, Univ. College London
Organizer: Leah Tether, Univ. of Bristol
Presider: Benjamin Pohl, Univ. of Bristol


Penguin’s ‘Arthurian Romances’: Repackaging Chrétien’s Masterpieces for the British Paperback Market

Leah Tether


Editing Female Voices: Penguin Classics and Medieval Women Writers

Rebecca Lyons, Univ. of Bristol


Roger Lancelyn Green’s King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table: Peritext and Pedagogy in the Digital Age

Adele Cook, Univ. of Bedfordshire


The Ship-Wrecked Malory: Penguin and Le Morte Darthur

Samantha Rayner, Univ. College London


Session 48, VALLEY III STINSON 306 (Thursday, May 11, 1:30pm) 

Middle English Literature

Presider: Megan Cook, Colby College


The Steward Shall Inherit the Earth: The End of Sir Orfeo in Theological Context

Nathan Shuey, Duquesne Univ.


Calming Arthur’s ‘Brayn Wylde’: Learning to Rule in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Kelly Evans, Southern Methodist Univ. 


Repainting the Lion in Middle English Romance

Bonnie J. Erwin, Wilmington College


‘Worthy unthur wede’: Totemic Identity, Marital Labor, and Active Patience in Emaré

David Sweeten, Eastern New Mexico Univ.


Session 57, FETZER 1040 (Thursday, May 11, 1:30pm) 

Arthurian Books and Readers

Sponsor: Arthurian Literature
Organizer: David F. Johnson, Florida State Univ. Presider: Elizabeth Archibald, Durham Univ.

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Reading Arthur Upside-Down: Purnell’s The Modern Arthur and the Politics of Colonial Medievalism

Robert Rouse, Univ. of British Columbia 


Reading Walter Map into the Lancelot-Grail Cycle

Joshua Byron Smith, Univ. of Arkansas–Fayetteville


Cultivating Courtesy (Redux): Reading Sir Gawain and the Carle of Carlisle in NLW MS Brogyntyn II.1

Kelsey Moskal, Univ. of British Columbia


Reading with Fingers in the Manuscript of Sir Thomas Malory’s ‘Hoole Book of Kyng Arthur’

Kevin S. Whetter, Acadia Univ.


Session 59, FETZER 1060 (Thursday, May 11, 1:30pm)

Philosophical Themes and Issues in Malory’s Morte Darthur

Organizer: Felicia Nimue Ackerman, Brown Univ. 

Presider: Felicia Nimue Ackerman


‘La me dale’: Establishing Control in Malory’s Morte Darthur Meredith Reynolds, Francis Marion Univ.

Friends and Frenemies: Aristotle, Cicero, and the Rhetoric of Anti-friendship in Malory

Richard Sévère, Valparaiso Univ.


‘Everyone Makes Divine Mistakes!’: Malory’s Guinevere on Film

Amy S. Kaufman, Middle Tennessee State Univ. 


Thinking Space in Malory’s Morte Darthur

Molly Martin, Univ. of Indianapolis


Session 104, FETZER 1040 (Thursday, May 11, 3:30pm) 

Despair in the Middle Ages (A Roundtable)

Sponsor: Medievalists@Penn
Organizer: Mariah Junglan Min, Univ. of Pennsylvania; Samantha Pious, Univ. of Pennsylvania
Presider: Mariah Junglan Min


Despair and Confession in Robert the Deuyll 

Gina Marie Hurley, Yale Univ.


When ‘Hope Has Flown’: Despair and Decrepitude in the Medieval Love- Lyrics of Baudri de Bourgeuil, Arnaut Daniel, and Francesco Petrarch

Alani Hicks-Bartlett, Univ. of California–Berkeley


‘I get knocked down, but I get up again . . .’: Elements of Despair in Late Medieval Religious Literature

Hetta Howes, Queen Mary, Univ. of London


Despair and False Hope in the Stanzaic Morte Arthur 

Christopher Jensen, Florida State Univ.


Mediating Affect: Linguistic Enclosures of Despair in Julian of Norwich’s A Revelation of Love and The Book of Margery Kempe

Jessica Zisa, New York Univ.


Session 117 SCHNEIDER 1335 (Thursday, May 11, 3:30) 

Malory’s Morte Darthur I

Presider: Michael W. Twomey, Ithaca College


Malory and Authorship: The Production of Material Form in Le Morte Darthur

Christy McCarter, Purdue Univ., Winner of the Thomas Ohlgren Award for Best Graduate Student Essay in Medieval and Renaissance Studies


Holy Grail, Holy Empire: Typological Signi cance in Malory’s Roman War and Grail Quest

Kathryn Mogk, Harvard Univ. 


Malory’s Shape-Shifting Christ Child

Theresa Kenney, Univ. of Dallas


Session 128 BERNHARD 209 (Thursday, May 11, 3:30pm) 

Constructing Race in Arthurian Romances

Sponsor: Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, St. Louis Univ.
Organizer: Evelyn Meyer, St. Louis Univ.

Presider: Deva F. Kemmis, Goethe-Institut Washington


Is He ‘a Vylayne Born’? Redening Otherness in Malory’s ‘Gareth’ 

Vanessa Jaeger, Binghamton Univ.


Race and the Reconciliation of the Other in Middle English Arthurian Romance

Chera A. Cole, Texas Woman’s Univ.


Constructing the Racial and Oriental Other in Text and Illumination in Wolfram von Eschenbach’s Parzival

Evelyn Meyer, St. Louis Univ.


Session 162 BERNHARD 211 (Thursday, May 121, 7:30pm) 

Romance Friends and (Fr)Enemies

Organizer: Usha Vishnuvajjala, Indiana Univ.–Bloomington 

Presider: Usha Vishnuvajjala


 Near and Sometimes Dear: Fr(Enemies) in Le Chevalier aux deux épées

Kristin L. Burr, St. Joseph’s Univ.


Hagiography and Dorigen’s Discontent in The Franklin’s Tale

John Fry, Univ. of Texas–Austin


Amis and Amiloun: More than Blood Brothers
Rachel Levinson-Emley, Univ. of California–Santa Barbara


Between Frenemies: Violence as Friendship in Codex Ashmole 61 

Ilan Mitchell-Smith, California State Univ.–Long Beach


Session 180, FETZER 2030, (Friday, May 12, 10:00am) 

Un nished/In ni: Incomplete, Ongoing, and Never-Ending Works of Art

Sponsor: Medieval Studies Program, Univ. of Texas–Austin 

Organizer: Joan A. Holladay, Univ. of Texas–Austin 

Presider: Joan A. Holladay


The Crusader Church of the Resurrection at Abu Ghosh, in and out of Time 

Megan Boomer, Univ. of Pennsylvania


Illusory and Abandoned Ends in Chretien de Troyes’s Arthurian Romances 

Rebecca Newby, Cardiff Univ.


The Tickhill Psalter: Un nished but Unforgotten at Worksop Abbey Anne 

Rudloff Stanton, Univ. of Missouri–Columbia


Session 194, SCHNEIDER: 1225 (Friday, May 12, 10:00am)

Animating the Medieval: Research on Animated Representations of the Middle Ages in Memory of Michael N. Salda

Sponsor: Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
Organizer: Michael A.Torregrossa, Assoc. for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture Presider: Jennie Friedrich, Univ. of California–Riverside


Reading, Writing, and Sorcery: Education in the Animated Middle Ages Valentina S. Grub, Univ. of St. Andrews

History and Stories: The Middle Ages in European Animated Cartoons 

Marie-Anne Smith, Independent Scholar


Teaching the History of the English Language with Comics 

Patrick J. Murphy, Miami Univ. of Ohio


Session 236: FETZER 2016 (Friday, May 12, 1:30pm)

In Honor of Caroline Palmer I: Publishing the Medieval Now: Open Access and Other Futures (A Panel Discussion)

Organizer: Elizabeth Archibald, Durham Univ.; Christopher Baswell, Barnard College; Jocelyn Wogan-Browne, Fordham Univ.

Presider: Jocelyn Wogan-Browne


A panel discussion with Bonnie Wheeler, Southern Methodist Univ.; Jerome E. Singerman, Univ. of Pennsylvania Press; and Sarah Spence, Speculum, Medieval Academy of America


Session 263 SCHNEIDER 2335 (Friday, May 12, 1:30pm)
Changing Representations of the Different Forms of Lordship over Noble Persons in All Contemporary Media, ca. 1270–ca. 1520

Sponsor: Seigneurie: The International Society for the Study of the Nobility, Lordship, and Knighthood
Organizer: D’Arcy Jonathan D. Boulton, Univ. of Notre Dame 

Presider: D’Arcy Jonathan D. Boulton


Edward I of England and the Creation of the Image of Royal Lordship on a New, Arthurian Model (1272–1307)

Brooke Bartosh, Texas Tech Univ.


Resisting the New Solomon: Knightly Kingship and Lordship in the Teseida and Regia carmina of Fourteenth-Century Naples (1335–1341)

Tucker Million, Univ. of Rochester


Thee Look of Magni cence: Clothing a Monarch in Skelton’s Courtly Allegory (148–519)

John Sle nger, Ohio State Univ.


Session 269, BERNHARD 205 (Friday, May 12, 1:30pm)
Networks of Books and Readers in the Medieval Mediterranean I: Books

Sponsor: CU Mediterranean Studies Group
Organizer: Núria Silleras-Fernández, Univ. of Colorado–Boulder 

Presider: Núria Silleras-Fernández


Illuminating the Scriptorium: A Network of Books from the Monastery of Saint Michael in Medieval Egypt

Andrea Myers Achi, Institute of Fine Arts, New York Univ. 


Fantasy Kings and Favorite Sons: Arthurian In uence in the Writing of Count Pedro de arcelós

Taiko M. Haessler, Univ. of Colorado–Boulder


Syriac Literary Circle at the Mongol Court (Late Thirteenth Century)

Anton Pritula, Hill Museum & Manuscript Library


Session 288, VALLEY I HADLEY 102 (Friday, May 12, 3:30pm) 

Celtic Arthurian Literature

Organizer: Lindy Brady, Univ. of Mississippi 

Presider: Lindy Brady


Expedient Complicity in “The Dream of Rhonabwy”: A Historical Analysis 

Coral Lumbley, Univ. of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign


Peredur and the Empress of Constantinople: Resistance and Othering in Peredur fab Efrog

Nahir I. Otaño Gracia, Univ. of Pennsylvania


Parodic Narrative Structure of Breuddwyd Rhonabwy in Context

Irena Kurzová, Independent Scholar


Session 290, FETZER 1005 (Friday, May 12, 3:30pm) Medieval Games and Pedagogy (A Roundtable)

Sponsor: Game Cultures Society
Organizer: Betsy McCormick, Mount San Antonio College 

Presider: Teresa Reed, Jacksonville State Univ.


Using Analog Games to Explore the Ludic Arthur James Howard, Georgia Institute of Technology

>GET EXCALIBUR: Teaching Medieval Adventure with Text Adventures Games

Paul A. Broyles, North Carolina State Univ.


‘Like Medieval Cards against Humanity’: Adapting Le roi qui ne ment for the British Literature Survey

Nora L. Corrigan, Mississippi Univ. for Women


Serious Play with Serious Medieval Studies: An Approach for Teaching and Therapy

Carol L. Robinson, Kent State Univ.–Trumbull


Playing for Keeps: Understanding Early English Literature through Interactive Gaming

Lauryn S. Mayer, Washington & Jefferson College


Gamifying Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales: The Pilgrims as RPG Avatars 

Daniel T. Kline, Univ. of Alaska–Anchorage


Session 295: FETZER 2016 (Friday, May 12, 3:30pm)
In Honor of Caroline Palmer II: Romancing Material Culture: Falling in Love with and in Medieval Manuscripts

Organizer: Elizabeth Archibald, Durham Univ.; Christopher Baswell, Barnard College; Jocelyn Wogan-Browne, Fordham Univ. Presider: Elizabeth Archibald


Touching the Past/Being Touched by the Past
Asa Simon Mittman, California State Univ.–Chico


English Trilingual Manuscripts: Still Waiting to Be Heard 

Susanna Fein, Kent State Univ.


Pierced, Layered, Bent: Temporalities and the Manuscript Encounter

Christopher Baswell


Session 299, SCHNEIDER 1120 (Friday, May 12, 3:30pm) 

Materiality and Place in the Northern World II

Sponsor: Richard Rawlinson Center for Anglo-Saxon Studies and Manuscript Research
Organizer: Catherine E. Karkov, Univ. of Leeds
Presider: Catherine E. Karkov


King of the Island(s): Arthur and Glastonbury Abbey 

Genevi ve Pigeon, Univ. du Québec–Montréal


Sanctus Locus, Sanctus Corpus: Saints, Relics, and Religious Devotion in Tenth-Century England

Abigail G. Robertson, Univ. of New Mexico


Magic-Making and Place-Taking: Celtic Women in the Old Norse Sagas

Brianna McElrath Panasenco, Univ. of California–Berkeley


Evening, Friday, May 12 7:30pm 

Performing Malory: Palomydes the Sarasyn 

Valley III Stinson Lounge

Organizer: Alison Harper, Univ. of Rochester Presider: Stef Delcourt, Univ. of Rochester


A readers’ theater performance with Kara Larson Maloney, Binghamton Univ.; Carolyn F. Scott, National Cheng Kung Univ.; Kimberly Jack, Athens State Univ.; Patricia V. Lehman, Siena Heights Univ.; John Lowell Leland, Salem International Univ.; Bernard Lewis, Murray State Univ.; Derek Shank, Independent Scholar; Paul R. Thomas, Brigham Young Univ.; Kyle Huskin, Univ. of Rochester; Rebecca D. Fox, Western Michigan Univ.; Anna E. Goodling, Independent Scholar; Emily Lowman, Univ. of Rochester; Marjorie Harrington, Univ. of Notre Dame.


Session 358, FETZER 2040 (Saturday, May 13, 10:00am) 

Malory’s Morte Darthur II

Presider: Gania Barlow, Oakland Univ.


Fate, Justice, and Agency in Sir Thomas Malory’s Morte Darthur 

Karen Hynes, Acadia Univ.


Sir Thomas Malory, Theologian? Theology of the Eucharist in the Grail Quest 

Paul R. Rovang, Edinboro Univ.


‘Ought he of right to be so good a knyght?’: Genealogy and Epistemology in ‘The Tale of the Sankgreal’

David Smigen-Rothkopf, Fordham Univ.


Session 390, BERNHARD 211 (Saturday, May 13, 10:00am)
Medieval Bridesmaids: Wedding, Bedding, and Bad Behavior in Romance

Sponsor: Medieval Association of the Midwest (MAM) 

Organizer: Matthew O’Donnell, Indiana Univ.–Bloomington 

Presider: Alison Langdon, Western Kentucky Univ.


Love on the Battle eld: Interfaith Attraction and Conversion in Three Middle English Romances

Elizabeth Melick, Kent State Univ.


Marriage, Mimicry, and Murder: Unwilling Wives and Feminine Feigning in Bevis of Hampton

Elizabeth A. Williamsen, Minnesota State Univ.–Mankato


Lady Guinevere’s Lover: Bloody Sheets and Bloody Bedchambers in Malory’s Morte Darthur

Matthew O’Donnell


Session 393, BERNHARD BROWN & GOLD ROOM (Saturday, May 13, 10:00am)
Fair Unknowns (A Roundtable)

Sponsor: Arthuriana
Organizer: Dorsey Armstrong, Purdue Univ./Arthuriana 

Presider: Dorsey Armstrong


What’s So Interesting About Fair Unknown Romances in Germanic Arthurian Literatures?

Joseph M. Sullivan, Univ. of Oklahoma


Rescued from the Archives: The Fair Unknown on CBS TV in 1951: Mr. I. Magination’s ‘Sir Gareth, Knight of the Round Table’

Kevin J. Harty, La Salle Univ.


Jay Gatsby as the Fair Unknown: Arthurian Resonances in Fitzgerald

Christopher A. Snyder, Mississippi State Univ.


(Dis)abling the Fair Unknown: Disability and Gender in Malory’s ‘Alexander the Orphan’

Tory V. Pearman, Miami Univ. Hamilton 


Natural Nobility and Fair Unknowns

Ryan Naughton, Arizona State Univ.


Session 407: FETZER 2020 (Saturday, May 13, 1:30pm)
In Memory of Jeremy duQuesnay Adams II: History Itself (A Roundtable)

Sponsor: International Joan of Arc Society/Société Internationale de l’étude de Jeanne d’Arc
Organizer: Gail Orgelfinger, Univ. of Maryland–Baltimore County

Presider: Gail Orgel nger


A roundtable discussion with Kelly DeVries, Loyola Univ. Maryland; Lane J. Sobehrad, Texas Tech Univ.; and Dorsey Armstrong, Purdue Univ./ Arthuriana (‘Dinner Parties in Latin: A Short Tribute to Jeremy duQuesnay Adams’)


Session 426, SCHNEIDER 1330 (Saturday, May 13, 1:30pm) 

Persecution, Punishment, and Purgatory I: Historical Explorations Sponsor: Medieval Studies Certi cate Program, Graduate Center, CUNY

Organizer: Steven Kruger, Queens College and Graduate Center, CUNY
Presider: Esther Bernstein, Graduate Center, CUNY


Punishing the Blasphemous in the Time of Dante: In Canto and in the Courtroom

Melissa E. Vise, New York Univ.


‘Motherworldly’ Memento Mori: Lessons from the Grave in The Awntyrs off Arthure at the Terne Wathelyne

Kara M. Stone, Fordham Univ.


The Cant/Can’t of Simulated Pilgrimage: Bodily Damage, Separation, and Weakness in the York Plays

Jennie Friedrich, Univ. of California–Riverside


Session 479, SCHNEIDER 1335 (Saturday, May 13, 3:30pm) 

Shifting Shape and Changing Form II

Sponsor: Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program, Purdue Univ.
Organizer: Jessica L. Auz, Purdue Univ.; Aidan M. Holtan, Purdue Univ.

Presider: Adrianna Radosti, Purdue Univ./Arthuriana


Metamorphosis and Difference in the Prose Merlin 

Rachel Kapelle, Willamette Univ.


The Sorcerer in the Binary: A Bi-Gendered Merlin in Le Morte Darthur 

Margaret Sheble, Purdue Univ.


Long, Cool Woman (with a Snake Tail): Jean d’Arras’s Manipulation of the Serpentine in the Roman de Melusine

Kirsten Lopez, Univ. of Edinburgh


Session 498, VALLEY III STINSON LOUNGE (Sunday, May 14, 8:30am) 

Medieval Polytemporality: Pasts in the Present

Organizer: Chris Africa, Univ. of Iowa Libraries 

Presider: Chris Africa


‘For the ay-lastande life that lethe shalle neuer’: Allegories of Time in Saint Erkenwald

Richard Bergen, Univ. of British Columbia 


Malory’s Proto-Medievalism and Its Afterlives

Gania Barlow, Oakland Univ.


From Tars to Targaryen: Re-Coding Medieval Race

Thomas Blake, Austin College 


Polytemporalities in Machiavelli’s Prince (1513–15)

Alison K. Frazier, Univ. of Texas–Austin


Session 520, SCHNEIDER 1335 (Sunday, May 14, 8:30am)
Oathtaking and Oathbreaking in Middle and Early Modern English Literature

Organizer: Laura Clark, Baylor Univ. 

Presider: Laura Clark


Camelot, Cornwall, and the Pentecostal Oath: Regenerating and Degenerating Words and Deeds in Malory’s Morte Darthur

Elizabeth Fredericks, Valparaiso Univ.


‘Here is my glove’: Introductory Speech Acts and Trial By Combat in Le Morte Darthur

Aubrey Morris, Baylor Univ.


Murderous Brigands and Cannibal Jokes: Swearing and Equivocal Oaths in the Second Shepherds’ Play

Mark Burde, Univ. of Michigan–Ann Arbor


Under the Grene Wode Tre: The Trystell Tree, the Truth Test, and Yeomen Pro t in A Gest of Robin Hode

Megan Woosley-Goodman, Francis Marion Univ.


Session 536, BERNHARD BROWN & GOLD ROOM (Sunday, May 14, 8:30am)

Assembling Arthur (A Roundtable)
Organizer: Leah Haught, Univ. of West Georgia,; Leila K. Norako, Univ. of Washington–Seattle
Presider: Leah Haught and Leila K. Norako


The Effect of Caxton’s Modi cations to the Morte Darthur on Listening Audiences

David Eugene Clark, Suffolk County Community College 


Beginning and Ending with Arthur: Compilation Practices of Arthurian Romance in Fifteenth-Century Manuscripts

Rebecca Pope, Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Univ. of Kent


Gawain’s Mythic Penis: Castration Anxiety and the Problems of Mastery in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

James C. Staples, New York Univ.


Assembling Malory’s Arthur: How Was/Is the ‘Text’ of the Morte Darthur Assembled?

D. Thomas Hanks, Jr., Baylor Univ. 


Response: ‘Constellations’ and Arthurian Assemblages Sarah M. Anderson, Princeton Univ.


Discussant: Arthur Bahr, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Session 549, SCHNEIDER: 1275 (Sunday, May 14, 10:30am)
Settlement and Landscape II: Textual Approaches to the Medieval in the Modern

Organizer: Vicky McAlister, Southeast Missouri State Univ.; Jennifer L. Immich, Metropolitan State Univ. of Denver 

Presider: Jennifer L. Immich


Approaching the Medieval in Comic: How the Adventures of an Arthurian Knight are Appropriated for a Contemporary Audience

Annegret Oehme, Univ. of Washington–Seattle 


Hive Minds: Interdisciplinarity in Research and Pedagogy

Lahney Preston-Matto, Adelphi Univ.


America’s ‘Poisoned Landscape’: Medievalism and the Alt-right

Mary A. Valante, Appalachian State Univ.


Session 564 BERNHARD 106 (Sunday, May 14, 10:30 am) 

The End of Merlin

Sponsor: Société Internationale des Amis de Merlin 

Organizer: Anne Berthelot, Univ. of Connecticut

Presider: Barbara Miller, Univ. at Buffalo


Merlin’s End in the Premiers faits du roi Arthur: A True Fairytale

Anne Berthelot


Merlin’s Triumphant End in the Middle English Romance Of Arthour and of Merlin

Kathryn Walton, York Univ.


Merlin’s Suspension in Graal éâtre, by Florence Delay and Jacques

Roubaud Florence Marsal, Univ. of Connecticut 


A Saint or a Devil: Maugis and Merlin’s Ends

Kathleen Jarchow, Univ. of Connecticut



A special Thank you to Molly Martin for her help in compiling this list! 


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