International Arthurian Society-
North American Branch


I. IAS-NAB events at the 53rd International Congress in May 10-13, 2018


IAS–NAB Executive and Advisory Committee Meeting: 

Thursday, 10 May, 5:15p.m., Bernhard 213 (Only members of the EAC need (or indeed can) attend.)



Kalamazoo IAS–NAB Business Meeting: 

Friday, 11 May, 12:00 noon, Fetzer 1040 (Open to all members and those who wish to become members)


1. Adoption of Agenda
2. Presentation of awards
3. Minutes of 2017 business meetings May 2017 at ICMS and July 2017 at IAS Congress in Würzburg, Germany (emailed to the membership)

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 54th International Congress on Medieval 
Studies, 2019 

9. New Business



Reception (with cash bar)

Bernhard 208 (Friday, 11 May, 5:15p.m.) (Open to all members and those who wish to become members)



Session 166, Fetzer 1005 (Friday, May 11, 10:00am)

Arthurian Sidekicks (A Roundtable)

Sponsor: International Arthurian Society, North American Branch (IAS/NAB)

Organizer: Joseph M. Sullivan (Univ. of Oklahoma)

Presider: Joseph M. Sullivan (Univ. of Oklahoma)

1.     Yvain’s Leonine Sidekicks, Kevin J. Harty, La Salle Univ.
2.     Lunete: A Knightly Maiden with Real Power, Evelyn Meyer, St. Louis Univ.
3.     The Demoiselle Médisante, Stella Wang, Harvard Univ.
4.     Launcelot’s Sidekick Lavayne and His Stanzaic Counterpart, Fiona Tolhurst, Florida Gulf Coast Univ.
5.     When Sidekicks Kick Back: Gerald Morris’s The Savage Damsel and the Dwarf, Ann F. Howey, Brock Univ.
6.     Becoming a Hero (or Villain): The Transformation and Moral Ambiguity of Merlin’s Apprentice(s) and Other Sidekicks, Tirumular Narayanan, California State Univ.-Chico

Session 224, FETZER 1005 (Friday, May 11, 1:30pm)

Arthurian Sanctuaries

Sponsor: International Arthurian Society, North American Branch (IAS/NAB)

Organizer: Kevin S. Whetter, Acadia Univ.


Presider: Kevin S. Whetter, Acadia Univ.


1.     From St Peter’s in Beauvais to St Peter’s in Constantinople: Sanctuaries for the Untranslated in Chrétien de Troyes’s Cligés, David Rollo, Univ. of Southern California
2.     Seeking Sanctuary in the Realm of the Fay, Ryan Naughton, Arizona State Univ.
3.     Sanctuary in the Morte Darthur and The Walking Dead, Kathleen Kelly, Northeastern Univ.



Photo credits: The Battle Between Arnault de Lorraine and His Wife Lydia (Excerpt), written 1463 - 1465; illuminated 1467 - 1472, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Ms. Ludwig XIII 6, leaf 11. Digital image courtesy of the Getty's Open Content Program.

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