Monday, March 7, 2011

AVMEO: Friday!

Although registration for the conference has been closed, the George Washington University Medieval and Early Modern Studies Institute invites you to attend the Friday sessions at the Marvin Center (800 21st St NW). These sessions are free and welcome anyone who wishes to attend.

The complete schedule may be found here. The Friday schedule appears below. Friday sessions will be held on the GW Campus, at the Marvin Center.

Plenary I

Marvin Center 309

Moderator and Opening Remarks: Jeffrey J. Cohen, GW
Karl Steel (Brooklyn College): "With the World, or Bound to Face the Sky: The Postures of the Wolf Child of Hesse"
Sharon Kinoshita (University of California, Santa Cruz): "Animals and the Medieval Culture of Empire"

Concurrent Sessions  
I. Talking Animals
Marvin Center 404
Moderator: Sharon Kinoshita, University of California
1. Patricia Har (Cornell University): "More Life: Animal Encounters in the South English Legendary"
2. Eleonora Stoppino (University of Illinois): "Learning from Monkeys: A Feral Child in Fifteenth-Century Florence"
3. Sara Gutmann (University at Buffalo): "Chaucer’s Chicks: Ascetic Feminism in The Knight’s Tale and Parliament of Fowls "

II. Object Agency
Marvin Center 309
Moderator: Valerie Allen, John Jay College
1. Ben C. Tilghman (Independent Scholar): "The Object Speaks: Prosopopoeia and Objects as Actants in the Early Medieval Period"
2. Liz Angello (University of South Florida): "Tarquin's Prick"
3. Allan Mitchell (University of Victoria): "Toy Materialism"

III. Book Power
Marvin Center 310
Moderator: Julian Yates, University of Delaware
1. Whitney Anne Trettien (Duke University): "So that a Plant is, as it  were, an Animal in Quires”: Nehemiah Grew's Biblio-botany"
2. Jonathan Hsy (George Washington University): "Creative Regeneration: Translingual Mediation, Organic Form, and Multilingual Merchant  Miscellanies"
3. Myra Seaman (College of Charleston): "Objects of Forgiveness in MS Ashmole 61"
Plenary II
Marvin Center 309
Moderator: Holly Dugan, GW
Kellie Robertson (University of Wisconsin-Madison): "Exemplary Rocks"
Valerie Allen (John Jay College of Criminal Justice): "Mineral Virtue"

Concurrent Sessions
I. Metals/Stone/Architecture
Marvin Center 404
Moderator: Carla Nappi, University of British Columbia
1. Cristina Pangilinan (Vanderbilt University): "Hoccleve and “Feoble Money”"
2. Shannon Meyer (University of California, Santa Barbara): "Tours,
Bours, Linens and Ladies: Accessing the Female Body in the Clerical  Imaginary of Medieval England" 
3. Jaime Marroquín (George Washington University): "When Science and Literature Were One: The Historia General de las cosas de Nueva España by Bernardino de Sahagún"
II. Faith, Objects and Orientations (sponsored by GW MEMSI)
Marvin Center 309
Moderator: J. Gil Harris, GW
1. Haylie Swenson (George Washington University): "Marvelously  Possessed: Human-Animal Interactions in Travel Narratives of the New  World"
2. Mark Bychowski (George Washington University): "Christ on the Cross-dresser: Transgendered Images of God and Performativity as a Sign of Devotion”
3. Erica Carson (George Washington University): “The Sodomidical-Lesbian Kitchen: Subjects of Conversion in the Croxton Play of the Sacrament
4. Laura Feigin (George Washington University): "Paradise Peppered: The Spicy Search for the Path to Paradise in Milton's Paradise Lost and Early Modern Travel Narrative"
5. Theodora Danylevich (George Washington University):  “Becoming-Eucharist and the (Homo)erotic Kitchen of Conversion:  Exploring ‘Cokkys Peyn’ in the Croxton Play of the Sacrament and The Book of Margery Kempe
III. Ethics
Marvin Center 310
Moderator: Kellie Robertson, University of Wisconsin
1. Alex Brey (Bryn Mawr College): "Deconstructing Mshatta: A Case Study in the Ethics of Medieval and Modern Architectural Reuse"
2. Jessica Rosenberg (University of Pennsylvania): "Vegetable ethics and the work of instruction in Shakespeare’s Sonnets and Thomas Wilson’s ‘Epistle to Persuade a Young Gentleman to Marriage’"
3. Rob Wakeman (University of Maryland): “Ben Jonson in Lubberland: Slaughterhouse Ethics and Bartholomew Fair

6:00 Jane Bennett (Johns Hopkins University), keynote address: "Powers of the Hoard: Notes on Material Agency."
Marvin Center 309

Introduction: Jeffrey J. Cohen, GW
Professor Bennett's keynote address is made possible through the generous support of the Wang Endowed Fund in English Literature and Literary Studies.

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