Draft Program

Colorado College

April 4-6

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Representations and Realities 

of Medieval and Renaissance Experience




Thursday, April 3

8:00 p.m.

Informal gathering of conference participants, Judge Baldwin's, Antlers Adams Mark Hotel

Friday, April 4

8:30 a.m.-Noon

Conference registration, information and refreshments, Lennox Lounge, Worner Center

9:00-10:20 a.m.

Session 1A, Worner Center 211-Identity and Signification

Chair: [Maria Daniels (Colorado College)]

Session 1B, Worner Center 212-Representations and Realities in Early Modern Drama

Chair: Genevieve Love (Colorado College)

Session 1C, Worner Center 213-Religious Practice and Medieval Thought

Chair: Katherine Clark (Fort Lewis College)

Session 1D, Worner Center 216-Chaucer I

Chair: Jane Hillberry (Colorado College)

10:30-11:50 a.m.

Session 2A, Worner Center 211-Shaping Piety in the Church Temporal

Chair: Carol Neel (Colorado College)

Session 2B, Packard Hall 22-Disrupted Perspective in Medieval and Early Modern Visual Arts

Chair: Donald Seastrum (Western State College, Colorado)

Session 2C, Packard Hall 126-Rethinking Women and Politics in Early Modern England

Chair: Andrea Knox (University of Northumbria, Newcastle)

Session 2D, Packard Hall 23-Early Middle Ages

Chair: Jane Woodruff (William Jewell College)

Noon-1:30 p.m.

Lunch break

1:00-end of day

Conference late registration, information, and refreshments, Packard Gallery

1:30-2:50 p.m.

Session 3A, Worner Center 216-Power and Women in Early Modern Europe

Chair: Susan Frye (University of Wyoming)

Session 3B, Packard Hall 126-Representation of the Other: Monsters and Transgressives

Chair: Regula Evitt (Colorado College)

Session 3C, Packard Hall 126-Chaucer II

Chair: William West (University of Colorado, Boulder)

Session 3D, Packard Hall 24-Representing the Past

Chair: Thomas Eckenrode (Fort Lewis College)

3:00-4:20 p.m.

Session 4A, Packard Hall 22-Narrative Strategies I

Chair: Christopher Wood (Boston College)

Session 4B, Packard Hall 126-Representing Difference and Distance

Chair: Dana Rosenfeld (Colorado College)

Session 4C, Packard Hall 23-Shakespeare

Chair: Mark Stavig (Colorado College)

5:00 p.m.

Colorado College Collegium Musicum Concert

Packard Auditorium

6:00 p.m.

Reception honoring graduate student participants

hosted by Colorado College's History Department

Gaylord Hall

Worner Center

7:00 p.m.

RMMRA Thirty-fifth Anniversary Banquet

Gaylord Hall

Worner Center


Saturday, April 5

7:00 a.m.

Executive Council breakfast, Worner 216

9:00 a.m.-end of day

Conference late registration, information, and refreshments, Packard Gallery

9:30-10:50 a.m.

Session 5A, Worner Center 216-Modes of Chivalry, Tragic and Comic

Chair: Charles Smith (Colorado State University)

Session 5B, Packard Hall 22-Early Modern Narrative Strategies II

Chair: Kurtis Haas (Mesa State College)

Session 5C, Packard Hall 22-Gender, Sexuality, and Representation

Chair: Brenda Tooley (Colorado College)

Session 5D, Packard Hall 23-Intertextuality and Cultural Context

Chair: Alexandra Olsen (University of Denver)

11:00 a.m.

PLENARY LECTURE-Packard Auditorium

Dale Kinney (Bryn Mawr College)

"The Arts and the Church in Twelfth-Century Rome"

12:30-2:00 p.m.

Luncheon and business meeting

Gaylord Hall, Worner Center

Paul Thomas (Brigham Young University), presiding

2:30-4:00 p.m.


Electronic and Library Resources for Teaching Undergraduates-

WES Room, Worner Center

Hoyt Duggan (University of Virginia)

Mark Darby (Temple University)

Richard Harp (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

Charlene Kellsey (University of Colorado. Boulder)

The Middle Ages in the Secondary-School World History Classroom

Gaylord Hall, Worner Center

Jack Betterly (Albuquerque NM)

Paul Kim (Fountain Valley School)

Troy Gedack (Manitou Springs Middle School)

Thaddeus Romansky (Palmer High School)

Mark Johnson (Colorado College)

unday, April 6

10:00-11:30 a.m.

Picnic brunch and walk in the Garden of the Gods






Allen Breck Award

Each year the Association presents the Allen Breck Award for the best paper presented at the conference by a younger scholar. The winner receives a prize of $300 and an invitation to publish his/her essay in the Association's annual journal, Quidditas. All younger scholars are encouraged to submit their papers for consideration. Papers should be communicated substantially as presented to Paul Thomas, President, Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association, 484 East 2100 North, Provo UT 84604 by August 1, 2003.

Delno West Award

Now for the fourth year, the Association presents the Delno West Scholar Award for the best paper presented at the conference by a senior scholar. The winner receives a plaque and an invitation to publish in Quidditas. Papers should be communicated to Paul Thomas, President, again by August 1 of this year.


RMMRA 2004

The Thirty-Sixth Annual Meeting of the Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association will be held at Fort Lewis College, Durango CO. RMMRA 2004 will be hosted by Professors Thomas Eckenrode and Katherine Clark.