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Representations and Realities
of Medieval and Renaissance Experience
THIRTY-FIFTH ANNUAL MEETING
ROCKY MOUNTAIN MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE ASSOCIATION
Thursday, April 3
Informal gathering of conference participants, Judge Baldwin's, Antlers Adams Mark
Friday, April 4
Conference registration, information and refreshments, Lennox Lounge, Worner
Session 1A, Worner Center 211-Identity and Signification
Chair: [Maria Daniels (Colorado College)]
- Kim Klimek (University of New Mexico), "Abelard, Signification, and
- Ashli Sharp (Brigham Young University), "Clothed in Righteousness: The
Symbolic Role of the Robe in Emaré"
- Angela Scordo-Polidori (University of Denver), "Angelica and the Presence of
(In)visibility in The Orlando Furioso"
Session 1B, Worner Center 212-Representations and Realities in Early Modern
Chair: Genevieve Love (Colorado College)
- Maren Donley (University of Colorado, Boulder), "Preserving the Author:
Commodification of Criticism and the Imagining of a Capitalist Contract in
the Induction to Bartholomew Fair"
- Christopher Fassler (University of Utah), "Thomas Heywood's Rape of
Lucrece: Rape Represented and Genre Realized"
- Jean MacIntyre (University of Alberta),"'Honor Pricks Me On': Duels on the
Jacobean Street and Stage"
Session 1C, Worner Center 213-Religious Practice and Medieval Thought
Chair: Katherine Clark (Fort Lewis College)
- Paul Dietrich (University of Montana), "'The Elevated Host is the Hurled
Stone': The Agonistic Structure of Reality in the Liturgy, Universal History,
and Reform Politics of Honorius Augustodunensis"
- Manu Radhakrishnan (Columbia University), "Relics, Guibert, Interiority and
- Carol Neel (Colorado College), "Confession and Conversion in Twelfth-Century Vitae"
Session 1D, Worner Center 216-Chaucer I
Chair: Jane Hillberry (Colorado College)
- Alice Blackwell (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill), "The Company
One Keeps: Chaucer's Monk, his Greyhounds, and the Hare"
- Heidi Eldredge (Brigham Young University), "'Love as to a creature' or
"Affeccioun of hoolynesse': Worthiest Love in The Knight's Tale"
- Robert Haller (University of Nebraska, Lincoln), "Chaucer's Universes:
Causality, Morality, Truth and Self-Interest"
Session 2A, Worner Center 211-Shaping Piety in the Church Temporal
Chair: Carol Neel (Colorado College)
- Isabel Moreira (University of Utah), "Suffering Sinners and the Economy of
Pain in the Early Middle Ages"
- Katherine Clark (Fort Lewis College), "Danger and Discretion: Pious
Widowhood in Later Medieval Preachers' Exempla"
- Richard Terrell (Doane College), "Savanarola: As Bad as He Sounds?"
Session 2B, Packard Hall 22-Disrupted Perspective in Medieval and Early
Modern Visual Arts
Chair: Donald Seastrum (Western State College, Colorado)
- Barbara Bays (Ohio University), "The Narrative Pulpit at Barga Cathedral"
- Jerry Marino (Florida International University), "The 'Infection of St.
Anthony(?): Reconsidering Grünewald's Isenheim Altarpiece"
- Barnaby Nygren (Roger Williams University), "Perspective as Representation
and Reality in the Works of Paolo Ucello"
Session 2C, Packard Hall 126-Rethinking Women and Politics in Early Modern
Chair: Andrea Knox (University of
- James Daybell (University of Reading), "Women's News and Intelligence
Networks in Early Modern England"
- Karen Robertson (Vassar College), "Negotiating Favour: The Letters of Lady
- Susan Frye (University of Wyoming), "Anne of Denmark and the Historical
Contextualization of Shakespeare and Fletcher's Henry VIII"
Session 2D, Packard Hall 23-Early Middle Ages
Chair: Jane Woodruff (William Jewell College)
- James Otté (University of San Diego), "Betwixt War and Peace: The Bell
Goes to War"
- Alexandra Olsen (University of Denver), "Subtractive Rectification and the
Old English Riming Poem"
- Charlene Kellsey (University of Colorado, Boulder), "Reading and Memory in
the Sixth-Century Letter of Caesaria to Radegund and Richilde"
1:00-end of day
Conference late registration, information, and refreshments, Packard Gallery
Session 3A, Worner Center 216-Power and Women in Early Modern Europe
Chair: Susan Frye (University of Wyoming)
- Philippe Bonolas (Catholic University of Portugal, Lisbon and I.S.L.A.
Porto), "Representation of Power in Queen Margot's Memoirs"
- Andrea Knox (University of Northumbria at Newcastle), "Poverty, Property,
and Education: Irish Nuns and Female Monastic Tradition in Spain, 1563-1670"
- Jerome Dees, (Kansas State University), "'[Love] had forced him to live in his
head': Thought and Thinking in Petrarch, Sidney, Spenser, and Lady Mary
Session 3B, Packard Hall 126-Representation of the Other: Monsters and
Chair: Regula Evitt (Colorado College)
- Margaret Harp (University of Nevada, Las Vegas), "Presence and Absence of
the Gigantesque in Twentieth-Century Illustrations of Rabelais' Gargantua"
- Michael T. Walton (Salt Lake City UT), "Illustration as Iconographic
Sermon: The Monk Calf"
Session 3C, Packard Hall 126-Chaucer II
Chair: William West (University of Colorado, Boulder)
- Stacy Pratt (Brigham Young University), "The Presence of Mary in Chaucer's
Man of Law: Constance as an Alternative Virtuous Woman"
- Cindy Carlson (Metropolitan State College of Denver), "Chaucer's Prioress
and the Process of Demonizing the Jews"
- Paul Thomas (Brigham Young University), "Chaucer's Knight's Tale: Were
Arcite and Emelye Really Married?: Why It Matters"
Session 3D, Packard Hall 24-Representing the Past
Chair: Thomas Eckenrode (Fort Lewis College)
- Norma Engberg (University of Nevada Las Vegas), "What the Notion of the
'Nine Worthies' Reveals about the Middle English Alliterative Morte Poet's
Attitudes toward History"
- Jeremy Kiene (University of Notre Dame), "'Heauy Ruine they did seeme to
threat': Ruins and History in Faerie Queene II.vii"
- Patricia Marchesi (University of Colorado, Boulder), "'We are no tyrant but a
Christian King': Reinventing Antiquity and Englishness in Shakespeare's
Henry V and Julius Caesar"
Session 4A, Packard Hall 22-Narrative Strategies I
Christopher Wood (Boston College)
- Kurtis Haas (Mesa Sate College), "The Unfortunate Traveler and the Ramist
Controversy: A Narrative Dilemma"
- Christopher Horner (University of Utah), "An Impasse for 'Chronicle-Telling' and the Birth Pangs of 'History-Writing': Fictional Narrative at the
Crossroads in the Quart Livre of Rabelais' Gargantua and Pantagruel"
- William West (University of Colorado at Boulder), "Jacob Burckhardt's
Session 4B, Packard Hall 126-Representing Difference and Distance
Chair: Dana Rosenfeld (Colorado College)
- Gunnar Anderson (State University of New York, Potsdam), "Muhammad's
Fate: Medieval European Distortions of the Demise of the Prophet"
- Benjamin Deneault (University of Colorado, Boulder), "Fear of A Black
Planet: Fulke Greville's 'precolonial awareness'
- Todd Upton (University of Colorado at Boulder), "In re Jerusalem and the
Holy Sites: Was There a Change in the Ecclesiastical Tradition from the
Fifth to Twelfth Centuries?"
Session 4C, Packard Hall 23-Shakespeare
Chair: Mark Stavig (Colorado College)
- Hesham Khadawardi (University of Nebraska), "The Merchant of Venice
and Receptivity to Cultural Intelligibility"
- Catherine Winiarski (University of California, Irvine), "Iconoclasm and
Iconophilia in Shakespeare's Othello"
- Sharon Beehler (Montana State University), "Teaching Shakespeare around
Colorado College Collegium Musicum Concert
Reception honoring graduate student participants
hosted by Colorado College's History Department
RMMRA Thirty-fifth Anniversary Banquet
Saturday, April 5
Executive Council breakfast, Worner 216
9:00 a.m.-end of day
Conference late registration, information, and refreshments, Packard Gallery
Session 5A, Worner Center 216-Modes of Chivalry, Tragic and Comic
Chair: Charles Smith (Colorado State University)
- David Fein (University of North Carolina, Greensboro), "The Knight Who
Discovered the Woman in His Bed Was Actually His Wife: A Reading of the
Ninth Tale of the Cent Nouvelles Nouvelles"
- Jolyon Hughes (Colorado State University), "The Titurel Fragment:
Continuing Themes in Parzival"
- Rex Nielson (Brigham Young University), "Reputation and the Crisis of
Identity in Sir Gawain and the Grene Knight, Or Where Did All this Armor
Come From and Who Am I Anyway?"
Session 5B, Packard Hall 22-Early Modern Narrative Strategies II
Chair: Kurtis Haas (Mesa State College)
- Jaime Leanos (University of Nevada, Reno), "Eneas Silvio Piccolomini's
Historia de duobus amantibus and its Influence on Juan Rodríguez del
Padrón's Siervo libre de amor"
- Christopher Wood (Boston College), "Patronio's Dangerous Game: The
Domestication of Alterity in the Libro de Patronio y del Conde Lucanor"
- Charles Whitney (University of Las Vegas Nevada), "Self-Shattering and
Self-Discovery, 1605: Applying the New Reception Theories"
Session 5C, Packard Hall 22-Gender, Sexuality, and Representation
Chair: Brenda Tooley (Colorado College)
- Elspeth Whitney (University of Nevada Las Vegas), "Bartholomeus to
Batman: Physiology and Gender in the Theory of the Temperaments"
- Kimberly Schibi (University of Colorado, Boulder), Sidney's Arcadia and the
Privileging of Male Homoerotic Desire"
- Richard Mann (San Francisco State University), "The Avant Garde, Queer
Sexuality, and El Greco"
Session 5D, Packard Hall 23-Intertextuality and Cultural Context
Chair: Alexandra Olsen (University of Denver)
- Jefferey Taylor (Metropolitan State College, Denver), "The Audience and
Culture of the York Cycle"
- Kirsti Bobo (Brigham Young University), "The 'Emaré-Donkey Skin'
- Sarah Owens (University of Denver), "Leechcraft/Stagecraft: Popular
Presentations of Mediecal Knowledge in Medieval English Drama"
PLENARY LECTURE-Packard Auditorium
Dale Kinney (Bryn Mawr College)
"The Arts and the Church in Twelfth-Century Rome"
Luncheon and business meeting
Gaylord Hall, Worner Center
Paul Thomas (Brigham Young University), presiding
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
Picnic brunch and walk in the Garden of the Gods
CALL FOR ENTRIES
RMMRA 2003 PAPER AWARDS
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.
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.