The Virgin Mary

in Cross-Cultural Perspective

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Saturday, 8 March (All Sessions at Fordham, Lincoln Center)  


8:30 a.m.  

Registration and Coffee  

9:15 a.m.  


     Maryanne Kowaleski

     Director of Medieval Studies, Fordham University                 

9:30 a.m.  

"The Making of History and the Virgin of Chartres: Liturgy, Art, and Identity in the Central Middle Ages" (abstract)

     Margot Fassler

     Yale University 

        ? Chair: James Boyce, O.Carm., Fordham University   

10:30 a.m.  

Coffee Break  

11:00 a.m.  

"Gonzalo de Berceo's Milagros de Nuestra Senora as a Space of Cultural Encounter" (abstract)

     Julian Weiss

     King’s College London 

  ? Chair: Thelma Fenster, Fordham University  


Lunch Break 

(a list of restaurants will be provided to attendees)

1:30 p.m.  

"The Virgin Mary and Cross-Cultural Encounter in the Pre-Modern Spanish World" (abstract)

     Amy G. Remensnyder

     Brown University 

  ? Chair: Richard F. Gyug, Fordham University

2:30 p.m.  

Coffee Break  

3:00 p.m.  

"The Virgin in the New World : Colonial Predicaments in Marian Apparition Stories" (abstract)

     María Elena Díaz 

     University of California, Santa Cruz 

  ? Chair: Christopher Schmidt-Nowara, Fordham University  

4:00 p.m.  

"The Rise and Fall of the Cult of Mary in Twentieth-Century Ireland" (abstract)

     James S. Donnelly, Jr.

     University of Wisconsin-Madison 

  ? Chair: Nancy Curtin, Fordham University

5:00 - 6:30 p.m.  







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