Authorship and Authority:

Barking Abbey and Its Texts

Martin E. Segal Theatre

Dedicated to the memory of Jo Ann McNamara

CUNY Graduate Center, September 11, 2009


8:15 - 8:45: Registration and Coffee.

8:45: Welcome: Jennifer N. Brown, Marymount Manhattan College.

9:00 - 10:00: Plenary
Chair: Marilyn Oliva, Fordham University

Thelma Fenster, Fordham University, emerita, and Delbert Russell, University of Waterloo
"'Sun num n'i vult dire a ore': Identity Matters at Barking Abbey."

10:00 - 10:15: Break

10:15 - 11:45: Session One
Chair: Clare Lees, King's College, London

Kay Slocum, Capital University
"Goscelin of Canterbury and the Translation Ceremony for Ethelburga, Hildelitha, and Wulfhilda."

Lisa Weston, California State University, Fresno
"The Saint-Maker and the Saint: Hildilith Creates Ethelburga."

Diane Watt, Aberystwyth University
"A Death in the Convent: Visionary Communities in Barking, Ely and Whitby."

11:45 - 1:15: Lunch A list of restaurants will be provided, and the CUNY Cafeteria will be open to conference attendees.

1:15 - 2:45: Session Two
Chair: Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski, University of Pittsburgh

Donna Alfano Bussell, University of Illinois, Springfield
"Imagining Influence: Clemence's Vie and other Old French Catherines."

Thomas O'Donnell, University of York
"'The Ladies are Making Me Quite Fat': Literary Cooperation between Barking and Canterbury."

Tara Foster, Northern Michigan University
"Educating Catherine: Clemence and Her Counterparts."

2:45 - 3:15: Break

3:15 - 4:45: Session Three
Chair: Mary Erler, Fordham University

Jennifer Brown, Marymount Manhattan College
"Translating Edward: How the Nun of Barking and Matthew Paris Reshape an Anglo-Saxon King."

Virginia Blanton, University of Missouri, Kansas City
"Literary Production and Nunneries in East Anglia: The Legendary of CUL Add. MS 2604 as Context."

Ann Bagnall Yardley, Drew University
"Liturgy as the Site of Creative Engagement: Contributions of the Nuns of Barking."

5:00 - 5:30: Conference Response and Discussion
Jocelyn Wogan-Browne, University of York

5:30 - 6:30: Memorial for Jo Ann Mcnamara, professor emerita, Hunter College and CUNY
Graduate Center, Elabash Recital Hall, Ground Floor, CUNY Graduate Center.

6:30- 7:30: Reception

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