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8:30-9:00        Registration and Coffee

9:00-9:15        Welcome: Maryanne Kowaleski, Director of Medieval Studies, Fordham University

9:15-10:15      Session 1: Plenary Lecture
Chair: Jocelyn Wogan-Browne, Fordham University

Julia Crick, King’s College, University of London
The View From the West: 1050-1200

10:15-10:30    Break

10:30-12:00    Session 2: Three Concurrent Sessions

2A.      New Disciplinary Narratives
Chair: Ardis Butterfield, Yale University

Robert M. Stein, Purchase College and Columbia University
Does England Have a Place, and Where Might That Be?

Nicholas Watson, Harvard University
English Pastoral Theology Around the Fourth Lateran Council

Monika Otter, Dartmouth College
What About Music?

2B.      Post-Conquest Narratives
Chair: Rebecca Slitt, Fordham University

Martin K. Foys, Drew University
The Politics of Nostalgia in Post-Conquest England: The Survival and Revival of King Harold Godwinson

Laura Ashe, Worcester College, Oxford University
Rebels, Saints, and Visions: English Miracles in the Early Norman Kingdom

Máire Ní Mhaonaigh, University of Cambridge
‘The certain historical knowledge of a fair race’: Writing history on both sides of the Irish Sea

2C.      Romes in England
Chair: Christopher Baswell, Barnard College and Columbia University

Jane-Heloise Nancarrow, University of York
Quam aedficia sub terra inventa: Colchester’s Material Culture and the Narrative Trajectory of the Roman Past

Venetia Bridges, University of York
The Geography of Romance: England, English and the Romans d’Antiquité

Joel Anderson, Cornell University
Gerald of Wales and the Saint David’s See: a Love Story in Documents

12:00-2:00      Lunch (a list of local restaurants will be provided)

2:00-3:30        Session 3: Three Concurrent Sessions

3A.      Ideas and Their Homes
Chair: Joel Kaye, Barnard College

Winston E. Black, University of Tennessee Knoxville
Medical Education and Innovation in High Medieval England

Alex J. Novikoff, Rhodes College
The Place of England in the Medieval Culture of Disputation

Ruth Nisse, Wesleyan University
Translating Nature: Adelard of Bath's Natural Questions and Berechiach Ha-Naqdan’s Uncle and Nephew

3B.      Crossing the Conquest
Chair: Richard Emmerson, Manhattan College

Deborah Kahn, Boston University
The Revival of the Past in English Romanesque Sculpture

Sara Harris, Cambridge University
Old Norse and “Normanitas” in Twelfth-century Legal Literature: Placing Forest Law in English History

Margot Fassler, University of Notre Dame
St. Dunstan in the Eleventh through the Thirteenth Centuries: Transition within the Interaction of Texts and Music

3C.       Constructing England
Chair: Jennifer Paxton, Georgetown University and The Catholic University of America

Simon T. Meecham-Jones, University of Cambridge
The Land and the Law: Configurations of Nationhood in Layamon’s Brut

Jaclyn Rajsic, University of Oxford
British Kings in England: Shaping Engletere in Some Short Thirteenth-Century Genealogical Chronicles

Matthieu Boyd, Fairleigh Dickinson University
England’s Decorated Margin

3:30-4:00 Break

4:00-5:00        Session 4: Flash Sessions
Chair: Nina Rowe, Fordham University

5:15-6:45        Session 5.  Three Concurrent Sessions

5A.      Discovering the Jew in English Devotions
Chair: Steve Kruger, Queens College and CUNY Graduate Center

Kati Ihnat, Queen Mary College, University of London
Marian Echoes in Ritual Murder Narratives

 Maija Birenbaum, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Jews Experience Christ's (Tough) Love: Devotional Uses of The Infancy of Jesus Christ in Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Laud Misc. 108.

Heather Blurton, University of California-Santa Barbara
William of Norwich Between History and Liturgy

5B.      England’s Place
Chair: Bruce O'Brien, University of Mary Washington

Katie Bugyis, University of Notre Dame
Sacerdotes Christi: Women Confessors in High Medieval England

Marianne Ailes, University of Bristol
Coals to Newcastle: The Export of Anglo-Norman Literature

Thomas J. McSweeney, Cornell University
It Will Not Be Absurd to Call English Laws “laws”: England on the Edge of European Legal Culture in the Thirteenth Century

5C.      Houses and Networks
Chair: Mary C. Erler, Fordham University   

Neslihan Şenocak, Columbia University
English Friars and Their Influence on the Early Franciscan Order

Ingrid Nelson, Amherst College
The Thirteenth Century in the Fourteenth Century

Meg Berstein, Yale University
The Early Development of Blackfriar Architecture in England

6:45-8:00        Reception


8:30-9:00        Registration and Coffee

9:00-10:15      Session 6: Plenary Lecture
Chair: Maryanne Kowaleski, Fordham University

Oliver Creighton, University of Exeter
Putting a Medieval Town in its Place: Castle, Burh and Borough at Wallingford, Oxfordshire

10:15-10:30    Break

10:30-12:00    Session 7: Three Concurrent Sessions

7A.      Translocation: Literature and Mobility
Chair: Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski, University of Pittsburgh

Elizabeth Tyler, University of York and Tom O’Donnell, Fordham University
New Geographies and Social Networks: Attempts to Step Out of Nationalizing Literary History

Carol Symes, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign
A Mirror for Merchants and Minstrels: The Influence of Arras on the Political and Literary Culture of London

7B.      Looking Abroad
Chair: Suzanne Yeager, Fordham University

Anthony Bale, Birkbeck College, University of London
Imprisonment and Purgatory, Between Crusader-Era Jerusalem and London

Michael Staunton, University College Dublin
Others Far and Near: The Historians of Angevin England Writing about Foreigners

Dorothy Kim, Vassar College
Crusader Sermons and the Katherine Group vitae in MS Bodley 34

7C.      Place in England
Chair: Glenn Burger, CUNY Graduate Center

Matthew Fisher, University of California-Los Angeles
Between the Local and the Regional: Insular Medieval Historiography and the Borders of the Known

Sarah Rees Jones, University of York
Cities, Saints, and Households in Angevin England

Joshua Byron Smith, University of Arkansas
From Wales to England: Literary Exchange in the Welsh Borderlands

12:00-1:00      Session 8: Round-Table Wrap Up
Chair: Nicholas Paul, Fordham University

Robert Hanning, Columbia University
Paul Hyams, Cornell University
Kathryn A. Smith, New York University

1:00-2:00        Concluding Lunch (Plaza Atrium)

Venue and Parking:
The conference is being held at the Lincoln Center campus of Fordham in Manhattan, which is located at the corner of 60th Street and Columbus Avenue.  All conference sessions will be in the Leon Lowenstein building; the registration desk is located by the 12th Floor Lounge. Fordham can be reached by subway (A, B, C, D, and 1 to 59th Street at Columbus Circle), and by city bus (M5, M7, M11, M104). Reduced-rate parking is available at Prior Parking (40-50 West 61st St., between Columbus and Broadway) or at Central Parking at 345 West 58th St., between Columbus and Broadway, or at Allie Parking at 425 West 59th St., if you validate your ticket at the front security desk (ground floor) of the Lowenstein building. Fordham is also about one mile from Penn Station train station and one-half mile from the Port Authority bus station.  NYC is served by three airports: LaGuardia and JFK in New York, and Newark in New Jersey.  See the conference website for more information on travel and lodging.






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