Vagantes 2007
Loyola University Chicago
March 1-4, 2007


1:00 pm: Registration Begins, Rubloff Auditorium, 25 E. Pearson

2:00 – 2:15: Opening Remarks

Andrew J. Donnelly, Loyola University Chicago

2:15 – 3:10: Panel 1: Pearl
Chair: Andrew Higl, Loyola University Chicago

“‘Me þynk þy tale vnresounable’: The insufficiency of natural reason in Pearl
Gary Gabor, Fordham University

“Hunting and Hawking: Aristocratic Themes as Religious Metaphors in Pearl
Ryan Judkins, The Ohio State University

3:10 – 3:25: Break

3:25 – 4:20: Panel 2: Encounters between East and West
Chair: Jilana Ordman, Loyola University Chicago

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“The Geographic Imaginary of East Anglian Drama: The Digby Mary Magdalene and the Croxton Play of the Sacrament
David Lavinsky, University of Michigan

“An Eleventh Century Marriage: Anna Iaroslavna and Henry I”
Talia Zajac, University of Toronto

4:20 – 4:35: Coffee Break

4:35 – 5:30: Panel 3: Women in Texts
Chair: Misty Schieberle, University of Notre Dame

“Defying Hagiographical Expectations: The Life of Saint Euphrosyne”
Kelli Carr, University of Toronto

“‘Be pees or I wil rende this leef out of your booke’: the Chaucerian annotations of fifteenth-century scribe John Shirley”
Kathryn Veeman, University of Notre Dame

6:00 – : Welcome Reception at Brehon Pub (intersection of Wells and Superior)


9:00 – 9:15: Announcements

9:15 – 10:30: Keynote Address
Chair: Thomas A. Greene, Loyola University Chicago

“Should Medievalists Bother with Emotions?”
Barbara H. Rosenwein, Professor of History, Loyola University of Chicago

10:30 – 10:45: Coffee Break

10:45 – 12:05: Panel 4: Texts and Political Authority
Chair: Daniel O’Gorman, Loyola University Chicago

“England Belongs to Me: Middle English Romance as Political Arbitrator”
Daniel Wollenberg, University of Pittsburgh

“Hoccleve’s Series, Dialogue, and the Bureaucratic Text”
Matt Brown, University of Notre Dame

Rex and Sacerdos: Cnut and Wulfstan’s Rhetorical Wrestling in the Legitimation of Cnut’s Rule”
Jay Paul Gates, University of Wisconsin

12:05 – 1:45: Lunch on your own

1:45 – 2:00: Announcements

2:00 – 3:20: Panel 5: Music and Performance
Chair: Andrew Bonvicini, Loyola University Chicago

Beowulf: Performace and Materiality”
Stephanie Lundeen, Loyola University Chicago

“Understanding Gothic in a Musical-Paleographical Context”
Miriam Wendling, Univeristy of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

“‘Tant par est douce’: the curative power of song in Aucassin et Nicolette
Chantal Hoffsten, University of Pennsylvania

3:20 – 3:35: Coffee Break

3:35 – 4:55: Panel 6: Texts and Religious Culture
Chair: Kirsten DeVries, Loyola University Chicago

“Homoianism and the Gothic Bible”
Valentine Pakis, University of Minnesota

“‘Progress of Soul and Body’: The Benedictine Narrative of the Perfection of the Soul in the De diversis artibus of Theophilus”
Joshua Goldman, University of Wisconsin

“‘The Word of the Lord Must Be Turned Into Deed’: Preaching and Conversion in Stephen Langton’s Commentary on the Song of Songs”
Suzanne LaVere, Northwestern University

5:00 – 6:30: Faculty Reception


9:00 – 9:15: Announcements

9:15 – 10:35: Panel 7: The Construction of Physical Space
Chair: James Bennett, The Ohio State University

Inchoavit et palatia operis egregii: Charlemagne’s Palace at Ingelheim on the Rhine”
Dana Katz, University of Toronto

“Family, Intercession, and Salvation: Functions of the Baroncelli Chapel at Santa Croce”
Richard Busby, University of Wisconsin

“The Bethlehem Chapel and the Rhetoric of Reform”
Marcela K. Perett, University of Notre Dame

10:35 – 10:50: Coffee Break

10:50 – 12:10: Panel 8: Material Culture and Devotion
Chair: Jessica Ostrom, Loyola University Chicago

“Worshipping at the Feet of Christ: The Egbertschrein of Trier”
Susannah Fisher, Rutgers University

“The object and the image: reading the embodiment of memory in Canterbury pilgrim badges”
Emily Price, University of Michigan

“At God’s Table”
Carey Fee, University of California, Davis

12:10 – 2:00: Lunch (provided) and General Meeting/Election of new Board members

2:00 – 3:20: Panel 9: Establishing Boundaries
Chair: Thomas A. Greene, Loyola University Chicago

“Papal-Monastic Relations in Ninth-Century West Francia: A Study of Pope Nicholas I”
Alan Zola, Loyola University Chicago

“Thresholds of Death: Liminality in the Laxdaela Saga
Anna Larson, Brigham Young University

“Ensuring Fair Trade: The Piepowder Court of St. Ives (1270-1325)”
Theresa O’Byrne, University of Notre Dame

3:20 – 3:30: Announcements

5:00 – 6:15: Keynote Presentation
Chair: Elizabeth Zimmerman, The Ohio State University

“Taking Fairies Seriously”
Richard Firth Green, Professor of English, The Ohio State University

6:15 – 7:45: Keynote Reception

8:00 – : Banquet

Closing Remarks
Andrew J. Donnelly, Loyola University Chicago and James Bennett, The Ohio State University