Here’s a handy list of the events at this year’s Kalamazoo that have MC connections. Take note that we are having a business meeting this year on Thursday May 8 at 12:00pm in Fetzer 2030. All are welcome! We want to meet you.
Events Sponsored by the Material Collective
- Thursday May 8, 12:00pm, Fetzer 2030. Material Collective Business Meeting. Bring your lunch. We will talk about future session ideas and get to know each other. There will be collectible swag!
- Friday May 9, 5:15 p.m. Bernhard President’s Dining Room. BABEL Working Group and the Material Collective Reception with open bar. Seriously. Thanks Eileen!
Session: Friday May 9, 10am, Bernhard 210. Session 215: Faking It (A Roundtable). Sponsored and organized by the Material Collective.
- “Simulation and Sexuality: Medieval ‘Courtly Love’ Ivories and Their Nineteenth-Century Forgeries,” Martha Easton, Seton Hall University
- “Lying outside the Lines: Alexandre Lenoir’s Installations of Medieval Art,” Mary B. Shepard, University of Arkansas-Fort Smith
- “‘Affection makes
himher false, heshe speaks not true’: Embracing Fiction’s Fakery,” Lois Leveen, Independent Scholar and author
- “Caught! and Getting it Right,” Damian Fleming, Indiana Univ-Purdue University, Fort Wayne
- “Parchmenteresy: What does a recreated medieval material tell us? The work of Jesse Meyer at Pergamena,” Maggie Williams, William Paterson University
And here’s a sampling of sessions in which various MCers are participating
- Wednesday night, 8pm at Bell’s Brewery. GWU Medieval and Early Modern Studies Institute rogue session on impossible words with Karen Overbey and Anne F. Harris, and many others. Click here for details on all MEMSI and BABEL sessions.
- Thursday 10am, Session 12, Fetzer 1005. More GWU MEMSI impossible words, with Anne F. Harris speaking on Collective for the collective.
- Thursday 1:30pm, Session 89, Bernhard Brown & Gold Room. Session title: Other Animals and Humans in Medieval Art. Sponsor: International Center of Medieval Art, Organizers and presiders: Martha Easton and Corine Schleif.
- Thursday 3:30pm, Session 127, Schneider 1360. Session title: Monsters I, Parallel Worlds. Sponsor: MEARCSTAPA. Organizers: Asa Simon Mittman and Stefanie Goyette.
- Thursday 7:30pm, Session 154, Schneider 1350. Session title: Monsters II, Monstrous Gender. Sponsor: MEARCSTAPA. Organizers: Asa Simon Mittman and Melissa Ridley Elmes
- Friday 10am, Session 206, Schneider 1360. Session title: What is Ecocriticism, Anyway? A Roundtable. “Material Nature / Natural Matter,” Anne F. Harris.
- Saturday 10am, Session 340, Fetzer 1045. Session title: Portable Culture: Objects and Ideas across the Northern Seas, 500–1500 (A Roundtable). Organizers and presiders: Amy C. Mulligan and Karen Eileen Overbey.
- Saturday 3:30pm, Session 487, Bernhard 210. Session title: No/Thing: Medieval Art and Apophasis. “‘Farai un vers de dreyt nien’: Guillaume IX, Troubadour Caskets, and the Apophasis of Courtly Love,” Anne F. Harris
- Saturday, 3:30pm, Session 446, Fetzer 1005. Session title: What a World! (A Roundtable). Sponsor: BABEL Working Group. “England Is the World and the World Is England,” Asa Simon Mittman
- Sunday 8:30am, Session 523, Bernhard 209. Session title: Strange Letters: Alphabets in Medieval Manuscripts and Beyond. “Custos Historiae: The Letter and the Franks Casket,” Asa Simon Mittman
- Sunday 10:30am, Session 550, Schneider 1330. Session title: Materiality and Aesthetics in Medieval Art.
- “The Agency of Ivory: Tactility and Transformation in Gothic Virgin and Child Statuettes,” Marian Bleeke
- “Stained Glass, Fresco, and Material Transformation in Fourteenth-Century Italy,” Nancy M. Thompson