Conference Location

Hyde Hall
176 E. Franklin St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
iah.unc.edu/contact/directions/

 

Friday, February 24th

Breakfast and Registration: 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.

 

Panel 1: Translation, Transcription, Transliteration: Linguistic Transformations

9:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m.

Chair: Erik Maloney

Jerrod Rosenbaum, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“The Latinization of Hebrew: Biblical Humanism and the Appropriation of Semitic Language and Literature”

Matthew B. Diem, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“Recollections of Aesop: Henryson’s Moral Fables as a Translation from Memory of the Elegiac Romulus”

Darrell Smith, Duke University
How (*)ewry bought Urias death full dear: A Provocative Transformation of Surrey’s Earliest Manuscript Witness”

 

Coffee Break: 10:45 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

 

Panel 2: Transforming Perspectives: Shifting Ideas about Text, Author, and Character

11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Chair: Matthew B. Diem

Fayaz Kabani, Allen University
“Hal’s Meta-Metamorphosis: Reformation as Smoke Screen for Realpolitik”

Tristan Cooley, Brooklyn College
“The Alchemy of Language in ‘The Canon’s Yeoman’s Tale'”

Stephen Rosnick, University of South Carolina
“Beyond the Nine Worthies: Paralleling Charlemagne in the Alliterative Morte Arthure”

Kristján Hannesson, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Versandus tenor est: The Changing Face of Ovid in 14th-century Tuscany”

 

Lunch Break: 12:30 p.m.-1:45 p.m.

 

Panel 3: Transformative Mysticism: Revelatory Visions and Christianity

1:45 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Chair: Susan O’Rourke

Kathleen D. Fowler, Surry Community College
“The Anatomy of Joy: Transforming Concepts of Mysticism in the Early Modern Period”

Eleanor Griggs, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“Spiritual Visions: Blindness in the Writings of Margery Kempe and Julian of Norwich”

Amber Mathias, University of South Carolina
“‘He sent for this creatur’: An Analysis of Divine Possession and Corporeal Oppression in The Book of Margery Kempe”

 

Break: 3:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

 

Keynote 1: 3:30 p.m.-4:45 p.m.

Dr. Jessica Wolfe, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“‘Men are lived over againe’: The transmigrations of Thomas Browne”

 

Saturday, February 25

Breakfast: 9:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.

 

Panel 4: Life and Living: Comedic Transformations

9:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m.

Chair: Eleanor Griggs

Morgan Souza, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“Testing the Transformative Locus of Humor in Till Eulenspiegel”

Katharine Landers, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“The Re-Wiving Age: Widowhood, Remarriage, and Conduct Transformed in the English Broadside Ballad”

Ashley Werlinich, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“Behn’s Emperor of the Moon, the Zanni of Commedia Dell’Arte, and Transformations of (In)Animacy”

 

Coffee Break: 10:45 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

 

Panel 5: Changing Bodies, Changing Spaces: (Post)Human, Non-Human, and Beyond

11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Chair: Lanier Walker

Kristen Wright, University of South Carolina
“‘Take the law of the game’: Considering Liminal Space and Materiality in Jacob and Esau”

Kristin Harrell, University of South Carolina (Unable to Attend)
“From Siren to Cyborg: Medieval Hybrids and Posthuman Embodiment”

Tessa Bullington, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“Naming an Adversary: Fracastoro’s Syphilis and a Disordered Continent”

Luis Miguel dos Santos, University of Michigan
“Transformative Displacements: Shaping Nature in the Travels and Adventures by Pero Tafur’

 

Lunch Break: 12:30 p.m.-1:45 p.m.

 

Panel 6: Beasts, Kings, and God: Religious and Political Transition

1:45 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Chair: Ashley Werlinich

Allison Gose, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“Right Makes Right: Lordship and Social Morality in the Via Regia”

Trey Lawson, University of South Carolina
“Political Fancy: Talking Animals, Allegory, and Political Instability in James Howell’s The Parly of Beasts”

Craig Mariconti, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Unable to Attend)
“‘A New and Empty Face of Things’: Marvell and Winstanley on the Transformation of Propriety in the English Republic”

 

Break: 3:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

 

Keynote 2: 3:30 p.m.-4:45 p.m.

Dr. Nicole Marafioti, Trinity University
“Transforming Crime and Sin in Anglo-Saxon England”

 

Reception: 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.