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Illinois Medieval Association Conference Announcement:
The annual meeting of the Illinois Medieval Association takes place on
16-17 February 2001 at the Newberry Library in Chicago. Following are
details regarding the program, registration, lodging, and transportation.
The conference will begin at 1pm on Friday, 16 February 2001 and end at
5pm on Saturday, 17 February 2001, with the following tentative schedule:
2pm-3pm: Welcome and Introduction
3pm-4:30pm: Sessions 1-4 (concurrent)
4:30pm-5:30pm: Reception (optional: see information on cost below)
9am-10:30am: Sessions 5-8 (concurrent)
11am-noon: Plenary address by E. Ann Matter
12:30pm-1:30pm: Lunch (optional: see information on cost below)
2pm-3:30pm: Sessions 9-12 (concurrent)
"Theories of the Passions
and the Ecstasies of Late Medieval Religious Women"
Professor E. Ann Matter, Religious Studies Department,
University of Pennsylvania
Mark Amsler (Eastern Michigan University), "The Eyes Have It:
Gestures of Reading and Speaking in the Middle Ages"
Ann Astell (Purdue University), "'Ego Affectus Est': Julia Kristeva
Reading Bernard of Clairvaux"
Lyn Blanchfield (Binghamton University), "A Vale of Deceitful Tears:
Deception, Weeping, and Emotion in Medieval Europe"
Leslie Abend Callahan (University of Pennsylvania), "The Grief of
the Fathers: Gender and Culture in Late Medieval Representations of
Esther Cohen (Hebrew University), "Emotion and sensation: the
Interaction of fear and pain"
Jane E. Connolly (University of Miami), "'The most unfortunate,
forsaken and condemned woman in the world': Leonor López de Córdoba and
her Representation of Self"
Helena de Carlos (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela), "Real and
Parodic Gestures in the Letters of Geoffrey of Rheims"
Marilynn Desmond (Binghamton University) and Pamela Sheingorn
(CUNY), "The Rhetoric of Anger in Christine de Pizan's Othea"
Susan Dudash (University of Pittsburgh), "Defiant Gestures and the
Art of Politics in Christine de Pizan"
Jennie Fauls (Chicago, Illinois), "Body Talk: The Performing Power
of Christina Mirabilis and Karen Finley"
Julia Simms Holderness (Michigan State University), "A Response to
Grief: Consolation and Mutation in the Early Thought of Christine de
Wendy Marie Hoofnagle (Kalamazoo Valley Community College),
"Futile/Feudal Gestures and a Christian Tragic View of the Chanson de
Gerhard Jaritz (Central European University, Budapest), "Ira Dei,
material culture, and behavior in the Late Middle Ages"
Kate Koppelman (University of Californa, Santa Barbara), "Moder of
Mercy/Empress of Helle: The Ambivalence of the Virgin in Late Medieval
Lynn Laufenberg (Sweet Briar College), "More than Words: Gender and
the Physical Language of Defamation and Defiance in Medieval Florence"
Nancy F. Marino (Michigan State University), "How Portuguese Damas
Scandalized the Castilian Court in 1454"
Liz Herbert McAvoy (University of Wales, Aberystwyth), "'. . .
wondyrfully turnying & wrestyng hir body . . .': Gendered Agonies and
Ecstasies as Performative Strategy in The Book of Margery Kempe"
Rebecca Morrow (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), "The
Independent Couple: Meliur as frouwe and Partner in Konrad von Würzburg's
Partonopier und Meliur"
P. J. Nugent (Earlham College), "Dreams, Visions, and the Prayers of
Pilgrims at the Shrines of the Saints, c. 950-1200"
James Palmer (Purdue University), "Ruled and Defeated by Desire:
Living by Unsantioned Metaphors and the Social Construction of Emotion in
the Prison of Love"
Lisa R. Perfetti (Muhlenberg College), "Medieval Views of Laughter:
the Body, Behavior, and the Question of Gender"
Ann Ramsey (University of Iowa), "The Dance of Penitence: Guilt and
its Expiation in Sixteenth-Century Flagellant Movements"
Isidro J. Rivera (University of Kansas), "The Visual Representation
of Gesture and Emotions in the Early Printed Editions of Celestina"
Natalie Crohn Schmitt (University of Illinois, Chicago), "Learning
to Read Gestures in Medieval Iconography"
Karen Scott (DePaul University), "Transforming Emotions,
Perceptions, and Actions: The Power of Imagery in the Letters of
Catherine of Siena"
Juliet Sloger (University of Rochester), "The Performance of
Politeness: Middle English Courtesy Books and the Articulation of Social
Antha Cotten Spreckelmeyer (University of Kansas), "Reforming
Naughty Nuns: Three Middle English Rules for Women"
Sharon M. Wailes (Indiana University), "Passion in Gottfried von
Nancy Bradley Warren (Utah State University), "'Quiting' Gestures
and 'Lollard-like' Behavior: Chaucer, the Vernacular, and Female Virtue"
Jack Weiner (Northern Illinois University), "Greetings in the Poema
de Mio Cid (PMC) (c. 1207)"
Faculty and other scholars $30*
*Registration is free to all students and faculty from schools belonging
to the Newberry Library's Center for Renaissance Studies: University of
Chicago, DePaul University, Grand Valley State University, University of
Illinois at Chicago, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois
State University, Indiana University, University of Iowa, University of
Kansas, Kent State University, University of Kentucky, Loyola University
Chicago, Marquette University, Miami University (Ohio), University of
Michigan, Michigan State University, University of Minnesota, University
of Missouri, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Northern Illinois
Northwestern University, University of Notre Dame, University of
Pittsburgh, Purdue University, St. Louis University, Vanderbilt
University, Washington University (St. Louis), Wayne State University,
Western Michigan University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University
RECEPTION AND LUNCH
An optional reception on Friday and lunch on Saturday are available for
an additional charge of $30. Advance registration is required for the
reception and lunch, as seating is limited.
Reception and Lunch (optional)
All participants $30
Please send a check or money order, made payable in US dollars to the
"Illinois Medieval Association," for the total of all relevant
registration, reception/lunch fees by 1 February 2001 to:
Mark D. Johnston
The Newberry Library
60 West Walton
Chicago, Illlinois 60610
Conference participants are responsible for making their own reservations
for lodging. Several hotels near the Newberry offer discounted rates to
participants in events at the Library: The Claridge (800-245-1258), The
Delaware Towers (312-944-4245), River North Hotel Best Western
(312-467-0800), The Talbot Hotel (800-621-8506), The Tremont Hotel
(800-621-8133). For a further details, please visit the Library's Web
(http://www.newberry.org) and following the links "Programs for Scholars
and Teachers" > "Center for Renaissance Studies" > "Newberry Rates at
Many major airlines serve Chicago's two airports, O'Hare and Midway,
which are equidistant from downtown and the Newberry Library. The lowest
fares are often available for flights to and from Midway Airport. Taxi
fare from either airport to downtown Chicago is about $30. Public light
rail (the CTA "El") serves both airports; one-way fare is $1.50. The
Newberry Library is located on Dearborn Street midway between the
"Chicago" and "Division" stops of the CTA "Red Line" (Howard-95th/Dan
Please feel free to contact Mark Johnston with any questions regarding
Mark D. Johnston
Information Technology Director
The Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
Chicago, Illinois 60610
Telephone 312. 255.3664
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