Final Conference Program

Tuesday 16th August

3.30 pm - 4.30 pm         Registration

There will be signs directing you to IBLC 182 on the east maIn doors at the front of the building, and you will find the registration desk just outside IBLC 182.

Irving K. Barber Learning Centre1961 East Mall, room 182.

4.30 pm - 6.00 pm         Welcome, and Opening Plenary

                                       Opening Remarks, Robert Rouse (University of British Columbia)

                                       Presider, Siân Echard (University of British Columbia)

                                       Professor Suzanne Akbari (University of Toronto)

                                       'Romancing History: Roman, British, Saxon, and Norman Identities
                                       in Nicholas Trevet's Anglo-Norman Chronicle'

6.00 pm - 8.00 pm         Opening Reception, UBC Nest, 4th Floor

                                      Drinks and light catering in an organic rooftop garden.

8.00 pm - late                Dinner, at your leisure

                                      While there will be canapés, sushi, and the like at the reception,
                                      delegates may wish to venture onwards for more sustaining fare
                                      after the reception. Given the timing, we would recommend one of
                                      the following venues: Mahoney and Sons (nearby Irish themed pub);
                                      Koerner's Pub (patio and a range of food); The Point Grill;
                                      or One More Sushi (2155 Alison Road, 2nd level). Volunteers will be
                                      leading groups to all four places after the reception, or you can make
                                      your own plans.

Wednesday 17th August

All sessions will be held in the Lillooet and Dodson Rooms, Level 3 of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, 1961 East Mall.

9.30 am - 11.00 am

Lillooet Room              Session 1a: Blood and Brotherhood

                                     Presider: John Geck (Memorial University)

                                     Amy Reynolds (Washington University, St. Louis)
                                     'Sworn Brotherhood and Conflicts of Truth in the Auchinleck
                                     Amis and Amiloun'

                                     Mikayla Hunter (St. Johns College, Oxford)
                                     'Forget Me Not: Memory, Gender, and Recognition in Middle English

                                     Patrick Butler (University of Connecticut)
                                     'Exsanguinated Combat: Bloodless Prowess and Bleeding Bodies
                                      in Bevis of Hampton'

Dodson Room            Session 1b: Deception and Knowledge

                                     Presider: Nicola McDonald (University of York)

                                     Laine Doggett (St. Mary's College of Maryland)
                                     'Trickery and Deception in Amadas et Ydoine and Cligés'

                                     Yin Liu (University of Saskatchewan)
                                     'Information Insecurity in Some Middle English Romances'

                                     Leila K. Norako (University of Washington)
                                     'Reading Richard Coer Lyon as a Multi-Text'

11.00 am - 11.45 am   Coffee Break. In Buchanan 104a, and surrounding courtyard.
                                     Volunteers will direct you to the 3 minutes walk to the coffee.

11.45 am - 1.15 pm

Lillooet Room              Session 2a: Wonder and Strangeness

                                     Presider: Amy Kaufman (Middle Tennessee State University)

                                     Nicola McDonald (University of York)
                                     'Middle English Romance and the Question of Wonder'

                                     Emily Dolmans (Exeter College, Oxford)
                                     'A Stranger in a Strange Land: The Foreign Hero
                                     in Anglo-Norman Romance'

                                     David Rollo (University of Southern California)
                                     'Subterranean Greek-Speaking Faeries and Chrétien de Troyes'

Dodson Room            Session 2b: Women and Romance

                                     Presider: Joanne Findon (Trent University)

                                     Arielle McKee (Purdue)
                                     'High Noon and Flipped Scripts: Faerie Justice and the Court in
                                     Thomas Chestre's Sir Launfal'

                                     Debra Best (CSU, Dominguez Hills)
                                     'The Female Other, the Loathly Lady, and the Transformed Monster:
                                     Monstrous Women of Middle English Romance'

                                     Allen Rice (University of Central Oklahoma)
                                     'The Female Trickster as Benevolent Fox: Lunet as the Lion's Counterpart
                                     in Ywain and Gawain'

1.15 pm - 2.30 pm      Lunch, at your leisure

                                     See the 'Dining on Campus Section'

2.30 pm - 4.00 pm

Lillooet Room              Session 3a: Alexander the Great

                                     Presider: David Rollo (University of Southern California)

                                     Venetia Bridges (University of Surrey)
                                     'Insularity and Its Discontents: Horn and Alexander Narratives
                                      in Conversation'

                                     Jan Shaw (University of Sydney)
                                     'Laughter and the Horizon of Identity in the Prose Life of Alexander'

                                     Nicole Clifton (Northern Illinois University)
                                     'The Pirate's Stepson: a Tudor Reader of Kyng Alisaunder
                                      in Lincoln's Inn MS 150'

Dodson Room              Session 3b: Reading and Seeing Romance

                                     Presider: Kevin Whetter (Acadia University)

                                     Lydia Kertz (University of Pennsylvania)
                                     'Romance Reading on a Book: The Luxury and Sensuality
                                     of Reading Romance'

                                     Kelsey Moskal (University of British Columbia)
                                     'Cultivating Courtesy: Reading Gawain and the Carle of Carlisle
                                     in Brogyntyn ii.1'    

                                     Eva von Contzen (Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg)
                                     'The Visual Poetics of Emaré'

4.30 pm - 6.00 pm

Lillooet Room              Session 4a: Postcolonial Romance

                                     Presider: Amy Vines (University of North Carolina - Greensboro)

                                     Miui Watanabe (University of St Andrews)
                                     'The Other Within: Scotland and English National Identity
                                     in Bevis of Hampton'
                                     Jenna Stook (Mount Royal University)
                                     'Fighting in the Streets of London: Intra-English Conflict and the Problem
                                     of Foreigners in the Auchinleck Bevis of Hampton'

                                     Jaclyn Carter (University of Calgary)
                                     'both blysse and blunder: Reading Ambivalence in the Gawain-poet'

Dodson Room              Session 4b: Place and Space in Romance

                                     Presider: Megan Leitch (Cardiff University)

                                     Victoria Flood (Durham University)
                                     'The Geopolitical Contexts of the Northern English Border Romance'

                                     Nathaniel Bump (Arizona State University)
                                     'Lo, Dame, here is a nowylte: Moveable Property, Alienable Lands,
                                     and the Moral Complexity of Economic Innovation in Sir Cleges'

                                     John Geck (Memorial University)
                                     'Casteles and kingdomes and countrees many: Mapping the Unmappable
                                     in Medieval Romance'

6.00 pm - 7.00 pm       Informal Reception, UBC Nest, 4th Floor, Gallery 2.0

7.00 pm - late               Dinner, at your leisure

Thursday 18th August

All sessions will be held in the Lillooet and Dodson Rooms, Level 3 of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre1961 East Mall.

9.15 am - 10.45 am

Lillooet Room              Session 5a: Feeling Optimism

                                     Presider: Noelle Phillips (Douglas College)

                                     Yu-Ching Wu (SUNY, Buffalo)
                                     'Feeling Optimistic in the Middle Ages: Rethinking the History of Emotion
                                     and Romance'

                                     Kyla Drzazgowski (University of British Columbia)
                                     'Optimistic Walking: Sir Isumbras and Redemptive Pilgrimage'

                                     Jessica Lockhart (University of Toronto)
                                     'Brynge vs alle to a goud endynge: Guilty Pleasure and Social Optimism
                                     in the Middle English Apollonius Fragment'

Dodson Room            Session 5b: Charlemagne to Chaucer

                                     Presider: Leila K. Norako (University of Washington)

                                     Katie Walter (University of Sussex)
                                     'Thy mouth syttyth alle on mysse: Barber-Surgery and the Unmaking
                                     of Men in the Middle English Otuel Romances'

                                     Emily Houlik-Ritchey (Rice University)
                                     'Neighbourly Geographies in Middle English and Castilian
                                     Charlemagne Romances'

                                     Steven Bruso (Fordham University)
                                     'Out brest the blood with stierne stremes rede: Chaucer's Bloody Romance
                                     in The Knight's Tale'   

10.45 am - 11.30 am   Coffee Break. In Buchanan 104a, and surrounding courtyard.
                                     Volunteers will direct you to the 3 minutes walk to the coffee.

11.30 am - 1.00 pm

Lillooet Room              Session 6a: Waldef

                                     Presider: Jessica Lockhart (University of Toronto)

                                     Ivana Djordjevic (Concordia University)
                                     'The Roman de Waldef as an Anthology of Loss'

                                     Elizabeth Watkins (Georgia Southern University)
                                     'The Roman de Waldef in Translation: The Shorter Latin Version,
                                     (Trinity College Dublin, MS 632).

                                     Neil Cartlidge (Durham University)
                                     'Glorious East Anglia: Alternative History in The Roman de Waldef'

Dodson Room            Session 6b: The Intertextuality of Romance

                                     Presider: Corinne Saunders (Durham University)

                                     Megan Leitch (Cardiff University)
                                     'Networking and Name-Dropping in (Chaucer's) English Romance'

                                     Marcel Elias (Magdalene College, Cambridge)
                                     'Blasphemy and the Failure of the Crusades in Middle English Romance'

                                     Cory Rushton (St. Francis Xavier University)
                                     'The Anti-Christ Assembly Line: Gowther and Merlin'
1.00 pm - 2.30 pm      Lunch, at your leisure

                                     See the 'Dining on Campus Section'

2.30 pm - 4.00 pm

Lillooet Room              Session 7a: The Cotton Nero A. x Project
                                                        Reports on Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

                                     Presider: Juliet O'Brien (University of British Columbia)

                                     Kenna L. Olsen (Mount Royal University)
                                     'Interrogating the Digital Facsimile: What is the Gawain Scribe
                                     Trying to Tell Us in the Margins?'

                                     Jaclyn Carter (University of Calgary)
                                     'Reading the Gawain Manuscript Closely: Problems of Transcription'

                                     Murray McGillivray (University of Calgary)
                                     'Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: Eight Textual Puzzles'

Dodson Room            Session 7b: American Romance

                                     Presider: Cory Rushton (St. Francis Xavier University)

                                     Daniel Helbert (University of British Columbia)
                                     'Old times there are not forgotten: Medieval Romance in the
                                     American South'

                                     Ben Barootes (University of Toronto)
                                     'He might have been a true knight of old: Romancing True Grit'

                                     Wallace Cleaves (University of California, Riverside)
                                     'Appropriating Arthur, Commandeering Crazy Horse:
                                     Examining the Development of the Matter of Britain as a Model
                                     for the Integration of Native American Resistance Narratives into
                                     American Culture.

4.30 pm - 6.00 pm

Lillooet Room   
           Session 8a: Finding Love in Strange Places 

                                     Presider:  Venetia Bridges (University of Surrey)

                                     Emilee J. Howland-Davis (University of Missouri - Columbia)
                                     'Capellanus's Pedagogy: The Method and Practice of Teaching Fin Amore
                                     in Medieval Romance'

                                     Elizabeth Archibald (Durham University)
                                     'Love and Marriage in The Erl of Tolous and Other Breton Lays'

                                     Joanne Findon (Trent University)
                                     'It's Complicated: Supernatural Lovers in Ireland, Wales, and England'

Dodson Room            Session 8b: Romance Today

                                     Presider: Kristin Bovaird-Abbo (University of Northern Colorado)

                                     Amy Kaufman (Middle Tennessee State University)
                                     'White Knights and Caliphate Lions: Romancing Violence
                                     in the Twenty-First Century'

                                     Serina Patterson (University of British Columbia)
                                     'The Significance of Malory's Morte Darthur in
                                     Contemporary Video Games'

6.00 pm - 7.00 pm        Informal Reception, UBC Nest, 4th Floor, Gallery 2.0

7.00 pm - late                Dinner, at your leisure

Friday 19th August

Morning sessions will be held in the Lillooet and Dodson Rooms, Level 3 of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre1961 East Mall.

9.45 am - 11.15 am

Lillooet Room   
           Session 9a: Late Medieval Romance

                                     Presider: Stephen Partridge (University of British Columbia)

                                     'Noelle Phillips (Douglas College)
                                     'Doing it Better: The Romance of Piers Plowman'

                                     Richard Bergen (University of British Columbia)
                                     'Which Adjective Works Better? Allegorical Romance
                                     or Romantic Allegory?'

                                     James Wade (Girton College, Cambridge)
                                     'Sir Torrent of Portingale and Fifteenth Century Popular Romance'

Dodson Room            Session 9b: Arthurian Romances

                                     Presider: Ben Barootes (University of Toronto)

                                     Kevin Whetter (Acadia University)
                                     'Arthur as a Non-Tyrant in the Alliterative Morte Arthure and Malory'

                                     Kristin Bovaird-Abbo (University of Northern Colorado)
                                     'Women Under Siege in Malory's Morte Darthur'

                                     David Johnson (Florida State University)
                                     'Þe place Þat ȝe prece to ful perelous is halden: The Evil Custom
                                      in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight'

11.15 pm - 12.00 pm   Coffee Break. In Buchanan 104a, and surrounding courtyard.
                                     Volunteers will direct you to the 3 minutes walk to the coffee.

12.00 pm - 1.30 pm

Lillooet Room              Plenary Session 10a: Animals

                                     Presider: Mo Pareles (University of British Columbia)

                                     Jessica Auz (Purdue University)
                                     'On a Horse with No Name: The Construction of Lancelot's
                                     Knightly Identity in Chrétien de Troyes La Chevalier de la Charrette'

                                     Lindy Brady (University of Mississippi)
                                     'Animal Mutilation in the Irish Arthurian Romance Eachtra an 
                                     Mhadra Mhaoil'

                                     Amy Vines (University of North Carolina - Greensboro)
                                     'Biding as a Beast: Animalistic Behaviour and Chivalry
                                     in Medieval Romance'

1.30 pm - 3.00 pm       Lunch, at your leisure

                                     See the 'Dining on Campus Section'

3.00 pm - 4.30 pm      Session 11: Romance Combat Interpretation

                                    Have you ever wondered how realistic those battles that we read
                                    about in romances might actually be? Afterall, the audience for
                                    romance has been argued to be made up in part by those who
                                    had real experience of arms and battle. In this session we will
                                    be joined by Kaja Sadowski, David R. Packer, Courtney Rice,
                                    and Jordan Both from Valkryie Western Martial Arts Assembly,
                                    who will give an introduction to historical weaponry, and
                                    then analyse some battle scenes from medieval romances in
                                    the context of what we know of late medieval swordplay.

5.00 pm - 6.00 pm      Closing Plenary Lecture

                                     Professor Corinne Saunders
                                     (Durham University)

                                     'Medical Humanities and Medieval Romance: Voices, Breath, Feeling'

6.00 pm - late             Conference Banquet at Sage Bistro.

                                    Wine and pre-dinner drinks from 6.00 pm

                                    Dinner served around 7.30 pm