Atlantic Mediaeval Association 2014 meeting

The 7th annual meeting of AMA (the Atlantic Mediaeval Association) will take place at the University of Prince Edward Island on Saturday, October 4th. The program follows; all sessions are in the Main building, Room 213.

8:45-10:00: Plenary lecture
Judith E. Dietz, “The History and Significance of the Salzinnes Antiphonal”

10:15-12:15: Session I: Shifting Place and Time
Raiswell, (Univ. of PEI), “Gerald of Wales Goes to Extremes: Monsters, Rhetoric and the Construction of Space”
John R. Black (Moravian College), “Forging Landscapes: Hagiography and the Environment”
Jennifer MacDonald (Acadia), “Military Travel in the Late Saxon Period”
Janine Rogers (Mount Allison University), “Rethinking Medievalism in Victorian Natural History Museums”

12:15-1:15: Lunch

1:15-3:15: Session II: “Writing Men, Women and Children”
Stephanie Morley, (St. Mary’s) “How Born and How Fed: Havelok the Dane and Narratives of Childhood”
James Noble (UNB, St John), “Weeping and Roaring as Generic Strategies in The Book of Margery Kempe”
Cory James Rushton (St. Francis Xavier University) “The Shameful Beauty Contest: Tristram and Isolde at Castle Pleure.”
Kevin Whetter (Acadia), “Memorial Self-Fashioning in Malory’s Morte Darthur”

3:30-5:00: Session III: “Definitions and Rules”
Regan Eby (Boston College), “Friends of Friends: Foundations of Priories and Aristocratic Sociability in Eleventh-Century Brittany”
Michael Fournier, (Dalhousie University) “Eriugena’s Liberal Arts”
Donna Trembinski, (St. Francis Xavier University) “Okay, Okay, we’ll go to the doctor”: On Seeing Doctors and Perfect Obedience in the Thought of Francis of Assisi.”

5:00: Business Meeting

About AMA:  “The Atlantic Mediæval Association is a small but vibrant community dedicated to fostering scholarly conversations and connections amongst mediævalists living and working in the North Atlantic region, particularly Atlantic Canada and New England. The annual Atlantic Mediæval Association conference encourages proposals in any relevant discipline, including history, theology, philosophy, literature in all vernacular languages and Latin, and the reception and use of the Middle Ages in later cultures.” (From the AMA website)


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