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CSM/SCM Annual General Meeting / Réunion Annuelle University of Regina, 28-30 May 2018 / Université de Regina, 28-30 Mai, 2018

15 May 2018 2:26 PM | Anonymous

Canadian Society of Medievalists Annual Meeting Rencontre annuelle de la Société Canadienne des Médiévistes

Congrès 2018 Congress

28-30 May/Mai 2018
Regina, Saskatchewan

 Gathering diversities/Diversités convergentes

Monday, May 28 / lundi, le 28 Mai

900-1200    Session 1. Athol Murray College of Notre Dame (Wilcox, SK)

We will arrange a carpool to Athol Murray College for those wishing to visit its collections. Cars will depart from Regina at 8:15 a.m. Please contact David Watt ( by noon on Sunday, May 27 if you plan to attend and indicate whether you need a ride to Wilcox or can provide a ride to others (please get in touch sooner if you can).

The manuscript holdings (a 13th-century Venetian deed) and early printed books at the Archer Library, University of Regina, are available at request.

1200-1330    Lunch/Dîner

1330-1500    Session 2. Language Institute 216 Rotunda Authorship and Authority in Medieval England
Chair/Président: Dominic Marner, University of Guelph

Perceforest as Mirror: Catching the Imagination of Edward III Melissa Furrow, Dalhousie University

The Pearl-Poet, the Gawain-Poet, and the substantival adjective Richard Firth Green, The Ohio State University

Reading Mary: John Lydgate’s Life of Our Lady and Henry Chichele’s Reform of the English Church
Brandon Alakas, University of Alberta

1500-1530    Break/Pause

1530-1700    Session 3. Language Institute 216 Rotunda Food: Feasting and Fasting in the Middle Ages
Chair/Présidente: Christa Canitz, University of New Brunswick

Butter, oil, eggs, and meat: Requests for Dispensations from Fasting and Abstinence Requirements in Britain, 1248-1503
Allison Fizzard, University of Regina

The Chester Noah's Flood: Animals and Dietary Regulations Ernst Gerhardt, Laurentian University

The Bakers’ Play of the Last Supper in York: Christ’s Body as Holy Bread, Christ’s Body as Eucharistic Wafer
Leanne Groeneveld, University of Regina

1930    All participants are invited to join an informal social gathering at The Bushwacker Brewpub (2206 Dewdney Avenue)
CSM Executive Meeting

Tuesday, May 29 / mardi, le 29 mai 845-1015    Session 4. Language Institute 216 Rotunda
Medieval Texts, Modern Lenses

Chair/Président: Marc Cels, Athabasca University

Teaching Old English Through Translations: The Triangulation Method Michael Kightley, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Medieval Mansplaining: The Disruption of Female Knowledge Dissemination Brenna Duperron, Dalhousie University

Professional Pages, Done Dirt Cheap: On the Genre of English Offcut Manuscripts Stephanie Lahey, University of Victoria

1015-1030    Break / Pause

1030-1200    Session 5. Language Institute 216 Rotunda Plenary with Scandinavian Society
Chair/Présidente: Natalie Van Deusen, University of Manitoba

Sacrality and the Landscape in the Nordic Middle Ages Thomas Dubois, University of Wisconsin at Madison

1200-1215    Break/Pause

1215-1345    Lunch/Dîner (AGM)

1345-1400    Break/Pause

1400-1530    Session 6a. College West 115

Landscape and Gender in Medieval Scandinavia
Chair/Président: David Watt, University of Manitoba

Landscape, Language, Maternal Space, and Child Exposure in Jómsvíkinga Robin Waugh, Wilfred Laurier University

“‘There are Few Things More Powerful than Destiny.’ Gender, Power and Foresight in The Sagas of the Icelanders"
Amy M. Poole, University of Guelph

Gender, Crime and Space in Medieval Scandinavian Law Christine Ekholst, Uppsala University

Session 6b. Language Institute 216 Rotunda

Ecclesiastical Questions
Chair/Présidente: Meredith Bacola, University of Manitoba

Sanctuary and Abjuration in Thirteenth-Century England Kenneth F. Duggan, Huron University College

Why Should a Blockhead Have One in Ten? Thinking About Tithes at the End of the Middle Ages
Derek Neal, Nipissing University

1530-1600    Break/Pause

1600-1715    Session 7. Language Institute 216 Rotunda Icelandic Romance
Chair/Président: Christopher Crocker, University of Winnipeg

Romance Elements in Icelandic Virgin Martyr Legends Natalie van Deusen, University of Alberta

Diverse Gatherings: Imagining the New North Sea Empire in Old Icelandic Romance Andrew Klein, Wabash College

1900    Banquet/Banquette

All are welcome (and encouraged) to attend Crave Kitchen + Wine Bar (1925 Victoria Ave). Please speak to Meredith Bacola ( The cost will be $39 plus tax, gratuity & your own beverages.

Wednesday, May 30 / mercredi, le 30 mai 900-1015    

Session 8. Language Institute 216 Rotunda
Chair/Président: Dominic Marner, University of Guelph

CSM Plenary (Past President)
What Do We Study When We Study Manuscripts in Canada?
David Watt, University of Manitoba

1015-1030    Break/Pause

1030-1200    Session 9. Language Institute 216 Rotunda Medieval Film and The Modern Classroom
Chair/Présidente: Melissa Furrow, Dalhousie University

The Real Middle Ages vs The Reel Middle Ages Jacqueline Murray, University of Guelph

Sanctity on Screen: Performativity, Sanctity, and the Medieval Imaginary Alison More, University of Toronto

Hits and Flops: The Pedagogical Value of Medievalist Historical Films across Disciplines and Borders
Felice Lifshitz, University of Alberta

1200-1330    Lunch/Dîner

1330-1500    Session 10. Language Institute 216 Rotunda Medieval Hagiography
Chair/Président: Brandon Alakas, University of Alberta

Reading Sanctity in the Epigraphic Poetry of Damasus
Zach Yuzwa, St Thomas More College, University of Saskatchewan

Establishing a Sacral landscape in Felix’s Life of St Guthlac Meredith Bacola, University of Manitoba

Measuring Time and Topography in the Cult of Cuthbert at Durham Dominic Marner, University of Guelph

1500-1530    Break/Pause

1530-1700    Session 11. Language Institute 216 Rotunda The Material Medieval Memory Project
Chair/Président: Michael Kightley, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Deforestation, Energy Penury, and the Old English Poems of the Exeter Book Murray McGillivray, University of Calgary

Memorializing Matter: Early Medieval Scandinavian Identities and their Material Memories
Jaclyn Carter, University of Calgary

Building matters: a case study in partnerships for environmental sustainability Kenna L. Olsen, Mount Royal University

1700    President’s Reception/Réception du Président

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