Borderlines XVI

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Borderlines XVI – Site & Sound

Queen’s University Belfast

20th-22nd April 2012


Friday 20th April 

Venue: Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Postgraduate Centre,18 College Green

9.00 – 11.30: Registration 

11.30 – 11.45: Welcome

11.45 – 1.00: Session 1 

The Busy Hum of Men – Urban Space, Rural Space 

Will Liddle (Queen’s University Belfast)
‘Place, Prayer and Piscenarii (Fishmongers)’

Pat O’Brien (University College Dublin)
‘“Seien heil unto”: Hailing the Urban Dystopia in the Hiberno-English Poem Satire on the Townspeople

Duncan Berryman (Queen’s University Belfast)
‘Did Size Matter?: An Archaeological Look at the Use of Fourteenth Century Agricultural Buildings for Social Prestige’ 

1.00 – 2.00: Lunch

2.00 – 3.15: Session 2

Ful Weel She Soonge the Service Dyvyne – Women and Worship 

Jane McKibbin (Queen’s University Belfast)
‘Sites of Sanctity in Julian of Norwich’s Showings’

Branden Bettger (University College Cork)
‘Interpreting the Virgin and Child within the Spatial Context of the James Rice Tomb’

Laura Gallagher (Queen’s University Belfast)
‘Pictorial Piety: Early Modern English Catholics and Marian Devotion’ 

3.15 – 3.30: Tea & Coffee 

3.30 – 5.00: Special Guest Speaker

‘Chaucer at Aldgate: The Aurality of Time’

Prof. Paul Strohm (Columbia University)

Saturday 21st April 

Venue: Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Postgraduate Centre,18 College Green

9.00 – 9.30: Tea & Coffee 

9.30-10.45: Discussion 

All Manner of Things Shall Be Well? – The Future of Borderlines 

As Borderlines turns sweet sixteen, this session will provide an opportunity for all delegates to reflect on the history of the conference and to discuss its future. 

10.45 – 11.00: Tea & Coffee 

11.00 – 12.00: Session 3 

Concordia Discors – Literature and Debate 

Aisling Reid (Queen’s University Belfast)
‘Sight and the Framing Devices of the Visio Philiberti

Rachel Reid (Queen’s University Belfast)
‘Sites of Contestation: Mede and Muche Thank in the Context of Middle English Debate Poetry’

12.00 – 1.00: Lunch

1.00 – 2.15: Session 4 

The World in Tune – Prayer and Performance

Ciaran Arthur (Queen’s University Belfast)
‘Ex Ecclesia: Salvific Power Beyond Sacred Space’

Tamara Haddad (University of Kent)
‘Locating the Drama: Micklegate Bar and the Skinners’ Entry Into Jerusalem

Paul Murphy (Queen’s University Belfast)
‘The Easter Liturgy and Late Medieval Gestures’ 

2.15 – 2.30: Tea & Coffee 

2.30 – 3.45:  Session 5

O, Let My Books Be Then the Eloquence – The Acoustics of Text

Eric Lacey (University College London)
‘Listening to the Songs of The Seafarer: Modern Ornithology and Ancient Seascapes’

Sarah Nangle (University College Dublin)
‘The Soundscape of Chaucer’s House of Fame

Francesca Mackay (University of Glasgow)
‘The Sound of Silence: Punctuation Practices as representative of Orality and Literacy in Late Medieval and Early Modern Editions of Nicholas Love’s Mirror of the Blessed Life of Jesus Christ

3.45 – 4.00: Tea & Coffee 

4.00 – 5.00: Session 6 

The Pattern Under the Plough – Medievalism and Folk Culture 

Craig Wallace (Queen’s University Belfast)
‘Fiends in the Furrows: Relics, Revenants and Research in Weird Fiction and Folk Horror’

Eamon Byers (Queen’s University Belfast)
‘Taking Retro to its Logical Conclusion’: The Medievalism of 21st Century Folkmusic 

5.00 – 5.15: Tea & Coffee 

5.15 – 6.00: Performance

To Sing a Song That Old Was Sung – A Selection of Folksongs

Caroline Pugh

7.00 – Conference Dinner 

Scalini Restaurant
Botanic Avenue, Belfast

Sunday 22nd April 

Venue: Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Postgraduate Centre,18 College Green

9.00 – 9.30: Tea & Coffee 

9.30 – 10.30: Session 7

Vox Populi, Vox Dei – Language, Religion and Dissent

Greg Hulsman (Trinity College Dublin)
‘Lollardy and Doublespeak’

Natalie Calder (Queen’s University Belfast)
‘“The puple is Godes, and not ȝoures”: ‘Lancastrian Orthodoxy’ in the Digby Lyrics’ 

10.30 – 10.45: Tea & Coffee 

10.45 – 12.00: Session 8

The World Is a Great Book – Writing & Reading Space  

Margaret Tedford (Queen’s University Belfast)
‘Through the Wilderness: Place and Journey in the Old English Exodus

Conor Smyth (Queen’s University Belfast)
‘“Ha, where am I? What new vision’s this?”: Protestantism, Plots and Place in The Sea Voyage (1622)’

Catherine Porter (Queen’s University Belfast)
‘Mapping Spaces: Reassessing Ireland’s Cartographic History Through the Use of Spatial Technologies’

12.00: Goodbyes

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