Conference Programme

Day 1: Friday April 19th

9.00 Registration (Neill/Hoey Lecture Theatre, Long Room Hub)

9.20 Welcome

9.30 – 10.00 The Future of Research: CENDARI Presentation

10.00 – 11.15 Panel I: From Author to Audience: Manuscripts and Social Spaces Chair: Dr. Bernard Meehan (TCD)

Kate Yanchulis (King’s College London) – Social Marginalia: Digital Technologies Recapture Renaissance Reading Practices

Francesca Mackay (Glasgow) – Locating Pitscottie’s Chronicle in its Social Space: Form and Function

Joel Grossman (Queen Mary, London) – Literary Games and Models of Reading in Early Tudor Manuscript Culture

 11:15 – 11:30 Tea / Coffee Break

 11.30 – 12.45 Panel II: ‘Most divine striker of the senses’: Music & Space Chair: Dr. Frank Lawrence (UCD)

Sarah Nangle (UCD) – Sounds of Space: Cosmic Music in the Later Middle Ages

Bláithín Hurley (Cambridge) – Musical occupation of the Living Space: Accommodating Music in the Renaissance Venetian Casa

Andrea Cobern (Cambridge) – Hymnal ownership in Hapsburg Hungary c.1550-1650

 12.45 – 14. 00 Lunch

14.00 – 15.15 Panel III: ‘Of þe erth and of þe cley we haue owr propagacyon’: Physicality & Performance Chair: Dr. Kate Harvey (TCD)

Clare Wright (Nottingham) – Body, Empathy, Memory: Occupying Space in Middle English Drama

James McClintock (QUB) – Playing or Preaching? Incorporating church space in Croxton, The Play of the Sacrament

Shauna O’Brien (TCD) – ‘From head to foot I am a marble constant’: Preserving Spaces of Performance and Identity in Shakespeare-Wallah

 PARALLEL BOARDROOM SEMINAR I: Using Land in the Medieval World Respondent: Dr. Sparky Booker (TCD)

Duncan Berryman (QUB) – Welcome to the occupation: patterns in the management of the fourteenth-century English landscape

Karen Dempsey (UCD) – Creating a new focus on Lea Castle

15.15 – 15:30 Tea / Coffee Break

15.30 – 16.45 Panel IV: Wild & Sacred Places – Anglo-Saxon Writing & Religion Chair: Dr. Alice Jorgensen (TCD)

Megan Boulton (York) – ‘For as Moses built an earthly tabernacle’: Considering the symbolic significance of space in Wilfrid’s Crypts

Margaret Tedford (QUB)‘Enta geworc’: Locating Memoryin landscape in Anglo-Saxon poetry

Marian Homans-Turnbull (Cambridge) – Familiar wilderness? Some dynamics of exploration in Beowulf and Andreas

PARALLEL BOARDROOM SEMINAR II: ‘Biting my truant pen…’: Writing and Editing Early Modern Literature Respondent: Dr. Ema Vyroubalova

Lorna MacBean (Glasgow)Editing Between Script and Print: Alexander Craig’s Pilgrime and Hermite, in forme of a dialogue.

Sonya Cronin (TCD) – Spaces of ‘Reitr’d Integritie’: Relocation of Home in the Poetry of Katherine Philips

16:45 – 17:00 Tea / Coffee Break

17.00 – 17.10 Introduction of Keynote Speaker

17.10 – 18.00 Keynote Address: Dr Frances McCormack (NUI Galway)

18.00 – 19.00 Wine Reception

Day2: Saturday April 20th

 9.30 – 10.45 Panel V: Representing Women in Middle English Literature Chair: Dr. Niamh Pattwell (UCD)

Clare Fletcher (TCD) – “Upon an Amblere Esily She Sat”: The Wife of Bath in the Saddle

Natalie Hanna (Liverpool)“in fewe wordes seyde he thus”: Gender, Marriage and the ‘Verbal Object’ in The Franklin’s Tale

Emma Osborne (Glasgow) – Trading Places: Magic and the Marriage Trade in Middle English Romance

PARALLEL BOARDROOM SEMINAR III: Prayers and Promises: Devotional Objects in the Middle Ages Respondents: Dr Colleen Thomas (TCD) & Dr. Niamh Wycherly (UCD)

Lydia Hayes (St Andrews) – The Flexible Oath: Breaking and Honouring Promises over relics in High Medieval Arthurian Literature

Branden Bettger (UCC) – Tombs that speak: The function of representations of the Virgin Mary on Late Medieval Anglo Irish Tombs requesting prayer

10.45 – 11.00 Tea / Coffee Break

11.00 – 12.15 Panel VI: Reading Between the Lines – Space on the Page Chair: Professor Alan Fletcher

Colleen Curran (Oxford) – Script in Florence, Laurentian Library, Amatino 1 and London, BM Add. MSS. 37777+45025

Diane Scott (Glasgow) – Filling the Void: The Development of Punctuation in a Silent Reading Culture

Johanna Green (Glasgow) – The Space between: Analysing Paratext in Old English Poetic Manuscripts

PARALLEL BOARDROOM SEMINAR IV: People and Places in Early Modern Europe Respondent: Stephen Carroll (TCD)

Stephen Hand (UCC) – ‘Them which possess the places erected by our ancestors’: Sacred Space and Conflict in Ireland (1603-33)

Esther Luettgen (UCC) – Who are we? Spacial Identity in Early Modern Cologne

12.15 – 14.00  Lunch & Future of Borderlines Discussion

14.00 – 15.15 Panel VII: ‘[in] greet array’: Classifying People in the Medieval World Chair: Dr. Roy Flechner (UCD)

Heidi Stoner (York) – The Signifiers of Kingship in Anglo-Saxon England: a Game of Thrones

Cherie N. Peters(TCD) – ‘Distinguish the honour of each by his raiment’: colour and status in early medieval Ireland

Edel Mulcahy (UCC) – ‘He purveyyd hym bothe scryp and pyke and made hym a palmer lyke’: Pilgrims and their clothes in Middle English Romance and Exemplary Narratives

PARALLEL BOARDROOM SEMINAR V:Personal Religion in Italy Respondents: Dr. Graeme Murdock (TCD) & Caoimhe Whelan (TCD)

Aisling Reid (QUB) – The Synesthetic Reading Practices of Northern Italian Confraternities

Caoimhín de Bhailís (UCC) – Cosmio and Judith in the Garden: A Reappraisal of Donatello’s bronze Judith and Holofernes.

15.15 – 15.30 Tea / Coffee Break

15.30 – 16.45 Panel VIII: Making Money: Medieval & Early Modern Business and Trade Chair: Dr. Sarah Alyn-Stacey (TCD Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Studies)

Lyndsey Smith (York) – Tactile Account of an English ivory (550- 1066): Image, Status, Materiality and Economics

Sparky Booker (TCD) – Why does madder matter? The regulation of dye-stuffs in later medieval Kilkenny

Richard Wragg (University of London) – A Civic relationship: The Guild book of the Barbers and Surgeons of York as an expression of professional status and city authority

PARALLEL BOARDROOM SEMINAR VI: Tools of the Devil Respondent: Dr. Brendan O’Connell (TCD)

Emma Martin (QUB) – Portraits of Envy: the green clothed monster in late medieval material and literary culture

Rosemary Proctor (Cambridge) – Hoc and the Psychomachia Allegory in Ælfric and Vainglory

16.45 – 17.00 Tea / Coffee Break

17.00-18.15 Panel IX: ‘Bring Out Your Dead’ – Death and the Macabre in Medieval & Early Modern Society Chair: Dr. Stephen Harrison (TCD)

Áine Foley (TCD) – Locating the gallows in late medieval County Dublin

Gwendolyne Knight (Stockholm University) – Negotiating Belief and Society through the Grave

Patricia Walker (TCD) – Virtue and Vice: Providence and repentance in English murder pamphlets, 1570-1620

[No Parallel Session]

19.00 Conference Dinner

Day3: Sunday April 21st

9.00 – 10.15 Panel X: Battle and Politics in the Medieval World Chair: Conor McCann (TCD)

Lauren Cockburn (QUB)‘Poena post mortem’: the desecration and objectification of Richard III’s body

Jonathan Wilson (University of Liverpool) – The Alvor Massacre; Occupying Space in the strategy of Sancho I of Portugal and the identity of his Crusader helpers.

Katherine Basanti (Aberdeen)Cerebral Women, Condemned or Commemorated? Attitudes to Scholarly and Intellectual Women in Late Medieval Scottish Political Thought: 1441-c.1449.

10.15 – 10.30 Tea / Coffee Break

10.30 – 11.45 Panel XI: The eye with which I see God’: Writing absence and religious abstractions Chair: Professor Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin (TCD)

Rachel McCullough (QUB) – ‘Inner and Outer Spaces’: A response to the literature written by and for Anchoresses in the late medieval period

Natalie Calder (QUB) – The Deafening silence of Lollardy? Narratives of Periodization in Lollard Studies

David Gibney (TCD) – Presence and Absence in the John Badby episode of Thomas Hoccleve’s Regement of Princes

11.45 – 12.45 Lunch

12.45 – 14.00 Panel XII: Looking at the Past: Interpreting Medievalism Chair: Gregory Hulsman (TCD)

Craig Wallace (QUB) – ‘A slight haze of distance’: M.R. James and the Middle Ages

Huiyi Bao (UCD) – Claustrophilia, Claustrophobia and Locale Fatale: Poetics of the Medievalized Space in The Monk

Rachel Reid (QUB) – ‘Medieval’ Magus?: Aspects of the Reputation of John Dee

14.00 – 14.30 Guest Speaker: John Gillis – the Fadden More Psalter

14.30 – 14.40: Concluding Remarks

Museum Tour

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