Wednesday, February 6, 2013


Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference in Medieval Studies
February 15-16, 2013
Wheeler 300, UC Berkeley

Keynote Address
Friday, 5:30-7:00
Re:forming the Pavement Hours (York Minster XVI.K.6)
Jessica Brantley (Yale University)

Reforming the Past
Saturday, 10:15-12:00

Moderator: Maura Nolan

Reformed In-Formation: False Confession and Ritual Disruption in
Caxton’s ‘Translation’
Helen Cushman (Harvard University)

Reforming Habits and Heathens: The Devil in Old English Law Codes
Owen Roberson (University of Leicester)

Between Troy and Adam: Understanding Medieval Genealogy as Political
and Philosophical Argument
Kiel Shaub (UCLA)

Respondent: Jasmin Borja

Reforming the Church
Saturday, 2:00-3:00
Moderator: Maureen Miller

Abbatial Leadership and Monastic Reform in the Early-eleventh-century
Empire: How Much of a Free Agent was Poppo of Stavelot (d. 1048)?
Koen Vanheule (University of Ghent)

Bernard of Clairvaux and the Languedoc Heretics: A Double Standard for Reform?
Andrew Jacob Cuff (Catholic University of America)

Respondent: Joshua O’Brien

Reforming Authority
Saturday, 3:30-5:00
Moderator: Niklaus Largier

On the Afterlife of Some Heretical Notions: The Transformation of
Meister Eckhart’s Thought in the Texts of Henry Suso and Johannes
Alex Dubilet (UC Berkeley)

The Construction of a Medieval Hippocrates: Reinventing a Classical Tradition
Marco Viniegra (Harvard University)

Making the Troubadours Respectable: The Case for Courtly Love and
Marriage in Matfre d’Ermengaud’s Breviari d’Amor
Kathryn Levine (UC Berkeley)

Respondent: Spencer Strub

Sponsored by the Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities, the
Center for British Studies, the UC Berkeley Department of English, the
Program in Medieval Studies, and Graduate Medievalists at Berkeley.

Organized by Erik Born, Kenneth Fockele, Marcos Garcia, Jacob Hobson,
and Jennifer Lorden.

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