Wednesday, October 11, 2006

SEMA 2006

I'll be heading off to the Southeastern Medieval Association conference bright and early in the morning. I'll be chairing two sessions there:

Designing Images
Thursday, 2:45-4:15
  • Helen T. Bennett, Eastern Kentucky University, “The Postmodern Hall in Beowulf: Endings Embedded in Beginnings”
  • Lindsey N. Phillips, Florida State University, “Reconstructing Woman’s Place: Feminized Architectural Allegories in Christine de Pizan and Hildegard of Bingen”
  • Elizabeth Sklar, Wayne State University, “ ‘Stuffed with Ymagarye’: EmarĂ©’s Robe and the Construction of Desire”


Tenth-Century Anglo-Saxon History
Friday, 10:45-12:15
  • Patrick W. Conner, West Virginia University, “Documenting Vernacular Performance in the Anglo-Saxon Parish Guild Banquets”
  • William H. Smith, Weatherford College, “The Benedictine Reform and the Beginnings of English Prayer”
  • Nicole Marafioti, Cornell University, “Memory and Its Obliteration in the Murder of King Edward the Martyr”

I've already gotten copies of most of the abstracts and a couple of the papers; these sessions ought to be pretty good.

1 comment:

  1. Ah that all sounded wonderful.. I envy you. I have a fascination for Anglo-Saxon England that is manifesting itself in historical novel writing.. and I can't get enough of the stuff. Thanks for talking about this. Nan Hawthorne