Symposium 2018


April 6

Location: Global and International Studies Building, Room 1122 (IU Bloomington Campus)

9 a.m.Breakfast and Registration

9:30 a.m. — Welcome and Opening Comments

9:45-11:05 a.m. — Panel 1: “Chivalry and Elite Violence in the Late Medieval Mediterranean”

Proposed by Peter Sposato, Assistant Professor of History, IUK

  • “Chivalry and Public Disorder in Duecento and Trecento Florence”, by Peter Sposato, Assistant Professor of History, Indiana University Kokomo
  • “Women and Chivalric Violence in Late Medieval Castile”, by Samuel Claussen, Assistant Professor of History, California Lutheran University
  • “‘The Filthy odor from the bloody carnage’: Knightly Violence and Knightly Deaths in Trecento Naples” by Tucker Million, University of Rochester

11:05-11:20 a.m. — Break

11:20 a.m. - 12:15p.m. — Panel 2: Women and Textual Violence

  • The Sound of Resistance: Interpreting Female Voicings of Trauma in Troilus and Criseyde, Kortney Stern, IUB.
  • ““For love and nat for hate, thou most be deed”: Virginia’s Death and Contested Male Identity in the Physician’s Tale,” Elizabeth Maffetone , IUB.

12:15 - 2:00 p.m. — Lunch

2:00-3:15 p.m. — Panel 3: Passivity and Resistance

  • “Snubbing the King: Default as Nonviolent Alternative to Resisting the King’s Justice,” Jolanta N. Komornicka, St. Jerome’s University,
  • “Political Dissent in the Umayyad Period (41-132 AH/661-750 AD): From Violent Rebellion to Passive Opposition,” Aram Shahin, James Mason University.
  • Turn the Other Cheek: Passive Resistance and the Creation of Religious Oppression in 9th Century Cordoba,” Kevin Vogelaar, Fordham U.

3:15-3:30 p.m. — Break

3:30-5:00 p.m. — Panel 4: License to Kill

  • “Consequences of Chivalry: Violence and the Fall of Camelot in Thomas Malory’s Le Morte Darthur,” Shannon Gonzenbach, Texas A&M.
  • “Dressed to Kill: Clothing as License in German Courtly Culture,” John Paul Ewing, IUB.
  • “Violence and Conflict Mediation in Rural Medieval Japan,” Morten Oxenboell, IU.

5:15-6:45 p.m. — KEYNOTE by Elizabeth Allen: Cuthbert's Stag: Sanctuary, Kingship and Sacrifice”

TV Radio Building 251

7:00-10:00 p.m. — Reader's Circle Banquet

Grand Hall, Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center