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Adultery in Late-Medieval Northern France
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Adultery in Late-Medieval Northern France

XIV: Fourteenth International Congress of Medieval Canon LawAugust 5 – 11, 2012 (Toronto, Canada)Adultery in Late-Medieval Northern FranceSara McDougall (CUNY)Medieval canonists unequivocally condemned extramarital sex. What did people do with these laws? This paper examined gender and how these laws handled wife vs.

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Vagantes: Medieval Graduate Student Conference (2011)

The University of Pittsburgh hosted the 10th annual Vagantes: Medieval Graduate Student Conference, from March 3-5, 2011.This conference is aimed at allowing medieval student scholars present their research on a wide variety of topics. Vagantes is an annual conference that moves to a new location in North America each year – in this year’s meeting, 23 papers and two keynote addresses will be given.
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“Though he bere hem no breed”: Allegory, Altruism, and the Problem of Poverty in Langland’s England

“Though he bere hem no breed”: Allegory, Altruism, and the Problem of Poverty in Langland’s EnglandBy Ben UtterPaper given at the Vagantes: Medieval Graduate Student Conference, held at the University of Pittsburgh (2011)The paper notes that in 14th century England poverty was rampant, caused by plague, famine and warfare, which led to an increase in the number of poor and beggars that could be seen on the streets of medieval cities.
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“Salvation, Sex, and Subjectivity”

Vagantes ConferenceBruce Vernarde (Pitt U)“Salvation, Sex, and Subjectivity”In 1980, John Boswell published “Christianity, Social Tolerance and Homosexuality”. It was considered a groundbreaking work in the history of homosexuality. It argued that male/male eroticism was not condemned, but was even celebrated, until the later Middle Ages (around the 13th century).
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The Performance of Separation at Escomb Church

VAGANTES CONFERENCE: Session 1: Performance & RitualThe Performance of Separation at Escomb ChurchAshely Lonsdale Cook (University of Wisconsin – Madison)This paper was part of a case study in Ms. Cook’s doctoral thesis which focuses on one of the few intact Anglo-Saxon stone churches. Cook focused on the use of curtains as spacial boundaries and how they affected the worshippers experiences during the liturgy.
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The Danes in Medieval Romance: Myth, Memory, Identity

The Danes in Medieval Romance: Myth, Memory, IdentityBy Daniel WollenbergPaper given at the Vagantes: Medieval Graduate Student Conference, held at the University of Pittsburgh (2011)Did medieval readers/listeners believe that the information in chivalric romances to contain at least some historical truth?
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The Role of Historian in the Encomium Emmae Reginae

The Role of Historian in the Encomium Emmae ReginaeBy Kristen Tibbs, Marshall UniversityPaper given at the Vagantes: Medieval Graduate Student Conference, held at the University of Pittsburgh (2011)The Enconium Emmae Reginae was commissioned by the 11th century Anglo-Saxon queen Emma (c.985 -1052) and was probably written by a Flemish churchman.
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Re-Framing the Marginalized: An Examination of Center-Periphery Relations in the Bayeux Tapestry

Re-Framing the Marginalized: An Examination of Center-Periphery Relations in the Bayeux TapestryBy Lindsey HansenPaper given at the Vagantes: Medieval Graduate Student Conference, held at the University of Pittsburgh (2011)Hansen’s research relates to a long overlooked part of the Bayeux Tapestry – the images that are found in the margin strips above and below the main section of this Anglo-Norman art work.
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“Ful blissfully in prison maistrow dure”: Pleasure and imprisonment in the Knight’s Tale

SESSION 8: Spaces Real and Imagined“Ful blissfully in prison maistrow dure”: Pleasure and imprisonment in the Knight’s TaleSparks, Corey (Indiana University)AbstractArcite departs from Palamon by wishing him enduring pleasure in his imprisonment. Arcite laments his newly-gained freedom as an imprisionment that is far less pleasing than Palamon’s Troubling an easy binary between captivity and freedom in the Knight’s Tale, Chaucer thus imagines imprisonment as a site for productive pleasures.
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A New Vision of Death: Re-Evaluating Huizinga’s Views on the Late Medieval Macabre

The 31st Annual Canadian Conference of Medieval Art HistoriansA New Vision of Death: Re-Evaluating Huizinga’s Views on the Late Medieval MacabreKralik, Christine (University of Toronto)AbstractIn The Waning of the Middle Ages, first published in the Netherlands in 1919, Johan Huizinga explored the late medieval art of France and the Netherlands and argued that the Late Middle Ages was a period of violent contrasts, decline and excess.
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Unto Philadelphia: The Multiple Genealogies of the Rosenbach Erasmus Novum Testamentum (1519)

The Third Annual Medievalists @ Penn Graduate Student ConferenceUnto Philadelphia: The Multiple Genealogies of the Rosenbach Erasmus Novum Testamentum (1519)Alexander Devine (University of Pennsylvania)Alexander catalogues medieval manuscripts in Baltimore, Maryland.This paper dealt with the dispersal of the medieval library during the Dissolution of the 16th century and the transfer of Erasmus’s book from Basel to Durham Cathedral to York Minster to Philadelphia.
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VAGANTES: Hālnes and hǽlþ:Anglo-Saxon Bodily Wellness

Hālnes and hǽlþ:Anglo-Saxon Bodily WellnessPanel 2: The Body CorruptibleErin E. Sweaney, Department of English (Indiana University)Summary by Our SiteThis paper discussed Anglo-Saxons spiritual and physical health. The paper did not deal with medical technical terms but focused on Anglo-Saxon perceptions and experiences of health and disease.
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