Conference Programme: Out of the Margins (Cambridge, 19-20 September 2014)

Conference Programme:
Out of the Margins: New Ideas on the Boundaries of Medieval Studies
University of Cambridge, 19-20 September 2014
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DAY 1: 
Friday, 19th September 2014
Room GR 06/07, Ground Floor, English Faculty, 9 West Road, Cambridge

8.30 – 9.00 Registration

9.00 – 10.00 Plenary Session

The Peripheral Centre: Writing Literary History on the ‘Celtic Fringe’
Dr Máire Ní Mhaonaigh (Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic, University of Cambridge)

10.00 – 11.00 Authoritative Margins: The Battle for Ideas

“Margins toward the centre”: Bernard Silvestris and the Exegesis of Natura
Dr Jason Baxter, Assistant Professor, University of Notre Dame & Wyoming Catholic College

From Margins to Frames: The Transmission of Visual Formulas in Byzantine Post-iconoclastic Illuminated Books
Dr Giovanni Gasbarri, Postdoctoral Researcher, Sapienza University, Rome

11.00 – 11.30 Tea/ Coffee will be served in the Social Space

11.30 – 1.00 Transgressive Margins: Are they Subversive?

The Margin and Its Commonplaces: Art History, Medieval Marginalia, and the Allure of Transgression
Dr Joana Antunes, Lecturer, University of Coimbra

Mouth as Margin: Orality and Oral-Figuration in English Romanesque Sculpture
Caroline Novak, MA Candidate, York University, Toronto

An ‘Other’ No More? Performative Utterances and the Containment of False Conversion in Chaucer’s ‘Second Nun’s Tale’ and ‘Man of Law’s Tale’
Danielle Sottosanti, PhD Candidate, Fordham University

1.00 – 2.00 Lunch (please list any dietary requirements on your registration form)

2.00 – 3.30 Reading the Margins: Status and Resonance for Interpreters

What is a Medieval Paratext?
Charlotte Cooper, DPhil Candidate, University of Oxford

Seeking the Sacred within the Secular: A Study of the Aspremont-Kievraing Psalter’s Marginalia
Katherine Sedovic, DPhil Candidate, University of Oxford

The Castle of Perseverance’s Stage Plan as a Medieval Concordance Diagram
Elisabeth Trischler, MA Candidate, University of Leeds

3.30 – 4.00 Tea/ Coffee will be served in the Social Space

4.00 – 5.45 Neo-medievalism: The Relationship of the Medieval to the Modern

Greek-style Bindings for Western Collectors: Books on the Edge of Cultural Identity
Anna Gialdini, PhD Candidate, University of the Arts, London

Place, Placement, and Paratextuality in Petrarch’s Avignon
Dr Jennifer Rushworth, Junior Research Fellow, University of Oxford

Swimming With the Mainstream: Some Folkloric Thoughts on the Medieval Mermaid
Dr Seana Kozar, Research Associate, University of Bristol

CGI, Borders and Spaces Between
Dr Lesley Coote, Lecturer, University of Hull

All participants are invited for drinks at: The Anchor Pub Silver Street, CB3 9EL
An informal dinner follows drinks

DAY 2: 
Saturday 20th September 2014
Room GR 06/07, Ground Floor, English Faculty, 9 West Road, Cambridge

9.00 – 10.00 Plenary Session

“Chaucer at the Edge: Middle English and the Rhetorical Tradition”
Professor Helen Cooper Faculty of English, University of Cambridge

10.00 – 11.15 Performing the Margins

Just Left of Centre: How Images and Music in the Gradual of Gisela von Kerssenbrock Gave the Nuns of Rulle a Central Role in the Margins
Stephanie Azzarello, PhD Candidate, University of Cambridge

Women in the Margins: Women Singing the Mass in 10th Century Essen
Ekaterina Chernyakova, PhD Candidate, University of Cambridge

Pragmatic Addiciones to a Liturgical Reference Text
Dr Matthew Salisbury, Lecturer, University of Oxford

11.15 – 11.45 Tea/ Coffee will be served in the Social Space

11.45 – 1.00 Women on the Margins: Rethinking Roles

Weaving from the Margins: Self-Image and the Work of Sisters in a Late Medieval Dominican Convent
D. Esther Kim, MA Candidate, University of Leeds

Slippages and Stoppages: Saint Thais and the Problem of Female Embodiment in ‘Ancrene Wisse’
Madeleine Pepe, MPhil Candidate, University of Cambridge

Were women on the margins? Eucharistic Praxis and Female Piety in Medieval Irish Vernacular Hagiography
Julianne Pigott, PhD Candidate, University of Cambridge

1.00 – 2.00 Lunch (please list any dietary requirements on your registration form)

2.00 – 3.30 Geographic and Social Margins: Peoples on the Edge

Comic Narrative and Community Order in ‘The Tale of Colkelbie Sow Pars Prima’
Caitlin Flynn, PhD Candidate, University of St Andrews

Sounds of Silence or Noisy Nonsense? Edgy Laughter in Medieval Scotland
Florence Hazrat, PhD Candidate, University of St Andrews

Saint Maurice and the Other Crusaders: Africa During the Crusades
Adam Simmons, MA Candidate, Kings College London

3.30 – 4.00 Tea/ Coffee will be served in the Social Space

4.00 – 5.00 Making Margins: The Work of Scribes

Into the Margins: Addition and Emendation in the Black Book of Carmarthen
Myriah Williams, PhD Candidate, University of Cambridge

The Lady and the Dog: St Edith of Wilton and the Prancing Quadruped on Folio 49 Verso of MS Vercelli, Biblioteca Capitolare, CX VII
Professor Richard North, University College London

5.00 – 6.00 Plenary Session

“Stylistic Effects and Bodily Health: A more than Marginal Connection”
Professor Mary Carruthers, NYU and All Souls College, University of Oxford

10th Anniversary Marginalia Conference Dinner at: The Michaelhouse Café, Trinity Street, CB2 1SU. Drinks in the Chancel from 6.30 for Dinner at 7.30.

This conference celebrates the tenth anniversary of Marginalia, the journal of the graduate-led Medieval Reading Group at the University of Cambridge. We are generously supported by the Cambridge Faculty of English, St. John’s College, Cambridge, and an AHRC conference grant. To learn more, please visit our website at www.marginalia.co.uk and our conference website www.outofthemargins.co.uk, find us on Facebook at facebook.com/outofthemargins or follow us on Twitter: @ootmargins.

For more information on how to register, see also www.outofthemargins.co.uk

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