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06 May, 2018

Medievalism Sessions at Kzoo 2018

Please consider attending one, several, or all of the following sessions at the Kalamazoo Congress. I hope to see many of you this coming week. For the sessions sponsored by our International Society of the Study of Medievalism (ISSM), hearty thanks to Usha Vishnuvajjala and Amy Kaufman!

Saturday 10am Session 348 FETZER 1005
Medievalism, Racism, and the Academy (A Roundtable)
Sponsor: International Society for the Study of Medievalism and the Medievalists of Color
Organizer: Amy S. Kaufman, Independent Scholar; Usha Vishnuvajjala, American Univ.
Presider: Wan-Chuan Kao, Washington and Lee Univ.
A roundtable discussion with Colleen C. Ho, Univ. of Maryland; Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, California State Univ.–Long Beach; Matthew Vernon, Univ. of California–Davis; Kavita Mudan Finn, Independent Scholar; and Pamela J. Clements, Siena College.

Saturday 1:30 Session 424 SCHNEIDER 1280
King Arthur 2017 (A Roundtable)
Sponsor: International Society for the Study of Medievalism
Organizer: Amy S. Kaufman, Independent Scholar; Usha Vishnuvajjala, American Univ.
Presider: Ann F. Howey, Brock Univ.
A roundtable discussion with Susan Aronstein, Univ. of Wyoming; Kathleen Kelly, Northeastern Univ.; Martin B. Shichtman, Eastern Michigan Univ.; Christine Neufeld, Eastern Michigan Univ.; Abby Ang, Indiana Univ.–Bloomington; and Ann Martinez, Kent State Univ.–Stark.

Saturday 3:30 p.m. session 476 SCHNEIDER 1280
The New “Dark Ages”
Sponsor: International Society for the Study of Medievalism
Organizer: Amy S. Kaufman, Independent Scholar; Usha Vishnuvajjala, American Univ.
Presider: Usha Vishnuvajjala
Religion, Science, and Conspiracy Theories: The Flat Earth in the Middle Ages and Today, Shiloh Carroll, Tennessee State Univ.
Not as Sexy as We Thought: Echoes of the Dark Ages in Modern Sexual Conduct for Women, Amy Burge, Cardiff Univ.
Medievalism, Medievalists, and Conditional Reproductive Justice, Rebecca Huffman, Univ. of Michigan–Ann Arbor
A Dark Stage for the Dark Ages: Medieval Theatre as Protest (Then and Now), Carol L. Robinson, Kent State Univ.–Trumbull

I also recommend, selfishly:

Friday, May 11, 7:30pm, Fetzer 1005
Juggling the Middle Ages (A Screening and Roundtable Discussion)
Sponsoring Organization(s)
Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection; Medieval Institute, Western Michigan Univ.
Organizer: Jan M. Ziolkowski, Harvard Univ./Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection
Presider: Jan M. Ziolkowski
Discussants: Elizabeth Emery (Montclair State U); Richard Utz (Georgia Tech)

This session features screenings of two versions of the juggler of Notre-Dame story dating from the early 1950s: R. O. Blechman’s animated “The Juggler of Our Lady” and a performance featuring Nadine Gae that aired on The Fred Waring Show, followed by a roundtable discussion on medievalism.

Sunday, May 13, 8:30, Valley III Eldridge 309
Medievalism: A Manifesto (A Panel Discussion)
Organizer & Presider: Daniel T. Kline (Univ. of Alaska-Anchorage)
Panelists: Michael Evans (Delta College); Usha Vishnuvajjala (American Univ.); Jane Glaubman (Cornell Univ.); Lauryn S. Mayer (Washington & Jefferson College); Richard Utz (Georgia Institute of Technology)