Spring 2005

Jan 21

An Introduction to Old Norse,
a quick lesson in Old Norse grammar for students of Old English,
led by Richard Sacks (Columbia)
10:30 am-1:00 pm at Rutgers University 

Feb 25

A Graduate Student Roundtable Discussion
Selfhood and Interiority in Anglo-Saxon Poetry: The Wanderer, The Seafarer and Beyond 

with opening remarks by Michael Matto (Adelphi University) 
10:30 am-1 pm (lunch to follow) at the NYU Medieval and Renaissance Center

Mar 2

Gordon Whatley (Queens College and CUNY Graduate Center)
“Hagiography and Violence: Saint Edmund and Other Warrior Knights in Aelfric’s Lives” 

Reception at 5:45, Lecture at 6:30 pm at the NYU Medieval and Renaissance Center 

Mar 23

Faculty Work-in-Progress 
Kathleen Davis 
(Princeton University)
“Ruling Time: the Venerable Bede and Amitov Ghosh”
from her book-in-progress, Ruling Time: Modern Sovereignties and the Middle Ages
5 pm at Columbia University (Heyman Center, Boardroom)

April 15

Jonathan Wilcox (University of Iowa)
“A Ticklish Feeling: Embarrassment and Shame in Apollonius of Tyre and Æelfric”
4:30 pm at Rutgers University (Pane Room, Alexander Library)

April 22

Katherine O’Brien O’Keeffe (Notre Dame University)
“The Silence of Eve”
on Goscelin of St. Bertin, The book of encouragement and consolation
4 pm at Columbia University 

April 28

Susan Kim (Illinois State University)
Discussion on OE Riddles and St. Margaret
4 to 7 pm at Columbia University in Patricia Dailey’s Seminar, “Host Bodies”

April 29

Princeton, Chancellor Green 103 
10-10:30 – coffee
Conference Moderator: Wes Yu, Princeton University
History, Language, and Pedagogy 10:30-11:45
– Kate Olsen, Columbia University, “Sounding Off in The Owl and the Nightingale: What Sounds Signify in a Post-Conquest Poem”
Respondent: Nicole Smith, Rutgers University 
– Spencer Keralis, New York University, “Anglo-Saxonism and Pedagogy in Antebellum America”
Respondent: Michael Powell, New York University 
Discussants for both panels: Hannah Elmer, Columbia; Darryl Ellison, Rutgers; Ross Knecht, NYU; Matthew Kohl, NYU; Matthew Saks, Princeton; Bess Miller, Columbia; Benjamin Saltzman, Pace
The Spaces of Elegy 12:00 – 1:15
– Mary Kate Hurley, Columbia University, “The Exile and the Other: Voice and Psychological Landscape in the Wanderer”
Respondent: Lee Fulton, City University of New York
– Aaron Hostetter, Princeton University, “‘Swefeth After Symle’: Human Economy and its Disruption in the Production of Conversion in the Anglo-Saxon Elegy” 
Respondent: Kevin Cattrell, Rutgers University
1:15 – Lunch

Sponsored by: The Department of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University; The Office of the Dean for the Humanities, FAS, New York University; The Department of English, Princeton University; The Medieval Studies Program, Princeton University; The Department of English, Rutgers University.