Spring 2010

Jan 22

David Townsend (University of Toronto)

“Latinities in England, 894-1135”
a workshop in two parts 

13-19 University Place, room 229
New York University

Co-sponsored with the NYU English Department

Morning Session (11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)
Asser and Æthelweard

Afternoon Session (2 p.m.-3:30 p.m.)
Goscelin and William of Malmesbury

Please note: the event is open to pre-registered participants only; for pre-registration and recommended reading, please contact Gerald Song (geraldsong@mac.com) 

Feb 19

Sixth Annual ASSC Graduate Student Conference
Harvard University

Fear and Loathing in Anglo-Saxon England

To register please email harvardanglosaxon@gmail.com, and indicate whether you will attend lunch and dinner


10:30-12:00 Session I (Thompson Room, Barker Center):
Encountering the Other: Psychoanalytic Readings
Audrey Walton (Columbia University): “‘Ungelic is Us’: Separation Anxiety and the Search Hypothesis in the Old English Elegies” David Lennington (Princeton University): “The Dream of the Rood and the Cross as Fetish”
Natasha Sumner (Harvard University): “Efnisien ‘Othered’: A Case Study of a Medieval Psychopath-Trickster”
RespondentsMary Kate Hurley (Columbia University) and Brandon Hawk (University of Connecticut)

12:00-1:30: Lunch (Thompson Room, Barker Center, open to all registrants)

12:30: musical performance of Old English riddles by Scott Perkins et al., Faculty Room, University Hall

1:30-3:00: Session II (Thompson Room, Barker Center): 
Place and Geography
Matthieu Boyd (Harvard University): “‘Paganism, woman, and the ocean, these three desires and these three great fears of man,’ in Latin and Old English Lives of Machutus (St. Malo)”
Tomás O’Sullivan (Saint Louis University): “Early Insular Eschatology: The Apocalyptic and Eschatological Texts in Vat. Pal. lat. 220”
Kevin Caliendo (Loyola University Chicago): “Land Grants in Old English Poetry: Beating the Boundaries of Hell in Christ and Satan”
RespondentsKatherine McCullough (New York University), Andrew Grubb (University of Connecticut) and Eric Weiskott (Yale University)

3:00-3:30: Coffee Break

3:30-5:00: Session III (Thompson Room, Barker Center): 
Fear and Loathing: Encountering the Non-Christian
Benjamin Saltzman (University of California, Berkeley): “Suspicion, Secrecy, and the Hermeneutics of Elene”
Eunice Eun (Brown University): “Fear of the ‘Femme Fatale’: The Feminine Threat in a Masculine Society”
Leonard Neidorf (New York University): “Hæþene æt hilde: Rethinking Heathenism at Maldon”
RespondentsBrigit McGuire (Columbia University) and Mo Pareles (New York University)

6:00: Conference Dinner at the home of Professor Joseph Harris

Click here for the CFP 

Feb 24

Daniel Donoghue(Harvard University)

“Reading Poems with Anglo-Saxon Eyes”

5:00 pm
Reception to follow

523 Butler Library
Columbia University
co-sponsored by the Rare Books and Manuscripts Library

Mar 29

Seeta Chaganti (UC Davis)

“Figure and Ground: Elene’s Nails, Cynewulf’s Runes, and Hrabanus Maurus’s Painted Poems”

6:00 pm
Rutgers University
Murray Hall Room 302

Apr 1

Christopher A. Jones (Ohio State University)

Details TBA

Apr 1

Eileen Joy (Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville)

Always Historicize? : Historicism, Post-Historicism, and Medieval Studies
A Forum of Discussion

The Panel: Patricia Dailey (Columbia University); Dan Remein (New York University); Karl Steel (Brooklyn College, CUNY)

reception 6.00 pm 
panel 6:30 pm

New York University
13-19 University Place, Room 222

Apr 12-13

Martin Foys (Drew University)

Monday April 12

“S/word: Runes, Weapons and Media Transliteracies in Old English Expression”

Lecture, 6:00 pm 

Rutgers University
6 pm
Murray Hall Room 302

Tuesday April 13

Medieval Transliteracies: Material, Media, Beowulf and Beyond


4:10 pm – 6:00 pm
Columbia University
Plase contact Mary Kate Hurley at assc[at]columbia.edu for more information and to register.

Apr 29

A Wulfstan Symposium

Joyce Tally Lionarons (Ursinus College)
Wulfstan and the Late Old English Handbook for a Confessor

David Lennington (Princeton University)
Ne ænig man“: Wulfstan, Power and Prohibition

Leonard Neidorf (New York University)
The Uses of Geardagum: Wulfstan and Old English Heroic Poetry

Milton McC. Gatch (Union Theological Seminary)
Reflections on Wulfstan Studies: Past Achievements and Future Challenges

5 pm New York University
13-19 University Place Room 222

Co-sponsored by the ASSC and the NYU Department of English, in collaboration with the Medieval Studies Society, NYU.