The first third of the Bayeux Tapestry
Medieval Studies Student Association

MSC03 2170
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Physical Location:
Humanities Building
Second Floor

2011-12 Spring Colloquium

Thursday, March 22nd, 11am to 3:30pm
SUB Cherry/Silver 

Presiding Officer: Emilee Howland-Davis, MSSA President


11:00 – 11:30 Welcome and Refreshments
Opening Remarks:  Dr. Anita Obermeier, MSSA Faculty Advisor  

11:30 – 12:30 Session 1: Nation Building and Folklore 
Presider: Colleen Dunn 
Doaa Omran - “Bisclavret”: a Rereading of Little Red Riding Hood  
Kevin Jackson - The New National Hero: Ælfric‟s Maccabees as an Activity in Nation Building

12:30 – 1:30 Session 2: Arthurian Sources
Presider: Bethany Abrahamson, MSSA Treasurer
Emilee J. Howland-Davis - From Lyric Poetry to Arthurian Romance: The Influence of the Troubadour Tradition on the Works of Chrétien de Troyes
Megan Abrahamson - “Sir Marty-Stu”: Lancelot and Le Morte D’Arthur as Self-Insert Fan-Fiction 

1:30 – 2:30  Session 3: Land and Land Disputes
Presider: Nick Schwartz
James Dory-Garduno - Land Disputes before the Real Audiencia of Castile, 1371-1492
Lisa Myers - Environmental Meaning and Action in Beowulf and Felix‟s Life of Guthlac

2:30 – 3:30 Session 4: Medieval and Post-Medieval Representations of Women
Presider: Justin Larsen, MSSA Web Master
Justin Brock - "Here the Spear Tore My Flesh‟: The Performative Depiction of Christ and the Virgin in the Lauds of Jacopone da Todi
Megan Chatterton - Modern Arthurian Matriarchs

3:30pm Closing Remarks: Emilee J. Howland-Davis, MSSA President

Click here to download the program in .pdf format.  Click here to download the accompanying paper abstracts.

2011-12 Spring Colloquium in Photos