York-Norwich Postgraduate Conference
4-6 June, K/133
Friday 4 June
2.30 pm Introduction
Session 1. Literature and Culture of the Late Middle Ages
Chair: Mark Honeywell
James Wade (York): 'þese wonderful bestes beþ dyuerse': Faeries and Faeryland in the Literature and Culture of the Late Middle Ages
Trisha Olson (York): "Disce Mori: Valor and Tragedy in The Alliterative Morte Arthure."
4pm Session 2. Creation and Maintenance of Medieval Identities
Chair: Helen Lacey
Nick Williamson (UEA): Representations of English Identity 1300-1500
Helen Birkett (York): Hidden by the Sources: Establishing a Role for Godparents in Later Medieval England
6.30pm Meet back at the gates of King’s Manor ready for meal followed by a medieval pub quiz at led by Mark Honeywell at the Royal Oak, Goodramgate.
Saturday 5 June
9.30am Session 3. The role of the feminine in medieval literature
Chair: Lucy Sackville
Lisa Benz (York): When Virtue and Sin Collide: Negotiating Fornication in Fourteenth and Fifteenth Century Middle English Romance
Christina Figueredo (York): Submissive or rebellious? Heroines in Middle English Popular Romances.
Rosie Mills (UEA): Picturing the Owners of Illuminated Prayerbooks:Psalters in England Before the Book of Hours
10.30am Session 4: The role of the flesh and body in medieval texts
Chair: Isla Fay
Chris Bonfield (UEA): Healing Bodies and Saving Souls: The Dissemination of the Regimen Sanatatis in England c. 1348-1531
Bronach Kane (York): Female Bodily Asceticism in Early Thirteenth-Century Liége: the Tortured Body of Christina the Astonishing Reconsidered
12pm Session 5. Political manipulation in medieval culture
Chair: Cath Nall
Rob Kinsey (York): York, the Gentry and the Crown in the 15th Century: the case of Sir Guy Fairfax, recorder of York, 1461-1477
Ian Sugierski (York): Swearing with Scandinavian Names on a Slavic God: The Nature of Perunand the Political Motive Attached to Him in 10th-Century Rus.
1.20pm Lunch break
2:30pm Tour of York Minster- Anthony Masinton
4pm Session 6: Conflicts and Resolutions
Chair: Shannon Lewis-Simpson
Pragya Vohra (York): Slaves and Feud in Njals Saga
Emma Watson (York): Heretics and Rebels in Sixteenth Century Yorkshire: The Work of A.G Dickens on Lollardy and Rebellions in the North of England
5.30pm Session 7: Spacial Analyses of Power and Ceremony
Chair: Judy Frost
Kate Kim-McLean (York): Lodging Feudalism: The Form, Function and Meaning of the Lodging Range in Two Late Medieval Houses of Power
Bethany Hamblen (York): The Archbishop's Palace at York Minster and the Bishop's Palace at Norwich: Ceremonial Use of Space within Cathedral Closes from the Twelfth to Fifteenth Centuries.
7pm Meet at gates of King’s Manor for restaurant