Pearl-Poet Society @ ICMS 2019

The International Pearl-poet Society is thrilled to have a strong presence at the 2019 Congress at Kalamazoo: five sessions, plus a co-sponsored session with the International Piers Plowman Society (shout out to Noelle Phillips and Michael Johnston).

Below are listed our sessions for the coming ICMS. We’ve got a strong block of relatively back-to-back sessions (a slight break after our BUSINESS MEETING AT 12.00 on SATURDAY), from early Friday through Saturday. Many exciting topics to be covered, indeed! I’m very much looking forward to seeing familiar faces and meeting new members–it only takes a friendly nod, maybe a handshake, to join. The pentangle tattoo comes later.

Acknowledging that the website will not respect my careful positioning of tabs etc, if you are about theses things, please refer to the PDF here.

The Pearl-poet Society is looking forward to another great year at Kalamzoo. So many great discussions await!

 

Friday @ 10.00 (Session 188)

188 SCHNEIDER 1235

Is There a Class in This Text? Teaching the Pearl-Poet (A Roundtable)

Sponsor: Pearl-Poet Society

Organizer: B. S. W. Barootes, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies

Presider: B. S. W. Barootes

 

“The Pearl-Poet and Non-Conformist Religious Ideas in the First Year Seminar”

Felisa Baynes-Ross, Yale Univ.

“Playing the Manuscript: Teaching the Games of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight,”

Julie Nelson Couch, Texas Tech Univ.; Kimberly K. Bell, Sam Houston State Univ.

“An Intertextual Approach to Courtliness and the Divine in Pearl,”

Amber Dunai, Texas A&M Univ.-Central Texas

“Defamiliarizing the Pearl-Poet: Rejecting Translation and Broadening the Course,”

Stephen D. Powell, Univ. of Guelph

“Teaching Sir Gawain and the Green Knight in the Context of Rhetorical and Linguistic Traditions

of the Middle Ages,” Scott D. Troyan, Univ. of Wisconsin–Madison

 

 

Friday @ 1.30 (Session 247)

SCHNEIDER 1235

Gender and Engendering in the Works of the Pearl-Poet

Sponsor: Pearl-Poet Society

Organizer: B. S. W. Barootes, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies

Presider: Kimberly Jack, Athens State Univ.

 

“Nurturing Fathers and Supportive Authorities: Reconsidering Paternal Affection in the Pearl-Poet’s

Works” Ashley E. Bartelt, Northern Illinois Univ.

“Untying and Re-Tying the ‘Endles Knot’: Retroactively Reading Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

as a Woman’s Narrative” Jonathan Juilfs, Redeemer Univ. College

“‘He Said, She Said,’” He Said: Gendered Dialogue in Pearl and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Florence Newman, Towson Univ.

“The Emotional Intelligence of Pearl: Purging the Jeweler of Gendered Irrationality”

William M. Storm, Eastern Univ.

 

 

Friday @ 3.30 (Session 322)

VALLEY 2 GARNEAU LOUNGE

Fifty Shades of Green: Hagiography and Demonology in the Pearl-Poet Corpus

Sponsor: Pearl-Poet Society

Organizer: B. S. W. Barootes, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies

Presider: Ashley E. Bartelt, Northern Illinois Univ.

 

“Confessing to Fairies” Richard Firth Green, Ohio State Univ.

“Romance in Saint Erkenwald: Blending the Pagan Past and Christian Present”

Jenna Schoen, Columbia Univ

 

 

Saturday @ 10.00 (Session 361)

SCHNEIDER 1160

Visual Rhetoric in the Works of the Pearl-Poet I: New Frontiers

Sponsor: Pearl-Poet Society

Organizer: B. S. W. Barootes, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies

Presider: Denise A. Stodola, Kettering Univ.

 

“The Green Knight without the Green: Re-Investigating the Multispectral Illustrations of MS

Cotton Nero A.x art. 3” Matthew R. Higgins, Georgia State Univ.

“Visible Thoughts: The Spontaneous Gesture and Imaging Identity in Pearl

Misho Ishikawa, Univ. of California–Los Angeles Peripheral Vision: Choreographing “Description through Dance in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Clint Morrison Jr., Ohio State Univ.

 

 

Saturday @ 3.30 (Session 487)

VALLEY 2 HARVEY 204

Visual Rhetoric in the Works of the Pearl-Poet II: Looking Closer

Sponsor: Pearl-Poet Society

Organizer: B. S. W. Barootes, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies

Presider: Julie Nelson Couch, Texas Tech Univ.

 

“Spaces for Seeing: Sight as a Function of Moral Space in the Works of the Pearl-Poet”

Andrew Roos Bell, Univ. of Connecticut

“Inside the Whale and Outside the Ark: Reconsidering Enclosure in Patience and Cleanness”

David K. Coley, Simon Fraser Univ.

“Visual Rhetoric and Argumentation in Pearl” Denise A. Stodola, Kettering Univ.

“Of schyr goulez: Red as Complement to Green in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Witt Womack, Univ. of Leeds

 

Co-sponsored with the International Piers Plowman Society

 

Thursday @ 3.30 (Session 134)

SCHNEIDER 1325

The Places and Spaces of Alliterative Verse

Sponsor: International Piers Plowman Society; Pearl-Poet Society

Organizer: Michael Johnston, Purdue Univ.

Presider: Ashley E. Bartelt, Northern Illinois Univ.

 

Piers Plowman and the Field of Vision”

Richard Bergen, Univ. of British Columbia

“Mountainous Couplings in Piers Plowman and Other Writings”

Matthew Boyd Goldie, Rider Univ.

“Continuity and Bifurcation: A Metrical Study of Piers Plowman and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

David O’Neil, Univ. of Southern Indiana

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