by KARL STEEL
A sneak preview of the schedule for the 46th International Congress on Medieval Studies (aka, Kzoo, aka The Zoo) is available here.
We'd love to see you at the following sessions:
Thursday 10am, Session 21, Fetzer 1005Objects, Networks, and Materiality (A Roundtable)Organized and Presided over by Jeffrey, and Sponsored by MEMSI"A Parliament of Things?" Laurie A. Finke"Things without Faces" Julie Orlemanski"Medieval Nets" Valerie Allen"Passionate Matter" Elizabeth "Liza!" Blake"Remediating Matter" Kellie Robertson"The Ice Age Is Never One" Lowell DuckertFriday 10am, Session 179, Valley 1, 100Medieval TaxonomiesOrganized by Emily Steiner. Presided over by Martha Dana Rust"Beauty" Michelle Karnes"Lithic Animation, or, Do Rocks Have Souls?" Jeffrey!"Social Registers: Homily, Satire, and the Classification of Persons in the Thirteenth Century" Claire M. Waters"An Encyclopedia of Kinds: Varieties of Knowledge in Schoolroom Learning" Christopher CannonThursday 7:30pm, Session 164, Bernhard 204On the Love of Commentary (In Love)Sponsored by Glossator: Practice and Theory of the CommentaryOrganized and Presided over by Nicola Masciandaro"The Grace of Hermeneutics" Michael E. Moore"Love and Fragments: Medieval Aristotle after Barthes" Anna M. Kłosowska"Vestiges of a Lost Pedagogy: Medieval Commentary and the Love of Reading" Valerie M. Wilhite"I Will Restore to You the Years that the Locust Hath Eaten: Spencer Reece’s Addresses" Eileen!"I Love It When You Call My Name" Karmen MacKendrickFriday 10am, Session 217, Schneider 1360The Transcultural Middle AgesSponsored by postmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studiesOrganized by Eileen! Presided over by Laurie A. Finke and Martin "Marty!" B. Shichtman"Chaucer, Graunson, and Juan Ruiz’s Libro de buen amor" Lydia Fletcher"Caxton’s Betweenness: Polyglot Printing and Translingual Mediation" Jonathan Hsy"The Traffic in Monsters: The Scottish Buik of King Alexander and the Malay Hikayat Iskander Zulkarnain" Su Fang NgFriday 1:30pm, Session 276, Bernhard 159Madness, Methodology, Medievalisms (A Roundtable)Sponsor: BABEL Working GroupOrganized and presided over by Eileen!"What Looks Like Crazy: Margery Kempe and the Meanings of Diagnosis" Mo Pareles"Transversing Our Soundscapes of Lunacy: Agoraphobia and (Un)Masking Madness" Elliot A. Jarbe"Madness, Masculinity, and the Feminine Audience in Hoccleve’s Series" Jennifer Little"Ni Wood for Sorow: On (the Necessity of) Being at One’s Wit’s End in The Cloud of Unknowing" Nicola MasciandaroRespondent: Michael G. SargentFriday 3:30pm Session 332 Bernhard 105Queering the Muse: Medieval Poetry and Contemporary Poetics (A Roundtable)Sponsor: BABEL Working GroupOrganized by Eileen! Presided over by Anna M. Kłosowska"Jack Spicer and Robert Duncan: The Serial, the Field, and the Medieval" Daniel C. Remein"'Beowulf is a hoax': Jack Spicer’s Medievalism and Queer Translation" David Hadbawnik"Jack Spicer’s Interlinear Death in the Translation of Beowulf" Sean Reynolds"Anticipatory Plagiarism and the Ex Post Facto Garde in the Middle Ages" Chris Piuma"A Basket of Fire: Anne Sexton’s Radical Mysticism" Christopher Roman"'Timor mortis conturbat me': Death, Representational Making, and the Poetics of the Possible" Katharine W. JagerSaturday 3:30pm, Session 471, Fetzer 1010Beowulf and History (A Panel Discussion)Sponsored by Oregon Medieval English Literature Society (OMELS)Organized by Danna Voth, Marcus Hensel, and Diana Coogle. Presider over by Diana CoogleA panel discussion with Eileen A. Joy, (“The Time of Beowulf Is Infinite in Every Direction: Redux”); Thomas D. Hill; and James W. Earl (“The Swedish Wars”)Friday 10am, Session 175, Valley II 205Problematic Pets in the Middle AgesOrganized by Peter H. Goodrich. Presider over by Kristen M. Figg"'Neither Person Nor Beast': Dogs as the Liminal Human in Medieval Literature" Alison Ganze Langdon"Ridiculous Mourning: Dead Animals and Lost Humans" Karl!"Pets and Other Animals in Richard of Venosa’s De Paulino et Polla" John B. Dillon
You have five months, starting roughly now, to procrastinate on writing your papers. Please use the time as wisely as you can.