Friday, October 23 at the Thompson Conference Center.

The conference center is located on the northeast corner of the University of Texas campus, just below the complex that houses the LBJ Library and Museum.  In addition to limited parking for the center itself, there is parking available in the lot set aside for the LBJ Library. 

8:00-9:30  Onsite Registration/Coffee (Room 3.102)

8:00-9:10  Continental Breakfast  (Room 3.102)

8:40-9:05    Welcome & Conference Orientation (Room 3.102)

Professor Alan Tully, Chair of the History Department, which has helped underwrite the conference, will provide a brief welcome in the name of the university.

9:10-10:50   Session I

Panel 1.1:  Libro de buen amor 1

Organizer and Chair:  Paul Larson, Baylor University

1.  Cayce Woods, Baylor University
“The Lion, the Wolf, and the Fox: A Lesson in Didactics”

2.  Sarah Appfel, Baylor University
“Lazy is as Lazy Does:  The Case of Lazy Suitors”

3.  Rosalie Barrera, Baylor University
“The Preying/Praying Archpriest:  An Inquiry of Juan Ruiz ‘Devotional’ Poetry”

4.  Paul Larson
“Born Under the Sign of Venus"

Panel 1.2:  Medieval Philosophy and Theology

John Bugbee, University of Texas at Austin  

1.  Scott Rushing, Baylor University
“Fulfilling the Old Law: The Teleological Consummation of Christ’s Passion in Thomas Aquinas’ Summa Theologiae

2.  Mark Aquilano, University of Arizona
“Alfonsus Vargas and 14th Century Cognitive Dream Theory”

3.  Janie Zackin, University of Texas at Austin
“Controversy and Reconciliation in Shem Tob de Carrión’s Battle between the Pen and the Scissors

Panel 1.3:  Crusading around the Mediterranean:  Bad Grammar and Grand Strategy

Organizer:  Paul Chevedden, UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Chair:  Joseph O’Callaghan, Fordham University

1.  Paul Chevedden
“The Story of Canon 2 of the Council of Clermont (1095): Building a Theory of the Crusades on Bad Grammar (Part 1:  History)”

2.  Donald J. Kagay,  Albany University (Georgia)
“The Story of Canon 2 of the Council of Clermont (1095): Building a Theory of the Crusades on Bad Grammar (Part 2:  Philology)”

3.  David C. McDaniels, Texas Tech University
“The Grand Strategy of Castile and León from Alfonso VI to Alfonso X: 1065-1284”

Panel 1.4:  Sexual Education and Erotic Discourse in Medieval Literature

Michael Widner, University of Texas at Austin

1.  Marcus D. Hensel, University of Oregon
“Dangier(ously) in Love: The Romance of the Rose, Homoerotic Desire, and Heteronormative Discourse”

2.  Martha M. Daas, Old Dominion University
“Learning Your Lessons the Hard Way: Sexual Education in La Celestina

3. Amber Zielinski, Texas State University at San Marcos
"Eroticisized Masculinity: The Male Sexuality of Renaissance Art and Literature"

Panel 1.5:  Anglo-Saxon Literature

Chair: Edwin Duncan, Towson University

1.  Matthew Hanson, Cornell University
“King Horn: The Literary Afterlife of Beowulf?”

2.  David Matthew, Baylor University
“Fairest of the Fair: Queering King Horn”

3.  Suanna Davis, Lone Star College, Kingwood, Texas
“Epic Changes to the Old English Judith: The Adaptation of an Apocryphal Story”

11:00-12:30   Session II

Panel 2.1Libro de buen amor 2

Organizer and Chair:  Paul Larson, Baylor University

1.  Melissa Carruth, Baylor University
“Eagle Desires:  Lust, Vanity and Destruction in the Libro de Buen Amor

2.  Katelyn Forster, Baylor University
“Birds of a Feather Strip Together”

3.  Casey Stanislaw, Baylor University
“Wild Hares get a Wild Hair in the Libro de Buen Amor"

4.  Amanda Johnson, Baylor University
“The Gardener and the Snake—a Fable”

Panel 2.2Medicine, Religion, and the Spirit in the Middle Ages

Organizer and Chair:  Wendy Turner, Augusta State University, Georgia

1.  Ben Pugno, University of Houston
"The Leech and the Priest: Clerical Involvement in Anglo-Saxon Medical Remedies"

2.  Aleksandra Pfau, Hendrix College
"Distinguishing Physiological Illness from Supernatural Phenomena in Late Medieval France"

3.   Wendy Turner, Augusta State University
"Mental Affliction as a Trope for Sins of Passion in Ecclesiastical Literature"

Panel 2.3:  Authors, Authority, and Authorship in the Middle Ages 1

Organizer and Chair:  Cristian Bratu, Baylor University

1. Alexandra Ivanovitch, Université de Paris - Sorbonne
“Lacking Divine Auctoritas: the Apocrypha between Bible and Literature”

2. Sarah-Jane Murray, Baylor University
“Authors and Authority in the Ovide moralisé

3.  Cristian Bratu
“Chroniclers and Authors: The Status of French Medieval Historians”

Panel 2.4: Saints and Sin in Medieval Art

Chair:  Joan Holladay, University of Texas at Austin

1. Cheryl Kaufman, University of Texas at Austin
"The Invocation of the Sacred Past: the Sculpted Vita of Saint Ursus in Aosta (Italy)"

2. Jose Suárez Otero, Archaeologist, S.A. do Xacobeo (Santiago de Compostela, Spain)
"The Role of Money in Medieval Art: A Coin Minted in Santiago de Compostela with the Bust of St. James by the Hand of Master Mateo” 

3. Lori Witzel, St. Edward’s University, Austin, TX
“The Sites of Her Sin, the Sites of Her Salvation: “Verba Invisibilia” in Donatello’s Penitent Magdalen”

Panel 2.5:  Trappings of Power in the Middle Ages

Organizer and Chair:  Ruel Macaraeg, Texas Wesleyan University

1. Ruel Macaraeg
“Forensic Fashion in Medieval Studies: Concepts and Applications”

2. Hal Siegel, Therion Arms 
“Swordsmanship in Western Martial Arts"

3. Nicole N. Conti, University of Texas at Austin
“Communes, Cathedrals, and Competing Political Factions: Articulating Communal Identity at the Duomo at Pisa”

12:30-1:45      Lunch (Room 3.102)

2:00-3:05       Plenary Session I (Room 3.102)

Introduction by Donald J. Kagay, Albany State University, Georgia

Dr. Joseph P. O’Callaghan

Professor Emeritus of Fordham University, an expert on the Spanish reconquista, the reign of Alfonso X “el Sabio,” and America’s leading scholar of medieval Hispanic history, will speak on

“Alfonso el Sabio, King of Castile, and His Family: A Study in Dysfunction.”

3:15-4:55   Session III

Panel 3.1:   Libro de buen amor 3

Organizer and Chair:  Paul Larson, Baylor University

1.  Christian Alvarez, Baylor University
"Stiffed by the Devil:  Avarice in the Libro de Buen Amor"

2.  Sara Gottardi, Baylor University
“Narcissism and Power Plays in the Libro de Buen Amor"

3.  Clare Gasper, Baylor University
“Pride Goeth Before the Fall:  the Fable of the Horse and the Ass”

4. Spencer Davis, Baylor University
“Wisdom in Sheep’s Clothing: Learning from Juan Ruiz”

Panel 3.2:  Saints, Martyrs, and Beatas

Chair:  Martha Newman, University of Texas at Austin

1.  Jessica Rae Shore, University of Texas at Austin
‘Precious in the Eyes of the Lord is the Death of His Saints’ (Psalm 116:15):  Augustine’s Changing Views on the Cult of the Saints”

2.  Dr. Nicole Marafioti, Trinity University
”Body and Memory: The Missing Corpse of King Edward the Martyr”

3.  Donna Ray, University of New Mexico 
“Hildegard of Bingen’s Cosmic Trinity”

4. Gabrielle Sutherland, Baylor University
“The Making of a Saint: Clare of Assisi as Image, Symbol and Sign of Sainthood”

Panel 3.3:  Authors, Authority, and Authorship in the Middle Ages

Organizer and Chair:  Cristian Bratu, Baylor University

1. Tracey-Anne Cooper, St. John’s University
“Authority and Authorship in an Anglo-Saxon Compilation Manuscript”

2. Dawn F. Colley, University of Colorado at Boulder
“Judging Authority: Prudence, Melibee, and the Demonstration of Social Wisdom”

3. Christopher Bradley, University of Texas at Austin
“Authorship and Authority in the Wycliffite Letter of Richard Wyche:  Conscientiousness and Oath-Taking in Late Medieval England”

Panel 3.4:  Ancient Religious Survivals and Medieval Critiques of Orthodox Christianity

Chair:  James R. King, Midwestern State University

1. Judd Burton, Texas Tech University
“The Byzantine Twilight of Banias”

2. Elizabeth Dickenson,  University of Texas at Austin
“Leander's homily at the end of the Third Council of Toledo and his attack on Visigothic Arianism”

3. Rebecca A. Wilcox, West Texas A&M University
“Do as I Say, Not as I Do: Saladin’s Critique of Christianity in the Late Old French Romance Saladin

Panel 3.5:  Betrayal, Violence, and Resistance in Medieval History

Chair:  Alison K. Frazer, University of Texas at Austin

1.  Lane J. Sobehrad, Southern Methodist University
”Isabelle of Angouleme: The Helen of the Middle Ages?”

2.  Maria Corsi, University of Houston
"Whence come these Pirates—and Why? The Mystery of a Thirteenth Century Pirate Attack on the city of Copenhagen"

 3.  Beverly Hoke, Texas Tech University
"Threads of English Resistance to the Aristocracy of Norman Descent:  Postcolonial Threads in the Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Laud Misc. 108

 5:00-6:30   Reception

The reception, open only to those attending the 2009 conference of the Texas Medieval Association conference, will be held in the FAB Gallery in the Doty Fine Arts Center, a short walk downhill from the Thompson Conference Center, the first day’s venue.  Currently on display in the FAB Gallery is Sacred Steps: The Road to Santiago de Compostela, an exhibition of art and photography depicting the famed Camino de Santiago, the pilgrim route to the shrine of St. James in the Spanish city of Santiago de Campostela. 

Throughout the medieval centuries and into the early modern period, the road to Santiago was the most travelled route in Western Europe.

The show is traveling the U.S. and Canada under the auspices of the Embassy of Spain and comes to the University of Texas campus through the generosity of the S.A. de Xestión do Plan Xacobeo, a foundation sponsored by the government of the Autonomous Region of Galicia to promote awareness of the pilgrimage Route of St. James.

Saturday, October 24 at Garrison Hall. 

Garrison Hall, the home of the history department at the University of Texas, lies in the shadow of the Texas Tower, the signature piece of architecture for the Austin campus.

8:00-9:30  Onsite Registration/Coffee and Continental Breakfast

8:30-10:00   Session IV

Panel 4.1:  Looking Backward at Medieval Society

Chair:  Thomas Hanks, Baylor University

1.  Thomas Hanks, Baylor University
“The Elephant NOT in the Room:  Teaching the Christian Background to Medieval English Literature”

2.  Mark B. Spencer, Southeastern Oklahoma State University
 “Romancing the Pre-Reformation: Charles Reade's The Cloister and the Hearth”

3.  Glenn Davis, St. Cloud State University
“The Danger of Poetic Excess in J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit

Panel 4.2:  Written and Visual Records in Medieval Culture

Chair:  James R. King, Midwestern State University

1.  Stephanie Amsel, University of Texas at San Antonio
“Discussion of Medieval “Women’s Work” and Writing as Work”

2.  Lynne Echegaray, Oklahoma State University
“Writing for Recognition: The Pursuit of Personal Fama by Fifteenth-Century Castilian Chroniclers”

3.  Bruce Brasington, West Texas A&M University
“From Written to Visual Record: The Beginnings of Visual Representation in Medieval Law”

Panel 4.3:  Vision, Myth, and Imagination

Chair: Jessica Weiss, University of Texas at Austin

1. Diane S. Wood, Texas Tech University
'Visualizing the Trojan War: Denis Janot’s Woodcuts (1541)"

2. Karen Tanguma, Our Lady of the Lake University San Antonio
"Medieval Aquamanila Beasts and their Myths"

3. Austin Simmons, University of Texas at Austin
"The Franks Casket and the Artist's Imagination"

Panel 4.4:  Anglo-Saxon Literature and Prophecy

Chair: Edwin Duncan, Towson University

1.  Victor I. Scherb, University of Texas at Tyler
"The Anglo-Saxon Prophecy, Gildas, Bede, and Eighth-Century England"

2.  Melanie C. Maddox, University of St Andrews
"Bede’s Words as Exemplar: a Consideration of James Campbell’s ‘Bede’s Words for Places’ and the use of Civitas and Urbs in Anglo-Saxon Sources"

3.  Susan Rauch, Texas State University
“Apocalypse Now Y1K: What a Revelation!  A Comparative-Critical Literary Analysis of Anglo-Saxon Text Disguised as New Testament Biblical Study”

Panel 4.5:  Exalted Women and Imprisoned Men, and a Valkyrie in a Riddle

Chair: Sally Vaughn, University of Houston

1.  Holle Canatella, University of Houston
“Womanhood Exalted: Attitudes towards Women in Northern Europe during the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries”

2.  Dr. Leigh Smith, East Stroudsburg University
“A sepulture of lyvyng men':  George Ashby’s Prison Poetry and the Anchoritic Tradition"

3. Jennifer Culver, University of Texas at Dallas
“Bridging the Gap: Finding a Valkyrie in a Riddle”

10:15-11:20   Second Plenary

Introduction by L. J. Andrew Villalon, Department of History, University of Texas at Austin

Clifford J. Rogers

Professor of Military History at the United States Military Academy at West Point, co-editor of the Journal of Medieval Military History, and Editor-in-chief of the Encyclopedia of  Medieval Warfare and Military Technology (forthcoming with Oxford) will speak on

“Cavalry, War, and Society in the Middle Ages.”

11:30-12:30  Lunch (Garrison Hall)

12:45-1:20   Presidential Address

L. J. Andrew Villalon, Department of History, University of Texas at Austin

1:30-3:10      Session V

Panel 5.1:  Late Medieval Literature

Chair:  Thomas Hanks, Baylor University

1.  Richard Brumback, Baylor University
“Violence Against Self”? A Medieval Perspective on Suicide from Dante’s Inferno and Purgatory”

2.  John Bugbee, University of Texas at Austin
“A Guess at Patience’s Riddle from Piers the Plowman”

3.  Karen Brown Campbell, Texas Tech University
"A Posthuman Problem: The Horse as Humanist Metaphor in the Canterbury Tales."

Panel 5.2:  Arthuriana

Chair: Sally Vaughn, University of Houston

1.  Diana J. Sanders, University of Houston
”Twelfth Century Culture and the Arthurian History in Geoffrey of Monmouth’s Historia regum Britanniae:  Influence of Similarities on the Popularity of Arthur’s Story “

2.   Mike Anderson, Southern Methodist University
“So many clerkis and kynges sall karpe of youre dedis”: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Arthur’s Fortune in the Alliterative Morte Arthure"

3.  Noah Peterson, Baylor University
"The Family and Knighthood: Gaining and Maintaining 'Worshyp' in Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte Darthur"

Panel 5.3:  The Crusading Orders

Chair: John Howe, Texas Tech University

1.  Johnathan Edgeller, Texas Tech University
“Taking the Templar Habit”

2.  April Jehan Morris, University of Texas at Austin
"Baphomet/Mahomet: Phillipe Le Bel and the 'Saracenization' of the Templars"

3.  Theresa M. Vann, Hill Museum & Manuscript Library
“Images of the Siege of Rhodes, 1480”

Panel 5.4: Reflections of the Medieval Woman

Organizer and Chair:  Dr. Yasmine Beale-Rivaya, Texas State University

1.  Rebecca Bowman, Texas State University
“Gozo y plegaria, silencio y disimulo: Reminiscencias de jarchas en la lírica popular mexicana y tejana”

2.  Michelle Seiler, Texas State University
 “'She hath no remedy by the Common Law':  English Widows and the Court of Chancery”

3.  Parish Conklin, Texas State University
"Reclaiming the Self: Women Mystics and the Power of the Body"

4. Laura Sims, Texas State University
“Recasting Men in a Woman's Drama: Male Agency in The Book of the City of Ladies”

Panel 5.5: Issues of Politics, Theology, and Aesthetics in Sacred and Secular Music

Organizer and Chair: Luisa Nardini, University of Texas at Austin

1. Ana Sanchez Rojo, University of Texas at Austin
“An Interpretation of the Assumption Mass in Beneventan Manuscripts”

2. William J. Sherrill, University of Texas at Austin
"The Gradual of St.Yrieix in Limousin Church Politics of the Eleventh Century"

3. Joshua Ogden-Davis, University of Texas at Austin,
“Musical Dialectics: Debate Genres of the Troubadours and Trouvéres”

3:25-4:30    Third Plenary

Introduction by Thomas Hanks, Baylor University

Edwin Duncan

Chair of the English Department at Towson University in Maryland, expert on medieval English language and literature and webmaster of the TEMA website, will speak on

“The English Language: Using the Past to Project the Future.” 

4:30-5:10    Business Meeting and Announcements


The Texas Medieval Association and as its current president, L. J. Andrew Villalon, would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to all those who have helped make this event possible. 

April Jehan Morris, Associate Director of the 2009 TEMA Conference (aka Natasha, Department of Dirty Tricks, University of Pottsylvania, School of International Spying and De-stabilization)

Michael Widner, Associate Director for Media Facilities

Donald J. Kagay, Secretary-Treasurer of TEMA

Edwin Duncan, TEMA Webmaster

Ann Twinam, Jill of All Trades

Student members of the Conference Coordinating Committee, many of whom are also members of Convivencia, the medieval graduate student organization at the University of Texas.  This includes Emily Bierman, Elizabeth Dickenson, Robert Scott Garbacz, Cheryl Kaufman, Alexandria Kotoch, Alisa McCusker, Alexia Rostow, William Sherrill, and Jessica Weiss.
The College of Liberal Arts and the History Department of the University of Texas which from the beginning enthusiastically supported the conference coming to Austin.  Both have generously subsidized the meeting and helped make available the necessary  facilities, including the venue for the second day of the meeting.

Members of the History Department Staff who have, over the past several years, helped with arrangements, including Alan Tully (Chair), Gail Davis, Laura Flack, Martha Gonzalez, and Judy Hogan.

The Thompson Conference Center, site of the first day’s sessions, and its staff, in particular, Nancy Ruiz and Elisabel Bordallo who helped arrange for TEMA’s use of the facility.

The Embassy of Spain and the S.A. de Xestión do Plan Xacobeo for making available to the University of Texas and to TEMA the traveling art exhibit Sacred Steps: The Road to Santiago de Compostela.

Xacobeo 2010

Professor George Greenia of the College of William and Mary, who has played a major role in helping to circulate the Sacred Steps exhibit in the United States and Cristina Ruiz, Cultural Projects Officer at the Spanish Embassy who was the university’s principal contact person.

The FAB Gallery in the Doty Fine Arts Center which has hosted the Sacred Steps exhibit and it personnel, Adele Avivi, Alex Brown, Lauren Cryer, Erica Holloway, Ashley Park, Krutie Thakar, and faculty adviser, Lawrence McFarland. The Gallery is managed by the Fine Arts Council, official student organization for undergraduates in the College of Fine Arts at the University of Texas.

Alexia Rostow, TEMA’s Assistant Exhibit Coordinator for Sacred Steps.