2015 NCCMEMS Program

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Imagining the Sacred

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2015 North Carolina Colloquium in Medieval and Early Modern Studies

All events will be held in the Toy Lounge, Dey Hall, Fourth Floor

Friday, Feb. 13, 4:30-6:30 pm

4:30 Refreshments served

5:00 Keynote Address: Professor Shannon Gayk, Indiana University-Bloomington

  • “Invoking the Sacred: Medieval and Early Modern Prayer Rolls”

Saturday, Feb. 14, 9:30-3:30

9:30 Breakfast

10:00 Panel 1: “History and Memory”

  • Daniel Morgan, UNC-CH, “Between Scriptura and Exempla: Historicity in the Epistola De Sacramentis Hereticorum
  • Marina Bonciani, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, “Fake Pilgrimages and the Actual Presence of the Holy Story”
  • Benjamin Reed, UNC-CH, “Legal Culture and Historia Sacra in Colonial Mexico’s Oratorian History”

11:30 Panel 2: “Politics and Divine Punishment”

  • Kristina Potuckova, UNC-CH, “Engaging the Sacred Pasts: Medieval Essen and its Treasury”
  • Jonathan Sapp, Duke University, “’It is Bad Business to have Two Lords’: The Roman de Thebes, Emotional Politics, and Co-Lordship in the Twelfth Century”
  • Jennifer Ethridge, UNC-Greensboro, “Omens, Miracles, and Divine Punishment: Twelfth Century Interpretation of the Divine and Supernatural as an Expression of Political Bias”

1:00-2:00 Lunch

2:00 Panel 3: “The Body and Sacred”

  • Tessa Bullington, UNC-CH, “Approaching Unity through Loss of Identity: Abjection and the Maternal Body in Angela of Foligno’s Memoriale
  • Erica Longenbach, UNC-CH, “’The moment when everyday flesh catches fire’: Affect and Ideology in the Apse Mosaics of Paschal I”
  • Jessica Ward, UNC-Greensboro, “’Forsake the Worlde’: Equity and Incarnation in Pearl


Presented by: UNC Program in Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Duke Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies