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The sixteenth biennial New College Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies will take place March 11–13, 2010, in Sarasota, Florida

The sixteenth biennial New College Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies will take place March 11–13, 2010, in Sarasota, Florida

The Conference is a biennial event covering all aspects of the Middle Ages and Renaissance; preparations are currently being made for the seventeenth Conference, which will be held March 11th to 13th, 2010, with Caroline Bruzelius of Duke University and Lori Anne Ferrell of Claremont Graduate University as plenary speakers.
The Conference is held in the Sudakoff Conference Center, on the historic bayfront campus of New College of Florida, the honors liberal arts college of the Florida state university system, which is located on the Gulf coast in Sarasota and next door to the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art.

2010 Program

The sixteenth biennial New College Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies will take place March 11–13, 2010, in Sarasota, Florida. The program that follows is correct as of 4 January 2010. Further details will be added as we ascertain them. Please check that your name and paper title are listed correctly and email any corrections to medren@ncf.edu. Many thanks, and we look forward to seeing you in March!
Except where noted, all conference events will be held in the Sudakoff Conference Center on the New College campus.
—The Program Committee


Thursday, March 11th
9-10:30 am
Sessions 1-5

10:45-12:15 pm
Sessions 6-10

2:00-3:30 pm
Sessions 11-15

3:45-5:15 pm
Sessions 16-20
5:30-7:00 pm
Conference Reception, College Hall
Friday, March 12th
9:00-10:30 am
Sessions 21-25

10:45-12:30 pm
Sessions 26-30

2:15-3:30 pm
Plenary I: “Battles for Bodies: Preaching, Burying and Building in the Medieval Italian City”
Caroline Bruzelius, Duke University
4:00-5:30 pm
Choice of Tours at the John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art
5:00-6:30 pm
Reception, Ringling Museum
Saturday, March 13th
9:00-10:30 am
Sessions 31-35

10:45-12 noon
Plenary II: “Rereading the Complete Sermons: A New Direction for Donne Studies”
Lori Anne Ferrell, Claremont Graduate University

2:00-3:30 pm
Sessions 36-40


Session 1: Renaissance Rome
Chair: Samantha Kelly, Rutgers University

Papal Ceremony as a Tool of State: Martin V, Eugenius IV, and the Legacy of Avignon
Elizabeth McCahill, University of Massachusetts, Boston
The SPQR and the Reassertion of Papal Rule in Renaissance Rome
Carrie Benes, New College of Florida
Built Form and Meaning in the Sixteenth Century: The Building Campaigns of Pope Sixtus V, Counter Reform Style and a Spanish Connection
Rosanna Mortillaro, University of Western Ontario
Session 2: Women and Art
Chair: Maureen Zaremba, John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art

From Annunciation to Visitation at Reims Cathedral: Medieval Women as Wives and as Mothers
Marian Bleeke, Cleveland State University
The Naked, the Nude, and the Downright Unfeminine: Figures of Eve in Renaissance Italy
Allison Morgan, Case Western Reserve University

Savoldo’s Magdalen and the Veil: Meaning and Material in Renaissance Venice
Charlotte Nichols, Seton Hall University
Session 3: Conversion, Compulsion and Confusion: Religious Culture in Late Medieval and Renaissance Europe
Organized by Howard Louthan, University of Florida
Chair TBA

A Jew in the Margin: The Conversion Narrative in Medieval Culture
Nina Caputo, University of Florida
The Role of Compulsion in the Sacraments: The Forced Baptism of Aragonese Muslims, 1521-28
Ben Ehlers, University of Georgia
Humanism and Heterodoxy in Renaissance Poland: The Confusing Origins of Anti-Trinitarianism
Howard Louthan
Session 4: Early Modern Bodies, Sex, & Text
Chair: Miriam Wallace, New College of Florida

Setting Plato Straight: Sexuality and Medical Hermeneutics in the Renaissance
Todd W. Reeser, University of Pittsburgh
Dé-jà Wooing in Othello’s Venice and in Shakespeare's Sonnet 95
Barbara L. Estrin, Stonehill College
Marlowe with Sade
James Newlin, University of Florida
Session 5: Cross-Cultural Currents in Mediterranean Literature
Chair TBA

Representations of the Afterlife in Dante and the Islamic Mi’raj
Jean Hakes, Georgia Perimeter College, Clarkston
The Philosopher-Castaway from Medieval Andalusia to Modern Europe
Mahmoud Baroud, University of Sydney
Perché in Genoa al nido mio: Spiritual Colonialism in Tommaso Stigliani’s Il Mondo Nuovo
Mary Watt, University of Florida
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Session 6: Art in Renaissance Tuscany
Chair: Caroline Bruzelius, Duke University
Saints Matthew and Anthony Abbot as Franciscan Exemplars in the Cappella Migliorati, San Francesco (Prato)
Amber A. McAlister, University of Pittsburgh, Greensburg
Benvenuto di Giovanni’s Painted Prophets in Siena Cathedral
Timothy B. Smith, Birmingham-Southern College
Maiolica and Manuscripts in Renaissance Pesaro
Sarah Cartwright, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Session 7: High Medieval Saints and Mystics: Sources and Authorial Intent
Chair: Thomas McCarthy, New College of Florida

Saint’s Life as Soapbox: Authorial Self-Insertions and Asides in the Work of Jocelin of Furness
Lindsay Irvin, University of Toronto
A New Melody for Hildegard von Bingen’s Ordo virtutum
Matthew Steel, Western Michigan University
The Promise of Eternity: Love and Poetic Form in Hadewijch's Stanzaic Poems or Liederen
Steven Rozenski, Harvard University
Session 8: Learning and the Transformation of the Late Medieval City
Chair: David Scheffler, University of North Florida

The Sins of Urban Society in the Preaching of Blessed John Soreth
D. Henry Dieterich, University of Michigan
The Pied Piper of Hamelin, the Transformation of the Guild System, and the Journeymen's Story-telling
Ken Kurihara, Fordham University
Portrait of a Medieval Canon Lawyer: Heinrich of Saxony
Michael J. Alexander, Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Session 9: Contextualizing Marlowe
Organizer and Chair: Sara Munson Deats, University of South Florida

Christopher Marlowe, University Wit
Robert A. Logan, University of Hartford
The Jew of Malta and the Development of City Comedy: “The Mean Passage of a History”
Sarah K. Scott, Mount St. Mary's University
Searching for Faustus: The Context of Marlowe’s Great Tragedy
Sara Munson Deats
Session 10: The Crossroads of Travel and Identity in the Medieval Mediterranean
Organizer: Tovah Bender, Agnes Scott College
Chair: Kathryn L. Reyerson, University of Minnesota

Tarsiana’s Priestly Arts: Narration, Education, and Sacrament in the Libro de Apolonio
Matthew V. Desing, University of Texas, El Paso
On the Trail of Knowledge: Travel and Medical Education in the Middle Ages
Kira Robison, University of Minnesota
“Niccolaio of Lucca, Now of Florence”: Artisan Immigrants, Identity, and Social Networks
Tovah Bender
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Session 11: The Debate over Mary: Protestants, Catholics and Reform in Sixteenth-Century Italy
Organizer: Duane Osheim, University of Virginia
Chair: Konrad Eisenbichler, University of Toronto
Pier Paolo Vergerio and the Polemic over the Holy House of Loreto in Reformation Italy
Duane Osheim
Counter-Reformation Mary: Printed Miracle Books and the Defense of Marian Piety
David D’Andrea, Oklahoma State University
Protestants, Demons, and the Virgin: An Exorcist’s Defense of Marian Images
Sherri Franks Johnson, University of California, Riverside
Session 12: Renaissance Tombs
Chair TBA
“That’s Not Really What I Was Going For”: Rejected Commissions in Italian Renaissance Art
Colleen Halpin, Case Western Reserve University
The Monument to Doge Leonardo Loredan in Ss Giovanni e Paolo (Venice) as Power Play
Adrienne DeAngelis, Courtauld Institute
Eternity under the Arches: Leon Battista Alberti, Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta and the Façade of the Tempio Malatestiano
Mimi Ginsberg, University of Maryland
Session 13: Tudor/Stuart Culture: Rhetoric and its Contexts
Organizers: Natalie Mears, University of Durham, and John F. McDiarmid, New College of Florida
Chair: Scott Lucas, The Citadel
Education in Political Rhetoric in Early Modern English Grammar Schools
Markku Peltonen, University of Helsinki
Governance and Persuasion in Early Modern English Localities
Phil Withington, Cambridge University
Physic and Rhetoric in Early Modern England
Jennifer Richards, Newcastle University
Session 14: Shakespeares Imitations  I—In Honor of Prof. Mark Taylor
Chair: Anthony DiMatteo, New York Institute of Technology

Imitation and Adaptation in The Two Noble Kinsmen
Joel N. Feimer, Mercy College
Troilus and Cressida in the Light of Day: Shakespeare Reading Chaucer
Daniel M. Murtaugh, Florida Atlantic University
Shakespeare Imitating Montaigne
Joseph B. Wagner, Kent State University
Session 15: Minority Voices in Late Antique Christianity
Organizer: Robert McEachnie, University of Florida
Chair: Susan Marks, New College of Florida

Jews as the Other “Race” in Fifth-Century Northern Italy
Robert McEachnie, University of Florida
“Can You Hear Her Now?”: The Woman's Voice in Patristic Literature
Amy Hughes, Wheaton College
Redeeming the Memory of an “Arian” Past: Representation of Mission in the Fifth Century
Anna Lankina-Webb, University of Florida
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Session 16: Rethinking and Rewriting the Past in the Italian Renaissance
Chair: Duane Osheim, University of Virginia
The Renaissance and the Print Revolution Reconsidered: The Case of Neapolitan Historiography
Samantha Kelly, Rutgers University
The “Judicious Antiquarian”: A Reexamination of Cinquecento Ferrarese Historiography
Richard Tristano, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
Machiavelli’s Bitter Ironies: Alberti and The Prince
William J. Connell, Seton Hall University
Session 17: Renaissance Masters
Chair: Virginia Brilliant, John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art

Nothing As It Seems: Annotations (Reconstructive and Deconstructive) upon Domenico Bernini’s Life of the Cavalier Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Franco Mormando, Boston College
Poesia and Portraiture: Titian’s Allegory of Prudence Reconsidered
Jerry Marino, Johns Hopkins University
The Gift of Rubens: Rethinking the Concept of Gift-Giving in Early Modern Diplomatic Culture
Michael Auwers, Universiteit Antwerpen
Session 18: Tudor/Stuart Culture: Aristocratic Women
Organizer: Natalie Mears, University of Durham
Chair: Elizabeth H. Hageman, University of New Hampshire

Mary, Lady Cheke: Surviving at Court through Five Reigns
John McDiarmid, New College of Florida
Elizabethan Noblewomen and Local Politics: Katherine, Duchess of Suffolk, and Bess of Hardwick
Alan Bryson, University of Sheffield
The Villiers Women at Court, 1628-1641
Sara Wolfson, University of Durham
Session 19: Shakespeares Imitations II—In Honor of Prof. Mark Taylor
Chair: R.A. Shoaf, University of Florida

“The Jerks of Invention”: Shakespeare and Serious Play in the Renaissance
Anthony DiMatteo, New York Institute of Technology
Hearing and Metahearing in Hamlet
Laury Magnus, US Merchant Marine Academy
Leering in Lear
Marvin Hunt, North Carolina State University
Session 20: Early Medieval Texts & Contexts
Chair: David Rohrbacher, New College of Florida

Relic Ordeals by Fire in Visigothic Iberia
Mary Lester, University of Florida
The Martyrs of Cordoba and Changing Identities in Ninth-Century Muslim Spain
Alexandra de Padua, University of Florida
A Wolf with Sheep-Skin Papyri: Lupus of Ferrières and the Preservation of the Classical Past in the Carolingian Age
Sean Lafferty, University of Toronto

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Session 21: New Directions in the History of Medieval Southern Italy
Organizer: Valerie Ramseyer, Wellesley College
Chair: Carrie Benes, New College of Florida

Archaeology and the Study of Southern Italy and Sicily in the Early Middle Ages
Valerie Ramseyer, Wellesley College
From Robert Guiscard to Andreuccio of Perugia: Northern Italian Perspectives on the Regno during the Middle Ages
Joanna Drell, University of Richmond
Courtly Models: The Entertainments of the Counts of Ceccano
Carol Lansing, University of California, Santa Barbara
Session 22: Medieval French Romance
Chair TB
Masculinities in Chrétien de Troyes: A Homoerotic Subtext
Basil A. Clark, Saginaw Valley State University
Matter of Greece, Rome, Britain, or France? Political Ideology and Literary History in Chrétien de Troyes’s Cligés
Levilson C. Reis, Otterbein College
Garden Walls and Perfume: Definitions of Space in Le Roman de la Rose
Elizabeth Lucia, Rhodes College
Session 23: Tudor/Stuart Culture: Executions
Organizers: Natalie Mears, University of Durham, and John F. McDiarmid, New College of Florida
Chair: Natalie Mears

Judicial Punishment in Ideal Societies
Cathy Shrank, University of Sheffield
Dressing for the Block: The Significance of Clothing Worn at Royal and Noble Executions in Sixteenth-Century England
Maria Hayward, University of Southampton
Painted Copies of John Foxe’s Acts and Monuments: Their Production and Purpose
Elizabeth Evenden, Brunel University
Session 24: Sidneian Poetics, Sacred and Profane
Sponsored by the Sidney Society
Organized by Joel Davis, Stetson University
Chair TBA

Sir Philip Sidney’s Astrophil and Stella as Occasional Verse: The Autobiographical Problem of Sidney Criticism from the Point of View of Manuscript Culture
Teemu Manninen, Finnish Graduate School of Literary Studies
“The Sunn-Beames of thy Face”: Re-Revealing God in the Countess of Pembroke's Psalmes
Claire Falck, University of Wisconsin
Sidney’s Epistolary Muse: The Defense of Poetry and Generic Ambivalence in Astrophil and Stella
Adam Neff, University of Virginia
Session 25: New Contexts for Beowulf
Chair: Nicole Guenther Discenza, University of South Florida

Blurring Distinctions Between the Mythological and Heroic in Old English and Old Norse Poetry
Ruth Cheadle, St Hilda’s College, Oxford
Beowulf and Thor: Additional Analogues?
Alexander M. Bruce, University of the South
Beowulf’s Arm/s
Lizz Angello, University of South Florida

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Session 26: Household and City-State: Social Relations in Renaissance Tuscany
Chair: Margery Ganz, Spelman College
Marital Relationships and Household Dynamics in Renaissance Florence
Megan Moran, College of Charleston
The Logistics of Trust: Aspects of Late Medieval Business Practices Among the Alberti and their Parenti
Susannah F. Baxendale, Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, University of California, Los Angeles
The Grand Ducal State through the Eyes of a Tuscan Grand Duchess
Giovanna Benadusi, University of South Florida
Opportunities for and Barriers to the Creation of a Tuscan “Nobility” in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
Judith Brown, Wesleyan University
Session 27: Religion, Rhetoric, and Education in Early Modern France
Chair: Amy Reid, New College of Florida
Silence and the Disconnected Poet: Possible Implications of Deafness in Du Bellay’s Les Regrets
David de Posada, Georgia College & State University
Marguerite de Navarre’s l’Heptaméron: A Finely-Tuned Sensitivity to Ancient and Renaissance Conceptions and Theories of Humor
Kristin Wasielewski, Franklin College
Torture, Martyrdom, and Social Pollution: An Image from Richard Verstegan's Theatrum crudelitatum haereticorum nostri temporis
Erin Glunt, Yale University
Poetry and Education in the Early Modern: The Petites Écoles of Port-Royal
Christine McCall Probes, University of South Florida
Session 28: Writing English Religious Identity
Chair: Heather White, New College of Florida
Assimilating the Ovidian: Christian Marriage as Conversion Technique in John Metham’s Amoryus and Cleopes
Jennifer M. Gianfalla, Young Harris College
Prospero’s Exile: A Sacramental-Historical Reading of The Tempest
Todd Edmondson, University of Louisville
Heresy and the Use of Allegory: Constructing the Radical Persona in Early Modern England
Douglas F. Jones, University of Iowa
George Herbert’s Anglican Anagrams and Mental Pictures
Jean-Christophe Van Thienen, Université Lille3
Session 29: Artful Passions among Sidneian Romances
Sponsor: The Sidney Society
Chair: Kathryn DeZur, State University of New York, Delhi

“Some kind of measure”: Form, Genre, and Authorship in Lady Mary Wroth’s Urania
Kristiane Stapleton, University of Wisconsin
Thought and Movement: Et in Arcadia est
Brad Tuggle, Spring Hill College
Closure and the Politics of Form in Sir Philip Sidney’s Poetics
Andrew Wadoski, Oklahoma State University
The Psychology of Happiness and Woe in Protestant Internationalist Writings and Sidney’s Old Arcadia
Wendy Olmsted, University of Chicago
Session 30: Civic Institutions
Chair: Thomas Kuehn, Clemson University

Plainchant & Prestige: Chant Composition at the Cathedral of San Zeno, Pistoia
James Vincent Maiello, Vanderbilt University
The Presence and Absence of Peacemaking Rituals in Fourteenth-Century Italian Cities
Glenn Kumhera, University of the South
Who’s in Charge Here? Office and Lordship in a Small Catalan Town
Gregory Milton, University of South Florida
Perugia’s Podestà and the Circumstances of his Citizenship
Jennifer Konieczny, University of Toronto

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Session 31: Observing and Transmitting Culture in Mid-Cinquecento Tuscany
Organizer: Konrad Eisenbichler, Victoria College, University of Toronto
Nicholas Terpstra, Victoria College, University of Toronto

“The country is large and beautiful and happy”: Lelio Pecci’s Diary of his 1549 Mission to Flanders
Elena Brizio, Medici Archive Project
On Wings of Song: The Musical Fortune of a Poetic Gloss
Konrad Eisenbichler, Victoria College, University of Toronto
Entertaining the Medici: Beltramo Poggi’s Plays for Francesco and Isabella de’ Medici
Gianni Cicali, Georgetown University
Session 32: Ideal and Reality in Medieval Governance
Chair: Gregor
y Milton, University of South Florida
Rebellion and the Perversion of Order in Frutolf of Michelsberg’s Chronicle
T. J. H. McCarthy, New College of Florida
Re-colonizing France: Templar Organization in the County of Champagne
Michael J. Peixoto, New York University
Burgesses under Secular and Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction in the Latin Kingdom of Cyprus (Twelfth to Sixteenth Centuries)
Marwan Nader, Cambridge University
Session 33: Tudor/Stuart Culture: Media for History
Natalie Mears, University of Durham, and John F. McDiarmid, New College of Florida
Chair: John F. McDiarmid

Henry VIII and the Problem of Historical Perspective in Edward Hall’s Chronicle
Scott Lucas, The Citadel
Letters and History: Private Correspondence and the Creation of a Narrative
Roger Kuin, York University
The Threads of (Personal) History: Lord Admiral Howard’s Tapestries of the Spanish Armada
Natalie Mears, University of Durham
Session 34: Stages of Early Modern Drama
Chair: Julienne H. Empric, Eckerd College

Staging Space and Time: Theater Design in The Menaechmi and The Comedy of Errors
Jennifer Low, Florida Atlantic University
A Most Conspicuous Eminence: Onstage Seating in the Caroline Private Theater
Nova Myhill, New College of Florida
“Exceeding rare & full of variety”: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Seventeenth-Century Masque
Eliza Fisher Laskowski, Peace College
Session 35: Shaping Identity in Fourteenth-Century Literature
Chair: Angela Tenga, Florida Institute of Technology

Resemblance, or the Importance of Paternity: Ideological Reflections of the Patrilineage in Boccaccio’s Ninfale fiesolano
Kristen Swann, Columbia University
The Domesticating of Sister Emelye in Chaucer’s The Knight’s Tale
Liam O. Purdon, Doane College
Traumatic Loss and the Internal Landscape of Memory in Pearl
Anthony Adams, Brown University
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Session 36: Social Responsibility in Late Medieval & Renaissance Italy
Jacqueline Gutwirth, Bronx Community College

Mendicant Prisons in Late Medieval Italy
Lezlie Knox, Marquette University
A Very Pious Union: Confraternities in the Bolognese Contado
Matthew Thomas Sneider, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
Icons of Charity and the Limits to the Reform of Poor Relief in Cinquecento Bologna Nicholas Terpstra, Victoria College, University of Toronto
Session 37: Discourses of Literature and Theology in Early Modern Spain
Chair: Maria Esformes, University of South Florida

Fray Luis de León’s Spanish Commentary on the Song of Solomon and the Question of Biblical Translation
Mike Fulton, Wake Forest University
Oratoriae Libri: The Theological Discourse within Celestina by Fernando de Rojas
Martha Garcia, University of Central Florida
The Material Celestina: The Literary Value of Objects in Early Modern Spain
Samuel Sánchez-Sánchez, Davidson College
Session 38: Tudor/Stuart Culture: Religious Practices, from Liturgy to Laughter
John F. McDiarmid, New College of Florida
Chair: Lori Anne Ferrell, Claremont Graduate University

Bringing Home the Becon (and Whittingham, and Gilby…): Exile Writing and Practice in the Elizabethan Settlement
Beth Quitslund, Ohio University
Imaginary Calendars and Parodic “Saints” in Some Early Modern Satirical Almanacs
Anne Lake Prescott, Barnard College
Volpone’s Colorless Heaven
Suzanne Penuel, University of South Carolina, Lancaster
Session 39: Negotiating Female Authority in Medieval and Early Modern England
Chair: Nova Myhill, New College of Florida

Sexual Purity as Property: Economic Exchange in the Life of Christina of Markyate, the Vie de Seinte Audree, and the Book of Margery Kempe
Sally Livingston, Harvard University
Mothers of Sons Challenging Masculine Identity in the Chester Cycle
Betty Ellzey, Shepherd Universty
Maintaining the Quiet of the Country: Elizabeth I and Joan Fitzgerald, Countess of Desmond
Karen A. Holland, Providence College
“Natures House”:  Margaret Cavendish and the Country House Poem
Lise Mae Schlosser, Northern Illinois University
Session 40: New Perspectives on Medieval England
Chair: Boyd Breslow, Florida Atlantic University

Shame, Masculinity, and the Killing of Thomas Becket
Hugh M. Thomas, University of Miami
The Children of King John and Isabelle of Angoulême and their Upbringing
Ralph V. Turner, Florida State University
The County Elite and Political Power in Early Tudor Somerset, 1485-1547
Simon Lambe, St Mary’s University College, London

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