Events and Conferences

Medieval Miscere Series 2018/19
 

This series supports coordination of medieval scholars and scholarship locally, nationally, and internationally. General fields of medieval scholarship are vast but the study of ‘the medieval’ is often nuanced and individual. We teach across many centuries, introducing complex histories, and a range of texts but in our own individual research we address specific questions and challenges. However, there are insufficient opportunities to be informed by the knowledges of peers, except at international conferences. Furthermore, students lack exposure to the vast approaches available to medievalisms. Where there are few medievalists accessible for intellectual exchange, it is crucial that research and teaching be enhanced by more regular interactions with other medievalists. We recognize that these are essential to sincere research and scholarly teaching, and that the ongoing mingling of ideas lead to exciting opportunities for scholars and students alike.
 

 

Wandering The Ruin: Building a Medieval Performance Text

Join us for a presentation by Colin Gibbings from University of Calgary.Event Details

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
4:30 p.m.: Immersion Studio (EL3345), performance of the Old English poem The Ruin
5 p.m.: Ideas Lounge (EL1270), follow up discussion

Riddell Library and Learning Centre
Mount Royal University

This event is free. All warmly welcome.
About Colin Gibbings is a PhD student in Medieval Literature at the University of Calgary. He has an MA in English and an MFA in Drama; in these, he applied performance to Medieval texts (including live performances in Old and Middle English) to elucidate the texts and language for modern audiences. Gibbings' research interests are in intertextual methods of communication and performance between medieval texts and alternate methods of research and learning.

 

Reading Chaucer: Recursive Design and Inventive Memory in the The Canterbury Tales

Join us for a presentation by Ashby Kinch, PhD, from University of Montana.Event DetailsTuesday, February 5, 2019
4:30 p.m.
Ideas Lounge (EL1270)

Riddell Library and Learning Centre
Mount Royal University

This event is free. All warmly welcome.
AboutAshby Kinch, PhD, is a Professor of English and Associate Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Montana. His research interests include comparative study of late medieval art and literature, late medieval death culture, and English translations of French medieval literature. Among numerous publications related to death, he published a book-length study, Imago Mortis: Mediating Images of Death in late Medieval Culture (Brill, 2013). He is currently at work on a book, "Dynamic Interface: The Luttrell Psalter and Chaucer's Canterbury Tales," which compares these two major 14th century image-texts in terms of the way their design features creatively encode expectations for readerly engagement.

 

Medieval Manuscripts in Canada: The Place of Old Books on Treaty Land

Join us for a presentation by David Watt, DPhil, from University of Manitoba.Event DetailsWednesday, January 30, 2019
4:30 p.m.
Ideas Lounge (EL1270)

Riddell Library and Learning Centre
Mount Royal University

This event is free. All warmly welcome.
About
David Watt is Associate Professor of Medieval Literature at the University of Manitoba and served as Director of the University of Manitoba's Institute for the Humanities from 2012–2018. He has published widely on Middle English literature and teaching manuscript study. His current project looks to make the collections of manuscripts and early printed books in western Canada known to a wider audience and to promote historical understanding.

 

The Medieval Miscere Series is organized by Emily J. Hutchison, PhD, (History, Department of Humanities, Mount Royal University) and Kenna L. Olsen, PhD, (English, Department of English, Languages, and Cultures, Mount Royal University) and sponsored by the Faculty of Arts Endeavour Fund (Mount Royal University).


For more information, please contact Kenna L. Olsen, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of English, Languages, and Cultures.