Events and Conferences

Medieval Miscere Series 2017/18

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.

 

There Be Dragons:
Medieval Ecology and Empire Off the Map
 

Join us for a presentation by Robert Rouse, PhD, from the University of British Columbia.

Event DetailsFebruary 26, 2018
4:30 p.m.
Ideas Visualization Lounge, EL1270

Riddell Library and Learning Centre
Mount Royal University

This event is free. Everyone is welcome to attend.

AboutRobert Rouse's research is primarily concerned with medieval romance (both Aruthurian and non-Arthurian), writing on issues of historiography (in particular, post-conquest perceptions of the Anglo-Saxon Past), English national identity, saracens and other medieval others, the law, the medieval erotic, the medival geographical imagination, and ecocritical approaches to premodern texts. He has published three books and numerous articles on medieval literature and culture, and is currently completing a book on the Medieval Geographical Imagination.

Resignation or Rebuttal?
Richard Whitford's Dyuers Holy Instrucyons to Catholics in the wake of the Reformation

Join us for a presentation by Brandon Alakas, PhD, from the University of Alberta.Event DetailsMarch 14, 2018
4:30 p.m.
Ideas Visualization Lounge, EL1270

Riddell Library and Learning Centre
Mount Royal University

This event is free. Everyone is welcome to attend.

AboutRichard Whitford’s Dyuers Holy Instrucyons and Teachynges is the last printed work written by a brother of the Brigittine community at Syon Abbey. Published in 1541, Holy Instrucyons is also the only Syon text printed after the dissolution of the monasteries by Henry VIII and the expulsion of the Syon community in 1539. As with his previous work, Whitford’s Holy Instrucyons maintains an openly confrontational stance toward evangelical reformers while offering instruction to readers on issues that would certainly have been topical for the Catholic faithful who lived after Henry’s 1534 Act of Supremacy — patience, impediments to spiritual perfection, and the dangers of slander.

 

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