SEWANEE MEDIEVAL COLLOQUIUM
The University of the South
30-31 March 2012
"After Constantine: Religion and Secular Power in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages"
Peter Brown, Princeton University
Thomas Bisson, Harvard University
Friday, 30 March
8:30 A.M. Registration
begins, McGriff Alumni House
(Light breakfast and printed program available.)
11:30 A.M. Sessions 1, 2 AND 3
1. Crusade: Precedent, Context, Implications duPont Library, Torian Room
Chair: Christopher MacEvitt, Dartmouth College
Paper: "Irish Monastic Armies: A Reappraisal"
Burnam Reynolds, Asbury University
Paper: "Ecclesiastical Reform, Lay Religiosity, and the First Crusade"
James D. Ryan, CUNY
Paper: "Religious and Secular Authority in the New Kingdom of Jerusalem"
Jay C. Rubenstein, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Comment: Christopher MacEvitt, Dartmouth College
2. Literary Perspectives I Spencer Hall 271
Chair: Brian Gastle, Western Carolina University
Paper: "Church Power in the Lancastrian State: Gower's 'Epistle' to Archbishop Arundel"
Robert F. Yeager, University of West Florida
Paper: "The Donation of Constantine in Piers Plowman"
William E. Rogers, Furman University
Paper: "Beyond Scripture: Pope and Prince in the Wycliffite Glossed Gospels"
Mary Raschko, Mercer University
Comment: Karla Taylor, University of Michigan
3. The Sixth and Seventh Centuries: Tensions in East and West McGriff Alumni House
Chair: Stefan Hodges-Kluck
Paper: "St Eligius of Noyon between Throne and Reliquary"
Craig H. Caldwell, Samford University
Paper: "'It is not right to give to an earthly king what is offered to the heavenly king': John the Almsgiver and Changing Attitudes to the Wealth of the Church in the Seventh Century"
Christopher J. Bonura, University of Florida
Paper: "Holy Entrepreneur: Agilbert, a Merovingian Bishop between Ireland, England, and France"
Carl I. Hammer, University of Pittsburgh
Comment: Samuel Collins, George Mason University
12:45 P.M. LUNCH, Convocation Hall
3:00 P.M. SESSIONS 4, 5, AND 6 Gailor Hall 110
4. Sainthood and the Negotiation of Power
Chair: David Dault, Christian Brothers University
Paper: "A Martyr for Milan: Ambrose and the Easter Crisis of 386"
Collin Garbarino, Houston Baptist University
Paper: "Political Sainthood and the Boundaries of Empire: The Case of the Opusculum de nobili Simone de Monteforti"
Jennifer Jahner, University of Pennsylvania
Paper: "Comital Power and the Collective Memory of St Winnoc's Shrine in Early Medieval Flanders"
David Defries, Kansas State University
Paper: "'Glowing with apostolic faith': Margaret of Scotland, Pilgrimage, and the Shrine of St Andrew in the Development of the Medieval Scottish Church"
Lois L. Huneycutt, University of Missouri
Comment: Thomas J. Heffernan, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
5. Inventing a Christian History Gailor Hall 132
Chair: Paul A. Holloway, The University of the South, School of Theology
Paper: '"Engraved in indelible characters': The Epigraphic Habits of Eusebius and Constantine"
Sarah Bond, Washington and Lee University
Paper: "'That which is worthy of ecclesiastical history': The Christian State in Christian Histories"
Colin Whiting, University of California, Riverside
Paper: "Eusebius of Emesa: A Bishop and Chronicler of the Post-Constantinian Church"
Joseph J. Reidy, St Louis University
Paper: '"The Portentous Lives (and Deaths) of Emperors: Philostorgius' Vision of Christian History"
Anna Lankina, University of Florida
Comment: The Rev. Dr Benjamin J. King, The University of the South, School of Theology
6. Secular Power in Christian Thought: duPont Library, Torian Room
From Augustine to Dante
Chair: Winston Black, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Paper: "Augustine on the Use of State Coercion in Religion"
Edwin Curley, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Paper: "A Tale of Two Courtrooms? Theories of Royal and Ecclesiastical Justice in Twelfth-Century England"
Philippa Byrne, Wadham College, Oxford
Paper: "Dante's Faith in Politics: Demarcations of fede in the Commedia"
Dennis O. Looney, University of Pittsburgh
Comment: John V. Fleming, Princeton University
3:00 P.M. Tea, McGriff Alumni House
3:30 P.M. FIRST PLENARY SESSION, Gailor Auditorium
The Brinley Rhys Lecture/School of Theology Lecture
"Constantine, Eusebius, and the Future of Christianity"
Peter Brown, Princeton University
6:30 P.M. SESSIONS 7 AND 8
7. Christian Communities: Archaeological Perspectives Gailor Hall 110
Paper: "Christian Imperialism and the Colonization of A Jewish Village in Lower Galilee:
The Archaeological Evidence from Khirbet Qana (Cana of Galilee)"
C. Thomas McCollough, Centre College
Paper: "Hydatius, Archaeology, and the Legacy of Roman Spain"
Rebecca A. Devlin, University of Florida
Paper: "After Clovis: What Can Archaeology tell us about the Impact of his Conversion in Sixth-Century Francia?"
Bailey K. Young, Eastern Illinois University
Comment: Christine Delaplace, University of Toulouse
8. Later Anglo-Saxon England: Kingship, Church, Gailor Hall 132
and Reform Ideology
Chair: Sara Miller Schulte, Western Michigan University
Paper: "Confrontations between Secular and Sacred 'Masculinities' in Early Latin Hagiography and in Aelfric's Lives of Saints"
Rhonda L. McDaniel, Middle Tennessee State University
Paper: "'With these we must be brief': Pastoral Care and Catechetical Teaching in
Mark A. Singer, University of Missouri
Paper: "Alfred's Land Management and the Legitimation of his Claim on the Church's Bocland"
Chad Judkins, Purdue University
Paper: "Rebel Angels and the Benedictine Reform: Political and Ecclesiastical Authority in Tenth-Century Winchester"
Jill Fitzgerald, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Comment: Mary Frances Giandrea, American University
6:30 P.M. Cocktails and Dinner
SATURDAY, 31 MARCH
7:45 A.M. Registration
continues, McGriff Alumni House
(Light breakfast and printed program available.)
10:00 A.M. SESSIONS 9, 10 AND 11
9. Women, Religion, and Rulership Gailor Hall 110
Chair: Laurence Marvin, Berry College
Paper: "Religious Patronage and/as Female Secular Power: Judith of Flanders' Books and Relics"
Mary Dockray-Miller, Lesley University
Paper: "The Ideology of Queenship in the Earliest Coronation Ordines of the Queen"
Grzegorz Pac, University of Notre Dame
Paper: "Salian Women Constructing Authority through the Crowned Virgin Mary"
Nina Verbanaz, University of Missouri
Comment: Heather Tanner, Ohio State University
10. Religious Material Culture and Secular Power in Late Antiquity Gailor Hall 112
Chair: Aneilya Barnes, Coastal Carolina University
Paper: "Cultural and Material Prestige in Fourth-Century Cappadocia"
Nathan Howard, University of Tennessee – Martin
Paper: "The Roman Catacombs: Material Evidence for a Changing World"
Natalie Hall, University of Arkansas
Paper: "Haec spectacula Christianorum: The Roman Circus in Early Christian Basilicas"
Kim S. Sexton, University of Arkansas
Paper: "Curating Ancestors and Culting Saints: The Role of Women in the Anglo-Saxon Conversion"
Austin Mason, Boston College
Comment: Robin Margaret Jensen, Vanderbilt University
11. Later Medieval Monasteries: Issues of Lordship and Authority Spencer Hall 271
Paper: "'I am a good attorney for her in this country': Continental Monastic Mother Houses and their English Daughter Houses in the Fourteenth Century"
Katie L.T. Newell, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Paper: "Monastic Lordship and the Donation of Constantine on the Eve of the English Dissolution"
Christopher Guyol, University of Rochester
Paper: "Thomas de la Mare: A Marvelous Anachronism"
Larry W. Usilton, University of North Carolina, Wilmington
Comments: Larry W. Usilton, University of North Carolina, Wilmington, and TBA
10:00 Coffee, McGriff Alumni House
12:30 P.M. SESSIONS 12 AND 13
12. Image, Ideology, and Power in Late Antiquity Spencer Hall 271
Chair: Elizabeth Moodey, Vanderbilt University
Paper: "Imperial Ideology and/or Christian Theology in Fourth-Century Iconography"
Robin Margaret Jensen, Vanderbilt University
Paper: "The Enthroned Jesus and the Miracle-Working Christ: An Assessment of Post-Constantinian Christian Iconography"
Lee M. Jefferson, Centre College
Paper: "The Roman Aristocracy, Battling Bishops, and the Origins of Christian Processions in Late Antique Rome"
Jacob Latham, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Comment: Brett Whalen, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
13. Literary Perspectives II Gailor Hall 110
Chair: Stephanie Batkie, University of Montevallo
Paper: "Nature, Natural Law, and the Secular Power According to the Roman de la Rose"
John V. Fleming, Princteon University
Paper: "Authoritative Conversion: Josephus, Romans, and Authority in the Siege of Jerusalem"
Cord J. Whitaker, University of New Hampshire
Paper: "The Prince and the State in Mesure in Lydgate's Fall of Princes"
Christina Di Gangi, Urbana University
Comment: Robert Edwards, Pennsylvania State University
1:45 P.M. Lunch, EQB House
3:45 P.M. SESSIONS 14, 15 AND 16
14. Bishops and Imperial Authority in Late Antiquity Gailor Hall 112
Chair: H.A. Drake, University of California, Santa Barbara
Paper: "Martyr or Misfit: A New Look at John Chrysostom's Career in Constantinople"
Justin Stephens, Metropolitan State College of Denver
Paper: "Exiling Bishops in Late Antiquity: Setting the Pattern"
Eric Fournier, West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Paper: "'Renew your virtue': Miracles, Imperial Intercession, and the Re-Making of Martin of Tours"
Michael Proulx, North Georgia College and State University
Comment: H.A. Drake, University of California, Santa Barbara
15. The Carolingian World: Rulership, Authority, Commemoration Spencer Hall 271
Chair: Alexander M. Bruce, The University of the South
Paper: "Solomon's Mirror: Carolingian Kings, the Song of Songs and Guided Meditation"
Hannah Matis, University of Notre Dame
Paper: "Commemoration and Image: Depicting Episcopal Authority in the Carolingian Era"
Sigrid Danielson, Grand Valley State University
Paper: "The Legendary Charlemagne and the Gemma Augustea: Saint-Sernin of Toulouse and the Visual Cultivation of the Ideal Proto-Crusader"
Catherine Fernandez, Emory University
Comment: Matthew Gabriele, Virginia Tech
Paper: "Presentation, Perception, and Power: The authority of foreign terminology in the Reeves Tale and the Miller's Tale"
Jacqueline Cordell, University of New Hampshire
Paper: "Be they Pagans or Heretics: On the perceptions of Islam in 'The Song of Roland'"
Matthew Miller, Middle Tennessee State University
Paper: "King, Martyr, and Saint: St. Oswald as Hero of Christianity"
Samuel Stephens, Middle Tennessee State University
Paper: "Young Hero that was God Almighty "The Dream of the Rood" as Polemic Against Arian and Pelegian Heresies"
Alex Taylor, Middle Tennessee State University
4:00 P.M. Tea, McGriff Alumni House
4:30 P.M. SECOND PLENARY SESSION, Gailor Auditorium
The Edward B. King Lecture
"Power and Lordship in the Norman Anonymous"
Thomas N. Bisson, Harvard University
5:30 P.M.– SESSIONS 17 AND 18
17. Conflict and Cooperation: Case-Studies from the Italian Peninsula Gailor Hall 110
Chair: Louis Haas, Middle Tennessee State University
Paper: "Church-State Relations in Fourteenth-Century Siena"
Bradley Franco, University of Portland
Paper: "Heretics and the Repudiation of Secular Power in Medieval Italy"
Peter Diehl, Western Washington University
Comment: William Caferro, Vanderbilt University
18. Christian Values and Lay Society Spencer Hall 271
Chair: Kelly J. Whitmer, The University of the South
Paper: "Copulating for Christ: Fornication as a Call to Prayer on Romanesque Village Churches"
Holly R. Silvers, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Comment: Glenn Gunnhouse, Georgia State University
Paper: "'Keep him so he does no harm': Christian Charity and Social Responsibility meet Urban Madness in Late Medieval Germany"
Anne Koenig, Northwestern University
Comment: Kelly J. Whitmer, The University of the South
6:30 P.M. Cocktails and dinner, EQB House or McGriff Alumni House (location depends on numbers)
PARTICIPANTS' E-MAIL ADDRESSES, BY LAST NAME ONLY:
BARNES firstname.lastname@example.org (contact for all participants in session)
DE FRIES email@example.com
DI GANGI firstname.lastname@example.org
MILLER SCHULTE email@example.com
STEPHENS firstname.lastname@example.org (contact for all participants in session)