ICMS Kalamazoo(m), May 9-14

Like last year, we will hold our ICLS-NAB business meeting on Zoom outside the confines of the ICMS conference online interface so that all can attend. The link is https://uky.zoom.us/j/3065995377, and we will meet at our regular time, on Thursday, May 12, at 9:00 p.m. EDT. Please note that this business meeting is not listed in the program.

Please see below for our ICLS-NAB sponsored and cosponsored panels, which will be held online within the ICMS conference interface, so you must register to attend.

93* Tuesday, May 10, 11:00 a.m. EDT
Knights and White Satin: Dress and Heraldry in the Medieval Court
Sponsors: DISTAFF (Discussion, Interpretation, and Study of Textile Arts, Fabrics, and Fashion), International Courtly Literature Society (ICLS), North American Branch
Organizer: Monica L. Wright, Univ. of Louisiana–Lafayette
Presider: Robin Netherton, DISTAFF

  • The Heraldry of Malory and His Morte Darthur, Shawn Phillip Cooper, Oakland Community College
  • Marca Hispanica: A Contextual Analysis of a Thirteenth-Century Aragonese Sumptuary Edict on Printed Garments and What It Reveals, Tonia R. Brown, Independent Scholar
  • The Trousseau of Isabella Bruce, Queen of Norway, Valeria Di Clemente, Univ. degli Studi di Catania
  • Nights in White Silk Chemises: Amorous Nobles and What They Wear, Monica L. Wright

187* Wednesday, May 11, 5:00 p.m. EDT
Sickness in the Medieval Court I: Literary Representations
Sponsor: International Courtly Literature Society (ICLS), North American Branch
Organizer: Shawn Phillip Cooper, Oakland Community College
Presider: Shawn Phillip Cooper

  • Infirmity, Injury, and Malaise in the Lancelot’s Book of the Agravains (Yale MS 229), Elizabeth Moore Willingham, Baylor Univ.
  • “By stroke of pestilence”: Personifying Death in Post-Plague Middle English Literature, Alexandra Claridge, Univ. of Liverpool
  • Earthly Corruption and Eucharistic Healing in Pearl, Tessa Carman, Independent Scholar
  • Bisclavret and PTSD, Robin J. Wright, Independent Scholar

204* Wednesday, May 11, 7:00 p.m. EDT
Sickness in the Medieval Court II: Historical Responses
Sponsor: International Courtly Literature Society (ICLS), North American Branch
Organizer: Shawn Phillip Cooper, Oakland Community College
Presider: Shawn Phillip Cooper

  • Medieval Roots of an Early Modern Prayer for Plague, Drew Nathaniel Keane, Georgia Southern Univ.
  • Taking the “Water of Honeysuckles”: The Illness Behavior of Late Medieval English Nobility, Rachel M. Podd, Fordham Univ.
  • The King’s One Body: Specific and General Medical Advice in Royal Courts of the Later Middle Ages, Noa Nikolsky, Univ. of Pennsylvania

246* Thursday, May 12, 3:00 p.m. EDT
Romance and Rhetoric: Roundtable in Memory of Dhira Mahoney
Sponsors: International Courtly Literature Society (ICLS), North American Branch; International Arthurian Society, North American Branch (IAS/NAB)
Organizer: Susanne Hafner, Fordham Univ.
Presider: Megan B. Abrahamson, Central New Mexico Community College

  • A roundtable discussion with Christina M. Francis, Bloomsburg Univ. of Pennsylvania; Suzanne C. Hagedorn, College of William & Mary; Albrecht Classen, Univ. of Arizona; Alison Langdon, Western Kentucky Univ.; Anita Obermeier, Univ. of New Mexico

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