Colloque – Nuns’ Literacies in Medieval Europe

University of Missouri-Kansas City, Student Union

5100 Cherry, Kansas City, Missouri

5-8 June 2012


Programme et informations : ici

 Tuesday, 5 June 2012

9:00–10:30 am: Registration & Breakfast, SU, 401BC

10:30 am: Official welcome, Dr. Wayne Vaught, Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, SU 402

10:45 am–12:00 pm: Session 1, SU 402

Chair: Dr. Judith Sutera, OSB (Mount Saint Scholastica)

(1) Dr. Loretta Vandi (Scuola del Libro, Urbino) “Visual Vernacular: The Construction of Communal Literacy at Santa Maria Monastery in Pontetetto (Lucca)”
(2) Dr. Katherine Zieman (University of Notre Dame) “The Nuns of Hampole and the Cult of Richard Rolle: Nuns and the Public Relations of the Liturgy”

12:00–1:15 pm: Lunch, SU 401BC

1:30–3:15 pm: Session 2, SU 402

Chair: Dr. Thomas Sullivan, OSB (Conception Abbey)

(3) Dr. Svanhildur Óskarsdóttir (Stofnun Árna Magnússonar í íslenskum fræðum) “Literary Horizons in Fourteenth-Century Iceland: Reynistaðarbók, its Makers and Readers”
(4) Dr. Ann M. Hutchison (Glendon College, York University) “‘To yowr gostly comforte and proffite’: Readings for the Nuns of Syon Abbey”
(5) Dr. Patricia Stoop (Universiteit Antwerpen) “From Reading to Writing: the Multiple Levels of Literacy of the Jericho Sister Scribes”

3:15–3:45 pm: Coffee/Tea, SU 401BC

3:45–5:00 pm: Session 3, SU 402

Chair: Dr. Lisa Weston (California State University-Fresno)

(6) Dr. Maeve B. Callan (Simpson College) “Líadain’s Lament, Darerca’s Life, and Íte’s Ísucán: Evidence for Nuns’ Literacy in Early Ireland”
(7) Dr. Felice Lifshitz (University of Alberta) “‘An Eternal Weight of Glory’: Discipline and Devotion in Eighth-Century Women’s Monasteries in Francia”

5:30–7:30 pm: Exhibition Opening, Miller Nichols Library, 2d floor Dean’s Exhibition Space
“Desire for the Medieval Past: Book Collecting in Midwestern Monastic Libraries”
Wine reception hosted by Brepols, with buffet

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

8:30–9:15 am: Breakfast, SU 401BC

9:15–11:00 am: Session 3, SU 402

Chair: Dr. Mary Beth Long (Ouachita Baptist University)

(8) Dr. Virginia Blanton (University of Missouri-Kansas City) “Leoba and the Iconography of Learning in the Lives of Anglo-Saxon Women Religious”
(9) Dr. Karen Blough (SUNY Plattsburgh) “Girl Talk: Images of Learned Women at Essen-Werden”
(10) Dr. Veronica O’Mara (University of Hull) “Looking for More Evidence of Nuns’ Literacy in Late Medieval England”

11:00–11:30 am: Coffee/Tea, SU 401BC

11:30 am–12:45 pm: Session 4, SU 402

Chair: Dr. Patricia Stoop (Universiteit Antwerpen)

(11) Dr. Jessica Lessard (Scripps College) “‘Per Meglio Imprimersi Nella Mente’: The Art of Memory in Three Late Medieval Italian Texts Intended for Poor Clare Nuns”
(12) Dr. Andrea Knox (Northumbria University) “‘Her Book lined Cell’: Irish Nuns and the Development of Texts, Translation and Literacy in Late Medieval Spain”

12:45–1:15 pm: Lunch, SU 401BC

1:30–3:30 pm: Calligraphy Workshop – Miller Nichols Library (optional)
Michael O’Hare (Benedictine College)

3:30–4:30 pm: Coffee/Tea

4:30–6:30 pm: Bookbinding Workshop – Miller Nichols Library (optional)
Dr. Linda Mitchell (University of Missouri-Kansas City)

7:30–9:30 pm: Conference Banquet – SU 401BC (optional)

Thursday, 7 June 2012

9:00–9:45 am: Breakfast, SU 401BC

9:45–11:30 am: Session 6, SU 402

Chair: Dr. Helene Scheck (University at Albany)

(13) Dr. Andrew Rabin (University of Louisville) “Between Court and Cloister: Legal Literacy in Anglo-Saxon Nunneries”
(14) Dr. Eva Schlotheuber (Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf) “Letters from Enclosure: The Writings of the Benedictine Nuns in Lüne between Daily Life, amor Dei and Politics in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries”
(15) Dr. Emilie Amt (Hood College) “Making Their Mark: The Spectrum of Literacy Among Godstow’s Nuns, 1400–1550”

11:30 am–12:30 pm: Lunch, SU 401BC

1:00 pm–9:00pm: Coach trip to Mount Saint Scholastica (Atchison, Kansas) (optional)
Dinner at the Mount (or on your own)

Friday, 8 June 2012

8:30–9:15 am: Breakfast, SU 401BC

9:15–11:00 am: Session 7, SU 402

Chair: Dr. Erika Lindgren (Wartburg College)

(16) Dr. Ulrike Wiethaus (Wake Forest University) “Time and Memory in the Writings of German Nuns”
(17) Dr. Kees Schepers (Universiteit Antwerpen) “A Web of Texts: Sixteenth-Century Mystical Culture in Arnhem”
(18) Dr. Nils Dverstorp (Luleå tekniska universitet) “The Writing Process–A Case Study of the Manuscript Cod. Holm. A 9”

11:00–11:30am: Coffee/Tea, SU 401BC

11:30 am–1:15 pm: Session 8, SU 402

Chair: Dr. Lois Huneycutt (University of Missouri-Columbia)

(19) Dr. Rabia Gregory (University of Missouri-Columbia) “Printers’ Lists and Convent Libraries: Reformatting Devotion in the Age of the Handpress”
(20) Dr. Anne Winston-Allen (Southern Illinois University Carbondale) “Image, Text, Subtext: Women as Manuscript Illustrators and Manuscript Readers”
(21) Dr. Antonella Ambrosio (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II) “Literacy in Neapolitan Women’s Convents in the Middle Ages and the Contribution of Digital Archives on Monasterium.Net”

1:15–2:15 pm: Lunch, SU 401BC

2:15–3:30 pm: Session 9, SU 402

Chair: Dr. Veronica O’Mara

Network meeting: This will be an open discussion, to which everyone is invited, about the possibility of establishing a network of scholars working on nuns’ literacies, with a view to applying for funding for projects of interest to the participants. There will also be some information about the future conference planned at the University of Antwerp in 2013.

3:30 pm: Departure

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