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56th International Congress On Medieval Studies, Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University May 2021

56th International Congress On Medieval Studies, Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University

International Congress on Medieval Studies Archive

The printed program of the 56th International Congress on Medieval Studies (live on the internet May 10-15, 2021), together with the Corrigenda.


Life Repurposed: Finding A New Calling Through Meaningful Occupation, Jennifer K. Fortuna Apr 2021

Life Repurposed: Finding A New Calling Through Meaningful Occupation, Jennifer K. Fortuna

The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy

Kelly Allen, an occupational therapist and artist based in Grand Rapids, MI, provided the cover art for the Spring 2021 edition of the Open Journal of Occupational Therapy (OJOT). “Follow” is a 16” x 20” painting made from oil on panel. The painting, which features a coati from Central America, is from Kelly’s Animal Totem series. After more than 2 decades as a fine artist and educator, she began searching for a career change. Kelly’s background in fine art and her desire to help others prepared her for a career in occupational therapy. Certain events in Kelly’s ...


Writing To Transgress: Autobiographies And Family Trees As Multimodal And Culturally Sustaining Writing Pedagogy, John Wesley White, Cynthia Lynn Sumner Mar 2021

Writing To Transgress: Autobiographies And Family Trees As Multimodal And Culturally Sustaining Writing Pedagogy, John Wesley White, Cynthia Lynn Sumner

Teaching/Writing: The Journal of Writing Teacher Education

Engaging today's students in writing often requires more than formulas and prompts; it requires the use of culturally sustaining genres and modalities that speak to students' lived experiences and what they know best. This paper chronicles an urban teacher's attempt to create and use a writing prompt and a genre that would speak to and engage students who had previously experienced discouragement surrounding their academic writing. More specifically, we examine how the teacher used family trees, student-led interviews with family members, and family artifacts to engage his students in telling their own stories and, subsequently, how changes in ...


“Can I Write About What Happened To Me?”: A Narrative Inquiry Into The Audience And Purpose Of Students’ And Their Teachers’ Writing In An Age Of Accountability And Unrest, Kate Sjostrom Mar 2021

“Can I Write About What Happened To Me?”: A Narrative Inquiry Into The Audience And Purpose Of Students’ And Their Teachers’ Writing In An Age Of Accountability And Unrest, Kate Sjostrom

Teaching/Writing: The Journal of Writing Teacher Education

Many teachers and administrators, feeling the pressure to produce high standardized test scores and meet state standards, have narrowed the variety of genres taught and resorted to prescriptive writing formulas, effectively stunting the writing and thinking development of students and future teachers, and foreclosing the opportunity for writing to do important personal and interpersonal work in a time of racial reckoning, alienation, and violence. In this context, the study’s author and a pre-service teacher participating in the author’s research study on writing teacher identity development grapple with just what the audience and purpose of students’—and teachers’—writing ...


13 Musical Instruments In Early Drama: Tudor Plays, Mary Remnant Mar 2021

13 Musical Instruments In Early Drama: Tudor Plays, Mary Remnant

Early Drama, Art, and Music

A study of musical instruments in early Tudor plays that serves as a supplement to the author's "Musical Instruments in Early English Drama"; published in Material Culture and Medieval Drama (1999).


14 Drama And Authority During The Reign Of Queen Mary, Peter Happé Mar 2021

14 Drama And Authority During The Reign Of Queen Mary, Peter Happé

Early Drama, Art, and Music

An otherwise unpublished study of drama and the English regime in the reign of Mary Tudor.


12 St. Martin's Clowns: The Miracle Of The Blind Man And The Cripple In Art And Drama, Martin W. Walsh Mar 2021

12 St. Martin's Clowns: The Miracle Of The Blind Man And The Cripple In Art And Drama, Martin W. Walsh

Early Drama, Art, and Music

A reprint, with revisions, of a study of the miracle of the healing of a pair of beggars by St. Martin, originally published in Early Drama, Art, and Music Review 17, no. 1 (Fall 1994).


Alchemical Word-Magic In 'The Winter’S Tale', Rana Banna Feb 2021

Alchemical Word-Magic In 'The Winter’S Tale', Rana Banna

Accessus

Within alchemical writing there is both a religious and scientific register in simultaneous coexistence. The linguistic symbols of alchemy are themselves to be understood as chemical matter embedded in the world by divine providence: a principle manifest in the doctrine of signatures. The natural world offers a complex but ultimately resolvable hermeneutic challenge to the natural scientist, whose job it becomes to be a reader of the book of nature wherein the Creator has inscribed a legible, if often allusive, meaning and purpose. This paper will proceed to explore how early modern alchemical-thinking impacted attitudes towards language and meaning in ...


Reading Agrippa Von Nettesheim’S De Occulta Philosophia Libri Tres: Textual Structure And Central Arguments, Allison Kavey Feb 2021

Reading Agrippa Von Nettesheim’S De Occulta Philosophia Libri Tres: Textual Structure And Central Arguments, Allison Kavey

Accessus

Abstract: This article reads Agrippa von Nettesheim’s De Occulta Philosophia Libri Tres (1531/1533) as a comprehensive model of the universe that integrates magic as part of the original Creation. It focuses on the text’s structure to make sense of a book that has sometimes been dismissed as an encyclopedia or read primarily through the lens of Agrippa’s other works. It concludes that each of the three sections of this text provides evidence to support Agrippa’s model of the universe and that an early modern reader would have had the ability and reading style to put ...


Transmuting John Gower: Elias Ashmole’S Hermetic Reading Of Gower’S Jason And The Golden Fleece, Curtis Runstedler Feb 2021

Transmuting John Gower: Elias Ashmole’S Hermetic Reading Of Gower’S Jason And The Golden Fleece, Curtis Runstedler

Accessus

This article examines Elias Ashmole’s alchemical reading of John Gower’s tale of Jason and the Golden Fleece in the Theatrum Chemicum Britannicum (1652). I argue that this tale can be read as alchemical and connects to the Renaissance humanist tradition of reading classical stories as alchemical as well as Book IV of the Confessio Amantis, in which Gower depicts alchemy as the ideal form of human labour. Jason, representing the aspiring adept in this reading, is aided by his lover Medea, who represents a master alchemist with her supernatural powers, and through his intensive labours he is successful ...


John Gower's Magical Rhetoric, Georgiana Donavin Feb 2021

John Gower's Magical Rhetoric, Georgiana Donavin

Accessus

In Book 6 of the Confessio Amantis, telling the “Tale of Ulysses and Telegonus,” John Gower says of the former, “He was a gret rethorien / He was a gret magicien,” thereby capturing deep connections between rhetoric and magic. The seriously flawed necromancers of Book 6 exemplify only negative connections, however. Ulysses, by embracing verbal trickery and deploying his knowledge of the liberal arts for inferior aims, fails as both hero and speaker. Worse than Ulysses is Nectanabus, whose deceitful “carectes” seem to serve as a critique against spoken enchantments. Later in Book 7, however, Gower recuperates a concept of magical ...


Magic, Religion, And Science: A Special Issue, Eve Salisbury Feb 2021

Magic, Religion, And Science: A Special Issue, Eve Salisbury

Accessus

Preface to a special issue of Accessus on magic, religion, and science in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Period.


Reading The Old Norse-Icelandic Maríu Saga In Its Manuscript Contexts, Daniel Najork Feb 2021

Reading The Old Norse-Icelandic Maríu Saga In Its Manuscript Contexts, Daniel Najork

Northern Medieval World

Maríu saga, the Old Norse-Icelandic life of the Virgin Mary, survives in nineteen manuscripts. In the extant manuscripts Maríu saga rarely exists in the codex by itself. This study restores the saga to its manuscript contexts in order to better understand the meaning of the text within its manuscript matrix, why it was copied in the specific manuscripts it was, and how it was read and used by the different communities that preserved the manuscripts.


Creating A New Normal Through Engagement In Meaningful Occupation, Jennifer K. Fortuna Phd, Otr/L Jan 2021

Creating A New Normal Through Engagement In Meaningful Occupation, Jennifer K. Fortuna Phd, Otr/L

The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy

Katie Edick, an occupational therapist and artist based in Portland, Michigan, provided the cover art for the Winter 2021 edition of The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy (OJOT). “Katie Bird” is a 4” x 6” watercolor painting. After receiving a diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer (MBC), Katie set out to find a new purpose and leave a legacy. She made the decision to live with intention and choose life experiences that create joy. Through engagement in meaningful occupations, such as painting and patient advocacy, Katie is creating a new normal.


10 The "Stuff" Of The Medieval Palette: Paint, Painters, And The Dramatic Records, Jon Terry Wade Jan 2021

10 The "Stuff" Of The Medieval Palette: Paint, Painters, And The Dramatic Records, Jon Terry Wade

Early Drama, Art, and Music

A revision of a study of the availability of pigments painters used for pageant wagons, props, and costumes, originally published in Early Drama, Art, and Music Review 23 (2001).


05 From Synthesis To Compromise: The Four Daughters Of God In Early English Drama, Hans-Jürgen Diller Jan 2021

05 From Synthesis To Compromise: The Four Daughters Of God In Early English Drama, Hans-Jürgen Diller

Early Drama, Art, and Music

A reprint of a study of the Four Daughters of God in Middle English drama, originally published in Early Drama, Art, and Music Review 18, no. 2 (Spring 1996).


00 Preface, Clifford Davidson Jan 2021

00 Preface, Clifford Davidson

Early Drama, Art, and Music

A preface to a collection of fourteen essays, most reprinted, with or without revisions, from the EDAM Newsletter or Early Drama, Art, and Music Review plus three newly written for this context.


01 The Investiture Contest And The Rise Of Herod Plays In The Twelfth Century, John Marlin Jan 2021

01 The Investiture Contest And The Rise Of Herod Plays In The Twelfth Century, John Marlin

Early Drama, Art, and Music

A reprint of a study of the figure of Herod in liturgical drama, originally published in Early Drama, Art, and Music Review 23 (Fall 2000).


02 Liturgy And Drama At St-Omer In The Thirteenth Through Sixteenth Centuries, Lynette R. Muir Jan 2021

02 Liturgy And Drama At St-Omer In The Thirteenth Through Sixteenth Centuries, Lynette R. Muir

Early Drama, Art, and Music

A reprint of a study of ceremonies and the Easter play at the collegiate church of St-Omer, originally published in the EDAM Newsletter 9, no. 1 (Fall 1986).


03 Il Doge And The Liturgical Drama In Late Medieval Venice, Nils Holger Petersen Jan 2021

03 Il Doge And The Liturgical Drama In Late Medieval Venice, Nils Holger Petersen

Early Drama, Art, and Music

A reprint of a study of the Easter Quem Queritis and the involvement of the Venetian Doge, originally published in Early Drama, Art, and Music Review 18, no. 1 (Fall 1995).


04 Palm Sunday Ceremonies In Poland: The Past And The Present, Teresa Bela Jan 2021

04 Palm Sunday Ceremonies In Poland: The Past And The Present, Teresa Bela

Early Drama, Art, and Music

A reprint of a study of a long-lasting tradition of religious processions in Poland, originally published in Early Drama, Art, and Music Review 12, no. 2 (Spring 1990).


08 Embodying Text: Reassessing Characterization And Performance In The Medieval English Herod Plays, Carolyn Coulson Jan 2021

08 Embodying Text: Reassessing Characterization And Performance In The Medieval English Herod Plays, Carolyn Coulson

Early Drama, Art, and Music

A reprint with revisions of a study of the character of Herod in the English play cycles, originally published in Early Drama, Art, and Music Review 23 (2001).


07 Fox, Bull, And Lion In The Towneley Coliphizacio, John W. Velz Jan 2021

07 Fox, Bull, And Lion In The Towneley Coliphizacio, John W. Velz

Early Drama, Art, and Music

A reprint of a study of patterns of coercion exemplified in the Towneley Coliphizacio, originally published in Early Drama, Art, and Music Review 14, no. 1 (Fall 1991).


06 "Lyst Ye Saynt?" Saints In The Second Shepherds' Play, Karen Sawyer Marsalek Jan 2021

06 "Lyst Ye Saynt?" Saints In The Second Shepherds' Play, Karen Sawyer Marsalek

Early Drama, Art, and Music

A reprint with revisions of a study of the saints named in the Second Shepherds' Play, originally published in Early Drama, Art, and Music Review 23 (2001).


11 Medieval Actors And The Invention Of Printing In Late Medieval France, Graham A. Runnalls Jan 2021

11 Medieval Actors And The Invention Of Printing In Late Medieval France, Graham A. Runnalls

Early Drama, Art, and Music

A reprint of a study of the dissemination of play texts in print and the performance of drama, originally published in Early Drama, Art, and Music Review 22 (Spring 2000).


09 The Arma Christi And The Croxton Play Of The Sacrament: A Prolegomenon To Regional Iconographic History, Ann Eljenholm Nichols Jan 2021

09 The Arma Christi And The Croxton Play Of The Sacrament: A Prolegomenon To Regional Iconographic History, Ann Eljenholm Nichols

Early Drama, Art, and Music

An otherwise unpublished study of the East Anglian Croxton Play of the Sacrament in relation to devotion to the instruments of the Passion.


Notes On Contributors, Molly Lynde-Recchia Dec 2020

Notes On Contributors, Molly Lynde-Recchia

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What Are You, Really?/Afar, Gazing At The Holy Mountain By Du Fu, Michael Zhai Dec 2020

What Are You, Really?/Afar, Gazing At The Holy Mountain By Du Fu, Michael Zhai

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A translation and commentary of Du Fu's poem "Afar, Gazing on the Holy Mountain," with a worksheet for readers to produce their own translations of the poem.


On Tasso In Prison By Charles Baudelaire, Sharon Fish Mooney Dec 2020

On Tasso In Prison By Charles Baudelaire, Sharon Fish Mooney

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Translation of and commentary on Baudelaire's "On Tasso in Prison," which is an ekphrastic poem after Delacroix's painting of the same name.


Four Poems By Toshiko Hirata, Eric Hyett, Spencer Thurlow Dec 2020

Four Poems By Toshiko Hirata, Eric Hyett, Spencer Thurlow

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Translations of "Is It February?" "Is It March?" "Is It November Again?" and "Is It December Again?"