UBC Medieval Workshop Schedule 2014

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42nd Annual UBC Medieval Workshop

7 – 8 November 2014

Friday, November 7, 2014 (DAY ONE)

9:00am

Registration & Coffee (Green College, UBC)

10:00am-10.15am

Vin Nardizzi, “Opening Remarks”

10:30am-11:30am

Roots

Chair: Elizabeth Hodgson

Alexander Olson (University of Wisconsin, Madison), “The Presence of ‘Nature’ in
Middle Byzantium”

Ellen Arnold (Ohio Wesleyan University), “Was there an early medieval ‘Environmental
Imagination’?”

12:00pm-1:00pm

Plenary Lecture #1 (Buchanan A103)

Chair: Sian Echard

Jonathan Hsy (George Washington University), “Ecolinguistics in Theory and Practice:
Premodern Worlds and the Life of Languages”

1:00pm-1:45pm

Lunch (Green College)

2:00pm-3:30pm

Flows

Chair: Leslie Arnovick

Thomas White (Birkbeck, University of London), “The sounds of ‘the watyr at Humbyr’”

Sarah Crover (University of British Columbia), “Speaking for and Spoken by the
Thames: The Watermen’s Guild and the London Water Poet, John Taylor”

Steven Swarbrick (Brown University), “Tempestuous Life: Ralegh’s Ocean in Ruins”

3:30pm-3:45pm

Coffee Break

4:00pm-5:30pm

Hedges

Chair: Eve Preus

Katie Davison (University of British Columbia), “The Play is the … Place?: Locating
James Shirley’s Hyde Park

Claire Duncan (University of Toronto), “Ecological Metamorphoses: Myrrha’s Pregnant
Transformation in Arthur Golding’s Ovid’s Metamorphoses

Robert W. Barrett (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), “Vegetal Prosthesis and
Corpus Christi in Early English Drama”

6:00pm

Opening Reception (GSS Thea’s Lounge)

7:30pm

OPTIONAL: Keynote Address at 2014 Byzantine Studies Conference (Segal Building, 500 Granville Street)

John Haldon (Princeton University), “A shifting ‘environment’? Climate, land and
politics from late Rome to middle Byzantium”

                                     

Saturday, November 8, 2014 (DAY TWO)

9:00am

Registration & Coffee (Green College)

9:30am-11:00am

Digs

Chair: Emily Osborne

Nathan Szymanski (Simon Fraser University), “The Enclosed Eclogue”

Daniel Helbert (University of British Columbia), “Plowing as a Theoretical Pursuit:
Ecocriticism and Virtuous Heathens in Ricardian Poetry”

Allan Mitchell (University of Victoria), “Chaucer’s Matrix: Topology, Instrumentality,
Environmentality”

11:00am-11:15am

Coffee Break

11:30am-1:00pm

Rhythms

Chair: Scott MacKenzie

Richard Fahey (University of Notre Dame), “Wyrmhord: Deadly Dragonomics”

Jessica Hemming (Corpus Christi College, Vancouver), “Landscape, Identity, and
Aesthetics in Middle Welsh Poetry”

Anna Klosowska (Miami University, Ohio), “Mikolaj Sep Szarzynski’s Oecopoetics”

1:00pm-1:45pm

Lunch (Green College)

2:00pm-3:30pm

Relations

Chair: Patricia Badir

Guy Shababo (University of British Columbia), “The Horak Precedent: The Eighteenth-
Century Debate on the Nature of Humans and Animals”

Erin Ellerbeck (University of Victoria), “Animal Nurses”

Karl Steel (Brooklyn College, CUNY), “Our Nonconsensual Existence: Oysters and Us”

5:00pm

Plenary Lecture #2 (Joseph and Rosalie Segal Centre, Room 1420-1430, at SFU Harbour Centre in downtown Vancouver)

Chair: Paul Budra

Laurie Shannon (Northwestern University), “‘The Fabrick of the Wing’: Minute Bodies
and Human Defect, circa 1600’”

6:15pm

Reception

10:00pm

End-of-Conference Party at Mackie-Nardizzi residence

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