ICLS Kalamazoo 2024

Our ICLS-NAB business meeting will be this Thursday, May 9, at 8:30 p.m. in Student Center 3205. We will be serving refreshments and providing drink tickets. We will also have a Zoom option if you are not attending the conference in person, at this link. It is through Julie Human’s Zoom account, so you do not have to be registered for the conference to attend virtually. Please note that last year the Zoom option was not hugely successful due to the setup of the room and especially sound issues, but we will do our best to make the meeting available to you if you are not able to attend in person.

Please access last year’s minutes on our website.

The following are ICLS-sponsored sessions and we invite you to attend.

Thursday, 10:00 a.m., Sangren Hall 4530
28. Courtly Foods and Feasting
Sponsor: International Courtly Literature Society (ICLS), North American Branch
Presider: Julie Human, Univ. of Kentucky
Organizer: Gloria Allaire, Univ. of Kentucky

  • The Narrative Function of Foods and Feastings in Late Medieval Romance Epics, Gloria Allaire
  • Finery for Feasting: Luxurious Tableware at the Medieval Court, Monica L. Wright, Univ. of Louisiana–Lafayette
  • Ingredient and Impression: The Spectacle of Feasting in Late Medieval Italy, Hannah R. Lloyd, Yale Univ.
  • Food in Four Servings: Patrick Rothfuss’ Adaptations of Medieval Food Culture to Invent Place, Class, Names, and Culture in the KingKiller Chronicles, Allison Lee Riechman-Bennett, Washington State Univ.

Thursday, 1:30 p.m., Sangren Hall 4530
82. Strong Women in Courtly Culture (A Roundtable)
Sponsor: International Courtly Literature Society (ICLS), North American Branch
Presider: Suzanne C. Hagedorn, College of William & Mary
Organizer: Suzanne C. Hagedorn
A roundtable discussion with Sara Petrosillo, Univ. of Evansville; Benjamin S. W. Barootes, Memorial Univ. of Newfoundland–Grenfell; Grant Miner, Columbia Univ.; Katie Despeaux, Univ. of New Mexico; Julie Human, Univ. of Kentucky

Thursday, 3:30 p.m., Sangren Hall 4530
139. Global Courtly Culture
Sponsors: International Courtly Literature Society (ICLS), North American Branch; Mid-America Medieval Association (MAMA)
Presider: Skye Oliver
Organizer: Kathy M. Krause, Univ. of Missouri–Kansas City

  • Chess, Power, Race, and Thirteenth-Century Court Culture in the Western Mediterranean, Alexandra Montero Peters, Texas State Univ., Archibald Cason Edwards, Senior, and Sarah Stanley Gordon Edwards Memorial Travel Award Winner
  • Situating Sanghwajeom in the Global Middle Ages, Chan Lee, Univ. of Texas–Austin
  • Courtly Ethics in Byzantium: On the Byzantine Florios and Platziaflore, Nicolò Sassi, Saint Louis Univ.
  • Malory’s Global Camelot: Beyond England in Le Morte d’Arthur, Shawn Phillip Cooper, Princeton Univ.