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

Dhira Mahoney Fellowship and Emerging Scholars Grant

Please circulate widely to anyone who may be interested.

Dhira Mahoney Fellowship (applications due February 1, 2022)

Dhira Mahoney, a longtime member and secretary/treasurer of the ICLS-NAB, died in 2019. She generously bequeathed $5,000.00 to the International Courtly Literature Society, which we have voted to use to establish recurring research grants in her memory for ICLS-NAB members who do not have access to other research funds.

Emerging Scholars Grant (submit application with ICMS abstract)

We have recently established the Emerging Scholars grant, which offers a one-year ICLS-NAB membership and $200 for domestic travel/$500 for international travel for presenters on our panels at ICMS in Kalamazoo. Because the 2022 Congress will be online only, the award amount is $200 for all recipients, to cover the registration fee.

Upcoming conference, SCMLA 2021 Houston (October 7-9)

Session title: International Courtly Literature Society
Chair: Tamara Bentley Caudill, Jacksonville U


Susanne Hafner, Fordham U, “An Outremer Trophy Wife Deep in the Heart of Bavaria”

Daniel E. O’Sullivan, U of Mississippi, “The Lai Lyrique in Medieval Arras”

Lorraine K. Stock, U of Houston, “Courtly Primitivism in the “Bal des Sauvages” Tapestry at the Château of Saumur”

Conference Website