The Twenty-Second Barnard Medieval and Renaissance Conference
Animals and Humans in the Culture of the Middle Ages and Renaissance
December 4, 2010
Registration and Morning Coffee
9.30am - 10.00 am
10.00 a.m.-12:00 noon
Bruce Holsinger, University of Virginia
"Archive of the Animal"
Laurie Shannon, Northwestern University
"Night-Rule: Empires of the Nonhuman in the Environs of Shakespeare"
First Afternoon Session
I. Permeable Boundaries
Moderator : Timea Szell, Barnard College
Susan Crane, Columbia University
"Animal Hosts and Guests in Irish Saints' Lives"
Nicola McDonald, University of York, UK
"Fowl Intimacies and Fishy Issues"
Cecilia Bonnor, Fordham University
"'Thise Been the Cokkes Wordes, and nat Myne': Using Animal Studies to Interrogate the Boundaries between Human and Non-Human Agency in The Nun's Priest's Tale"
Eleonora Stoppino, University of Illinois
"'Non solamente l'uomo all'uomo': Animal, Contagion, and Prophylaxis in Boccaccio's Decameron"
II. Knowing and Unknowing Animals
Moderator: Peter Platt, Barnard College
Nicola Masciandaro, Brooklyn College, The City University of New York
Tobias Menely, Miami University
Leonard Lawlor, Penn State University
"'Nature Must Hide': An Extension of Foucault's History of Madness"
III. Animals and the Law
Moderator: Joel Kaye, Barnard College
Marco Iuffrida, University of Bologna
"Barbarian Dogs in Early Medieval Legal Sources"
Aaron Vanides, Yale University
"Henttastir Lutir: Sheep Charters and the North Atlantic Legal Discourse"
Allie Terry-Fritsch, Bowling Green State University
"Execution by Image: Early Modern Spectacles of Animal Prosecution and Punishment"
IV. Animal Rites
Moderator: Keith Moxey, Barnard College
Andrew G. Miller, DePaul University
"Tail Mutilation and the Message of Violence in Medieval England"
Edward Bever, SUNY College at Old Westbury
"Animals and Witchcraft"
Chriscinda Henry, Yale University
"'Una bizzaria da Ridere?': Animal-Human Substitution and the Spectacle of Pain in Renaissance Trent"
Second Afternoon Session
V. Animals on Display
Moderator: Phillip Usher, Barnard College
Miriam Ali de Unzaga, Universidad Complutense
"Connections between Islamic Textiles, Bestiaries, and Animal Treaties: The Animal Repertory in the Ona Embroidery"
Carlee A. Bradbury, Radford University
"Anti-Semitism and Animals: Beyond the Bestiary"
Patricia Lurati, Independent Scholar
"Furs and Eroticism in 14th and 15th-century Art"
Ellen Konowitz, SUNY New Paltz
"Jan van Eyck's Arnolfini Double Portrait: a Dog, a Brush, and a Set of Shoes"
VI. Hybrid Forms
Moderator: Christopher Baswell, Barnard College
Lynley Anne Herbert, University of Delaware and Walters Art Museum
"Monstrous Saints, Holy Hybrids: Exploring the Multivalency of Zoo-anthropomorphic Evangelist Symbols"
Maria Frangos, University of California Santa Cruz
"Werewolves, Bird-Knights, and Serpent-Women: Queering the Hum-animal"
Valerie Gramling, University of Massachusetts Amherst
"'Feete as an edder, a maydens face': The Slippery Transformations of the Edenic Serpent in the English Mystery Plays"
VII. The Wolf
Moderator: Achsah Guibbory, Barnard College
Francesca Sautman, Hunter College, The City University of New York
"Wolfish Appetites, Devouring Illnesses : The Wolf in the French Late Medieval Imaginary"
Jeanne Provost, Austin College
"Werewolf Love and Cyborg Law in William of Palerne"
Carla Freccero, University of California Santa Cruz
VIII. Speaking of Animals
Moderator: Anne Prescott, Barnard College
Jeannie Miller, New York University
"'Cats Have Five Words': Animal Language and al-Jahiz's Theory of the Human as a Microcosm"
Carolynn Van Dyke, Lafayette College
"Name It and Claim It? Appellation and Agency in Medieval Animal Texts"
Emily Vasiliauskas, Princeton University
"Hieronymus Fabricius of Aquapendente's De brutorum loquela"
Moderator: Susan Crane, Columbia University
Aranye Fradenberg, University of California Santa Barbara
Karl Steel, Brooklyn College, The City University of New York
Sarah Stanbury, College of the Holy Cross
Julian Yates, University of Delaware