Joint Conference of the Atlantic Medieval Association & Atlantic Medieval and Early Modern Group


Mount Allison University

Sackville,NB, Canada

September 30-October 1, 2016

Friday, September 30

7 pm   Dean’s Welcome Reception and Wine and Cheese (University Club)

7:30 pm   Keynote address

Chet Van Duzer: “Beyond the Edge of the Map: Northern Europe in Medieval and Renaissance Cartography” (University Club)

8:30 pm   Dinner

Reservation at Joey’s, upstairs event room (Bridge Street, Downtown Sackville)

Saturday, October 1

Registration and presentations will take place in Avard Dixon 120.

9 am Registration and Coffee

9:30 am  Session 1: On the Edge of Reason

Gary K. Waite, University of New Brunswick
The Spiritualist Hermeneutic and its Long Term Impact: From David Joris to Baruch Spinoza?

Anik Stanbury, Mount Allison University
A Case for the Import of the Late Antique Commentary Tradition in the Study of Medieval Philosophy 

Neil G. Robertson, University of King’s College
The Edge of Modernity: The Early Leo Strauss on the Origins of Modernity

Robbie Moser, Mount Allison University
The Vanishing Point of Anselm’s Argument

10:45-11 am Coffee Break

11-12:15 pm Session 2: Borderlands: Creating Space and Place

J. Marc MacDonald
Voyaging into the Apocalypse: Science, Exploration, Revolution, and Millenarianism (1755-2060)

Laura Verner, King’s College, London
Catholics and the Invention of Sacred Space in the Elizabethan Midlands

Lauren Beck, Mount Allison University
Early-modern European and Indigenous Linguistic Influences on New Brunswick Place Names

12:15-1:15 pm  Lunch (University Club)

1:15-2:30 pm   Session 3: Devilish and Divine

Julie Sutherland, Athabasca University/Cape Breton University
Isabella, the Avenging Angel: Restorative Justice in Measure for Measure

Bill Lundell, Mount Allison University
The Turks and Church Reform in Mid-fifteenth-century Carthusian Advocacy of the Authority of General Councils

Donna Trembinski, Saint Francis Xavier University
Reading Medicine into the Early Lives of Saint Francis

2:30-2:45 pm   Coffee Break

2:45-4 Session 4: Edgy Stuff

Nicole Slipp, Queens University
Saracens and Sexuality: Race, Sadism, and Distanced Consumption

Robert Buranello, Dalhousie University
Patterns and Palimpsests in Porn: Elements of the Erotic in Early Modern Italian Literature

Cheryl Petreman, University of Dresden
Torture and Capital Punishment in Late Sixteenth-Century Nördlingen

4-4:15 Coffee Break

4:15-5:30 pm  Session 5: Manuscripts and Margins

Robin Vose, Saint Thomas University
Textual Transmission of the Directorium Inquisitorum: Deux Solitudes?

Elizabeth Edwards, University of King’s College
Virtue’s Attendants

Kevin Whetter, Acadia University
Mapping the Manuscript Text; or What’s Happening at the Edges of the Morte Darthur

5:30-6:30 pm   Business Meetings

Unless otherwise announced, the AMA will meet at Ducky’s Pub on Bridge Street in Downtown Sackville and the AMEMG will holds its meeting in Avard Dixon 120.

7 pm  Kitchen Party, BYOB (68 Queens Road, Sackville)