Thursday, August 25, 2011

Medieval Club of New York Schedule of Events 2011 - 2012

All lectures (with the exception of the museum visit) take place at 7:30 p.m at the:

CUNY Graduate Center
English Department, Room 4409
365 Fifth Avenue

Events are followed by a wine and cheese reception.

Friday September 16
Speculative Medievalisms Conference
CUNY Graduate Center
For more information see:

Friday October 14
RUBIN MUSEUM VISIT (*Please note date and location change)
"Pilgrimage and Faith : Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam"
159 West 17th Street

Friday November 4
PANEL: "Sex in Muslim and Christian Marriage Law"
Marion Holmes Katz, New York University
Miriam Shadis, Ohio University
Sara McDougall, John Jay College

Friday December 2
"'Ful lik a moder': The Affective Circuit in the Griselda Story"
Glenn Burger, Queens College and CUNY Grad Center

Friday February 3
"Post-Anglo-Saxon: Early Saints in the Later Middle Ages"
Karen Overbey, Tufts University

Friday March 2
"The Golden Age of Anglo-Norman Historiography—or What Connects the Works of William of Malmesbury, Henry of Huntingdon and Geoffrey of Monmouth"
Paul Hayward, University of Lancaster

CANCELLED Friday April 6
"Writing, Numeracy, and the Poetics of Reckoning in Late-Medieval England"
Martha Rust, New York University

Due to terrible scheduling on our part, Dr. Rust's talk was scheduled for both Good Friday and the first day of Passover. Unfortunately, we were not able to reschedule her for this year. We encourage all of our members to attend the "Digital Middle Ages and the Renaissance" conference that will be held at NYU on the following Friday, April 13. We will be sure to get Dr. Rust's lecture on our fall schedule! Our February, March, and May talks will all proceed as scheduled!

Friday May 4
The Twenty-Second Annual Rossell Hope Robbins Lecture
"The Medieval, the Pagan and Us"
Sarah Salih, Kings College, London

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

2012 Kalamazoo Call for Papers

The Medieval Club of New York is sponsoring two sessions for the International Medieval Congress at Kalamazoo, 2012 (May 10-13) on the subject of Medieval New York.

These sessions engage with medieval artifacts and medieval-inspired themes in New York City. We invite papers for one session that deals both with permanent collections and structures in New York, such as the Pierpont Morgan collection and the Cloisters, and with passing exhibitions such as the medieval fashion exhibit at the Morgan Library or the Rubin exhibition on Christian, Buddhist, and Muslim pilgrims. We invite papers for a second session that deals more broadly with medieval-inspired themes and medievalism -- films that deal with the medieval in modern New York (e.g.The Fisher King) or the ways in which the medieval is incorporated into the modern city (e.g. in architecture). These sessions will appeal to an interdisciplinary body of scholarship (art history, literature, film, popular culture), and are open to all scholars regardless of New York affiliation.

Please send an abstract, along with the paper proposal form (found at, to Jennifer N. Brown at by September 10, 2011.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


We are currently in the process of planning our 2011-2012 series of lectures. Please check here for updates soon. If you would like to be on our email list, please send an email to with your information.

Thank you!

Jennifer N. Brown, President
Valerie Allen, Vice President
Sara McDougall, Secretary
Emily Tai, Treasurer