International Society of Anglo-Saxonists
19th Biennial Meeting

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Conference Program

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Sunday, July 28

Conference Opening Reception

5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town, 800 Rio Grande Blvd. NW

Monday, July 29

Session 1

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Sculpture, Minting, and Embroidery in the South and South-West: Social and Cultural Contexts

Lobo Room
Presider: Timothy C. Graham, University of New Mexico

The “Dowlish Wake” Sculpture of St. Peter: New Light on Monastic Art in South-West England in the Later Anglo-Saxon Period
Leslie Webster, The British Museum / University College London

Making Money in the South-West: Minting and Society in Late Anglo-Saxon England
Rory Naismith, King’s College London

Southern English Traditions in Early Medieval Embroidery and the Bayeux Tapestry
Alexandra Makin, Independent Scholar


10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Session 2

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Keynote address: How Anglo-Saxon Was the South-West?

John Blair, University of Oxford
Lobo Room

Lunch break

12:15 – 1:30 p.m.

Session 3

1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

3a. What Does “Anglo-Saxon” Mean in the Twenty-First Century?

Lobo Room
Presider: David Wilton, Texas A&M University

What Does “Anglo-Saxon” Mean to You?
Christopher M. Roberts, Regis University

Anglo-Saxonism, la raza Latina, and American Borderlands
Ben Garceau, University of California, Irvine

Anglo-Saxons on Exhibit
Karen Jolly, University of Hawai‘i

3b. Reception and Transmission in Exegesis and Liturgiology

Santa Ana Room
Presider: Jan M. Ziolkowski, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection / Harvard University

Bede, Arator, and Rhetorical Allegoresis
Paul Vinhage, Cornell University

Diatessaron Studies and Some Anglo-Saxon Harmonies of the Passion Gospels
Christopher A. Jones, Ohio State University

Hrabanus Maurus in the West: The De institutione clericorum, Wulfstan’s “Commonplace Book,” and Anglo-Saxon Intellectual Culture in Worcester
Deanna Brook’s, University of Toronto

3c. Home and Away: Real and Imagined Space and Place

Acoma Room
Presider: Nicole Guenther Discenza, University of South Florida

There’s No Place Like eðel: Knowledge, Landscape, and Home in the American Southwest and Anglo-Saxon England
Marjorie Housley, University of Notre Dame

The Mercian Space of the Beowulf-Poet
Maggie Heeschen, University of Minnesota

Unmapping Beowulf: Monster Habitats and Digital Platforms
Alexandra Bolintineanu, University of Toronto


3:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Session 4

3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Fresh Perspectives on the “Alfredian Canon”

Lobo Room
Presider: Christine Rauer, University of St. Andrews

Was Alfred’s Enchiridion a Source for the Old English Soliloquies? Leslie Lockett, Ohio State University

Crossing Languages: Grammatical Theory and Semiotics in Alfred’s Preface to the Pastoral Care
Rachel Hanks, University of Notre Dame

Comparing the Many Worlds of Orosius: The Old English and Arabic Translations of The History against the Pagans
Patrick Naeve, Cornell University

Tuesday, July 30

Session 5

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Comparative Perspectives on Anglo-Saxon Medicine

Lobo Room
Presider: Christina Lee, University of Nottingham

Anglo-Saxon Medicine and Traditional Herbal Medicine in the Southwest
Shirley Kinney, University of Toronto

“Ðis bið god læcedom”: Placebo and Meaning Responses in Old English Medicine
Rebecca Brackmann, Lincoln Memorial University

Ethics and Comparing Indigenous Herbal Medicines
Erin E. Sweany, Vassar College


10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Session 6

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Keynote address: Mythmaking the “Anglo-Saxon”: Settler Colonialism, White Supremacy, and Medieval Heritage Politics

Adam Miyashiro, Stockton University
Lobo Room


12:30 – 2:15 p.m.

“The Middle Ages in New Mexico: A Perspective from Chaco Canyon”

Catered luncheon with presentation by Patricia Crown, Leslie Spier Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, University of New Mexico
Ballroom C

Session 7

2:30 – 4:00 p.m.

7a. Conquest, Conflict, and Colonialism: Cross-Cultural Perspectives

Lobo Room
Presider: Heather Maring, Arizona State University

Orientalism, Medievalism, and Questioning Essentialism in Old English Literature Studies
Jacob Wayne Runner, University of Nottingham

Emma and the Traumas of Conquest: Reading Vulnerability in the Encomium Emmae
Emily Butler, John Carroll University

Comparative Colonialism: A Parallel Consideration of the Domesday Book and the Dawes Rolls
Tarren Andrews, Conf. Salish and Kootenai Tribes / University of Colorado

7b. New Approaches to Paleography and Diplomatics

Santa Ana Room
Presider: Jonathan Davis-Secord, University of New Mexico

Degenerate Uncial in South-West Anglo-Saxon England
Matthew T. Hussey, Simon Fraser University

The Development of the Anglo-Saxon Boundary Clause Revisited
Amy Williams Clark, University of California, Berkeley

A New Single-Sheet Diploma of King Edgar
Kathryn Lowe, University of Glasgow

7c. Responses to Terrestrial and Celestial Phenomena

Acoma Room
Presider: Roy M. Liuzza, University of Tennessee

“Terraemotus magni erunt per loca et pestilentiae et fames terroresque de caelo et signa magna erunt” (Luke 21:11): Representations of eorðstyrung in Old English Literature
Marilina Cesario, Queen’s University Belfast

The Colours of the Rainbow in Anglo-Saxon Literature
Elisa Ramazzina, Queen’s University Belfast

Comets, Eclipses, and Other Celestial Phenomena in Late Anglo-Saxon England
James Aitcheson, University of Nottingham


4:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Session 8

4:30 – 5:45 p.m.

Project Reports

Lobo Room

The Dictionary of Old English
Stephen Pelle, University of Toronto

Curating “Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms” at the British Library
Claire Breay, The British Library

The Beowulf’s Afterlives Bibliographic Database
Britt Mize, Texas A&M University


6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Maxwell Museum of Anthropology

Wednesday, July 31

Excursion to Acoma Pueblo

Thursday, August 1

Session 9

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Connections and Interconnections in Old English Poetry

Lobo Room Presider: Hugh Magennis, Queen’s University Belfast

Poetry South-West: Craft Poets and the New Poetry Flourishing in and around Wessex ca. 940–980
John D. Niles, University of Wisconsin

Deserving Time: Calendrical Poetics, Temporality, and the Old English Elegies
Mary Kate Hurley, Ohio University

Toward the Limits of Imagination: Narrative Movement and Stasis in Soul and Body
Evelyn Reynolds, Indiana University


10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Session 10

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Keynote address: Wayward Tongues: Disciplining Speech in the Anglo-Saxon South-West and Elsewhere

Katherine O’Brien O’Keeffe, University of California, Berkeley
Lobo Room

Lunch break

12:15 – 1:30 p.m.

Session 11

1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

11a. Winchester, the Benedictine Reform, and the Arts

Lobo Room
Presider: Rebecca Stephenson, University College Dublin

Performing Reform
Erica Weaver, University of California, Los Angeles

Winchester Tropes and the Poetics of Intercalated Form
Max Stevenson, University of California, Berkeley

The Sight of Sin in the Anglo-Saxon Psychomachia Illustrations
Benjamin A. Saltzman, University of Chicago

11b. Body and Belief in Anglo-Saxon Medical Culture

Santa Ana Room
Presider: Renée R. Trilling, University of Illinois

Fertility, Childbirth, and the Textual Body of the Anglo-Saxon Woman
Dana Oswald, University of Wisconsin, Parkside

Whole, Holy, Healthy: The Poetics and Cultural Context of Metrical Charm 7
Caroline Batten, University of Oxford

Heavenly Pity: Plague in Bede’s Ecclesiastical History
Amanda Kenney, University of Missouri

11c. Early Modern Connections and Collections

Acoma Room
Presider: Johanna I. Kramer, University of Missouri

John Heywood’s Early Modern Proverb Poetry and the Rhetorical Use of Proverbs in the Exeter Anthology of Old English Verse
Brian O’Camb, Indiana University Northwest

The Post-Medieval Anglo-Saxon Glossaries in the Bodleian Library, Oxford
Dabney A. Bankert, James Madison University

The Junius Manuscripts: A Reconstruction of the Original Collection
Kees Dekker, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen


3:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Session 12

3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Project Reports
Lobo Room

Cambridge Elements: The Anglo-Saxon World
Emily Thornbury, Yale University

ECHOE: The Electronic Corpus of Anonymous Homilies in Old English
Thomas N. Hall and Grant Leyton Simpson, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

Andvari: Portal to the Visual World of Early Medieval Northern Europe
Lilla Kopár, Catholic University of America

AncientBiotics: What Next?
Christina Lee, University of Nottingham

Friday, August 2

Session 13

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Celtic Connections

Lobo Room
Presider: Carol Neuman de Vegvar, Ohio Wesleyan University

Anglo-Saxon England and South-West Ireland: Cultural Interconnections in the Inscription on the Eighth-Century Ardagh Chalice
Bernard Meehan, Trinity College Dublin

Irish Cosmology in the Court of King Alfred
Joey McMullen, Indiana University

Meteorology and Hydrology in Anglo-Saxon Biblical Exegesis
John Gallagher, University of St. Andrews


10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Session 14

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Constructions of Race in Text and Image

Lobo Room Presider: Robin Norris, Carleton University

Polychromatic Cham
Jill Fitzgerald, United States Naval Academy

Racial Essentialism in Cynewulf’s Elene
Eduardo Ramos, Pennsylvania State University

Jews, Gender, and Disability in the Old English Elene
Heide Estes, Monmouth University

Lunch break

12:30 – 1:45 p.m.

Session 15

1:45 – 3:15 p.m.

15a. Anglo-Latin of the Eighth Century: Rhetoric, Reception, Transmission

Lobo Room
Presider: Damian Fleming, Purdue University Fort Wayne

Competing Rhetorics: Literacy, Latinity, and Realpolitik at the Synod of Nidd
Gerard Lavin, University of New Mexico

With One Voice, in One Tomb: Memorializing Friendship
Lisa Weston, California State University, Fresno

A New Manuscript of Aldhelm’s Carmen de virginitate
Colleen M. Curran, University of Oxford

15b. Ælfric and His Impact

Santa Ana Room Presider: Kees Dekker, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

Ælfric’s Chronology and Canon
Aaron J. Kleist, Biola University

Ælfric’s Lives of Saints and the Rise of Romance
Evan Wilson, University of California, Berkeley

Translating Ælfric in the Seventeenth Century: London, British Library, Harley MS 438
Tristan Major, Qatar University


3:15 – 3:45 p.m.

Session 16

3:45 – 5:15 p.m.

ISAS Business Meeting

Lobo Room

Followed by the taking of the ISAS Conference Photo

Closing Banquet

7:15 – 9:30 p.m.
Season’s Rotisserie and Grill, 2031 Mountain Rd. NW, Albuquerque