Several Medievalist faculty and graduate students participated at the International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University. The congress featured over 500 sessions of papers, panel discussions, roundtables, workshops, demonstrations, performances, and poster sessions, as well as business meetings and receptions sponsored by learned societies, associations and institutions. The exhibit hall boasts nearly 70 exhibitors – including publishers, used book dealers and purveyors of medieval sundries.
Professor Jonathan Davis-Secord organized and presided over the roundtable, “The Invisible Curriculum: Minority and/or First-Generation Success in the Academy,” a roundtable at which gradatue students, Marybeth Perdomo and Dalicia Raymond participated.
MA Student, Marybeth Perdomo presented her paper, “Shapeshifting Knights and Subservient Wives: Marie de France Challenging Marriage within Her Lais” on a “Queering Marie” panel.
PhD Student, Dalicia Raymond presented her paper, “Marital Problems: Gender and Power in Chaucer’s The Franklin’s Tale“ on a “Chaucer Studies” panel.
Raymond and Perdomo were also part of the Session 78 Roundtable, “The Invisible Curriculum.”
Jessica Troy presented her paper, “The Clothing of the Uncorruptible: Examining the Wardrobe of the Pearl-Poet” on a “Dress and Textiles” panel.
Abigail Robertson was a discussant on the roundtable, “The Twenty-First-Century Medievalist: Diversity, and Beyond.” She additionally organized and presided over the roundtable, “eManuscripts: Digital Humanities and Medieval Studies” which was sponsered by UNM’s Institute for Medieval Studies.