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Welcome to the IMA 2021 Conference

Please use this Schedule page as your entry point for each online session.
The BLUE session titles will link you to your program.

9:30-11:00 AM  “Coffee,” open socializing, Welcome
  • Opening remarks and Plenary Lecture begins at 10:00 a.m.
  • Dorsey Armstrong,  “Pandemic Fault Lines

11:00-12:30 PM: Concurrent Sessions A and B
Session A: Medieval Inspirations
  • Mickey Sweeney, Moderator
  • Ian Alexander Moore, "'In place of all repose:' Divine Dispossession in Paul Celan’s Critique of Meister Eckhart”
  • Edward Risden, “Marie’s Lais and the Movement from Romantic to Religious Space”
  • Giovanni Maria de Simone, “Transcendent Unity and Common Home: Teachings from the Medieval Ages for Today’s Economy and Business”
Session B: Translating Medieval to Modern
  • Joey McMullen, Moderator
  • Mikaela Renshaw, “Bro! Tell Me We Still Know How to Speak of Kings: Beowulf Translations as Modernist Texts”
  • Zachary Clifton Engledow, “Getting Medieval on Virtual Space: The Trans and Queer Temporalities of Dragon Age: Inquisition”
  • G. J. Tolliver, “Queer Pestilence: Living and Dying in Chaucer’s Pardoner’s Tale”

12:30-2:00 PM: Lunch with Concurrent Activities

2:00-3:30 PM: Concurrent Sessions C and D
Session C: Making Sense of the Now - New Medievalism and Modern Plagues
  • Christopher Flavin, Moderator
  • Josephine Bottoms,  “Teaching the Medieval Present”
  • Shannon Jankowski, “The Summoner and his Mask: Teaching the Summoner in a Modern Classroom”
  • Christopher Flavin, “Making Sense of the Now”
Session D: Feeling at Home in the Middle Ages
  • Jilana Ordman, Moderator
  • Libby Karlinger Escobedo,  “Pandemics, Death, and Interior Design”</p>
  • Jessalynn Lea Bird, “Protecting Home Communities Through Prayer, Processions, Liturgies and Sermons"
  •  Roxanne Dunn and Vicky McAlister, “Inducing a Passion for the Medieval in the Present: Student-led Activities with Manuscripts”

3:40-4:00 PM: Closing Remarks, open socializing