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Cosmic Dance Early Music Michigan A music and dance performance based on the life and music of the twelfth-century mystic and visionary Hildegard of Bingen. Leaf-by-Niggle Univ. The Harlotry Players, Univ. This triple bill features a Tolkien fairy tale staged in a medieval style, a florilegium of fakery from the Harlotry Players, and a filthy French farce. A contemporary reimagining of a pair of plays in Middle Dutch. Additional performance at p. The deadline for session proposals—including sessions of papers, demonstrations, panel discussions, performances, poster sessions, practica, roundta- bles, and workshops—is June 1.

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The Center is currently developing two digital projects. The Monastic Gazetteer is planned as a dataset and interactive map on the geographic scope of monastic movements beginning with Western monasticism over time and provide tools for analysis and scholarly communication. The portal will provide access to unpublished manuscripts by Leopold Janauschek — The Center is sponsoring six sessions at the 52nd Congress on a variety of topics per- taining to the medieval history of the Cistercian order, including one sited at the Lee Honors College.

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Felkel — Spanish Rand H. Johnson — Classics Paul A. Johnston Jr. Schulman — English Larry J. Wanner — Comparative Religion Victor C. Seiler — English Paul E. He returned to the faculty as a Distinguished University Professor in and taught until his retirement in He passed away on October 24, at the age of Offices and dates do not reveal the crucial role Loew played during his career in the promotion and support of early studies at the University.

He was present at the creation of both the Medieval Institute and the Institute of Cistercian Studies. He was a strong supporter of what has become the International Congress on Medieval Studies, and his efforts as Dean and as Vice President for Academic Affairs enabled Medieval Institute Publications to develop into the vital enterprise it has become. His commitment was unflagging. His enthusiasm was infectious. His guidance was firm, generous, and kind. For all his services we thank him, and we remember him by continuing this series of lectures in his name.

MIP was established in and now also houses Arc Humanities Press, which specializes in global premodern history, reference books, and public understanding of the past. As a consortium of three publishers MIP, Arc, and AUP currently contract scholarly titles a year in late antique, medieval, and early modern studies, and in related humanities research such as digital humanities and cultural heritage.

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We value a variety of established, new, and diverse voices in humanities research. We provide a platform for high-quality research that explores what it means and has meant to be human across cultures, continents, and eras. The research that we publish: Research into the premodern world offers complex understandings of how cultural ideas, traditions, and practices are constructed, transferred, and disseminated among different agents and regions. Knowledge of the premodern past, in particular, helps us to contextualize contemporary debates about identity, integration, political legitimacy, creativity, and cultural dynamics.

Understanding what it meant to be human in the premodern world is essential to understanding our present moment and our future trajectories. Current innovations in humanities research, employing digital tools for preservation, representation, and analysis, require us to return again to the earliest sources of our shared past, in the media and mentalities of the premodern world. Arc Humanities Press publishes research that fosters better public engagement in, and understanding of, the past and of the ways in which the contemporary world is linked to the premodern world.

Many publications focus on late antique, medieval, and early modern periods, especially from a global perspective, while others explore modern applied research. Amsterdam University Press is the largest university press in continental Europe. Over more than twenty years, AUP has built up a catalogue of more than 1, English- and Dutch-language titles.

The History list is dominated by medieval and early modern studies and publications on the Dutch Golden Age. To discuss any current research project please Medieval Institute Publications contact the director and editor-in-chief: Western Michigan University Dr. Simon Forde W. Michigan Avenue E: simon. We challenge and engage all members of our community with a university experience that creates skilled, life-long learners.

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Your presence, whether as a plenar- ist, presenter, presider, or auditor contributes to the vitality of the gathering. A music and dance performance based on the life and music of the twelfth-century mystic and visionary Hildegard of Bingen. Thursday, May 11 Morning Events — a. Houck, Southern Methodist Univ. Presider: Louis J. Boyle, Carlow Univ. Grimm, Oakland Univ. Rude, Baylor Univ. Kline, Univ. Stone, Univ. Smith Univ. Thomas, Houston Organizer: Steven J. Jensen, Univ. Thomas, Houston Presider: Steven J. Feingold, Ave Maria Univ. One or Many Rationes: Interpreting Summa theologiae 1.

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Smith, Univ. Kellie Robertson, Univ. Barrett, Jr. Barootes, Centre for Medieval Studies, Univ. Moore, Univ. Kearney, St. Xavier Univ. Jones, Univ. Driver, Pace Univ. Presider: Derek A. Pearsall, Harvard Univ. Bruce, Univ. Nicholas, Univ. Carlson, Univ. Jordan, Ohio Univ. Nelson, St. Presider: Mercedes Vaquero, Brown Univ. McCormick, Washington and Lee Univ. Winslow, Univ. Berman, Univ. Karkov, Univ. Scragg, Univ. Semple, Durham Univ. Lester, Univ. Purkis, Univ. Montgomery, Univ. Sessions— Thursday, May 11 Lunchtime Events a. Thursday, May 11 p. Best, California State Univ.

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Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski, Univ. Thelma Fenster, Fordham Univ. Johnson, Florida State Univ. Presider: Elizabeth Archibald, Durham Univ. Whetter, Acadia Univ. Mitchell, Univ. Kaufman, Middle Tennessee State Univ. Brocato, Univ. Bower, Pennsylvania State Univ. Irving, Rijksuniv. Groningen Presider: Andrew J. Organizer: Sharon M. Rowley, Christopher Newport Univ. Leek, Univ. Fox, Wayne State Univ. Cusan Thought in Musical Symbolism and Theory, ca. Does It Have to Be about Women? Matlock, Kansas State Univ. Nielsen, Univ. Francis, Joliet Presider: Richard A.

Thomas Univ. Yeager, Univ. Thomas, Minnesota Presider: Jennifer N. Williams, William Paterson Univ. Dempsey, Westfield State Univ. Swain, Bemidji State Univ. Presider: Jill Hamilton Clements, Univ. Clark, Univ. Presider: Carolyn Muessig, Univ. Beeny, Univ. Kuczynski, Tulane Univ. Brooks Hedstrom, Wittenberg Univ. Heidgerken, St. Welzenbach, Michigan Publishing, Univ. Erik Gustafson, George Mason Univ. Presider: Paula L. Gerson, Florida State Univ. Treharne, Stanford Univ. Found in Translation?

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Kaplan, Univ. Norako, Univ. Respondent: Tamar M. Boyadjian, Michigan State Univ. No programming experience is required or expected. Sessions— — p. Hawley, Lubbock Christian Univ. Risden, St. Norbert College. Jane Toswell, Western Univ. Baker, Indiana Univ. Boon, Univ. Filios, Univ. Waters, Univ. Presider: Damian Fleming, Indiana Univ.

Dumitrescu, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Univ. Marian Bleeke, Cleveland State Univ. Bede and the Virgin Mother Stephen J. Harris, Univ. Geck, Memorial Univ. Law, Univ. Bellitto, Kean Univ. Izbicki, Rutgers Univ. Mallin, Univ. Corrigan—provides an introduction to the Reacting to the Past series of pedagogical role-playing games. Registration to nlcorrigan gmail. Hamilton, Baylor Univ. Bledsoe, Emory Univ. Miller, Baylor Univ.

Presider: Jenny C. Straple, Western Michigan Univ. Peck, Univ. Parks, Univ. Hebbard, Univ. Renna, Saginaw Valley State Univ. Organizer: Evelyn Meyer, St. Presider: Deva F.

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Clough, Univ. Bonaventure Univ. Presider: Diane V. Holladay, Univ. Apocalypse Bernard McGinn, Univ. Tepper, Univ. Response: Johanna Kramer, Univ. Godden, Loyola Univ. Montroso, George Washington Univ. Breann Leake, Univ. Tilghman, Lawrence Univ. Hamlin, St. Catherine Univ. Leader, Florida Atlantic Univ. Presider: Laura L. Presider: Michael Johnston, Purdue Univ. Geymonat, Univ. Hughes, Purdue Univ. Reception in Honor of Richard K.

Reception with hosted bar p. Odasso, Univ. Evitt, Colorado College, and Elise E. A panel discussion with Larry J. Vines, Univ. Farrell, Stetson Univ. Thomas Hanks, Jr. Lewis, Univ. Moss, Corpus Christi College, Univ. Tabor, Western Michigan Univ. Christopher Callahan, Illinois Wesleyan Univ. Sauer, Univ. Roman, Kent State Univ. Christensen, Univ. Organizer: Sarah B. Presider: Sarah B. Matthew Brumit, Univ. Respondent: Tison Pugh, Univ. Organizer: Amy S. Presider: Carol L. Organizer: Anna Wilson, Univ. Hussey, Simon Fraser Univ.

Presider: Robin Norris, Carleton Univ. Fay, Univ. Burr, St. Ambrose, St. Gelfand, Utah State Univ. Presider: Kathleen Ashley, Univ. Moodey, Vanderbilt Univ. Leaf-by-Niggle Gilmore Theatre Univ. Institute for Medieval Studies, Univ. Schulman, Western Michigan Univ. Schoolman, Univ.

Organizer: Michael F. Arthur Northward Sarah M. Anderson, Princeton Univ. Traxler, Manchester Univ. Friday a. Presider: Mark D. Johnston, DePaul Univ. A panel discussion with Laura Ackerman Smoller, Univ. Frazier, Univ. Oschman, Marquette Univ. Presider: Nicholas A. Gossiaux, Loyola Univ. Presider: Rebecca E. Chicago; Thomas Goodmann, Univ. Respondents: Maura Giles-Watson, Univ.

Gent Presider: Margot E. Owen-Crocker, Univ. Teviotdale, Western Michigan Univ. Presider: Maggie M. Trilling, Univ. Klein, Rutgers Univ. Sponsor: Medieval Studies Program, Univ. Deliyannis, Indiana Univ. Hoel, Northeastern Illinois Univ. Claussen, Univ. Cook, Hartt School, Univ. Lynch, Univ. Matthew Balensuela, DePauw Univ. Gale Sigal, Wake Forest Univ. Hutterer, Univ. Lombard, Univ. Organizer: Isaac S. Schendel, Univ. Isaac S. Hall, Clayton State Univ. Presider: Alexander W. William C. Mattison, III, Univ.

Robertson, Univ. Robertson A roundtable discussion with William F. Endres, Univ. Robert J. Grub, Univ. Murphy, Miami Univ. Almasy, West Virginia Univ. A roundtable discussion with Anna Wilson, Univ. Organizer: Isabel Stern, Rutgers Univ. Presider: Erik Wade, Rutgers Univ. Oldman, Indiana Univ. Sims, Univ. Thengs, Univ. Featured are a warbow unbraced from the study, as well as two war arrows also from the study a MR livery arrow and a west minster style shaft to illustrate the weight and design on the shafts. Berman, Numismatist Presider: Eleanor A. Congdon, Youngstown State Univ.

When it looks for the makings. The story begins by telling how Arthur came to be born and then flows into the life of Arthur. When Arthur is in his earlier. Through the ages more caught on to these Arthurian Legends, and they began to embrace them as part of their culture. Some believe that he is only a legend, yet others believe that there is even an Arthur living among us today. While growing up, Arthur was oblivious to his heritage. From becoming a King at the age of 16, Arthur showed courage and strength in the darkest of times.

King Arthur Character Analysis Although King Arthur is one of the most well-known figures in the world, his true identity remains a mystery. Attempts to identify the historical Arthur have been unsuccessful, since he is largely a product of fiction. Most historians, though, agree that the real Arthur was probably a battle leader of the Britons against the Anglo-Saxons in the sixthth century.

In literature, King Arthur's character is unique and ever changing, taking on a different face in. When he was born, King Uther feared for his life, since Arthur was the only heir to the throne. He gave the responsibility of keeping Arthur safe to his trusted advisor and friend Merlin. Merlin thought for a great deal on where to hide baby Arthur.

Sir Ector. Everyone has heard of King Arthur and his loyal knights that make up the Round Table, but the rest of the famous legend is less known. Arthurian legend has many parts, the first being how Arthur came into being, then the. Before exploring the historical truths, it is important that some of the well-known tales, myths and legends are brought into the light.

The Sword. White's The Once and Future King and Book of Merlyn, who failed in his attempt to unite England due to the mistakes made by him and those close to him. Arthur, betrayed by those close to him, not properly educated on the greedy, selfish, and violent heart of man, failed in his attempt to create a stable, progressive, and peaceful society. To begin with, those close to Arthur made mistakes that would lead to his eventual.

As they do today, medieval people listened to the accounts of Arthur with fascination and awe. It is certain that popular folktales were told about a hero named Arthur throughout the Celtic parts of the British Isles and France, especially in Wales, Cornwall, and Brittany Lunt Other stories. There really was a King Arthur who was king of the Britons. He was a type of military leader who fought Germanic invaders. Many of the Tudor monarchs claimed lineage to King Arthur to justify and prove their right to the throne. Most of the knowledge of Arthur is legend. Ten centuries of history are noticed, involving individual products of heroic periods and their unique era of culture.

Acknowledging Medieval literature illustrates a society of heroic knights, led by a luxurious king, charging into battle, romantic connections between royalty and a common person, and new discoveries being found. As well as times characterized by feudal activity, along with the Catholic Church holding an influencing control of society, and placing. As the enchanter, Merlin must earn the trust of each King by working his way to the top. He has to go through various tests to accomplish this goal and each work has a different approach.

Yes, these were the sounds that King Arthur and his posse made, and indeed, many people were amazed and even mystified when they saw or heard about it. Yet now, when looked at by historians and others, the story of King Arthur is just that; a story. However, these fools do not realize their own mistake. There is a significant amount of evidence that proves that the story of the heroic King Arthur and his quest for the Holy Grail. Arthur stood by the window and gazed longingly out of it.


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He began daydreaming. He imagined what his knights were doing at that moment. Lancelot was probably helping some poor servant with their chores, Gwaine was probably no, definitely in the tavern, Elyan was probably helping a blacksmith run his forge, Leon was probably training or on duty he always seems to be doing extra shifts , and Percival was probably lifting weights or reading. His name evokes visions of knights and gallantry in a bygone era of chivalry and magic. Clear the mist around the myth, however, and the character revealed is a man with flaws like any other.

He is human as well as heroic. Arthur has assembled the greatest court of knights in British history, but his own condition and relation to those knights leads to the downfall of his court. Although Arthur. King Arthur, was he man of truth or myth? King Arthur was a real person, not just a fictional character. While many believe that King Arthur was a non-fictional character, others feel that he was a fictional character. This was because there is no written record of a King Arthur in any area where he was reportedly born or deceased. King Arthur was real because there many people recall King Arthur or who have known personal stories of him, his family, and the wars he so bravely participated in.

The name King Arthur appears throughout a countless amount of literature, stories, cinema, and legend. King Arthur has always been a long-standing icon of heroism, and heroism is a theme mankind takes pleasure in romanticizing. Arthurian Romance is the classic example of good versus evil, knights in shining armor, forbidden love, and sorcery; the basic elements of a romanticized tale.

And in a dark time where religion clashed, empires fought in epic battles, and the people of Britain suffered from. Morte d'Arthur is a compilation of all the King Arthur legends that existed before Malory. Malory tried to bring all the stories together into one cohesive whole. Morte d'Arthur is a trove of stories about magical encounters and various quests that is loosely centered on the rise and fall of King Arthur.

Since it. Tales Of King Arthur Since the romanticizing of the Arthurian legends by Geoffery of Monmouth, the historian, during the twelfth century, the legendary 'king of England' has been the source of inspiration for kings, poets, artists and dreamers alike. The most famous work is probably Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur, completed around , and published in many abridged and complete versions.

Malory's work contains in one the legend that had been continually added to over the. Or, if you love conflict that is between the desires of the flesh, but also desires and responsibility of being King of Britain, then you may find the legend of King Arthur just your cup of tea to read.

A myth can have a. King Arthur The Arthurian legends are well known in today's society. However, very few people know of the "real" Arthur -- who he was and what his accomplishments were. This paper will establish a difference between legend and truth, show evidence to support and explain who the real Arthur was, and shed some light on the sometimes confusing Arthurian legends.

To establish any sort of idea that there was, in fact, a "real" Arthur, it is imperative to look over the legendary Arthur. King Arthur If the name of King Arthur is mentioned, I suppose what comes to mind is not so much one person as a whole array of characters and themes, a montage so to speak. Of course we do think first of the King, the magnificent monarch of a glorified or idealized medieval realm.

But we think also of his Queen, of the fair and wayward Guinevere, we think of his enchanter, Merlin, who presided over his birth, who set him on the throne, who established him there in the early and traveled days. King Arthur Are woman in the Arthurian legend depicted? The woman in the Arthurian legend were depicted because they are tempting, cheaters, and liars. Percivale tugged at the bridle, but the horse would neither stop nor turn: to the very edge. Jesus Christ himself.

What this means exactly is that one must give up all desired in the temporary life so that they can focus on faith for the eternal after life. In the "Holy Grail", countless examples and tests are depicted for the knights of Arthur 's round table to try to loose themselves. Although this was no easy task for them, some managed to see the Grail while others didn 't.

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In this eassy, one will be able to understand the main allegory of loosing ones self through chronologically examining. The common people heard them sung by bards, while in the court poets wrote different versions. In each retelling the speaker would select certain details for emphasis and introduce new elements, so that the story could be adapted to the particular time and audience.

Although most historians believe that there actually did exist an Arthur, they differ on how major his role was on influencing society during. The Beowulf and King Arthur storytellers use archetypes to create stories with suspense and have their heroes display values of loyalty to their respective listeners. Camelot is the kingdom that gave birth to the Knights of the Round Table.

Arthur was a just king and wanted to form a unit of the knight of justice or knights of the people, the name for this unit would be a knight of the round table, there were to be one hundred and fifty knights in total King Arthur had chosen the first hundred men himself. After Arthur had. This novel explains the reasoning and decisions that Arthur made in the women's perspective. The Mists of Avalon is a twist on the Arthurian tales as told by the four women instrumental to the story: Gwenhwyfar.

She is the most perdurable female figure in King Arthur and his Knights. Without her the suspense and the plot flow could not have been achieved. We could say the same of the ladies who accompany the queen and keep the knights in good company pg. But despite her access. British literature is an incredible journey that begins with battles against Anglo-Saxon monsters and takes us on a journey to a time where writers try to tackle modern problems.

Along the way we come across characters such as Beowulf, Sir Gawain, King Arthur and other legends who remain a vital part of popular culture. History offers us a variety of heroes and legends that we can read and learn about. The historical poem of Beowulf not only reveals to us the importance cultural values of the warrior. King Arthur is an outstanding British leader of the 5th and the 6th centuries, son of Uther Pendragon and the Lady Igraine. Arthur is one of the greatest mythical heroes that the world has ever known.

Arthur has had a great influence on other people and many of them looked up to him. The coming of Arthur was prophesied years before he was even born. Arthur was born into a world of chaos and disorder, full of love and tragedy. Nowadays, many of the scholars continue to argue whether or not King Arthur. Then he goes to the Lady of the Lake and she gives him the sword Excalibur and the magic scabbard. Balyn and Balan- Balyn gets a cursed sword and kills the Lady of the Lake.

He goes after Garlon the invisible evil night and finds the Castel Carbonek. He stricks King Pelles with the Dolorous Stroke then fights his brother unknowingly and they kill each other. The stories and legends surrounding the character of King Arthur are among the best known of all stories about kings and knights. He is the greatest of British literary heroes, although little is known about the real person. Folklore and literature provide examples of a recurrent myth about a leader or hero who has not really died, but is asleep somewhere or.

The Green Knight and King Arthur Many British literature writers of the Middle Ages wrote about reality of the Middle Ages including the social, political, and economical styles of writing. During the Middle Ages, chivalry was a big aspect of every day life. Chivalry, a word not rarely used in modern times anymore in the same fashion it was before, is defined as, "the code of life that defined the qualities of knighthood, such as honor, courage, loyalty, and willingness to defined the weak.

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