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Conference Archive

This is an archive of the papers presented in sessions sponsored by The Lollard Society. At the top are Conferences we have sponsored (two so far). Below this are panels that have been sponsored by us at the International Conference for Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo. The third group were presented at the International Medieval Congress at Leeds. The names and affilations of presenters are as of the time of presentation.


Conferences sponsored by The Lollard Society

Lollard Affiliations, Oriel College, Oxford, July 2008

Friday, July 11th

2:15 PM, Opening Plenary: Anne Hudson, University of Oxford

4:15 PM, Session 1: “The Philology of Lollardy,” Andrew Cole, Univ. of Georgia

5:15 PM, Session 2:

  • Helen Barr, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford: “Wycliffite tropes in Oxford, Bodleian library, MS Digby 102″
  • Amanda Moss, Royal Holloway, London: “Dissenting Views: the fine line between orthodoxy and lollardy in a fifteenth-century devotional anthology” (MS Westminster 3)
  • Matti Peikola, University of Turku, Finland: “Wycliffite Tables of Lessons and their Orthodox Appropriation”

Saturday, July 12th

9:30 AM, Session 3: Panel discussion on new directions for research into Lollard affiliations, with questions and answers

  • Ian Forrest, Oriel College, Oxford (History)
    Shannon Gayk, Indiana University (literature)
    Kantik Ghosh, Trinity College, Oxford (literature and Intellectual History)
    Ian Christopher Levy, Lexington Theological Seminary (Theology)

11:30 AM, Session 4:

  • Maureen Jurkowski, University College, London, on Lollardy and social history
  • Rob Lutton, University of Nottingham, on Lollardy and social/cultural/devotional history
  • Ryan Perry and Allan Westphall: “Geographies of Orthodoxy: developments in current research”

2:00 PM, Session 5:

  • Edwin Craun, Washington and Lee University: “Discarding Traditional Pastoral Ethics: Wycliffism and Slander”
  • Fiona Somerset, Duke University, on Lollard Spirituality

3:00 PM, Session 6:

  • Mary Dove, University of Sussex, on Lollard attitudes towards Biblical translation
  • Mary Raschko, University of North Carolina: “Open Interpretation: Vernacular commentary on the Parable of the Laborers in the Vineyard”
  • Robyn Malo, Austin College, Sherman, Texas: “‘Roten bones’ and ‘Ydolatry’: Lollard Responses to Relics and Images”

5:00 PM, Plenary lecture, questions and answers:
Alastair Minnis, Yale University

Sunday, July 13th

9:30 AM, Session 7:

  • Thomas Betteridge, Oxford Brookes University: “Thomas More and Lollardy”
  • Stephen E. Lahey, University of Nebraska–Lincoln: “The Reformation Career of Wyclif’s Trialogus
  • Thomas S. Freeman: “The Carmelite Legacy and the Lollards in the Reformation: John Bale, John Foe, and the Fasciculi Zizaniorum

11:30 PM: Plenary lecture, questions and answers: Peter Marshall, University of Warwick

1:00 PM: Concluding Remarks
Mishtooni Bose, Christ Church, Oxford

LollardPalooza, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, March 10-11, 2005

March 10:
Plenary Address, Anne Hudson

March 11:

  • Moira Fitzgibbon, Marist College, “Wretchedness and its Pleasures in the Pore Caitif
  • Fiona Somerset, Duke University
    Paul Olsen, University of Nebraska
  • Shannon Gayk, University of Notre Dame, “‘Sensible Signes’: Reginald Pecock, Images, and the Vernacular Rhetorics of Sense”
  • Kirsty Campbell, University of Toronto, “Establishing an Authoritative Vernacular: Reginald Pecock and The Reule of Chrysten Religioun
  • Ian Levy, Lexington Theological Seminary, “Wyclif’s Soteriology”
  • Patrick Hornbeck, St. Cross College, Oxford, “The Epistle of James and the Transformation of Lollard Soteriology, 1380-1520″
  • Angelica Settell, University of Nebraska, “Aquinas and Wyclif on the Virtues”
  • Stephen Penn, University of Stirling, “Losing Time: John Wyclif and Scriptural Narratology”
  • Stephen Lahey, University of Nebraska, “Wyclif and the Concord of Faith and Reason: Understanding the Opening Chapters of De Trinitate


Papers presented at the International Congress on Medieval Studies

47th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo (May 9-13, 2012). Sessions took place on Thursday, May 10th.

  • Session 66: Influence or Interchange? Vernacular and Scholarly Cultures (Organizer: Fiona Somerset, Duke Univ.; Presider: J. Patrick Hornbeck II, Fordham Univ.)
    • “Unlocking the Barn Door: Vernacular Doctrine and Its Audience in the Thirteenth Century,” Claire M. Waters, Univ. of Virginia
    • “Do What You Can: Pearl’s Vineyard Parable and Fourteenth-Century Pelagianism,” James Knowles, North Carolina State Univ.
    • “Aristotle and Antichrist,” Kellie Robertson, Univ. of Wisconsin–Madison
  • Session 113: Historiographies of Feeling (A Roundtable) (Organizer: Fiona Somerset, Duke Univ.; Presider: Fiona Somerset)
    • A roundtable discussion with Sarah McNamer, Georgetown Univ.; Russell Leo, Princeton Univ.; Sara Ritchey, Univ. of Louisiana–Lafayette; Andrew Romig, New York Univ.; Holly Crocker, Univ. of South Carolina–Columbia; Matthew W. Irvin, Sewanee: The Univ. of the South
  • Session 158: Religious Practice (Organizer: Fiona Somerset, Duke Univ.; Presider: Elizabeth Schirmer, Univ. of New Mexico)
    • “Manuscript Evidence for Readings of the Christian Catechism: The Ten Commandments in English Rhyme, ca. 1200–1500,” Elisabeth Salter, Aberystwyth Univ.
    • “‘Stories of the elde testament’: Literary Reading and Lollard Biblical Scholarship,” David Lavinsky, Yeshiva Univ.
    • “Picking up Change: A Manuscript Available to Lollard Reformers and Restoration Catholics,” Pamela Troyer, Metropolitan State College of Denver
    • “Religious Practices in the Early Fifteenth Century: A Theology of Mystery,” Kevin Alban, Institutum Carmelitanum

46th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo (May 12-15, 2011). Sessions took place on Friday, May 12th.

  • Session 193: Versions of the Bible (Organizer: Fiona Somerset, Duke Univ.; Presider: Kathleen Kennedy, Pennsylvania State Univ.-Brandywine)
    • “Concatenations: Biblical, Lollard,” Michael P. Kuczynski, Tulane Univ.
    • “Literal versus O: The To Versions of the Middle English Bible (fka Wycliffite Bible),” Henry Ansgar Kelly, Univ. of California-Los Angeles, and Leslie K. Arnovick, Univ. of British Columbia
    • “The Wycliffite Bible Prologues and the Translation of Academic Discourse,” Andrew Brock Kraebel, Yale Univ.
  • Session 267: Lollard Orthodoxies (Organizer: Fiona Somerset, Duke Univ.; Presider: Elizabeth Schirmer, New Mexico State Univ.)
    • “Heresy by Any Other Name? Terminology in Flux and the Study of Wyclif and His Latin Sermons,” Sean Otto, Wycliffe College, Univ. of Toronto
    • “The Trouble with Tales in Jacob’s Well,” Rachael Deagman, Wake Forest Univ.
    • “‘Short Praier’ in Middle English Orthodox Ratings and the Wycliffite Egerton Sermon,” Alastair Bennett, Canterbury Christ Church Univ.
    • “Is Holy Land the Huntington?: Wyclif, Evangelicals, and Academics,” Jana Matthews, Rollins College
  • Session 330: Lollard Geographies (Organizer: Fiona Somerset, Duke Univ.; Presider: Stephen A. Lahey, Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln
    • “North and South? Provenance and Alliteration in the Lollard Sermons,” Stephen Yeager, Concordia Univ.
    • “‘Homlynes with mercers of London’: The Wycliffite Treatises of the Fyler Manuscript and the Books of a London Mercer Social Network,” Mary Agnes Edsall, Bowdoin Univ.
    • “Is There a Geography to Lollardy?,” J. Patrick Hornbeck II, Fordham Univ.

45th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo (May 13-16, 2010). Sessions took place Friday, May 14th.

  • Session 202: England and Internation (Organizer: Fiona Somerset, Duke Univ.; Presider: Derrick Pitard, Slippery Rock Univ.)
    • “Orthodox Performed in Early Fifteenth–Century Europe: England and the Continent,” Kevin Alban, Carmelite Institute, Rome
    • “Wyclif, Wycliffism, and the Hussites: Sorting Out the Problem of “Influence”,” Stephen Lahey, Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln
    • “Rumors Forgeries, and the Problem of Wyclif’s Bones,” Michael Van Dussen, McGill University
  • Session 267: Fifteenth–Century Books (Organizer: Fiona Somerset, Duke Univ.; Presider: John Thompson, Queen’s Univ. Belfast)
    • “Radical Catechesis: The Middle English Visitation of the Sick and Its Books,” Amy Appleford Boston Univ.
    • “A Defensive Devotion: A Lollard Pore Caitiff in British library MS Harley 2322,” Nicole Rice, St. John’s Univ.
    • “Richard Rolle and His Fifteenth–Century Readers: CUL Kk.6.20 and Bodleian library Laud Misc. 286,” Katherine Zieman, Univ. of Notre Dame
  • Session 330: Shifting Paradigms Co-sponsored with the Yearbook of Langland Studies / International Piers Plowman Society (Organizer: Fiona Somerset, Duke Univ.; Presider: Kellie Robertson, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison)
    • “Wycliffite Vernacularity,” Derrick Pitard, Slippery Rock University
    • “A Polemical Glossed Gospel” Mary Raschko, Mercer Univ.
    • “Ostentatious Orthodoxy: e Musaeo 35 and Spectacular Religiosity in Fifteenth–Century England,” R.D. Perry, Univ. of California-Berkeley

44th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo (May 7-10, 2009). Sessions took place Friday, May 8th.

  • Session 206: After Arundel (1409–1439) (Organizer: Fiona Somerset, Duke Univ.; Presider: Derrick Pitard, Slippery Rock Univ.)
    • “The Impact of Carmelite spirituality on Responses to Lollardy,” Kevin Alban, Carmelite Institute, Rome
    • “The Bonaventuran Franchise: Meditation and the Mixed life in Middle English Lives of Christ,” Allan Fogh Westphall, Univ. of St. Andrews
    • “Lives of Christ after Arundel: Texts, Books, and Bedfellows,” Ian Johnson, Univ. of St. Andrews
  • Session 267: After Chichele (1440–1499) (Organizer: Fiona Somerset, Duke Univ.; Presider: Fiona Somerset)
    • “Reginald Pecock’s Lessons in Visual Literacy,” Shannon Gayk, Indiana Univ.–Bloomington
    • “After Chichele: “John Bury contra Pecock” Revisited,” Mishtooni Bose, Christ Church, Univ. of Oxford
    • “Lollards after Chichele?,” J. Patrick Hornbeck II, Fordham Univ.
  • Session 330: Fourteenth-Century Religious Writings. Co-sponsored with the Yearbook of Langland Studies / International Piers Plowman Society (Organizer: Fiona Somerset, Duke Univ.; Presider: Kellie Robertson, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison)
    • “From Interpretation to Invention: Literary Ethics in England, ca. 1385,” Ryan McDermott, Univ. of Virginia
    • “Lollard Book Production and Richard Rolle’s English Psalter,” Jill C. Havens, Texas Christian Univ.
    • “Between England and Bohemia: Churchmen in Rome and the Transmission of Devotional Texts,” Michael Van Dussen, Ohio State Univ.

43rd International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo (May 8-11, 2008). Sessions took place on Saturday, May 12th

  • Session 415: Reformist Orthodoxies and Unorthodoxies in the Fifteenth Century
    • “Groping Thomas and Late Medieval Belief,” Valerie Allen, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY
    • “Bokenham’s Legenda Aurea and Fifteenth-century ‘Reformist Hagiography,’” Karen Winstead, Ohio State Univ.-Columbus
    • “Books of Suspicion? The Pricking of Love and Non-Wycliffite Heresy,” Allen F. Westphall, Univ. of St. Andrews
    • Respondent: Vincent Gillespie, Lady Margaret Hall, Univ. of Oxford
  • Session 469: Lollardy in Context (Presider: Elizabeth Schirmer, New Mexico State Univ.-Las Cruces)
    • “On the Six Yokes: Wyclif’s Guide for Extemporaneous Teaching,” Stephen Lahey, Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln
    • “Robert Thornton and the Opening of the London Thornton Manuscript: An Orthodox History,” Emily Everett, Methodist Univ.
    • “Another ‘Lollere in the Wynd’? The Miller, the Bible, and Nicholas’s Door,” Christina von Nolcken, Univ. of Chicago
    • “How Do We Know What the Lollard Canon Is?”, Lawrence M. Clopper, Indiana Univ.-Bloomington

This year we also co-sponsored two other sessions with the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Research Group from the Univ. of Washington-Seattle and the Yearbook of Langland Studies (sessions were organized by Jen Gonyer-Donohue, Univ. of Washington-Seattle):

  • Session 284: John Trevisa: Papers in Memory of David C. Fowler (Presider: Miceal Vaughan, Univ. of Washington-Seattle)
    • “Fowler, Fowler, and Murray: The Problem of Usage in Trevisa,” David Greetham, Graduate Center, CUNY
    • “What Trevisa did to Fitzralph’s Defensio Curatorum,” T.P. Dolan, Univ. College, Dublin
    • “Work in Progress: John Trevisa and David C. Fowler,” Paul C. Remley, Univ. of Washington-Seattle
    • Respondent: Charles F. Briggs, Georgia Southern Univ.
  • Session 338: Piers Plowman: Papers in Memory of David C. Fowler (Presider: Clinton Atchley, Henderson State Univ.)
    • “Translation and Manipation: Understanding the Latin in Piers Plowman,” Kisha G. Tracy, Univ. of Connecticut
    • “The Shifting Cult of Saints in the A, B, and C Texts of Piers Plowman,” Tod Rygh, Univ. of Washington-Seattle
    • “The Demonic Truth in William Langland’s Piers Plowman,” Natalena Eas, Tel Aviv Univ.
      Respondent: Richard K. Emmerson, Florida State Univ.

42nd International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo (May 10-13, 2007). Sessions took place on Saturday, May 12th.

  • Session 554: Before the Lollards (Presider: Jill C. Havens, Texas Christian Univ.)
    • “‘The Lawe and the Lore to Knawe God All-Mighten’: Archbishop Thoresby and the Vernacular of the North,” Sarah James, Univ. of Kent
    • “Rolle’s Canor: Mystical Authority and Extragrammatical Meaning,” Katherine Zieman, Univ. of Notre Dame
    • “Walter Hilton as a Pre-Wycliffite Writer,” Michael Sargent, Queens College, CUNY
    • Respondent: Kathryn Kerby Fulton, Univ. of Notre Dame
  • Session 453: Fifteenth-Century Publics (Presider: Paul Strohm, Columbia Univ.)
    • “The Political Virtues and Their Public in Late Fourteenth- and Fifteenth-Century England ,” Charles F. Briggs, Georgia Southern Univ.
    • “‘A Kyngdom in Comouns Lyes’: The Digby Poems and the Idea of Public Poetry,” Helen Barr, Lady Margaret Hall, Univ. of Oxford
    • “Widening or Narrowing: The English Public towards 1500,” John Watts, Corpus Christi College, Univ. of Oxford
  • Session 554: Lives of Christ in Late Medieval England (Presider: Michael G. Sargent, Queens College, CUNY)
    • “Challenging Conformities and Middle English Lives of Christ,” Ian Johnson, Univ. of St. Andrews
    • “Uses of Affective Piety in the Siege of Jerusalem,” Emily Leverett, Ohio State Univ.
    • “Lollard Canons and other Outer Manuscripts: The Case of Huntington library, MS HM 501″ Elizabeth Schirmer, New Mexico State Univ.
    • “Incarnational Epistemologies and Incarnational Poetics: Reading and Writing Lives of Christ in Later Medieval English Texts,” Nancy Bradley Warren, Florida State Univ.

41st International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo (May 4-7, 2006). Sessions took place on Friday, May 5th.

  • The Fifteenth Century I: Poetry and Politics After Lollardy (Presider: Kellie Robertson, Univ. of Pittsburgh).
    • “Death in Dialogue: Hoccleve, Suso, and the Ars Sciendi Moriendi,” Ethan Knapp, Ohio State Univ.
    • “Thomas Hoccleve, Wycliffism, and Late Medieval Political Discourse,” Robin Wharton, Univ. of Georgia
    • “Hoccleve and Heresy,” John J. Thompson, Queen’s Univ. Belfast
  • The Fifteenth Century II: Religious Writing After Lollardy (Presider: Jill C. Havens, Texas Christian Univ.).
    • “Representing Reading in Dives and Pauper,” Elizabeth Schrimer, New Mexico State Univ.
    • “Rolle’s English Psalter and Late Medieval Pastoral Theology: The Case of the Lollards,” David Lavinsky, Univ. of Michigan-Ann Arbor
    • “The Forest and the Tree: Metaphors for Translation in a Fifteenth-Century Passion Meditation,” Catherine Innes-Parker, Univ. of Prince Edward Island
  • The Fifteenth Century III: Translation After Lollardy (Presider: Derrick G. Pitard, Slippery Rock University).
    • “Translation as Dissent: Orthodox Resistance in Fifteenth-Century Saint’s Lives,” Karen Winstead, Ohio State Univ.
    • “Markys . . . off the Workman’: Heresy, Hagiography, and the Heavens in Lydgate’s Pilgrimage of the life of Man,” Lisa H. Cooper, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison
    • “‘Thow lei Yow Calle Lollard’: Lollard and Reformist Hagiography in John Capgrave’s life of Saint Catherine,” Shannon Gayk, Indiana University-Bloomington
  • Lollards and Allegory (Presider: Katherine ttle, Fordam Univ.)
    • “Wyclif’s Allegorical Sense,” Alastair Minnis, Ohio State Univ.
    • “Preaching the Substance of the Saints: Lollardy, Allegory, and the teral Sense of Sanctity,” Jennifer Jahner, Univ. of Colorado-Boder
    • “The Family Tree in Pecock and Benjamin Minor,” Suzanne Conklin, Univ. of Toronto
  • Crossing Borders: An Interdiscipnary Roundtable on Heresy (Sponsors: Heretics Without Borders and the Lollard Society; Presider: Andrew Larsen).
    • A roundtable discussion with Stephen Lahey (Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln); Fiona Somerset (Duke Univ.); J. Patrick Hornbeck (Christ Church, Univ. of Oxford); Susan Taylor-Snyder (Benedictine College); Mark Gregory Pegg (Washington Univ.); and Louisa A Burnham (Middlebury College).

40th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo (May 5-8, 2005). Sessions took place on Thursday, May 5th.

  • Engendering Lollardy (Presider: Jill C. Havens, Texas Christian Univ.)
    • “The Trouble with Lollardy,” Mishtooni Bose, Christ Church, Univ. of Oxford
    • “Lollard, Not Lollardy: The Case of St. Erkenwald,” Jennifer Sisk, Yale Univ.
    • “Lollard Disaffection and the History of Emotion,” Sarah McNamer, Georgetown Univ.
    • Respondent: Andrew Cole, Univ. of Georgia
  • Lollard Genres (Presider: Derrick Pitard, Slippery Rock Univ. of Pennsylvania)
    • “Antifraternalism, the Hermeneutic Ideal, and Pierce the Ploughman’s Crede,” Kate Crassons, Lehigh Univ.
    • “Preaching the libri laicorum: Lollard Sermons and the Image Debates,” Shannon Gayk, Univ. of Notre Dame
    • “Preaching by Genre: Sermons in the Lollard Controversy,” Elizabeth Schirmer, New Mexico State Univ.
    • Respondent, Christina von Nolcken, Univ. of Chicago
  • Lollardy and Ritual (Presider: Katherine Little, Fordham Univ.)
    • “Lollard Prayers,” Fiona Somerset, Duke Univ.
    • “Lollard Liturgy,” Katherine Zieman, Wesleyan Univ.
    • “A Mass of Lollards,” Bruce Holsinger, Univ. of Colorado-Boulder

39th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo (May 6-9, 2004). Sessions took place on Friday, May 7th.

  • Latin to Vernacular: Trickle down Theology? (Presider: Emily Steiner, Univ. of Pennsylvania)
    • “Lollardy in the Image of Grosseteste,” Michelle Karnes, University of Pennsylvania
    • “Lollard Imagination: From Latin to Vernacular Theology,” A.J. Minnis, Ohio State Univ.
    • “The Glossed Gospels: A Lollard Adaptation of Latin Biblical Exegesis to a Lay Audience,” Marina Davidson, Independent Scholar
  • Biographies of Lollardy (Presider: Derrick Pitard, Slippery Rock Univ.)
    • “Who were the East Angan Lollards?,” Maureen Jurkowski, Univ. College, Univ. of London
    • “Wyclif’s Use of the Fathers in His Sermon on the Mount Commentary,” Stephen Lahey, Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln
    • “From Oxford to Dallas: The Biography of a Wycliffite Bible,” Jill C.Havens, Texas Christian Univ.

38th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo (May 8-11, 2003). Sessions took place from Friday through Sunday.

  • Literary Experimentation in Lollard Writings: Genres, Modes, Conceits. (Presider: Derrick Pitard, Slippery Rock Univ.)
    • A. J. Minnis, Ohio State Univ, “Writing the Lollard Theology of Marriage”
    • Mishtooni Bose, Univ. of Southampton, “The Wycliffite Sermons as ‘Skilful Texts’”
    • Katherine Little, Fordham University, “Lollards and Fables”
  • Unity and Division: Lollards and Others (Presider: Mishtooni Bose, Univ. of Southampton)
    • Ruth Nissé, Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln, “‘Modern’ Jews and Lollard Hermeneutics”
    • Stephen Penn, Univ. of Stirling, “Myths of Antimendicantism: Wycliff, Fitzralph, and the Discourse of Exclusion”
    • Judy Ann Ford, Texas A&M Univ.-Commerce, “Lollards, Jews, and Lawyers: An Orthodox Campaign against Lollard Ideology”
  • Lollards and the Court. Co-sponsored by the White Hart Society. (Presider: Jill C. Havens, Baylor Univ.)
    • Richard Firth Green, Ohio State Univ., “John Purvey and Gaunt’s Third Marriage”
    • Elizabeth Schirmer, New Mexico State Univ., “Court, Craft, and Cleanness in the Lollard Controversy”
    • Emily Leverett, Ohio State Univ., “The Lollard Saracen: Religion and Theological Discussion in the Sege of Melayne”
    • Respondent: Christopher Given-Wilson, Univ. of St. Andrews
  • Langlandian Canons: The Piers Plowman Tradition. Co-sponsored with the Yearbook of Langland Studies; session organized by Fiona Somerset and Andrew Cole (Presider: D. Vance Smith, Princeton Univ.)
    • Stella Singer, Univ. of Pennsylvania, “Bags of Books: The Threat of the Itinerant and the Undocumented Document"
    • Frank Grady, Univ. of Missouri-St. Louis, “Piers Plowman and Alexander and Dindimus???”
    • Steve Werkmeister, Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln, “Breaking Ground: Song of the Husbandman in the Plowman Tradition”

37th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, (May 2-5, 2002). All sessions took place on Friday, May 3rd.

  • Lollards and Aesthetics (Presider: Rebekah Long, Duke University)
    • Bruce Holsinger, U of Colorado Boulder, “Lollard Ekphrasis (And Why It Matters),”
    • Elizabeth Schirmer, New Mexico State U, “Performing Lollard Theology: The Narrative of William Thorpe”
    • Andy Cockbain, University of Western Ontario, “Passion and Persuasion: The voice of brennynge loue in Rylands MS Eng. 85″
    • Respondent: Nicholas Watson, Harvard University
  • Lollardy and Audience (Presider: Derrick Pitard, Slippery Rock U)
    • Lynn Staley, Colgate U, “Lollers in the Wind,”
    • Eve Salisbury, Western Michigan U, “Attribution, Authorship, and Audience in ‘Of Wedded Men and Wifis and of Here Children Also,”
    • William Rankin, Abilene Christian University Respondent: Kathryn Kerby-Fulton, University of Victoria, “Reading Arundel’s Reading: Hermeneutical Conflict and the Craft of Representation in Thorpe’s Testimony

36th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, (May 3-6, 2001). All sessions took place on Saturday, May 5th.

  • Beyond the Binary: Reconsiderations of the relationship between heresy and orthodoxy (Presider: Jill Havens, Baylor University)
    • Andrew Larsen, University of Wisconsin – Madison, “Prosecution for Heresy in England, 1166-1399″
    • John H. Arnold, University of East Anga, “The Production of Heresy: Lollardy and Inquisitorial Discourse”
    • Shannon McSheffrey, Concordia University, “Heresy, Orthodoxy, and English Vernacular Devotion: The Books and Prayers of the Coventry Lollards”
  • Responses to Lollardy (Presider: Derrick Pitard, Slippery Rock University)
    • Emily Steiner, University of Pennsylvania, “Critics and Commonalities”
    • Suzanne Conkn Akbari, University of Toronto, “Image and Relic in Medieval Romance.”
    • Mishtooni Bose, University of Southampton, “Latin and Vernacular Responses to Lollardy: Dymmok, Netter, and Pecock.”
  • Poverty and Labour in Late Medieval England (co-sponsored with the Yearbook of Langland Studies) (Presider: Kellie Robertson, University of Pittsburgh)
    • David Aers, Duke University, “Poverty: Langland and Wyclif”
    • Kate Crassons, Duke University, “Changing Conceptions of Poverty and the Sermon of William Taylor.”
    • Lawrence Scanlon, Rutgers University, “Piers Plowman at the End of History: Langland’s Eschatology of Labor”
  • Latin and Vernacular in Gower and Lollard Writers; Organizers: R. F. Yeager, Univ. of North Carolina–Asheville, and Fiona Somerset, Univ. of Western Ontario (Presider: Fiona Somerset)

    • Peter Brown, Univ. of Kent/Canterbury, “Gower on Images: Vox Clamantis II.10.”
    • Siân Echard, Univ. of British Columbia, “‘Among the bokes of latin’: Reading Latin and Writing English in Gower’s Confessio Amantis.

35th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI (May 4-7, 2000). All sessions took place on Saturday, May 6th.

  • The English Wycliffite Sermons: Vernacular Contexts
    • Ruth Evans, Cardiff University: “A Fifteenth Century Vernacular Collection: Proto-Lollard or Something Else?”
    • Paul Schaffner, University of Michigan: “Contexts for the Life of the Soul”: the English Wycliffite Sermons”
    • Christopher Manion, Ohio State University: “Sermons and Pastoral Theology in Late Medieval England”
  • Lollardy and Sanctity
    • Christina Van Nolcken, Univ. of Chicago, “Sanctity and Authority: Some Lollard Saints Revisited”
    • Lawrence Clopper, Indiana Univ., “The Other Reformers: the Franciscans and the Lollards and Wyclif”
    • Respondent: David Aers
  • Lollards and their Books
    • Kalpen Trivedi, Univ. of Manchester, “‘Trewe teching and false heretikis’: Some Lollard Manuscripts of the ‘Pore Caitif’”
    • Nicholas Watson, Univ. of Western Ontario, “‘Go awey from me ye cursid lymes’: Eschatological Gloom in the Lantern of Light

34th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI (May 6th-10th, 1999). All sessions took place on Thursday, May 6th.

  • Lollardy and the Langland Tradition
    • David Lawton, Washington University in St Louis: “‘Lolleres,’ Lollards, and the Evolving Text of Piers Plowman”
    • Andrew Cole, Duke University: “The ‘Piers Plowman’ C-Text and the Lollard Tradition”
    • Respondent: Andrew Galloway, Cornell University
  • Wycliffism in Oxford, 1377-1410
    • Andrew Larsen, University of Wisconsin Madison: “Preludes to Wyclif: Academic Condemnation and Intellectual Freedom at Oxford, 1277-1377″
    • Fiona Somerset, University of Western Ontario: “Here, There, and Everywhere?: Wycliffite Conceptions of the Eucharist”
    • Ian C. Levy, Marquette University: “Wyclif and Purvey: Convergence and Divergence”
    • Respondent: Geoffrey Martin, University of Exeter
  • Lollardy and Women
    • Katherine Little, Duke University: “Reading Women Into Lollardy”
    • Laurie Ringer, University of Hull: “‘Feed My Sheep’: Concepts of Spiritual Food/Feeding and the Possibity of Women ‘Sheep-Feeders’ in Lollard Lterature”
    • Alfred Thomas, Harvard University: “Hussite Women as Readers and Writers”
    • Respondent: Shannon McSheffrey, Concordia University

33rd International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI (May 6th-10th, 1998). All sessions took place on Friday, May 8th.

  • Lollardy and Performance (Presider, Ruth Nisse, U of Nebraska at Lincoln)
    • David Aers, Duke University: “Conflicts in Wycliffite Models of Discipleship: Some Ethical and Political Implications”
    • Katherine Little, Duke University: “The Common Ground of Scripture: Interpretation and Instruction in the English Wycliffite Sermons”
    • Laura King, Yale University: “God’s ‘hee frawde’: Incarnation as Theater in the Second Shepherds’ Play
    • Respondent: Ruth Nisse, U of Nebraska at Lincoln
  • Lollards, Lancastrians, and the Crisis of Late Medieval England (Presider: Fiona Somerset, University of Western Ontario)
    • Paul Strohm, Indiana University: “Burning Sautre: From Speech-Act to Symbolic Action”
    • Daniel E. Theiry, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto: “Faith in the Vicarius Dei, Disdain for the Princeps Presbytorum : Lollard Political Theory and Practice, 1379-1415
    • Ethan Knapp, The Ohio State University: “The Making of Images in Hoccleve’s ‘Address to Sir John Oldcastle’”
  • Lollards and Censorship (Presider: Kellie Robertson, Southern Illinois U at Carbondale)
    • Bruce Holsinger, U of Colorado at Denver: “Curious Motets: Vernacular Censorship, Musical Innovation, and Lancastrian cultural Patronage in the Early Fifteenth Century”
    • Simon Forde, Brepols Pubshing: “Manuscript Tradition and Circulation of Repyndon’s ‘Sermones super evangelia dominicalia’ in the 15th Century”
    • Emily Steiner, Yale University: “The ‘Charters of Christ’ and Strategies of Internal Censorship”
    • Respondent: Nicholas Watson, University of Western Ontario

32nd International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI (May 8-11, 1997). All sessions took place on Friday, May 10th.

  • Lollardy and Wyclif
    • Fiona Somerset, Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford: “Reson and Gabbynge: Latin and English Versions of Wyclif’s ‘Dialogus’”
    • Wendy Scase, University of Hl: “Pecock Displayed: Representations of a Heretic and Lancastrian Propaganda”
    • Anne Hudson, Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford: “The Means of Access to Wyclif’s Writing”
  • Lollardy and Authority
    • Derrick G. Pitard, University of Rochester: “‘In Here Modir Langage’: The Authority of Heterodox literacy”
    • Carolyn Dinshaw, University of Cafornornia-Berkeley: “It Takes One to Know One: Sodomites and Lollards”
    • Respondent: Larry Scanlon, Rutgers University
  • Lollardy and Manuscripts
    • Anita Lundy, University of Missouri/Kansas City: “Cambridge, Magdalene College, Pepys library MS 2125: Evidence of a Wycliffite Document?”
    • Matti Peikola, University of Turku: “‘And after all, myn Ave-Marie almost to the ende’: Lollards and the Exposition of the ‘Ave Maria’”
    • Christina von Nolcken, University of Chicago: “An English Apocalpyse with Commentary and the Date of British library MS Harley 874: Some Implications for the Lollards”

31st International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI (May 9-12, 1996). All sessions took place on Friday, May 11th.

  • The Doctored Text: Lollard Interpolations of Orthodox Texts
    • Jennifer Cooper, City University of New York: “A Lollard Sermon in the Tradition of the Ars Moriendi.”
    • Jill C. Havens, Bridgewater State College: “A Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing: The Lollard Interpolation of Some Anonymous Devotional Texts”
    • Christina Von Nolcken, University of Chicago: “A Lollard Reading of the Ancrene Riwle and Readers of That Reading: Some Preminary Observations”
  • Treading a Fine line: Lollardy and Orthodoxy in Middle English Texts
    • Moira Fitzgibbons, Rutgers University: “Lines of Descent/Dissent: Handlyng Synne and the Lollard Heresy”
    • Nicolas Watson, University of Western Ontario: “Before the Earthquake: Devotion and Dissent in Book to a Mother



Papers presented at the International Medieval Congress at the University of Leeds

International Medieval Congress 2005:

  • Did “Censorship” Lead to “Cultural Change”? Reassessing Arundel’s Provincial “Constitutions” (1407-9). Session 108 (Mon. 11 July, 11.15-12.45). Organizer and Moderator: Mishtooni C.A. Bose, Christ Church, University of Oxford
    • Paper 108-a “Muddying the Mainstream: Middle English Religious Texts after Arundel,” Ian Johnson, School of English, University of St Andrews
    • Paper 108-b “The Towneley Cycle: Dramatic Displacement of the Eucharist,” Sarah James, Newnham College, University of Cambridge
    • Paper 108-c “The Trouble with Lollardy,” Mishtooni Bose

International Medieval Congress 2004:

  • Heresy and Authority: Whose Agenda?
    • “How Easy Was it to Identify Heretics?” Ian Forrest, All Souls College, University of Oxford
    • “Were the Lollards Heretics?” Ian Levy, Lexington Theological Seminary, Kentucky
    • “Netter and Lollardy: Whose Agenda?” Kevin Alban, Insitutum Carmelitanum, Roma

International Medieval Congress 2003:

  • Lollardy and Repression

    • “Latitude Repression and Orthodox Textuality” Ian Johnson, University of St. Andrews, Scotland
    • “Capgrave’s Lollards: Power and Persecution” Karen A. Winstead, Ohio State University
    • “Lollard Conventicles and the Discourse of Power” Penn Szittya, Georgetown University
  • What Makes a Heresy?
    • “Forcing the Heretic out of the Tradition” Ian Levy, Lexington Theological Seminary
    • “False Piety and Incredible Subtlety: What Makes a (Mystical) Heresy?” Wendy Love Anderson, St. Louis University
    • Respondent: John Arnold, Birkbeck College, University of London

International Medieval Congress 2001:

  • Responses to Heresy
    • Ian Levy, Marquette University: “Scripture as ‘Speculum’: Wyclif’s Exposure of Heresy”
    • Mishtooni Bose, University of Southampton: “Latin and Vernacular Responses to Lollardy: Netter and Pecock”
    • John Arnold, University of East Anglia: “The Production of Heresy: Lollardy and Inquisitorial Discourse”
  • Beyond the Binary: Images and the Relationship Between Heresy and Orthodoxy
    • Ann Eljenholm Nichols, Winona State University: “Beyond the Binary: The Evidence of Art in Norfolk”
    • Emily Leverett, Ohio State University: “Between Orthodoxy and Heresy: Ambiguous Moments in Lydgate’s Troy Book”

International Medieval Congress 2000:

  • Heresy and Lay Preaching
    • Genelle Gertz-Robinson, Princeton University: “Re-Examining Margery Kempe’s Preaching Ministry (1413-1438)”
    • Emily Steiner, University of Pennsylvania: “‘My lordys lettyr and seel’: Documentary Authority and Lay Preaching in the Early 15th Century”
    • Respondent: Wendy Scase, University of Birmingham
  • Wycliffite Hermeneutics
    • Melissa Mohr, Stanford University: “Lollard Linguistics: Why Lollards are Not Supposed to Swear”
    • Kantik Ghosh, Lincoln College, Oxford: “Lollardy and Hermeneutic Freedom”
    • Gila Aloni, Columbia University: “A Question of Diplomacy? The ‘Legend’ of Geoffrey Chaucer and the
      Lollards”

International Medieval Congress 1999:

  • Lollardy and other Heterodoxies
    • Andrew E. Larsen, University of Wisconsin at Madison: “Are All Lollards Lollards?”
    • Eva Dolezalova, Institute of History, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic: “Clergy in the Diocese of Prague on the Eve of Hussite Revolution”
    • Ralph Hanna III, Keble College, Oxford: “English Biblical Texts before Lollardy and their Fate”
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