Georgia Medievalists’ Group, Spring 2019

The Martin Luther King Memorial Chapel at Morehouse University, Atlanta. (The GMG met across the street in Brawley Hall.)

Another great meeting of the Georgia Medievalists’ Group took place yesterday at Morehouse College in Atlanta. Thanks to Tom MacMaster for organizing this one. We were treated to four excellent papers, each provoking lively discussion. These were:

Cassandra Casias and Anthony Sciubba.

Anthony Sciubba, Emory University: “Mediation in the Monastic Archives of Early Medieval Africa”

Cassandra Casias.

Cassandra Casias, Emory University: “Domestic Usurpers: Slave Women in Augustine’s Sermons”

Tom MacMaster.

Thomas J. MacMaster, Morehouse College: “Looking Backwards: The Beginning of the Atlantic Slave Trade and Medieval Europe”

Andrew Kurt.

Andrew Kurt, Clayton State University: “Making and Mapping of Presbyter Johannes in East Africa”

Georgia Medievalists’ Group, 11/3/18

Photo: JG

Wonderful meeting of the Georgia Medievalists’ Group yesterday at Georgia Tech. Thanks to Richard Utz, chair of the School of Literature, Media, and Communication, for serving as host. We had a great program, with plenty of stimulating discussion, and a special treat at the end of the day: David Leinweber of Oxford College singing some of his original history-themed songs, including numbers about the pilgrims of the Canterbury Tales, Philip II of Spain, and the White Ship disaster.

Photo: Richard Utz

The other presenters were:

Fernando Rochaix, Georgia State Univ., “Embodying Resistance: the Iconography of a Colonial Maya ‘Tree of Jesse’”

Kelly Ann Fitzpatrick, Georgia Tech, “Game of Thrones: Neomedievalism and the Myths of Inheritance”

Dina Khapaeva, Georgia Tech, “When Putin Plays the Game of Thrones: Neomedievalism in Life and Fiction”

Kristina Watkins Mormino, Georgia Gwinnett Coll., “‘Les valeurs que défendait Jeanne d’Arc’: Joan of Arc and the Rebranded French Far Right”

Bobby Meyer-Lee, Agnes Scott Coll., “Canterbury Tales E1213-44 and the Voice of the Merchant”

Graham Johnson, Reinhardt Univ., “Close Reading versus Pragmatics: Analysis of the Bjarni-Thorstein Duel at the end of The Tale of Thorstein Staff-Struck.”

Jonathan Good, Reinhardt Univ., “St. George and al-Khidr: A Case of Convergence?”