“Pathways: The Cultural Dynamics of Everyday Life”

February 25-26, 2011

A Symposium sponsored by
The Claremont Consortium in Medieval and Early Modern Studies
The Bradshaw Seminar, Claremont Graduate University and
The Transdisciplinary Studies Program at Claremont Graduate University

All Sessions to be held in the Michael J. Johnston Board of Trustees Room
at Claremont Graduate University

Schedule PDF

Friday, February 25, 2011

 Saturday, February 26, 2011

9:00-9:30 am

Registration, Coffee, Refreshments


9:30 am


Nancy van Deusen, Director, Claremont Consortium in Medieval and Early Modern Studies

 9:00 – 9:30 am 

Coffee and Refreshments

 9:30 am – 12:30 pm 

Session I: Representing Everyday Life

Chair: Leonard M. Koff, University of California, Los Angeles

“What Could Women Want?  Pathways of Desire Through Medieval Society (with an Excursus to Jane Austen),” Nancy Partner, McGill University

“Subject be to alle poesye’–a Medieval Pathway to Literature,” Robert Stein, Purchase College

“Approaches to Happiness in Castile: Juan de Lucena’s De vita beata (ca.1463),” Ana Montero, Saint Louis University


9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Session III: The Remains of the Day: Material Traces from Everyday Life

Chair: Nancy van Deusen, Claremont Graduate University

“The Vanishing Harbor of the Medieval English Port of Hythe,”  Maryanne Kowaleski, Fordham University

“Go West! The Routes and Destinations of Pilgrims from Brandenburg, 1330-1530,” Cornelia Oefelein, St.-Jacobus Gesellschaft Berlin-Brandenburg

“How the Antique and the Exotic Became Quotidian: Sidelights on the Trickling-down of Elite Tastes,” Lothar von Falkenhausen, University of California, Los Angeles

 12:30 – 2:00 pm

Lunch on the Patio

12:30 – 2:00 p.m.

Lunch on the Patio

 2:00 – 5:30 pm

Session II: The Dynamic of the Everyday

Chair: Judson Emerick, Pomona College

“Ordinary People in Extraordinary Situations: Aspects of Everyday Life Captured by the Canonization Records of St. Elizabeth of Hungary (d. 1231),” Kenneth Baxter Wolf, Pomona College

“Representing Quotidianity or Creating a Variety of Meanings,” Gerhard Jaritz, Austrian Academy of Sciences and Central European University

“Living and Dying in the Late Medieval Parish,” Ellen Rentz, Claremont McKenna College

“Genoese Chronicles and the Problem of Everyday Life,” George Gorse, Pomona College

2:00 – 5:30 pm

Session IV: The Culture of Change, Changes in Culture, and Everyday Life

Chair: Lori Anne Ferrell, Claremont Graduate University

“The Political Picture: Lacan and Rancière towards an Aesthetic Politics,” Henry Krips, Claremont Graduate University

“Emily Dickinson’s Life and Work in the Context of Everyday Life,” Wendy Martin, Claremont Graduate University

“Jane Addams and the Averbuch Affair: Contrapuntal Pathways toward Interpretation,” Marilyn R. Fischer, University of Dayton

“The House that Jack Built: Activist Domesticity in the Work of Jack London,” Cecelia Tichi, Vanderbuilt University

5:30 – 7:30 pm
ReceptionFoyer, Board of Trustees Room, Claremont Graduate University
5:30 pmClosing Remarks

Nancy van Deusen, Claremont Graduate University

Please reserve Friday and Saturday lunch ($10.00)
For further information and reservations: nancy.vandeusen@cgu.edu,
or contact the Music Office, CGU, 909-607-3289