Please note, this provisional schedule is subject to change

22 March, Friday

Hyde Hall, UNC Campus

Registration and Continental Breakfast: 8:15–9:00

Opening Address: 9:10–10:15
Brett Whalen, Director, UNC Program in Medieval and Early Modern Studies
Introduction: Darryl Gless (UNC-Chapel Hill)
Margreta de Grazia (University of Pennsylvania), “Premodernity and the New Anachronism

Morning Sessions: 10:30–12:00

Anachronism Between Image and Word          Chair: Tatiana String

1. Kathryn Starkey (Stanford University), “Ekphrasis, Reflection, and Narrative Time in Gottfried’s Tristan and Isolde
2. Sara Galletti (Duke University), “Achronicity and Anachronism in Philibert Delorme’s Premier tome de l’architecture (1567)”
3. Judith S. Pollmann (Universiteit Leiden), “The Virtues of Anachronism in the Dutch Golden Age”

Early Modern Literary Form as Historical Imagination          Chair: Shayne Legassie

1. Joseph Wallace (UNC-Chapel Hill), “‘Times trans-shifting’: Robert Herrick and Ancient Religion”
2. Marsha Collins (UNC-Chapel Hill), “Anachronism, Cervantes’ Don Quixote (1605, 1615), and the Birth of the Modern Novel”

LUNCH: 12–1:30  (for conference registrants only)

First Afternoon Session: 1:30–3:00

Writing and Untimely Life          Chair: Sahar Amer

1. Ernest Zitser (Duke University), “The Life and Time(s) of Prince Kurakin: Achronicity and Authority in the Vita del Principi Boris Koribut-Kurakin
2. Lydia Jones (Freie Universität), “He kissed her red mouth for much longer than a thousand hours: Experience of Duration and Terms of Temporality and in Tagelieder
3. Matthew Goldmark (University of Pennsylvania), “Mothering the Future: Religious Labor and Indigenous Infanticide in the Brevísima Relación (1552)”


Second Afternoon Session: 3:30–5:30          Chair: Ann Marie Rassmussen

1. Jutta Eming (Freie Universität), “Temporality and Emotionality in Gottfried’s Tristan
2. Elke Koch (Freie Universität), “Time and Miracle in Hagiographic Narratives”
3. Claudia Olk (Freie Universität), “‘The sense of an ending’ – Staging the Last Judgment in Medieval Drama”
4. Anita Traninger (Freie Universität), “Jacob Buckhardt, Paul Oskar Kristeller, and the Double Anachronism of the Renaissance”

Reception at the Carolina Inn, 6:00 to 7:00 (for conference registrants only)

23 March, Saturday

Hyde Hall, UNC Campus

Registration and Continental Breakfast: 9:15–10:00

Morning Session: 10:00noon

Medieval Dilemmas          Chair: Anthony Bale

1. Sarah Salih (King’s College London), “The Pagan, the Medieval, and Us”
2. Clare A. Lees (King’s College London), “Looking Forward, Looking Back: The Problem of the ‘Before’ in Medieval Studies”
Comments: Anthony Bale

LUNCH: 12–1:30 (for conference registrants only)

First Afternoon Sessions: 1:30–3:00

Beyond Typology or Lost in Translation?: History’s Ruses          Chair: Terence McIntosh

1. Ruth von Bernuth (UNC-Chapel Hill), “Anachronistic Apocrypha and the Reception of Luther’s Bible Translation”
2. Emily Guerry (Merton College, Oxford), “The Crucifixion, the Crown of Thorns, and the Invention of Tradition”
3. Matthew Gabriele (Virginia Tech), “The Millennium as a Point between Past and Future”

Distortion and Disorientation: the Experience of Time          Chair: Melissa Bullard

1. Annette Volfing (Oriel College, Oxford University), “Distortions of Time and Space in Medieval German Religious Writing: Tochter Syon and Easter Plays”
2. Andrew Hui (Yale University-NUS College), “The Anachronism of Renaissance Ruins”
3. Christoph Brachmann (UNC-Chapel Hill), “Copy and Variation: Anachronism in Medieval Art and its Motivation”


Second Afternoon Sessions: 3:30–5:00

Medieval Revivals          Chair: Carmen Hsu

1. Annegret Oehme (Duke University/UNC-Chapel Hill), “Vidvilt and the Women: Early Modern Transformations of an Arthurian Romance in Jewish Context”
2. Cord Whitaker (University of New Hampshire), “Medieval Alliterative Romance Temporalities and Race in the Harlem Renaissance Novel”
3. Lee Norton (UNC-Chapel Hill), “Chaucer and the Powers of the Book: The Untimely Medievalism of William Morris”

Tactical Anachronisms          Chair: Dorothy Verkerk

1. Antonia Putzger (Technische Universität Berlin), “A Conscious Choice of Anachronism? Michiel Coxcie’s Copy of the Ghent Altarpiece in the Collection of Philip II of Spain”
2. Evelin Wetter (Abegg-Stiftung, Riggisberg), “Artistic Anachronism in the Confessional and Political Discourse of Early Modern Transylvania” [co-authored by Ágnes Ziegler (Evangelische Kirche A.B. Kronstadt)] 3. Gráinne Watson (Stanford University), “Overcoming Anachronism through Galvanizing Genre: The Case of the German Chronicle”

Closing Keynote Address: 5:30–7:00
Introduction: Ruth von Bernuth (UNC-Chapel Hill)
Andrew James Johnston (Freie Universität), “Anachronistic Anglo-Saxons: The Multiple Temporalities of Beowulf”

Closing Remarks: Brett Whalen

Dinner at the Carolina Inn, 7:30 (for conference registrants only)