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Sound and Silence in the Medieval and Early Modern World

Friday, 26 April – Sunday, 28 April 2019

Sound and Silence in the Medieval and Early Modern World

A postgraduate conference organised by the School of History and Humanities, the School of English, the Department of French and Trinity Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies in conjunction with Trinity Week 2019

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Borderlines is an annual postgraduate conference for researchers in medieval and Early Modern Studies.

Programme

Friday, 26 April 2019
Trinity Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin

13:00–13:30 REGISTRATION

13:30–13:45 OPENING REMARKS

13:45–14:30 SESSION 1 NEUROHUMANITIES
Chair TBC
Deborah Thorpe, Caroline Jagoe and Margaret Leahy, Trinity College Dublin: The Silences of Communication Disability: Portrayals in Pre-Modern Medical and Literary Texts

14:30–14:40 BREAK

14:40–16:10 SESSION 2 LAW, JUSTICE AND CENSORSHIP
Chair Stephen Hewer, Trinity College Dublin
Samuel Storey, Independent: Hue and Hush: Towards a Soundscape of Thirteenth-Century English Law Enforcement
Eleanor Hedger, University of Birmingham: 'Tinging kettles and fry-pan Musicke': Rough Music and Popular Justice in Early Modern England
Idoia Areizaga Llorente, University of the Basque Country: Breaking the Rules: A Case of Bigamy in the Kingdom of Navarre (Fifteenth Century)

16:10–16:20 BREAK

16:20–17:50 SESSION 3 LANGUAGE, RHETORIC AND POLITICS
Chair Jane Ohlmeyer, Trinity College Dublin
Grace Hoffman, Trinity College Dublin: The Sounds of Violence: Insults and Name-calling in the 1641 Depositions
Eimear Farrell, University College Dublin: Arthur Capel, Earl of Essex, and Corporation Reform in the 1670s in Ireland
David Briscoe, Trinity College Dublin: 'One need only speak the truth': Representing Poverty in Revolutionary Bordeaux, 1791–1794

17:50–18:00 BREAK

18:00–19:00 KEYNOTE
Catherine Lawless, Trinity College Dublin: TBC

Saturday, 27 April 2019
Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute, Trinity College Dublin

9:30–11:00 SESSION 4a COMMEMORATION, MEMORY AND CEREMONY
Chair Joseph Clarke, Trinity College Dublin
Megan Henvey, University of York: Silencing the Evidence: Northern Ireland’s Early Medieval Sculptural Heritage
Maura Valenti, Trinity College, Oxford: Sonic Manifestations of Ascendancy: Protestant Commemoration and the Irish Soundscape in the Long Eighteenth Century
Oleksii Rudenko, University of Glasgow/University of Tartu: Sound and Silence in Funeral Ceremonies of the Last Jagiellonians: Sigismund the Old and Sigismund Augustus

SESSION 4b MIMESIS, DISSONANCE, LAUGHTER AND SMILES
Chair Julia O'Connell, Trinity College Dublin
Robert E. Cutrer, University of Sydney: Sounds of the Serpent: Mimetic Expression in Skaldic Poetry
Jean David Eynard, Pembroke College, Cambridge: Surprised by Dissonance: Spenser’s Pastoral Soundscape and the Hermeneutics of Discord in The Faerie Queene
Giulia Bonaldi, Trinity College Dublin: The Sound of Laughter and the Silence of Smile in Dante Alighieri's Works

11:00–11:10 BREAK

11:10–12:40 SESSION 5a ANGLO-SAXON LITERATURE
Chair TBC
Tom Revell, Independent: The Sound of Martyrdom: Traditional Referentiality and the Heroic Idiom in the Old English Juliana
Andrew Hanson, University College London: The Voice of the Vikings in The Battle of Maldon and the Narrative Development of the Anglo-Saxons
Rachel Hanks, University of Notre Dame: Shrieks and Silence: Absent Language, Monstrosity, and Medieval Sound Theory in Beowulf

SESSION 5b VITAE
Chair Niamh Wycherley, NUI Galway
Joshua A. Spotts, Maynooth University: The Sound and Silence of Fasting in Vita Prima Sanctae Brigitae
Jesse Harrington, Independent: Magic, Music, and Miracle: Sound and Meaning in the Lives of St. Dunstan of Canterbury, 997–1130
Shachar Francesca Orlinski, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem: Hagiography, Rhetorical Silence and the Slave Between the Lines: The Case of St. Balthild

12:40–13:30 LUNCH

13:30–15:00 SESSION 6 SOUND AND SILENCE IN THE HOLY LAND
Chair Edward Coleman, University College Dublin
Jehangir Yezdi Malegam, Duke University: Silence in Jerusalem
Ann E. Zimo, University of New Hampshire: Cultural Encounters in the Soundscape: Bells and the Adhan in the Latin East
Davide Esposito, Independent: Voice and Noise in the Chanson de Jérusalem

15:00–15:15 BREAK

15:15–16:45 SESSION 7a STRATEGIC SILENCES
Chair Roy Flechner, University College Dublin
David O’Mahony, University College Cork: A Discreet Silence: What Bede Does and Doesn’t Say About Crisis in Eighth-Century Northumbria
Joseph McCarthy, University College Cork: The Irish Voice in the Old English Sunday Letters
Victoria Krivoshchekova, Maynooth University: The Sounds of Science: Language and Cognition in the Early Irish Tradition

SESSION 7b MANUSCRIPTS & ART
Chair Laura Cleaver, Trinity College Dublin
Nadia Mariana Consiglieri, Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA)/École Pratique des Hautes Études (EPHE): Voices and Silences on the Edges: Visual Polyphony and Materiality of Marginal Beasts in Beatus Manuscripts (11th–13th Centuries)
José Manuel Simões, University of Évora: Silent Geographies, Loud Meanings? A Mixed-Methods Approach to the Manuscript L of the Portuguese Crónica de 1344.
Samantha Chang, University of Toronto/University of Sheffield: The Presence of Absence: Music Inside the Painter’s Studio

16:45–17:00 BREAK

17:00–18:00 KEYNOTE
Richard Wistreich, Royal College of Music, London: Filling the Silence: Recovering the Early Modern Voice

18:00–20:00 RECEPTION

10:00–11:30 SESSION 8 RECLAIMING THE SILENCED
Chair Ruth Mazo Karras
Aoife Cranny Walsh, University College Dublin: Historical Truth or Literary Embellishment? Uncovering the Voices of Historical Queens in Medieval Irish Sources
Dawn Seymour Klos, Trinity College Dublin: The Black Veil of Freedom: Widow’s rights and English Common Law in the Thirteenth Century
Rory Clifford, Queen's University Belfast: ‘For I have no wyll to juste’: Contesting Chivalry in Le Morte Darthur

11:30–11:45 BREAK

11:45–13:15 SESSION 9 MUSIC
Chair Stuart Kinsella, Christ Church Cathedral Dublin
Benjamin Errington, Trinity College Dublin: Sounds Have Natures: Timbral Imagination in the Late Eighteenth Century
Lauren O’Neill, Ulster University: “The Barde and Harper Mellodie”: Re-Imagining Harp Accompaniments to Early Irish Poetry
Hervé Baudry, CHAM (Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa): Silencing Songs: The Early Modern Censorship of Music

13:15–13:30 BREAK

13:30–14:10 TRINITY WEEK PAPER
Katherine Zieman, Trinity Long Room Hub: Attention, Revelation, and the Sensorium

14:10–14:15 CONCLUDING REMARKS

Accessibility: Yes
Campus LocationTrinity Long Room Hub
Room: Neill Lecture Theatre
Research Theme: Identities in Transformation, Making Ireland, Manuscript, Book and Print Culture
Event Type: Conferences, Lectures and Seminars, Public
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Undergrad, Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public
Cost: Free (but registration is required)
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