Wednesday, June 3, 2015

The 50th International Congress on Medieval Studies

Boethius in Kalamazoo
50th International Congress on Medieval Studies
May 14-17, 2015

International Boethius Society members and conference guests enjoyed a wonderful session at the 2015 International Congress:

Translations and Adaptations of Boethius's De Consolatione Philosophiae
Sponsor: International Boethius Society
Organizer: Philip Edward Phillips, Middle Tennessee State University

Presider: Philip Edward Phillips

1. "Trouthe thee shal delivere" Boethian Trouthe and Chaucerian Lyric
Megan Murton, Xavier University
2. Trivial Kingship: Boethian Personification, the Trivium, and James I's Kingis Quair
Anthony G. Cirilla, St. Louis University
3. "the tru cause of its fatal ruine": The Consolation of Sir Harry Coningsbye's Poetic Translation
Kenneth C. Hawley, Lubbock Christian University

A number of other papers on Boethius were featured in various sessions throughout the conference:

Medication, Rumination, and Meditation in the Old English Boethius
Hilary E. Fox, Wayne State University

"All creatures would flow apart like water": Cosmological Learning as Copia in the Old English Boethius
Albert Joseph McMullen, Harvard University

Two Unhappy Knights and Lady Fortune: What Boethius Meant to Malory
Leigh Smith, East Stroudsburg University

Forging Boethius: Pseudo-Autobiography and the Making of Medieval Boethianisms
Brooke Hunter, Villanova University

We also had a fine time of good discussion and lively conversation at our International Boethius Society Business Meeting and Reception, where we congratulated Philip Edward Phillips on his 15 years of dedicated service as editor of our journal, Carmina Philosophiae, and welcomed Kenneth C. Hawley as he takes on this role for the Society.

Please note on our Bibliography page the addition of a new entry for Sam Barrett, who joined us for the reception and made us aware of his recent book: The melodic tradition of Boethius' De consolatione philosophiae in the Middle Ages, Monumenta monodica medii aevi Subsidia vol. 7, 2 volumes, Bärenreiter: Kassel etc., 2013.

Here are a few photos from our session and reception. Thanks to all for another great time at Kalamazoo.

 Kenneth Hawley, Megan Murton, and Anthony Cirilla, with Session Organizer, Philip Phillips

IBS President and Reception Host, Paul Szarmach, with Kenneth, Anthony, and Philip