Bringing together international leaders in the field of medieval studies, this conference focuses interdisciplinary attention on the recent resurgence of interest in fifteenth-century texts and manuscripts and reshapes the dialogue about this decisive moment in English literary history. This conference was funded by The Huntington's Dorothy Collins Brown Endowment and The Center for Ideas and Society, University of California, Riverside.
Welcoming Remarks by Steve Hindle
Steve Hindle welcomes participants and attendees to the “The Provocative Fifteenth Century" conference, held at the Huntington Library on October 16–17, 2015. Hindle is the W. M. Keck Foundation Director of Research at The Huntington.
Opening Remarks by Lisa H. Cooper and Andrea Denny-Brown
Lisa H. Cooper and Andrea Denny-Brown deliver the opening remarks to the “The Provocative Fifteenth Century" conference, held at the Huntington Library on October 16–17, 2015. Lisa H. Cooper is Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Denny-Brown is Associate Professor of English at the University of California, Riverside.
Troy Book Misbehaving
Robert Meyer-Lee lectures in the first session,“Provoking Patrons and Misbehaving Memorials”. Meyer-Lee is Associate Professor of English at Agnes Scott College / Indiana University, South Bend.
"Conveied by resoun": Verse-Form, Patronage, and Provocation in the Fifteenth Century
Jenni Nuttall lectures in the first session entitled,“Provoking Patrons and Misbehaving Memorials”. Nuttal is Fellow by Special Election in English, St. Edmund Hall, University of Oxford.
Performance and Performativity: Anti-Theater around and in Fifteenth-Century Drama
James Simpson lectures in the second session entitled, “Unexpected and Estranged Aesthetics”. Simpson is Professor of English at Harvard University.
The Provocations of Orthodoxy
Jessica Brantley lectures in the second session entitled, “Unexpected and Estranged Aesthetics”. Brantley is Professor of English & Director of Undergraduate Studies at Yale University.