Program

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Friday, October 4

  • 5:30 – 7 pm    Registration, Andrews Hall foyer
  • 7 – 8:15 pm    Screening & Lecture in Andrews 101
Camino Documentary Short "Something Grand" with Film Maker 
Matthew Anderson, Concordia University, Montréal
  •  8:30 – 9:30 pm    Post-screening Reception - open to all, Muscarelle Museum

 

Saturday, October 5     Cohen Career Center & Sadler Center 

  • 8 – 12 noon    Registration, Coffee and pastry service
  • 9 – 10:15 am 

Session 1-A: Pilgrimage and the Celtic World  (1st floor Conference Room)

Presider: Prof. John Conlee, College of William & Mary

  • Bernice Sénéchal, Concordia University, “Irish Medieval Cross Design and Pilgrimage”
  • Burton Westermeier, UNC-Chapel Hill, “Pilgrimage from Medieval Ireland to Santiago de Compostela”
  • Sara Terreault, Concordia University, “Early medieval Celtic peregrinatio as postmodern pilgrimage pattern”

Session 1-B:  Authentic Pilgrims in Film and Life (James Room of Sadler Center)

Presider: Prof. Lynn K. Talbot , Roanoke College

  • John Moore, University of Alabama at Birmingham, “Ethnicity and Religion on the Camino in Saint-Jacques ... La Mecque
  • Marcela T. Garcés, Siena College, “Reflections on Pilgrimage in Spain: Aesthetic and Narrative Realism in The Way
  • Carlos Mentley, Lander University, “The Cult of Authenticity on the Camino de Santiago”

  • 10:15 – 10:45 am    Refreshments, Student Poster Presentations
  •  William Plews-Ogan, “Penal Pilgrimage for Youth as Alternative Justice
  • Robin Crigler, “Playfulness, Structure, and Camino Spirituality”
  •  10:45 am – 12 noon 

Session 2-A: Space, Place and Lived Experience (1st floor Conference Room)

Presider: Prof. Cristina Stancioiu,  College of William & Mary

  • David Howell, Ferrum College, “Pilgrimage and Global Citizenship”
  • Ryan Jackson, Princeton Theological Seminary, “Pilgrimage as Religion: Locating the Significance of Pilgrimage”
  • Anne Lhuillier, Independent Researcher , “Shedding Layers: Pilgrimage as the Road to Self or why is walking 500 miles the best way to “stop and reflect”

Session 2-B:  Space, Place and Lived Experience (James Room of Sadler Center)

Presider:  Prof. Lesley Harman, King's Univ. College, Ontario

  • Wanda Sawicki and Larry Russell, Kings University College, London, Ontario, Canada, “When Words become the Way”
  • Lisa Signori, College of Charleston, “Pilgrim’s Passport: A Tale of Two Countries”
  • Denise Starkey, College of St. Scholastica, “The Quest for Home: Pilgrimage as Metaphor and Practice”

Session 2-C: Echoes from the Middle Ages  (York Room of Sadler Center)

Presider: Prof. Monica Potkay, College of William & Mary

  • Catelyn Cantrell, University of Florida, “Reading the World in the Fourteenth Century: Legibility and the Journey in Dante and St. Birgitta”
  • Celia Dollmeyer, Hanover College, “Past and Present along the Camino de Santiago as Reflected in Guidebooks”
  • Daniel Alan Runnels, University of Louisville , “Southern Baptists and Pilgrimage: Potential Openings for a New Tradition”
  • 12 noon - 1:30 pm    Lunch on own
  • 1:30 – 2:45 pm

Session 3-A:  Trails and Tales Pointing to Galicia  (1st floor Conference Room)

Presider: Prof. Samuel Sánchez y Sánchez, Davidson College

  • Timothy Foster, Vanderbilt University, “The ‘Textual Iconography’ of the Camino: St. James as Pilgrim in Gonzalo de Berceo’s Miracles of Our Lady
  • Lynn K. Talbot, Roanoke College, “Who is Sitting at the Table?: The Mysterious Doorway at San Xulián de Moraime”
  • Anthony Grubbs, Michigan State University, “The Panorama of Pilgrims in the St. Christopher Plays of Early Modern Iberia”

 Session 3-B: Space, Place and Lived Experience (James Room of Sadler Center)

Presider: Prof. Rev. John Kerr, Bruton Parish Church/Canterbury Association, College of William & Mary

  • Maryjane Dunn, Henderson State University, “The Fourth Question: (Why) Are you a pilgrim?”
  • Mark Osler, University of St. Thomas, “Appeal as Pilgrimage, Court as Temple”
  • Sarah Cyganiak, Carthage College, “A light shines along the Way: a personal reflection on a pilgrimage along the Camino de Santiago”

Session 3-C: Pilgrimage in the Ancient World  (York Room of Sadler Center)

Presider: Prof. Barbette Spaeth, College of William & Mary

  • Bryan Hudak, Wayne State University, “Paulus’ Progress: Remembering a Roman Conqueror’s Pilgrimage through Greece”
  • Katie Ford, University of Oregon, “Physical Comedy in Apuleius’ Metamorphoses
  • Patricia Klucas, St. Catherine University, “The Travel Journal of Egeria, Fourth-Century Pilgrim”
  • 2:45 – 3:30 pm    Refreshments, Student poster presentations
  • William Plews-Ogan, “Penal Pilgrimage for Youth as Alternative Justice”
  • Robin Crigler, “Playfulness, Structure, and Camino Spirituality”
  • 3:30 – 4:45 

Session 4-A: Artistic and Literary Responses to Pilgrimage  (1st floor Conference Room)

Presider: Prof. Catherine Levesque, College of William & Mary

  • Tom McCollough, Centre College, “Christian Pilgrimage and the ‘Parting of the Ways’: The Evidence from the Excavations of Khirbet Qana (Cana of Galilee)”
  • Lauren Taranu, Washington University in St. Louis, “Images of Christians through a Medieval Muslim Pilgrim’s Eyes: The Account of Ibn Jubayr (1145-1217)”
  • Erin Gregory, College of William & Mary, “The Bronze Pulpits Reliefs of Juan Bautista Celma in Santiago Cathedral”

Session 4-B:  Transformations  (James Room of Sadler Center) 

Presider: Prof. Jane Nucup, Randolph-Macon College

  • Jenn Cianca, Bishop’s University, “Are We There Yet? Theoretical Transformation on the Camino de Santiago”
  • Stacey Engels, Independent Researcher, “The End of the Line – Pilgrimage, Creative Process and Transformation”
  • Janice Poltrick Donato, Concordia University, “Marathons and Half-Marathons as Contemporary Secular Pilgrimage”
  • 5 pm

Plenary Address  (Tucker Auditorium)

  • Prof. Ian Rutherford, University of Reading - "Pilgrimage, communication and religious identity: some
    examples from ancient cultures"?
  • 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Conference Reception for all registered participants

 

Sunday, October 6 - Cohen Career Center

 

  • 8:30 – 12:00 am  - Coffee and Pastry Service
  • 9 – 10:30 am

Session 5-A: Pilgrim Teachers  (1st floor Conference Room)

Presider: Prof. Kathleen Jenkins, College of William & Mary

  • Caleb Finegan, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, “Students on the Camino: A Professor's Perspective”
  • Mary Baldridge, Carson-Newman University, “The Pilgrim’s Process: Teaching Pilgrimage in a Protestant University”
  • Arthur Paul Boers, Tyndale Seminary, “Focal Places, Practices and Priorities on the Camino de Santiago” 
  • 11:00 am

Roundtable for Conference Participants and Faculty of Consortium Institutions

 

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The Institute for Pilgrimage Studies gratefully acknowledges Major Benefactors

 

Institute Donors including faculty and student of Concordia Univ. for bringing their Peregraffiti banner;  Pilgrim Hosts George Greenia, Kathleen Jenkins, Paul Moylan, Eloísa Palafox and Pilgrim Partners Brenda Allen, Elizabeth DesMarais, Kathy Gower, Carlos Mentley, Barbette Spaeth

College of William & Mary:

Michael Halleran, Provost  /  Kate Conley, Dean of Arts & Sciences / John Griffin, Dean of Undergraduate Studies / LuAnn Homza, Dean of Educational Policy / Alpha Delta Gamma, National Honorary Society for Medieval & Renaissance Studies / Joel Schwartz, Dean of Interdisciplinary studies and Director of the Roy R. Charles Center / Stephen Hanson, Vice Provost for International Affairs and Director Reves Center for International Studies

Academic Departments:

Anthropology; Art and Art History; Classical Studies; English; History; Kinesiology and Health Sciences; Latin American Studies; Modern Languages and Literatures & Hispanic Studies; Religious Studies; Sociology; Theatre, Speech, and Dance

 

William & Mary Student Pilgrim Presenters:

Robin Crigler, Claire Glisson, Erin Gregory, William Plews-Ogan

Regional Volunteers from American Pilgrims on the Camino: Edith Chutkow, Phyllis & Otis Haislip, Pembroke Hoffmier, Bruce & Nancy Hubbard, Sandy & Ron Lenthall, Kathy Roach, Tom Wood