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  • March 28, 2020
  • Virtual Meeting

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the MMRUC 2020 will not take place as scheduled at Hope College. Instead, this year's consortium will take place virtually using Google Hangouts. For more information, including log in instructions to access the virtual meeting, participants and other interested parties should contact the MMRUC organizers: Marla Lunderberg (Hope College) and Ian F. MacInnes (Albion College).

MMRUC 2020 Program

Michigan Medieval and Renaissance Undergraduate Consortium (VIRTUAL)
Saturday, March 28, 2020
Hope College, Holland, Michigan

8:45 am – Introductions

9 am - Session #1: Christianity and Culture 

  • Will De Man, Calvin University, “Interpolation of the Celtic and Christian in Early Medieval Ireland and Scotland”
  • Caleb Corell, Hope College, “A Failed French Fort”
  • Q & A 

9:40 am - Session #2: Women's Agency 

  • Rebecca M. Durán, Hope College, “Power, Convention, and How Women in Shakespeare Wield Them”
  • Bray Wright, Olivet College, “Female Agency in the Medieval Age”
  • Anna Scott, Hope College, “Love as a Weapon in Shakespeare”
  • Q & A 

10:35 am - Poster Presentations 

  • Rebecca Stanton, Hope College, “Prospero’s Power: The Corruptive Force that Makes Monsters”
  • Allyson White, Albion College, “The Virtue of Horses and Their Beggared Host” 

[5 minute at-home coffee and stretch break! ] 

11 am - Session #3: Medieval and Modern Marriage, and Lear's Fool 

  • Rachael Grochowski, Hope College, “Artificial Affections Versus Authentic Ardor: Shakespeare’s Orsino and Petruchio”
  • Savannah Baker, Olivet College, “The Essential Role of the Church in Medieval Society”
  • Mitchell VanAcker, Hope College, “King Lear's Fool”
  • Q & A

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Are you an undergraduate student with a passion for the Middle Ages or the Renaissance? Do you have work you’d like to present at a regional undergraduate conference? If so, consider the upcoming Michigan Medieval and Renaissance Undergraduate Consortium. We welcome work in all areas of medieval and Renaissance studies, including papers written for courses. 

For more information and to submit a paper, see the Michigan Medieval and Renaissance Undergraduate Consortium website.

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