November 9, 2019

Forest Lawn Memorial Museum, Glendale CA


 9:00 – 10:30 – SESSION ONE 

Classroom Transformations through Early Modern Adaptations
Chair: Sean Dunnahoe (CSU, Long Beach)
Location: Forest Lawn Museum Gallery
Jessica Walker (University of North Georgia-Gainesville), Reimagining the Renaissance with Working-Class Students
Leticia Garcia (UC, Irvine), Diversifying Shakespeare in the Classroom
Nedda Mehdizadeh (UC, Los Angeles), Teaching Intersectionality through Djanet Sears’ Harlem Duet

Replication and Reception of Renaissance Art
Chair: James Fishburne (Forest Lawn Museum Director)
Location: Hall of Crucifixion-Resurrection
Lisa M. Rafanelli (Manhattanville College), On the World’s Stage: Michelangelo’s Pietà and the New York World’s Fair
Emily Fenichel (Florida Atlantic University), Michelangelo’s Pietà in St. Peter’s: Reception, Replica, and Relic
Jessie Fontana-Maisel (Forest Lawn Memorial Museum), The Cult of Hybridity: Exploring the Enigmatic Source Material at the Sacro Bosco di Bomarzo and Forest Lawn Glendale

10:30 – 10:45 – BREAK

10:45 – 12:15 – SESSION TWO

Pop Culture Afterlives
Chair, Peter Holliday (CSU, Long Beach)
Location: Hall of Crucifixion-Resurrection
Jeffrey Kahan (University of La Verne), Shakespeare, Thor: Ragnarok, and Avengers Endgame
Kirstin Noreen and Susan Scheibler (Loyola Marymount University), Playing the Medieval: Role-Playing Games and the Understanding of the Past
Amanda Herring (Loyola Marymount University), Stronger than Hercules: Classical Myth and Art in the Wonder Woman’s Challenge of the Gods

Creating and Recreating Spaces
Chair: Marie Kelleher (CSU, Long Beach)
Location: Forest Lawn Museum Gallery
Mark Bayer (University of Texas at San Antonio), The Emergence of American Shakespeare Studies and the Construction of Stratford-upon-Avon
Michelle Craig (Cuesta College), More than Medieval: Redefining Cultural Heritage in Fez, Morocco
Martha Easton (Saint Joseph’s University), A “Fake” Renaissance Virgin and Child and the Ambience of Authenticity

12:15 – 1:15 – LUNCH


James Fishburne, Forest Lawn Museum Director
Guided tour of Forest Lawn’s art collection. Highlights include Romanesque and Gothic Revival architecture of the Great Mausoleum and full-scale marble replica of Michelangelo’s David. 

2:15 2:30 BREAK

2:30 – 4:00 – SESSION THREE

Embodied Memories
Chair:  Alicia Doyle (CSU, Long Beach)
Location: Forest Lawn Museum Gallery
Andrea Snow (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), A Site for Memory: The Hunterston Brooch in Norse-Occupied Scotland
Megan Feller (Louisiana State University), Tresses, Textualities, and Sir Walter Scott
Marlin Blaine (CSU, Fullerton), Cremation and the Author Cult in Richard Lovelace’s Posthume Poems and Robert Herrick’s Hesperides

Artistic Reinventions 
Chair: Heather Graham (CSU, Long Beach)
Location: Hall of Crucifixion-Resurrection
Leila Armstrong (Metropolitan State University, Denver), Chaos and Order: Samira Yamin and TIME Magazine
Ellen Anthony (Marymount Manhattan College), Like a Rouged Corpse? Recycling, Reframing, Reusing and the Selling of the Female Body on the Twenty-First Century Shakespearean Stage
S. Peter Brown (University of North Florida), Toby Rosenthal’s Trial of Constance de Beverly: A Jewish Painter’s Christian Medievalism and the American Sexual Imagination

4:00 4:15 BREAK


Race, Identity, and Fantasies of the Past

Moderator: Ilan Mitchel-Smith (CSU, Long Beach)
Ambereen Dadabhoy, Assistant Professor of Literature, Harvey Mudd College
Alison Locke Perchuk, Associate Professor of Art History, CSU, Channel Islands
Ayana Smith, Associate Professor of Musicology, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
Paul B. Sturtevant, Editor-in-Chief of The Public Medievalist

5:45 6:30 RECEPTION