The 2013 conference in Terre Haute was hosted by Indiana State University. With more than 50 registrants hailing from New York to Colorado and even Barcelona (Spain!), it was one of MAM’s larger gatherings and featured fourteen sessions over two very full days.
The conference included papers on all aspects of medieval studies. The theme, A Sense of Place, was reflected in sessions on local literature, place and space in works of literature, shrines, churches, and spiritual space. Plenary speakers Richard Firth Green (Ohio State University) and John Block Friedman (Emeritus, University of Illinois) delivered erudite, engaging, and serendipitously complementary addresses on “The Medieval Changeling: A Secret History” and “Hairy on the Inside: Marie de France’s Bisclavret and Medieval Werewolf Illustration,” respectively.