Special Events
ROBIN HOOD IN YORK

OUTLAWS AND OUTLAW STUDIES

7th - 10th JULY 2003

The 4th Biennial Conference of the International Association for Robin Hood Studies

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:
THOMAS H. OHLGREN, MARK ORMROD,
LOIS POTTER


Speakers and performers include Laura Blunk, Glyn Burgess, Paul Bracken, Christine Chism, Lesley Coote, Alan Gaylord, Barbara Green, Sayre Greenfield, Thomas Hahn, Mary Hamel, Andrew Hamer, David Hepworth, Dean Hoffman, Timothy Jones, Stephen Knight, Brian Levy, John Marshall, Helen Phillips, Anthony Pollard, Thea Somerfield, Lorraine K. Stock, Linda Troost, Eila Williamson, Allen W. Wright, Patricia Yongue
The Ebor Morris Men

Conference fee: £40/$60 (waged), £20/$40 (students, unwaged, retired)


The conference is held at the King's Manor, University of York Centre for Medieval Studies & York St John College (accommodation available at York St John College)
For information and booking forms contact Helen Phillips, School of English, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 7ZR, UK hep@liverpool.ac.uk


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ROBIN HOOD IN YORK

OUTLAWS AND OUTLAW STUDIES

7th - 10th JULY 2003

The 4th Biennial Conference of the International Association for Robin Hood Studies


MONDAY 7th JULY

Registration 9.30 onwards. The King's Manor, University of York Centre for Medieval Studies.


Coffee Refectory

11.0 Welcome

11.15-12.30 Plenary Lecture

Mark Ormrod, University of York

"`Our Comely King': Representations of Royal Authority in the Early Robin Hood Tradition"


12.30-1.30 Lunch

1.30-3.15 Session 1

Anthony Pollard, University of Teesside
"Popular History in the Pre-Reformation stories of Robin Hood

Andrew Hamer, University of Liverpool
"Njáls Saga: Confessions of a Justified Outlaw"

David Hepworth, University of Nottingham
"Life Versus Fiction: A Consideration of Real Northern Outlaws and their Background versus the Gest of Robyn Hode"

3.15- tea


3.45-5.30 Session 2
Glyn Burgess, University of Liverpool
"I kan Rymes of Robyn Hood and Randolf Erl of Chestre"

Thomas Hahn, University of Rochester
"High-End Robin Hood: The Popular Hero in Fine Press Editions"

Helen Phillips, University of Liverpool
"A Chartist Robin Hood"

COLLEGE OF YORK ST JOHN, LORD MAYOR'S WALK

6.0-7.0 Dinner

7.0 The Ebor Morris Men Quadrangle
(Drama Studio if wet)

8.0 Lecture Recital

Paul Bracken, University of Nottingham

In the Chapel of the College of York St John.


TUESDAY 8th JULY

THE KING'S MANOR

9.30-10.45 Session 3

Sayre Greenfield, University of Pittsburgh
"May the Forest Be with You: Spenser, Shakespeare, and Ben Jonson's The Sad Shepherd"

Eila Williamson, University of Southampton,
"Robin Hood in Medieval and Early-Modern Scotland"

10.45 - 11.15 Coffee

11.15 - 12.30 Plenary Lecture

Lois Potter, University of Delaware

"Playing Robin Hood"


12.30-2.0 Lunch

The Internet Session, directed by Allen W. Wright and David Hepworth, meets over lunch
2.0-3.15 Session 4
Mary Hamel, Mount St Mary's College
"Robin Hood and Star Trek"

John Marshall, University of Bristol
"History, Heritage and Histrionics: Robin Hood and the Ripon Millenary Festival 1886"

3.15 Tea

3.45 - 5.30 Session 5

Christine Chism, Rutgers University
"Who Killed Robin Hood? Why Did He Die?"

Dean Hoffman, University of North Carolina
"`They droughen hem to halves while he gan to pleye': A Manor House Staging of The Tale of Gamelyn"

Barbara Green, Wakefield
"The Riddle of the Prioress"


COLLEGE OF YORK ST JOHN

6.0-7.0 Dinner

8.0. The Sad Shepherd (a communal reading, directed by Linda Troost)
The Drama Studio and Quadrangle


WEDNESDAY 9th APRIL

THE KING'S MANOR


9.30-11.15 Session 5

Tim Jones, Augustana College
"Medieval Masculinities: Robin Hood and King Arthur in the Works of Howard Pyle"

Allen W. Wright, Toronto
"Beating and Binding in a Shaky Liturgical Era: Religion and the Modern Robin Hood Legend"

Lorraine K. Stock, University of Houston
"Robin Hood and the Virgin Mary: Sources, Analogues, Readings"

11.15 - 11.45 Coffee

11.45 - 1.0 Plenary Lecture

Thomas H. Ohlgren, Purdue University

"From Script to Print: The Earliest Robin Hood Texts, 1465-1560"


1.0-2.0 Lunch

2.0-3.15 Session 6

Lesley Coote and Brian Levy, University of Hull
"Filming Robin Hood: The Gender Problem"

Laura Blunk, Cuyahoga College
"Sibling Rivalry: Richard I and John in Robin Hood (and Other) Films

3.15 Tea

3.45 - 5.30 Session 7

Thea Somerfield, University of Utrecht
"The Outlaw Genre and Robert Bruce: Outlaw and Gentleman"

Patricia Yongue, University of Houston
"Willa Cather's Robin Hood: Outlaw, Inlaw"

Stephen Knight, Cardiff University
"Robin Hood and the Crusades"


5.30- 6.30 Session 8 Discussion Panels.
Teaching Robin Hood: Chair: Lorraine K. Stock.
"Prince of Thieves": Film Robin Hood: Chair Alan Gaylord


COLLEGE OF YORK ST JOHN

8. 0 Conference Dinner


THURSDAY 10th JULY

9 a.m. to 6. p.m. All-day trip, leaving from the College of York St John.
The itinerary, visiting major Yorkshire Robin Hood sites, includes Wentbridge and the Sayles, Wakefield, Ripon, Fountains Abbey.

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INFORMATION

Delegates staying at the College of York St John on Sunday 6th July (dinner, bed and breakfast): your rooms will be available from 1-2 p.m. on Sunday. You can leave bags earlier. Dinner will be served between 6 and 7 p.m. in the refectory on Sunday (for those booked in for Sunday night), and also on Monday and Tuesday.

Delegates arriving on Monday 7th July in the morning: you will be able to leave bags at the York University Centre for Medieval Studies, King's Manor, after registering. This, of course, is at your own risk. You can also leave your bags at the college if you prefer. The King's Manor is about a mile from the station, near Bootham Bar. The college is in Lord Mayor's Walk. You can get a map from http://www.cityofyork.comtourinfo. The King's Manor is the building between the Art Gallery and Yorkshire Museum. The College is top right, with its previous name: Ripon and St John's College. If your bags are light and it's not raining you can walk from the station to King's Manor. If not, taxi.

The daytime sessions are at King's Manor, the evening events at the College. Tea, coffee and biscuits and a ticket for the lecture recital are included in the conference fee, as is dinner and breakfast for those who book accommodation at the college. People not staying at the college may, of course, come to the evening functions there. Lunch isn't included. The refectory of the Centre for Medieval Studies (next door to the lecture room that we have as our base) is open all day until 6 p.m. and serves lunch. There are plenty of other places to go for lunch in York close to the King's Manor. The King's Manor is in the centre of the City, close to the Minster and also-of Robin Hood interest-the ruins of St Mary's Abbey.

Trains from London take approx. two hours. You can get from London in time for the opening on Monday morning and also back after the trip. For other information on trains see the website National Rail Enquiries. Early morning trains and trains on Fridays often cost more than other trains. Booking a week or more ahead often saves money.

Conference fee: £40/$60 (waged) or £20/$30 (students, unwaged and retired participants).
To register for the conference contact Professor Stephen Knight, Department of English Literature, Cardiff University, CF 10 3XB; KnightS2@Cardiff.ac.uk.