Undergraduate Research Colloquium


Location: Byzantine Reading Room, 714 Hesburgh Library

Every year, undergraduate students who have taken medieval studies courses present papers on a wide range of topics. The 20-minute presentations are based on research work undertaken for a course and students are nominated for participation by their teachers.

Session One (11 a.m. to noon)

Matthew DiFazio: Lancelot’s Depiction in The Knight of the Cart Versus that in The Quest of the Holy Grail

Jessica Runk: Love in the Romances: Erec and Enide vs. Lancelot and Guinevere

Mary Prokop: The Joy of the Court: Courtly Love in Erec and Enide and The Knight of the Cart

Kieran Wasserman: The Quest of the Lost Crown: An Adventure of the Round Table


Noon to 1 p.m.:  Buffet lunch for all participants and audience members


Session Two (1 p.m. to 2 p.m.)

Maria Martellaro: Labyrinth or Labor Intus: Classical Myth in the Medieval Church

Katherine McGovern: Salisbury Cathedral as Ascetic Anomaly

Rebecca Lischwe: Scuola Grande di San Rocco, Venice, Italy: Historic Analysis and Proposal for the Future