We are grateful for conference funding provided by Stephen Freedman, Fordham University Provost, Eva Badowska, Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and Maura Mast, Dean of Fordham College at Rose Hill. We appreciate the generosity of Distinguished Professor Mary Erler, Department of English, and Distinguished Professor Jocelyn Wogan-Browne, Thomas F.X. and Theresa Mullarkey Chair in Literature. Important funding also came from Cambridge University Press, with the help of Ann Avouris and Lauren Marra.

Special thanks go to David Smigen-Rothkopf for his design of the conference poster; to Katherine Briant for her help with the conference website; to Susanne Hafner, Director of the Center for Medieval Studies, for guidance, administrative assistance, and support; and to Laura Morreale, Associate Director of the Center for Medieval Studies, for her crucial work on logistics.