MESA 2006 Panel

Ilex Foundation presented a panel at the 40th Anniversary of MESA’s annual conference, held in Boston, MA, in November 2006. The ILEX panel was entitled “Cunning Words: Hila or How To Do Things with Tricks.”

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Richard W. Bulliet, Columbia University


Louise Marlow, Wellesley College

Paper topics and presenters

“Reflections on Les Ruses d’Intelligence”
Lisa Raphals, University of California, Riverside

“Hoary Authorities and Wanton Wiles: Women in Medieval Exempla”
Olga M. Davidson, Wellesley College

“The Knight and the Go-Between: Arabo-Andalusian Hiyal in Late Medieval Castilian Literature”
Luis M. Girón-Negrón, Harvard University