Session Title

Smooth Criminals: Blandishment, Satire, and Communicative Trickery in the Middle Ages

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Special Session

Organizer Name

Joel Anderson

Organizer Affiliation

Cornell Univ.

Presider Name

Adin Esther Lears

Presider Affiliation

Cornell Univ.

Paper Title 1

Rhetorical Tactics of the Councils of Hell in Two Later Medieval Temptation Dramas

Presenter 1 Name

Mandy Lowell

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Cornell Univ.

Paper Title 2

"We're going to have our dispute": Social Hierarchy in Troubadour Debates

Presenter 2 Name

Clare E. Wilson

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Graduate Center, CUNY

Paper Title 3

Hoccleve's "Faueles Tonge" and the Rehabilitative Effects of Gossip

Presenter 3 Name

Danielle Bradley

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Rutgers Univ.

Start Date

11-5-2013 3:30 PM

Session Location

Valley II LeFevre Lounge

Description

This panel aims to explore shifting medieval attitudes towards rhetoric; we are especially interested in the ways medieval authors used rhetoric to both shore up and tear down individual relationships, institutions, and social hierarchies in subtle and evasive ways.

Joel Anderson and Adin Lears

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May 11th, 3:30 PM

Smooth Criminals: Blandishment, Satire, and Communicative Trickery in the Middle Ages

Valley II LeFevre Lounge

This panel aims to explore shifting medieval attitudes towards rhetoric; we are especially interested in the ways medieval authors used rhetoric to both shore up and tear down individual relationships, institutions, and social hierarchies in subtle and evasive ways.

Joel Anderson and Adin Lears