Session Title

Romancing the Genres I: Romancing Reality

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Medieval Romance Society

Organizer Name

Jennifer R. Barton Bird

Organizer Affiliation

Univ. of York

Presider Name

Christopher Maslanka

Presider Affiliation

Marquette Univ.

Paper Title 1

Romance's Ends: Fortifying the Family in a Middle English Household Book

Presenter 1 Name

Myra Seaman

Presenter 1 Affiliation

College of Charleston

Paper Title 2

"Who-so wylle of nurtur lere": Domestic Capabilities in the Middle English Emaré

Presenter 2 Name

Amy N. Vines

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Univ. of North Carolina-Greensboro

Paper Title 3

"Wonders to Seek": Romance and Reality in the Alliterative Morte Arthure

Presenter 3 Name

Sarah Lindsay

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Milligan College

Start Date

9-5-2014 10:00 AM

Session Location

Schneider 1340

Description

This session invites papers that consider the space romance shares with historical or practical genres, including chronicles, histories, legal documents, and even household books and letters. Papers in this session might cover romance appropriations of historical events and figures, romance’s function as a reflection of or commentary on contemporary societal issues, romance’s political implications, or the implications of reading romance alongside practical and household texts.

Jennifer R Barton Bird

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May 9th, 10:00 AM

Romancing the Genres I: Romancing Reality

Schneider 1340

This session invites papers that consider the space romance shares with historical or practical genres, including chronicles, histories, legal documents, and even household books and letters. Papers in this session might cover romance appropriations of historical events and figures, romance’s function as a reflection of or commentary on contemporary societal issues, romance’s political implications, or the implications of reading romance alongside practical and household texts.

Jennifer R Barton Bird