Session Title

Romancing the Genres II: Romancing Sanctity

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Medieval Romance Society

Organizer Name

Jennifer R. Barton Bird

Organizer Affiliation

Univ. of York

Presider Name

Jennifer R. Barton Bird

Paper Title 1

Romancing the King in Matthew Paris's Estoire de seint Aedward le rei

Presenter 1 Name

Cynthia Turner Camp

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Univ. of Georgia

Paper Title 2

"Pur la bone gent conforter / E pur la male amender": Penitential Quests in the Tractatus de purgatorio sancti Patricii and Sir Gowther

Presenter 2 Name

Catherine A. Rock

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Stark State College

Paper Title 3

Rereading the Relationship between Sir Isumbras and the Legend of Saint Eustace

Presenter 3 Name

Wendy A. Matlock

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Kansas State Univ.

Start Date

9-5-2014 1:30 PM

Session Location

Valley II Harvey 204

Description

This session invites papers which explore the interactions of romance and religious genres, whether hagiography, devotional literature, or even liturgical texts. Possible topics include romance adaptations of saints’ lives, the convergence or conflict of secular and spiritual values in romance, and the relation of romance to devotional texts and practices of the medieval period.

Jennifer R. Barton Bird

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May 9th, 1:30 PM

Romancing the Genres II: Romancing Sanctity

Valley II Harvey 204

This session invites papers which explore the interactions of romance and religious genres, whether hagiography, devotional literature, or even liturgical texts. Possible topics include romance adaptations of saints’ lives, the convergence or conflict of secular and spiritual values in romance, and the relation of romance to devotional texts and practices of the medieval period.

Jennifer R. Barton Bird