Session Title

The Formation of Identity in Middle English Arthurian Romance

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Medieval Association of the Midwest (MAM)

Organizer Name

Kristin Bovaird-Abbo

Organizer Affiliation

Univ. of Northern Colorado

Presider Name

Alison Langdon

Presider Affiliation

Western Kentucky Univ.

Paper Title 1

Boethian Kingship: Arthur’s Fragmenting Identity in the Alliterative Morte

Presenter 1 Name

Anthony G. Cirilla

Presenter 1 Affiliation

St. Louis Univ.

Paper Title 2

Be Careful What You Wish For: "Gifts" in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Presenter 2 Name

Mickey Sweeney

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Dominican Univ.

Paper Title 3

Linguistic Lancelot, or, How to Talk to the Ladies in Thomas Malory's Le Morte Darthur

Presenter 3 Name

Kristin Bovaird-Abbo

Paper Title 4

Masculinity, Identity, and Chivalric Rape Culture in The Avowyng of Arthur

Presenter 4 Name

Matthew D. O'Donnell

Presenter 4 Affiliation

Indiana Univ.-Bloomington

Start Date

10-5-2014 10:00 AM

Session Location

Valley I Hadley 101

Description

This session explores issues of identity formation in Middle English Arthurian Romance through the lens of gender, class, and/or nationality, particularly in less frequently discussed texts such as Awntyrs off Arthur, Gologras and Gawain, Ywain and Gawain, Libeaus Desconus, et cetera. How are the massive political and cultural changes that define the later Middle Ages in Britain reflected, explored, and/or critiqued in Middle English Arthurian romance?

Alison Langdon

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May 10th, 10:00 AM

The Formation of Identity in Middle English Arthurian Romance

Valley I Hadley 101

This session explores issues of identity formation in Middle English Arthurian Romance through the lens of gender, class, and/or nationality, particularly in less frequently discussed texts such as Awntyrs off Arthur, Gologras and Gawain, Ywain and Gawain, Libeaus Desconus, et cetera. How are the massive political and cultural changes that define the later Middle Ages in Britain reflected, explored, and/or critiqued in Middle English Arthurian romance?

Alison Langdon