Session Title

Reading the Romance of the Rose: Hermeneutics, Knowledge, and Desire

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Special Session

Organizer Name

Jonathan Morton

Organizer Affiliation

New College, Univ. of Oxford

Presider Name

David Rollo

Presider Affiliation

Univ. of Southern California

Paper Title 1

Curved Mirrors and Distorted Reflections of Neoplatonism in the Roman de la rose

Presenter 1 Name

Jonathan Morton

Paper Title 2

Organic Growth: Sexual (Re)production and Textual Proliferation in the Tradition of the Rose

Presenter 2 Name

Marco Nievergelt

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Univ. de Lausanne

Paper Title 3

“Each of them lies dead and rotting”: Generation, Genealogy, and the Author in the Romance of the Rose

Presenter 3 Name

Philip Knox

Presenter 3 Affiliation

New College, Univ. of Oxford

Start Date

10-5-2014 1:30 PM

Session Location

Schneider 1330

Description

This collaborative panel considers the role of readers' interpretations and textual legacies in the _Romance of the Rose_, the French masterpiece of the Middle Ages. It results from a collaborative approach whose starting point is Oxford University's _Romance of the Rose_ Reading Group. Through close readings of the text the panel focuses on the fractured and fraught presentation of knowledge in the ludic and philosophical romance.

Jonathan Morton

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May 10th, 1:30 PM

Reading the Romance of the Rose: Hermeneutics, Knowledge, and Desire

Schneider 1330

This collaborative panel considers the role of readers' interpretations and textual legacies in the _Romance of the Rose_, the French masterpiece of the Middle Ages. It results from a collaborative approach whose starting point is Oxford University's _Romance of the Rose_ Reading Group. Through close readings of the text the panel focuses on the fractured and fraught presentation of knowledge in the ludic and philosophical romance.

Jonathan Morton