Session Title

Romance Materiality III: Materialize or Material Lies?

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Medieval Romance Society

Organizer Name

Jenn Bartlett

Organizer Affiliation

Univ. of York

Presider Name

Jenn Bartlett

Paper Title 1

Melusine, Material Witnesses, and the Lies They Tell

Presenter 1 Name

Angela Florschuetz

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Independent Scholar

Paper Title 2

(Im)material Proof: Oaths, Objects, and a Field of Fire in Athelston

Presenter 2 Name

Heidi Frame

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Kent State Univ.

Paper Title 3

(Im)material bodies: The Absent Jew and The Siege of Jerusalem

Presenter 3 Name

Timothy Stinson

Presenter 3 Affiliation

North Carolina State Univ.

Start Date

14-5-2015 3:30 PM

Session Location

Schneider 1335

Description

This session examines romance material objects and manuscript materiality as interpretative evidence. Can material be trusted? Papers explore narrative attitudes and agendas to material evidence and its destruction; they interrogate the potential sanctity of objects as potential proof of guilt or innocence, and the idea of the material demarcating spiritual and ideological authority and proof. Papers will also examine the consequences of misreading and misinterpreting this material, as well as questioning the notion of material veracity. Texts discussed include Siege of Jerusalem, Athelston, and Melusine.

Jenn Bartlett

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May 14th, 3:30 PM

Romance Materiality III: Materialize or Material Lies?

Schneider 1335

This session examines romance material objects and manuscript materiality as interpretative evidence. Can material be trusted? Papers explore narrative attitudes and agendas to material evidence and its destruction; they interrogate the potential sanctity of objects as potential proof of guilt or innocence, and the idea of the material demarcating spiritual and ideological authority and proof. Papers will also examine the consequences of misreading and misinterpreting this material, as well as questioning the notion of material veracity. Texts discussed include Siege of Jerusalem, Athelston, and Melusine.

Jenn Bartlett