Session Title

Genre Bending in Lawman's Brut

Sponsoring Organization(s)

International Lawman's Brut Society

Organizer Name

Kenneth J. Tiller

Organizer Affiliation

Univ. of Virginia's College at Wise

Presider Name

Elizabeth J. Bryan

Presider Affiliation

Brown Univ.

Paper Title 1

Revision and Genre: The Case of Lawman's Brut

Presenter 1 Name

John P. Brennan

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Indiana Univ.-Purdue Univ.-Fort Wayne

Paper Title 2

Reconsidering Lawman's Epic Similes

Presenter 2 Name

Kenneth J. Tiller

Paper Title 3

Cordelia's Medicine in Lawman's Brut: Regimens of Health

Presenter 3 Name

Gail Ivy Berlin

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Indiana Univ. of Pennsylvania

Start Date

15-5-2015 10:00 AM

Session Location

Valley II Garneau Lounge

Description

Since its publication in 1847 by Sir Frederic Madden, Lawman's Brut has challenged scholars with the question of genre, as various studies have tried to categorize it as a “chronicle,” “epic,” “romance” or as some other form of literature. Recent studies have also noted Lawman’s blending of the features of different poetic and prose genres. Seeking to further this debate, the papers in this session examine issues of genre in the Brut. They discuss Lawman's use of different genres and sub-genres--including the chronicle, epic, and bodily health manual--and consider new approaches to Lawman’s poetic methods. The session hopes to generate critical conversation about how Lawman’s work might best be considered generically. It may, finally, ask whether it is possible—or even necessary—to assign the Brut to a generic category.

Kenneth Tiller

University of Virginia's College at Wise

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May 15th, 10:00 AM

Genre Bending in Lawman's Brut

Valley II Garneau Lounge

Since its publication in 1847 by Sir Frederic Madden, Lawman's Brut has challenged scholars with the question of genre, as various studies have tried to categorize it as a “chronicle,” “epic,” “romance” or as some other form of literature. Recent studies have also noted Lawman’s blending of the features of different poetic and prose genres. Seeking to further this debate, the papers in this session examine issues of genre in the Brut. They discuss Lawman's use of different genres and sub-genres--including the chronicle, epic, and bodily health manual--and consider new approaches to Lawman’s poetic methods. The session hopes to generate critical conversation about how Lawman’s work might best be considered generically. It may, finally, ask whether it is possible—or even necessary—to assign the Brut to a generic category.

Kenneth Tiller

University of Virginia's College at Wise