Session Title

Christine de Pizan's Political Voice

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Special Session

Organizer Name

Anneliese L. Pollock Renck

Organizer Affiliation

Bucknell Univ.

Presider Name

Anneliese L. Pollock Renck

Paper Title 1

Liberalité as the Divine Virtue in the Good Prince in Le Livre du corps de policie

Presenter 1 Name

Margaret M. Gower

Presenter 1 Affiliation

St. Mary's College, Notre Dame

Paper Title 2

Politics and Emotions: Christine de Pizan and Charles V

Presenter 2 Name

Charles-Louis Morand-Métivier

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Univ. of Vermont

Paper Title 3

Unraveling Desire: Penelopean Textual Politics in Christine de Pizan's Cité des dames

Presenter 3 Name

Marcella L. Munson

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Florida Atlantic Univ.

Start Date

15-5-2015 3:30 PM

Session Location

Schneider 1335

Description

The study of Christine de Pizan has become a well-established topic in medieval studies in the last few decades. Christine's role in the querelle des femmes, her oversight of a large manuscript workshop, and her complex cultivation of networks of patronage have been the objects of protracted study. Recently, attention has been paid to Christine's intervention in contemporary politics, and on the effects of the author's literary works on the social and political realms in France.

This session seeks to examine the intersections of literary and political endeavors in Christine's life and works. How did her translations, for example, conceive of the French nation and perhaps even influence the monarch's actions? How did her depictions of imagined communities of women affect actual political and social realities? Did her interventions in the querelle des femmes substantially shape attitudes towards the female sex, or did they merely spark a literary debate?

Anneliese P. Renck

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May 15th, 3:30 PM

Christine de Pizan's Political Voice

Schneider 1335

The study of Christine de Pizan has become a well-established topic in medieval studies in the last few decades. Christine's role in the querelle des femmes, her oversight of a large manuscript workshop, and her complex cultivation of networks of patronage have been the objects of protracted study. Recently, attention has been paid to Christine's intervention in contemporary politics, and on the effects of the author's literary works on the social and political realms in France.

This session seeks to examine the intersections of literary and political endeavors in Christine's life and works. How did her translations, for example, conceive of the French nation and perhaps even influence the monarch's actions? How did her depictions of imagined communities of women affect actual political and social realities? Did her interventions in the querelle des femmes substantially shape attitudes towards the female sex, or did they merely spark a literary debate?

Anneliese P. Renck