Session Title

Arthurian Landscapes

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Arthurian Literature

Organizer Name

David F. Johnson

Organizer Affiliation

Florida State Univ.

Presider Name

David F. Johnson

Paper Title 1

Rex Quondam et Aquosus: Political Ecologies in Malory’s Morte

Presenter 1 Name

Robert Allen Rouse

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Univ. of British Columbia

Paper Title 2

Translating Arthurian Landscape: The Magic Spring in Yvain and Ívens saga

Presenter 2 Name

Stefka G. Eriksen

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Univ. i Oslo

Paper Title 3

The Arthurian Ecotone

Presenter 3 Name

Michael W. Twomey

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Ithaca College

Start Date

15-5-2015 3:30 PM

Session Location

Bernhard 209

Description

Eco-criticism, which considers the role and representation of the environment in literature, has been usefully applied to medieval literature in general for some years now. The analysis of geographical space and natural—and unnatural—landscapes in Arthurian literature has also been ongoing for some time. The valorization of the wilderness and wildness in Arthurian texts, the movement of various characters through the ever-changing landscapes of Logres and other legendary or real geographical spaces, and the role played by nature and natural elements (e.g. water) in the landscape are but a few of the topics touched on by the ecocritical approach. This session invites papers that challenge or propose new ecocritical readings of a wide variety of Arthurian texts, or that employ entirely different approaches to the landscapes—and those who occupy or negotiate them—in Arthurian literature.

David F. Johnson

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May 15th, 3:30 PM

Arthurian Landscapes

Bernhard 209

Eco-criticism, which considers the role and representation of the environment in literature, has been usefully applied to medieval literature in general for some years now. The analysis of geographical space and natural—and unnatural—landscapes in Arthurian literature has also been ongoing for some time. The valorization of the wilderness and wildness in Arthurian texts, the movement of various characters through the ever-changing landscapes of Logres and other legendary or real geographical spaces, and the role played by nature and natural elements (e.g. water) in the landscape are but a few of the topics touched on by the ecocritical approach. This session invites papers that challenge or propose new ecocritical readings of a wide variety of Arthurian texts, or that employ entirely different approaches to the landscapes—and those who occupy or negotiate them—in Arthurian literature.

David F. Johnson