Session Title

Researching the Autobiographical Impulse: New Texts and Methods in Medieval Autobiography Studies

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Special Session

Organizer Name

Afrodesia E. McCannon

Organizer Affiliation

New York Univ.

Presider Name

Afrodesia E. McCannon

Paper Title 1

Emotional Memory and the Writing of History: Medieval Catalan Autobiographies

Presenter 1 Name

Antonella Liuzzo Scorpo

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Univ. of Lincoln

Paper Title 2

Forging Boethius: Pseudo-Autobiography and the Making of Medieval Boethianisms

Presenter 2 Name

Brooke Hunter

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Villanova Univ.

Paper Title 3

Rereading Old French Hagiography as Autobiography

Presenter 3 Name

Nicole M. Leapley

Presenter 3 Affiliation

St. Anselm College

Start Date

16-5-2015 1:30 PM

Session Location

Bernhard Brown & Gold Room

Description

This session concerns new ways of considering autobiographical writing in the Middle Ages. It seeks historically, archivally, and theoretically informed expansions, reinterpretations, and examples of the genre for the medieval period. The participants will consider medieval autobiography through Old French hagiography, a Boethian forgery, and Catalan historiography.

Afrodesia E. McCannon

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May 16th, 1:30 PM

Researching the Autobiographical Impulse: New Texts and Methods in Medieval Autobiography Studies

Bernhard Brown & Gold Room

This session concerns new ways of considering autobiographical writing in the Middle Ages. It seeks historically, archivally, and theoretically informed expansions, reinterpretations, and examples of the genre for the medieval period. The participants will consider medieval autobiography through Old French hagiography, a Boethian forgery, and Catalan historiography.

Afrodesia E. McCannon