Session Title

Disguise and Incognito: 1000-1500

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Special Session

Organizer Name

James Howard

Organizer Affiliation

Emory Univ.

Presider Name

James Howard

Paper Title 1

"Disnatured fro Kynde": Addressing Disguise in Romance

Presenter 1 Name

Rachel Kapelle

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Willamette Univ.

Paper Title 2

I'll Do Anything for Love: Gender Disguise in the Achilles-Deidama Episode of Konrad von Würzburg's Trojanerkrieg

Presenter 2 Name

James Frankki

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Sam Houston State Univ.

Start Date

17-5-2015 10:30 AM

Session Location

Valley I Shilling Lounge

Description

This session will explore the use of disguise and incognito in texts from the high and late Middle Ages (c.1000-1500). It will approach disguise and incognito from a number of disciplinary intersections, including Arthurian studies, performance studies, gender studies, and studies of rhetoric.

Rachel Kapelle's paper " 'Disnatured fro Kynde': Addressing Disguise in Romance" approaches disguise in the fourteenth-century William of Palerne and the fifteenth-century English Prose Merlin. In particular, supernatural elements in both stories are required to preserve the fragile borders of authority, privilege, and humanity from the challenges posed by disguise.

James Frankki's paper "I'll Do Anything for Love: Gender Disguise in the Achilles - Deidama Episode of Konrad von Würzburg's Trojanerkrieg" analyzes the expanded depictions of Achilles and Deidama's cross-dressing in a thirteenth-century adaptation of Statius's work on the Trojan War.

James Howard

This document is currently not available here.

Share

COinS
 
May 17th, 10:30 AM

Disguise and Incognito: 1000-1500

Valley I Shilling Lounge

This session will explore the use of disguise and incognito in texts from the high and late Middle Ages (c.1000-1500). It will approach disguise and incognito from a number of disciplinary intersections, including Arthurian studies, performance studies, gender studies, and studies of rhetoric.

Rachel Kapelle's paper " 'Disnatured fro Kynde': Addressing Disguise in Romance" approaches disguise in the fourteenth-century William of Palerne and the fifteenth-century English Prose Merlin. In particular, supernatural elements in both stories are required to preserve the fragile borders of authority, privilege, and humanity from the challenges posed by disguise.

James Frankki's paper "I'll Do Anything for Love: Gender Disguise in the Achilles - Deidama Episode of Konrad von Würzburg's Trojanerkrieg" analyzes the expanded depictions of Achilles and Deidama's cross-dressing in a thirteenth-century adaptation of Statius's work on the Trojan War.

James Howard