Session Title

Romance Materiality II: Romancing the Material

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Medieval Romance Society

Organizer Name

Jenn Bartlett

Organizer Affiliation

Univ. of York

Presider Name

Benjamin S. W. Barootes

Presider Affiliation

McGill Univ.

Paper Title 1

Arthur's Dinner, or, Robert Thornton Goes Shopping

Presenter 1 Name

Jenn Bartlett

Paper Title 2

Materiality and Signs of Identity in Sir Eglamore

Presenter 2 Name

Robin Waugh

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Wilfrid Laurier Univ.

Paper Title 3

Fifty Shades of Green: A Knotty Problem in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Presenter 3 Name

Victoria Blud

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Univ. of York

Start Date

14-5-2015 1:30 PM

Session Location

Schneider 1335

Description

This session interrogates material culture’s presence within romances. How do we—and how can we—think about “things”? Papers in this session challenge and rethink the function of material objects in romance, or shed new light on our understanding of romances by historically informed close studies of specific items or scenes. They explore the supposed exoticism of luxury imported foodstuffs, textiles and emblem making, the symbolism of knots and girdles. Texts covered include Sir Eglamore, Alliterative Morte Arthure, and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.

Jenn Bartlett

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May 14th, 1:30 PM

Romance Materiality II: Romancing the Material

Schneider 1335

This session interrogates material culture’s presence within romances. How do we—and how can we—think about “things”? Papers in this session challenge and rethink the function of material objects in romance, or shed new light on our understanding of romances by historically informed close studies of specific items or scenes. They explore the supposed exoticism of luxury imported foodstuffs, textiles and emblem making, the symbolism of knots and girdles. Texts covered include Sir Eglamore, Alliterative Morte Arthure, and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.

Jenn Bartlett