Session Title

The Functions and Dysfunctions of the Medieval and Renaissance Family II: Bourgeois Families under Stress

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association

Organizer Name

Thomas P. Klein

Organizer Affiliation

Idaho State Univ.

Presider Name

Kimberly A. Klimek

Presider Affiliation

Metropolitan State Univ. of Denver

Paper Title 1

Enriching Allegories: Domestic Discourse and Dispute in Chaucer's Tale of Melibee

Presenter 1 Name

Adam Osborn

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Auburn Univ.

Paper Title 2

The Family That Slays Together: Interfamilial Violence and Insult in Late Medieval Lucca

Presenter 2 Name

Corinne Wieben

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Univ. of Northern Colorado

Paper Title 3

Cowering, Complaining, Commiserating: The Henpecked Husband and Discourses of Spousal Abuse in John Lydgate's Disguising at Hertford

Presenter 3 Name

Eileen Kim

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Wilfrid Laurier Univ.

Paper Title 4

Bougeois Families under Stress

Presenter 4 Name

Kathleen Ashley

Presenter 4 Affiliation

Univ. of Southern Maine

Start Date

14-5-2016 3:30 PM

Session Location

Schneider 1325

Description

"The Functions and Dysfunctions of the Medieval and Renaissance Family II: Bourgeois Families Under Stress" takes historical and literary approaches to medieval and Renaissance families, and include discussion of the family of Chaucer's Melibee as an actual family: familial insult exchange in 14th c. Lucca; the ambivalence of men being abused by their wives in 14th and 15th c. England; and Protestant-Catholic antagonism among families in 16th and 17th c. Burgundy.

Thomas Klein

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May 14th, 3:30 PM

The Functions and Dysfunctions of the Medieval and Renaissance Family II: Bourgeois Families under Stress

Schneider 1325

"The Functions and Dysfunctions of the Medieval and Renaissance Family II: Bourgeois Families Under Stress" takes historical and literary approaches to medieval and Renaissance families, and include discussion of the family of Chaucer's Melibee as an actual family: familial insult exchange in 14th c. Lucca; the ambivalence of men being abused by their wives in 14th and 15th c. England; and Protestant-Catholic antagonism among families in 16th and 17th c. Burgundy.

Thomas Klein