Session Title

Lacunae: Noticing What Is Not There

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Canadian Society of Medievalists/La Société canadienne des médiévistes

Organizer Name

Stephanie Morley

Organizer Affiliation

St. Mary's Univ.

Presider Name

Stephanie Morley

Paper Title 1

Chauntecleer's Glossless Vision: A Lacuna in the Nun's Priest's Tale

Presenter 1 Name

Luke William Mills

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Wingate Univ.

Paper Title 2

"Al ne is nat gospel": Genre and Lacunae in The Legend of Good Women

Presenter 2 Name

Alyssa Coltrain

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Rutgers Univ.

Paper Title 3

"Manners Maketh Man," but What about Woman? Conduct Literature for the Medieval English Gentlewoman

Presenter 3 Name

Kristin Canzano Pinyan

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Rutgers Univ.

Start Date

12-5-2016 1:30 PM

Session Location

Valley I Ackley 106

Description

This session aims to query the nature of absence and the productive possibilities that come of paying attention to what is not there. Three papers treat a broad array of lacunae--Chaucer's deliberate or puzzling poetic and narrative omissions; a curiously absent corpus of formal conduct literature for gentlewomen in the latter fifteenth century; missing glosses and missing conclusions---that nonetheless coalesce in their inquiry into the philosophical and practical predicament of dwelling in empty spaces and what that might illuminate about interpretive strategies, generic critique and approaches to gendered education in medieval culture and medieval studies.

Stephanie Morley

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May 12th, 1:30 PM

Lacunae: Noticing What Is Not There

Valley I Ackley 106

This session aims to query the nature of absence and the productive possibilities that come of paying attention to what is not there. Three papers treat a broad array of lacunae--Chaucer's deliberate or puzzling poetic and narrative omissions; a curiously absent corpus of formal conduct literature for gentlewomen in the latter fifteenth century; missing glosses and missing conclusions---that nonetheless coalesce in their inquiry into the philosophical and practical predicament of dwelling in empty spaces and what that might illuminate about interpretive strategies, generic critique and approaches to gendered education in medieval culture and medieval studies.

Stephanie Morley