Session Title

Place, Space, and/or Travel in Courtly Context

Sponsoring Organization(s)

International Courtly Literature Society (ICLS), North American Branch

Organizer Name

Patricia Price

Organizer Affiliation

California State Univ.-San Marcos

Presider Name

Kenneth Salzberg

Presider Affiliation

Hamline Univ.

Paper Title 1

Spatiality and the Rendering of Order in Troilus and Criseyde and The Knight's Tale

Presenter 1 Name

Matthew Smith

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Univ. of Alabama

Paper Title 2

Welsh Bardic Travel and Cultural Interchange in the Late Middle Ages

Presenter 2 Name

Patricia Price

Paper Title 3

Regional Identity between Courts in the Romance Mediterranean

Presenter 3 Name

Valerie M. Wilhite

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Univ. of the Virgin Islands

Start Date

11-5-2017 3:30 PM

Session Location

Fetzer 1060

Description

While it is impossible to gauge historical accuracy, performance as described in courtly literature provides insight into the way it was viewed in the medieval period, and modern performances of courtly literature can have a similar effect. After all, these texts were intended to be heard in a community of readers, not consumed in silence by an individual. Thus, looking at a text through the lens of performance has great potential to challenge and/or (re)shape our understanding of it.

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May 11th, 3:30 PM

Place, Space, and/or Travel in Courtly Context

Fetzer 1060

While it is impossible to gauge historical accuracy, performance as described in courtly literature provides insight into the way it was viewed in the medieval period, and modern performances of courtly literature can have a similar effect. After all, these texts were intended to be heard in a community of readers, not consumed in silence by an individual. Thus, looking at a text through the lens of performance has great potential to challenge and/or (re)shape our understanding of it.

Susann T. Samples