Session Title

Flyting Poetry across Medieval Cultures (A Roundtable)

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Special Session

Organizer Name

Sally Abed, Doaa Omran

Organizer Affiliation

Univ. of Utah, Univ. of New Mexico

Presider Name

Maha Baddar

Presider Affiliation

Pima Community College

Paper Title 1

Top Flyte: Masculine Panic and Verbal Confrontation

Presenter 1 Name

Robert Stanton

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Boston College

Paper Title 2

Bríatharcath na m-ban of Fled Bricrenn: Female Flyting in Medieval Ireland

Presenter 2 Name

Dylan Cooper (Recipient of the NUI, Galway's Sieg & Dunlop Travel Bursary)

Presenter 2 Affiliation

National University of Ireland-Galway

Paper Title 3

The "Other" Germanic Flyting

Presenter 3 Name

Adam Oberlin

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Atlanta International School

Paper Title 4

Female Flyters in Medieval Arabic Poetry

Presenter 4 Name

Doaa Omran

Paper Title 5

Self Flyters in Medieval Arabic Poetry

Presenter 5 Name

Sally Abed

Start Date

11-5-2017 3:30 PM

Session Location

Fetzer 2016

Description

The aim of the “Flyting Poetry across Medieval Cultures” roundtable is to draw together scholars working on the genre of flyting in different medieval cultures and literatures. It fosters dialogue among different medieval cultures, which is significant in terms of enriching the overall academic field of medieval studies. It also brings together diverse geographic areas and time spans, and puts them into conversation. The roundtable draws attention to the unexamined facets of word play and perceptions in the medieval world inside and outside royal courts. Participants will present on a specific aspect of flyting pertaining to either medieval European or medieval Arabic scholarship.

Sally Abed

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May 11th, 3:30 PM

Flyting Poetry across Medieval Cultures (A Roundtable)

Fetzer 2016

The aim of the “Flyting Poetry across Medieval Cultures” roundtable is to draw together scholars working on the genre of flyting in different medieval cultures and literatures. It fosters dialogue among different medieval cultures, which is significant in terms of enriching the overall academic field of medieval studies. It also brings together diverse geographic areas and time spans, and puts them into conversation. The roundtable draws attention to the unexamined facets of word play and perceptions in the medieval world inside and outside royal courts. Participants will present on a specific aspect of flyting pertaining to either medieval European or medieval Arabic scholarship.

Sally Abed