Session Title

Bastard Heroes in Medieval Romance Epic

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Société Rencesvals, American-Canadian Branch

Organizer Name

Rebeca Castellanos

Organizer Affiliation

Grand Valley State Univ.

Presider Name

Mercedes Vaquero

Presider Affiliation

Brown Univ.

Paper Title 1

A Tale of Two Bastards: Franco-Italian Epic and Orlandino

Presenter 1 Name

Stephen P. McCormick

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Washington and Lee Univ.

Paper Title 2

"Fijo de Ninguno": Bastardy in Spanish Epic Material

Presenter 2 Name

Peter Mahoney

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Stonehill College

Paper Title 3

Rodrigo y Mudarra: Bastardía y renovación dinástica

Presenter 3 Name

Julio Hernando

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Indiana Univ.-South Bend

Paper Title 4

El sentido de la bastardía en las leyendas de Mudarra y Antara

Presenter 4 Name

Rebeca Castellanos

Start Date

11-5-2017 10:00 AM

Session Location

Sangren 1320

Description

The Heroic Bastard trope is commonly used in popular culture today. In this session we expect to explore the ambiguous and uneasy figure of the bastard/s and how they contribute or not to the valorization of the epic ideal of the hero/es, and if they help to reintegrate and support maternal or paternal lineage in the noble families that sponsored this genre. Medieval Romance epics with bastard heroes teach us about cultural anxieties and aspirations of their societies.

Rebeca Castellanos

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May 11th, 10:00 AM

Bastard Heroes in Medieval Romance Epic

Sangren 1320

The Heroic Bastard trope is commonly used in popular culture today. In this session we expect to explore the ambiguous and uneasy figure of the bastard/s and how they contribute or not to the valorization of the epic ideal of the hero/es, and if they help to reintegrate and support maternal or paternal lineage in the noble families that sponsored this genre. Medieval Romance epics with bastard heroes teach us about cultural anxieties and aspirations of their societies.

Rebeca Castellanos