Session Title

Twenty-First Century Piers: Reading Piers Plowman with Contemporary Theory (A Roundtable)

Sponsoring Organization(s)

International Piers Plowman Society

Organizer Name

Dana Roders

Organizer Affiliation

Purdue Univ.

Presider Name

Fiona Somerset

Presider Affiliation

Univ. of Connecticut

Paper Title 1

Piers Plowman and Queer-Marxist (Re)Production

Presenter 1 Name

Micah Goodrich

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Univ. of Connecticut

Paper Title 2

Langland's Sensorium: Sensory Studies and Piers Plowman

Presenter 2 Name

Laura Godfrey

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Univ. of Connecticut

Paper Title 3

Triple Persons: Questions of Phenomenology and Affect in Personification

Presenter 3 Name

Seth Strickland

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Cornell Univ.

Paper Title 4

"Socially Gendered Economies," or, "Avoiding Theoretical Tunnel Vision in Piers Plowman Studies"

Presenter 4 Name

David Sweeten

Presenter 4 Affiliation

Eastern New Mexico Univ.

Paper Title 5

Audible Piers: Examining Piers Plowman through Sound Studies

Presenter 5 Name

Ingrid Pierce

Presenter 5 Affiliation

Purdue Univ.

Start Date

11-5-2018 3:30 PM

Session Location

Valley 3 Eldridge 309

Description

Recently, Piers Plowman scholars have begun to explore the merit of studying the poem with contemporary theory, with increasing interest over the past few years in how certain theoretical approaches can enrich our reading of the poem. Building on this burgeoning interest in merging Piers Plowman studies and theory, our roundtable session invites panelists to present short papers on theory-driven methods for reading Piers. Presentations might apply particular theoretical perspectives to the poem, consider how specific passages or aspects of Piers lend themselves to theoretical work, discuss the potential for blending newer theories (for example, new materialism, object-oriented ontology, affect studies) with more traditional approaches, or reflect more broadly on the benefits and challenges of using critical theory to read Piers.

- Noelle Phillips

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May 11th, 3:30 PM

Twenty-First Century Piers: Reading Piers Plowman with Contemporary Theory (A Roundtable)

Valley 3 Eldridge 309

Recently, Piers Plowman scholars have begun to explore the merit of studying the poem with contemporary theory, with increasing interest over the past few years in how certain theoretical approaches can enrich our reading of the poem. Building on this burgeoning interest in merging Piers Plowman studies and theory, our roundtable session invites panelists to present short papers on theory-driven methods for reading Piers. Presentations might apply particular theoretical perspectives to the poem, consider how specific passages or aspects of Piers lend themselves to theoretical work, discuss the potential for blending newer theories (for example, new materialism, object-oriented ontology, affect studies) with more traditional approaches, or reflect more broadly on the benefits and challenges of using critical theory to read Piers.

- Noelle Phillips