Session Title

Medieval Voyages: Into the Unknown

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies (TACMRS)

Organizer Name

Carolyn F. Scott

Organizer Affiliation

National Cheng Kung Univ.

Presider Name

Brent Addison Moberly

Presider Affiliation

Indiana Univ.-Bloomington

Paper Title 1

The Travels of Merlin-the-Lupart to the Londe of the Wolf in the Prose Merlin

Presenter 1 Name

Tzu-Yu Liu

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Purdue Univ.

Paper Title 2

Saint Brendan and Prester John: Voyages to the Earthly Paradise

Presenter 2 Name

Carolyn F. Scott

Presenter 2 Affiliation

National Cheng Kung Univ.

Paper Title 3

Thirteenth-Century European Travelers' Encounter of the Unknown in the East

Presenter 3 Name

Margaret Kim

Presenter 3 Affiliation

National Tsing Hua Univ.

Start Date

11-5-2018 1:30 PM

Session Location

Schneider 1255

Description

Quests, pilgrimages, and journeys can all involve voyages into the unknown. The unknown can be represented as far countries, fabled kingdoms, or interior spaces. Whether these voyages are recorded as travelogues, romances, or mystic visions, the sojourner’s experience provides new awareness and insight into the dynamics of cultural interaction and finding the familiar in the strange. This session offers papers that explore the ways in which travellers and travelling, questers and questing, pilgrims and pilgrimages, or explorers and exploring allow medieval culture to gain insight into the relationship between the self and the other.

Carolyn F. Scott

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May 11th, 1:30 PM

Medieval Voyages: Into the Unknown

Schneider 1255

Quests, pilgrimages, and journeys can all involve voyages into the unknown. The unknown can be represented as far countries, fabled kingdoms, or interior spaces. Whether these voyages are recorded as travelogues, romances, or mystic visions, the sojourner’s experience provides new awareness and insight into the dynamics of cultural interaction and finding the familiar in the strange. This session offers papers that explore the ways in which travellers and travelling, questers and questing, pilgrims and pilgrimages, or explorers and exploring allow medieval culture to gain insight into the relationship between the self and the other.

Carolyn F. Scott