Session Title

Performing Malory: Magic and Miracles (A Performance)

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Special Session

Organizer Name

Alison Harper

Organizer Affiliation

Univ. of Rochester

Presider Name

Steffi Delcourt

Presider Affiliation

Univ. of Rochester

Paper Title 1

Performers

Presenter 1 Name

Sara Lou Stuart; Carolyn F. Scott; Laura Bedwell

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Independant Scholar; National Cheng Kung Univ.; Univ. of Mary Hardin-Baylor

Paper Title 2

Performers

Presenter 2 Name

Patricia Lehan; John Leland; Bernard Lewis

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Siena Heights Univ.; Salem International Univ.; Murray State Univ.

Paper Title 3

Performers

Presenter 3 Name

Derek Shank; Kyle Huskin; Rebecca F. Blok

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Independent Scholar; Univ. of Rochester; Western Michigan Univ.

Paper Title 4

Performers

Presenter 4 Name

Emily Lowman; Marjorie Harrington; Rosalind E. Clark

Presenter 4 Affiliation

Univ. of Rochester; Medieval Institute Publications; Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame

Paper Title 5

Performers

Presenter 5 Name

Kathryn Hinds; Rebecca Reynolds-Proud; Carol L. Robinson

Presenter 5 Affiliation

Univ. of North Georgia; Univ. of Cincinnati; Kent State Univ.-Trumbull

Start Date

11-5-2018 7:30 PM

Session Location

Valley 3 Stinson Lounge

Description

Sessions of "Performing Malory" have occurred at the Congress since 2000, and they attempt to recreate the medieval experience of Malory's Morte Darthur by reading selections from a particular part of the text aloud in Malorian dialect. The text was typically read aloud, and the experience of Malory's text in this way makes available elements of humor, theme, and even characterization not immediately apparent in a silent reading.

Alison Harper

For this performance, we will collect a selection of vignettes from throughout the Morte that best represent instances of supernatural phenomena, both secular and divine in nature, that feature interactions with Merlin, Morgan le Fay, and the Holy Grail. This non-narrative structure will help demonstrate how knights are tested on their chivalric qualities through how they view and interpret their world. As such, we hope to continue our tradition of providing entertaining but also illuminating readings by examining this particular tale and bringing it to life.

Alison Harper and Steffi Delcourt

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May 11th, 7:30 PM

Performing Malory: Magic and Miracles (A Performance)

Valley 3 Stinson Lounge

Sessions of "Performing Malory" have occurred at the Congress since 2000, and they attempt to recreate the medieval experience of Malory's Morte Darthur by reading selections from a particular part of the text aloud in Malorian dialect. The text was typically read aloud, and the experience of Malory's text in this way makes available elements of humor, theme, and even characterization not immediately apparent in a silent reading.

Alison Harper

For this performance, we will collect a selection of vignettes from throughout the Morte that best represent instances of supernatural phenomena, both secular and divine in nature, that feature interactions with Merlin, Morgan le Fay, and the Holy Grail. This non-narrative structure will help demonstrate how knights are tested on their chivalric qualities through how they view and interpret their world. As such, we hope to continue our tradition of providing entertaining but also illuminating readings by examining this particular tale and bringing it to life.

Alison Harper and Steffi Delcourt