Session Title

Syndergaard Ballad Session: Hags and Monsters

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Kommission für Volksdichtung

Organizer Name

Sandra B. Straubhaar

Organizer Affiliation

Univ. of Texas-Austin

Presider Name

Sandra B. Straubhaar

Paper Title 1

"The Half-Hitch": A New England Loathly Lady?

Presenter 1 Name

Richard Firth Green

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Ohio State Univ.

Paper Title 2

Which Witch? Representations of Witchcraft in British Ballads

Presenter 2 Name

Lynn Wollstadt

Presenter 2 Affiliation

South Suburban College

Paper Title 3

Laidly Wyrms, Illustrated

Presenter 3 Name

Paul Acker

Presenter 3 Affiliation

St. Louis Univ.

Paper Title 4

Friend or Foe: The Female Trickster in Nordic Medieval Ballads

Presenter 4 Name

Rachel Bott

Presenter 4 Affiliation

Univ. of Texas-Austin

Start Date

10-5-2018 10:00 AM

Session Location

Schneider 1335

Description

The traditional ballads of western and northern Europe are both descendants and cousins of the medieval continental metrical romance. This session highlights two related common themes found in ballads, namely, monstrous women and monstrous monsters. The session's sponsor, the Kommission für Volksdichtung / International Ballad Commission, is the world's premier organization for ballad scholarship. Ballad sessions at Kalamazoo were organized for literally decades by Larry Syndergaard of Western Michigan University, and are now named in memory of him. --- Sandra Ballif Straubhaar, University of Texas at Austin

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May 10th, 10:00 AM

Syndergaard Ballad Session: Hags and Monsters

Schneider 1335

The traditional ballads of western and northern Europe are both descendants and cousins of the medieval continental metrical romance. This session highlights two related common themes found in ballads, namely, monstrous women and monstrous monsters. The session's sponsor, the Kommission für Volksdichtung / International Ballad Commission, is the world's premier organization for ballad scholarship. Ballad sessions at Kalamazoo were organized for literally decades by Larry Syndergaard of Western Michigan University, and are now named in memory of him. --- Sandra Ballif Straubhaar, University of Texas at Austin