Session Title

Marie and Ovid (A Roundtable)

Sponsoring Organization(s)

International Marie de France Society

Organizer Name

Tamara Bentley Caudill

Organizer Affiliation

Jacksonville Univ.

Presider Name

Ed Ouellette

Presider Affiliation

Air Command and Staff College

Paper Title 1

Discussant

Presenter 1 Name

Dorothy Gilbert

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Univ. of California-Berkeley

Paper Title 2

Discussant

Presenter 2 Name

Susan Hopkirk

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Univ. of Toronto

Paper Title 3

Discussant

Presenter 3 Name

Julie Human

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Univ. of Kentucky

Paper Title 4

Discussant

Presenter 4 Name

Emanuel Mickel

Presenter 4 Affiliation

Indiana Univ.-Bloomington

Paper Title 5

Discussant

Presenter 5 Name

Rupert T. Pickens

Presenter 5 Affiliation

Univ. of Kentucky

Paper Title 6

Discussant

Presenter 6 Name

Logan Whalen

Presenter 6 Affiliation

Univ. of Oklahama

Start Date

11-5-2018 10:00 AM

Session Location

Valley 2 Garneau Lounge

Description

This roundtable will bring together a group of scholars interested in the intersection of the Old French narrative lay, particularly those of Marie de France, and the Ovidian tradition. In addition to drawing inspiration from oral Breton lays that circulated in her milieu (“des lais pensai qu’oïz aveie” v. 33, Prologue, Lais), Marie de France draws philosophical and literary frames from the “anciens” (v. 9) or “li philosophe” (v. 5): those who set the standards within which she composes her poetic corpus. In this context, Ovid presents himself as an intriguing undercurrent in Marie’s works; and this session will explore Ovid as palimpsest in Marie’s Lais. Topics may include the transformation of lovers from human to animal (and vice versa), the rewriting of classical myths such as Philomela, Narcissus, or Piramus and Thisbe, the influence of the Ars Amatoria and the Remedia Amoris, and other related issues. Special consideration will be given to participants with interdisciplinary approaches, either traditional (art, philosophy, religion, etc.) or contemporary (animal studies, disability studies, etc.). Roundtable participants will be asked to transform their presentations into full-length articles, to be submitted to Le Cygne, the society's journal.

Tamara Bentley Caudill

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May 11th, 10:00 AM

Marie and Ovid (A Roundtable)

Valley 2 Garneau Lounge

This roundtable will bring together a group of scholars interested in the intersection of the Old French narrative lay, particularly those of Marie de France, and the Ovidian tradition. In addition to drawing inspiration from oral Breton lays that circulated in her milieu (“des lais pensai qu’oïz aveie” v. 33, Prologue, Lais), Marie de France draws philosophical and literary frames from the “anciens” (v. 9) or “li philosophe” (v. 5): those who set the standards within which she composes her poetic corpus. In this context, Ovid presents himself as an intriguing undercurrent in Marie’s works; and this session will explore Ovid as palimpsest in Marie’s Lais. Topics may include the transformation of lovers from human to animal (and vice versa), the rewriting of classical myths such as Philomela, Narcissus, or Piramus and Thisbe, the influence of the Ars Amatoria and the Remedia Amoris, and other related issues. Special consideration will be given to participants with interdisciplinary approaches, either traditional (art, philosophy, religion, etc.) or contemporary (animal studies, disability studies, etc.). Roundtable participants will be asked to transform their presentations into full-length articles, to be submitted to Le Cygne, the society's journal.

Tamara Bentley Caudill