Session Title

Arthurian Sanctuaries

Sponsoring Organization(s)

International Arthurian Society, North American Branch (IAS/NAB)

Organizer Name

K. S. Whetter

Organizer Affiliation

Acadia Univ.

Presider Name

K. S. Whetter

Paper Title 1

From St Peter's in Beauvais to St Peter's in Constantinople: Sanctuaries for the Untranslated in Chrétien de Troyes's Cligés

Presenter 1 Name

David Rollo

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Univ. of Southern California

Paper Title 2

Seeking Sanctuary in the Realm of the Fay

Presenter 2 Name

Ryan Naughton

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Arizona State Univ.

Paper Title 3

Sanctuary in the Morte Darthur and The Walking Dead

Presenter 3 Name

Kathleen Kelly

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Northeastern Univ.

Start Date

11-5-2018 1:30 PM

Session Location

Fetzer 1005

Description

The concept of sanctuary predates the Middle Ages, but in the medieval Christian West the idea and place of sanctuary came to be associated with sacred spaces: notably churches or their environs, especially places housing saints' relics. Sanctuaries also became, however, places where those facing prosecution could find (temporary) refuge. In "Arthurian Sanctuaries" our panel examines several secularized versions of sanctuary in Arthurian literature, paying particular attention to Chretien de Troyes, Marie de France, and Sir Thomas Malory, as well as of medieval-inspired sanctuaries in The Walking Dead.

Kevin S. Whetter

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May 11th, 1:30 PM

Arthurian Sanctuaries

Fetzer 1005

The concept of sanctuary predates the Middle Ages, but in the medieval Christian West the idea and place of sanctuary came to be associated with sacred spaces: notably churches or their environs, especially places housing saints' relics. Sanctuaries also became, however, places where those facing prosecution could find (temporary) refuge. In "Arthurian Sanctuaries" our panel examines several secularized versions of sanctuary in Arthurian literature, paying particular attention to Chretien de Troyes, Marie de France, and Sir Thomas Malory, as well as of medieval-inspired sanctuaries in The Walking Dead.

Kevin S. Whetter