Session Title

Family and Kinship in Marie de France

Sponsoring Organization(s)

International Marie de France Society

Organizer Name

Simonetta Cochis

Organizer Affiliation

Transylvania Univ.

Presider Name

Regula M. Evitt

Presider Affiliation

Colorado College

Paper Title 1

Such Devoted Sisters: Sorority in Le Frêne and Eliduc

Presenter 1 Name

Leslie Anderson

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Tulane Univ.

Paper Title 2

Conjecture: Deus amanz and Marie's Identity

Presenter 2 Name

Rupert T. Pickens

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Univ. of Kentucky

Paper Title 3

Monastic Mothering: Marie's Le Fresne and Historical Women's Communities

Presenter 3 Name

Carol Neel

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Colorado College

Paper Title 4

Femininity, Fear, and Friendship: Exploring the Homonormative in Marie de France's Bisclavret

Presenter 4 Name

Jillian K. Sutton

Presenter 4 Affiliation

California State Univ.-Long Beach

Start Date

11-5-2019 1:30 PM

Session Location

Valley 3 Eldridge 309

Description

Twelfth-century woman poet and author of the Lais, Marie de France has long been celebrated for the richness of her courtly texts. However, her detailed insights into life and love are by no means limited to the courtly love paradigm. Rather, Marie's works present her audience with an intimate look at friendships, alliances, rivalries, family bonds and ties of different kinds that paint a picture of the interconnectedness of medieval relationships in their context. Papers may address any of the known works by Marie de France (the Lais, the Fables, the Espurgatoire seint Patriz, La vie Seinte Audree) or the anonymous lays. Comparative and interdisciplinary analyses that draw connections between works of medieval literature on family and kinship are welcome. Papers may consider, but should not be limited to, gender and sexuality studies, narratology, psychology, and so on. The objective is to generate discussion on how Marie de France’s works construct relationships in the courtly context, as well as their broader meanings today. Simonetta Cochis

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May 11th, 1:30 PM

Family and Kinship in Marie de France

Valley 3 Eldridge 309

Twelfth-century woman poet and author of the Lais, Marie de France has long been celebrated for the richness of her courtly texts. However, her detailed insights into life and love are by no means limited to the courtly love paradigm. Rather, Marie's works present her audience with an intimate look at friendships, alliances, rivalries, family bonds and ties of different kinds that paint a picture of the interconnectedness of medieval relationships in their context. Papers may address any of the known works by Marie de France (the Lais, the Fables, the Espurgatoire seint Patriz, La vie Seinte Audree) or the anonymous lays. Comparative and interdisciplinary analyses that draw connections between works of medieval literature on family and kinship are welcome. Papers may consider, but should not be limited to, gender and sexuality studies, narratology, psychology, and so on. The objective is to generate discussion on how Marie de France’s works construct relationships in the courtly context, as well as their broader meanings today. Simonetta Cochis