Session Title

Defamiliarizing Epic

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Société Rencesvals, American-Canadian Branch

Organizer Name

Jason Jacobs

Organizer Affiliation

Roger Williams Univ.

Presider Name

Ana Grinberg

Presider Affiliation

Auburn Univ.

Paper Title 1

Sing No Bad Songs of Me: Affective Excess in the Chansons de Geste

Presenter 1 Name

Geneviève Young

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Univ. of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Paper Title 2

What Are They Doing Here? Ludie and Her Army of Women Warriors in Anseÿs de Metz

Presenter 2 Name

Sara Rychtarik

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Graduate Center, CUNY

Paper Title 3

The Epic, Otherwise

Presenter 3 Name

Jason Jacobs

Start Date

9-5-2019 3:30 PM

Session Location

Schneider 1225

Description

The inspiration for this panel is the observation that scholarly conventions—including demonstrations of expertise as deep familiarity with a corpus—often produce insular communities of specialists best prepared to talk to each other. In this panel, we seek to defamiliarize the epic in order to activate its strangeness, unleash its wily and discontinuous energies, and introduce it into new conversations. Jason D. Jacobs

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May 9th, 3:30 PM

Defamiliarizing Epic

Schneider 1225

The inspiration for this panel is the observation that scholarly conventions—including demonstrations of expertise as deep familiarity with a corpus—often produce insular communities of specialists best prepared to talk to each other. In this panel, we seek to defamiliarize the epic in order to activate its strangeness, unleash its wily and discontinuous energies, and introduce it into new conversations. Jason D. Jacobs