Session Title

Making the Past Modern: Displacement and Transformation in Medieval and Modern Texts (A Workshop)

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame

Organizer Name

Jessalynn L. Bird

Organizer Affiliation

Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame

Presider Name

Jessalynn L. Bird

Paper Title 1

Creating Online "Exhibits" of Objects from Medieval Literary Texts

Presenter 1 Name

Laura Williamson Ambrose

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame

Paper Title 2

"For it is a difficult business, this time-keeping": Crossing Period Boundaries in the Undergraduate Classroom

Presenter 2 Name

Sarah Noonan

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame

Paper Title 3

Making the Classical Past Medieval and Modern

Presenter 3 Name

Jessalynn L. Bird

Start Date

10-5-2019 3:30 PM

Session Location

Schneider 1135

Description

Making the Past Modern (2): Displacement and Transformation in Medieval and Modern Texts

This session will take the format of a workshop and panel/roundtable discussion.

As the nature of the ‘canon’ is being reshaped and enlarged, how can we reinterpret and make relevant for twenty-first century students texts including Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, Dante’s Commedia, Mandeville’s Travels and Marco Polo? Using the theme of displacement and transformation, teachers can encourage students to cross geographical, cultural, and chronological boundaries and consider important issues such as the impact of travel or dislocation on an individual (or text), the themes of exile and belonging, and the (re)creation of individual and cultural identity. Teachers will present pairings of medieval and early modern texts with recent works treating displacement and transformation emerging from the twenty-first century context, pedagogical techniques, creative assignments and student projects which have helped to reinvigorate, repopulate and make universally pertinent and accessible surveys of medieval and early modern literature in multiple departments and contexts.

Contact: jbird@saintmarys.edu

The sponsoring organization for these sessions is Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana (Departments of Religious Studies, Humanistic Studies, and English). The college is currently undergoing a restructuring process which encourages cross-disciplinary collaboration and an increased emphasis on undergraduate research. As an undergraduate institution focused on cutting-edge pedagogy, the college wishes to encourage the sharing of and collaboration on innovative teaching methods and undergraduate/graduate research in medieval studies. Jessalynn Bird

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May 10th, 3:30 PM

Making the Past Modern: Displacement and Transformation in Medieval and Modern Texts (A Workshop)

Schneider 1135

Making the Past Modern (2): Displacement and Transformation in Medieval and Modern Texts

This session will take the format of a workshop and panel/roundtable discussion.

As the nature of the ‘canon’ is being reshaped and enlarged, how can we reinterpret and make relevant for twenty-first century students texts including Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, Dante’s Commedia, Mandeville’s Travels and Marco Polo? Using the theme of displacement and transformation, teachers can encourage students to cross geographical, cultural, and chronological boundaries and consider important issues such as the impact of travel or dislocation on an individual (or text), the themes of exile and belonging, and the (re)creation of individual and cultural identity. Teachers will present pairings of medieval and early modern texts with recent works treating displacement and transformation emerging from the twenty-first century context, pedagogical techniques, creative assignments and student projects which have helped to reinvigorate, repopulate and make universally pertinent and accessible surveys of medieval and early modern literature in multiple departments and contexts.

Contact: jbird@saintmarys.edu

The sponsoring organization for these sessions is Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana (Departments of Religious Studies, Humanistic Studies, and English). The college is currently undergoing a restructuring process which encourages cross-disciplinary collaboration and an increased emphasis on undergraduate research. As an undergraduate institution focused on cutting-edge pedagogy, the college wishes to encourage the sharing of and collaboration on innovative teaching methods and undergraduate/graduate research in medieval studies. Jessalynn Bird