Session Title

Love on the Battlefield

Sponsoring Organization(s)

International Courtly Literature Society (ICLS), North American Branch

Organizer Name

Susanne Hafner

Organizer Affiliation

Fordham Univ.

Presider Name

Susanne Hafner

Paper Title 1

Violence, Vulnerability, and Hurt/Comfort Fanfiction in the Stanzaic Guy of Warwick and the Alliterative Morte Arthure

Presenter 1 Name

Megan B. Abrahamson

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Univ. of Missouri-Columbia

Paper Title 2

Love, Sex, and Amazons

Presenter 2 Name

Suzanne C. Hagedorn

Presenter 2 Affiliation

College of William & Mary

Paper Title 3

"Do you know who my father is?!": Gendered Imperialism and the Exceptional Parent Excuse in Sir Degaré

Presenter 3 Name

Arielle C. McKee

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Gardner-Webb Univ.

Start Date

7-5-2020 1:30 PM

Session Location

Schneider 1345

Description

This proposed session plays on the strengths of the International Courtly Literature Society: interdisciplinarity, paired with the openness for a variety of methodological approaches. Although the title is intentionally kept general to embrace as wide a variety of potential submissions as possible, we expect the papers to gravitate towards issues of alterity and permeability, e.g. race, gender, dis/ability, monstrosity etc. When love and combat clash, opposites attract - such as in the case of the amazons who beat their male foes to later procreate with them, pagan opponents who are vanquished and also converted, or virgin valkyries such as the Nibelungenlied's Brunhild, who loses her strength alongside her virginity to the man who beats her in combat. Shawn Cooper

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May 7th, 1:30 PM

Love on the Battlefield

Schneider 1345

This proposed session plays on the strengths of the International Courtly Literature Society: interdisciplinarity, paired with the openness for a variety of methodological approaches. Although the title is intentionally kept general to embrace as wide a variety of potential submissions as possible, we expect the papers to gravitate towards issues of alterity and permeability, e.g. race, gender, dis/ability, monstrosity etc. When love and combat clash, opposites attract - such as in the case of the amazons who beat their male foes to later procreate with them, pagan opponents who are vanquished and also converted, or virgin valkyries such as the Nibelungenlied's Brunhild, who loses her strength alongside her virginity to the man who beats her in combat. Shawn Cooper