Session Title

Orientalizing the Occident?: The East as a Method

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies (TACMRS)

Organizer Name

Sophia Yashih Liu

Organizer Affiliation

National Taiwan Univ.

Presider Name

Brent Addison Moberly

Presider Affiliation

Indiana Univ.-Bloomington

Paper Title 1

The Matter of Saracens: The East as Self

Presenter 1 Name

Carolyn F. Scott

Presenter 1 Affiliation

National Cheng Kung Univ.

Paper Title 2

When East Meets West in Courtly Love: Chaucer's Squire's Tale

Presenter 2 Name

Sophia Yashih Liu

Paper Title 3

Marco Polo's Buddha: Looking East to Europe

Presenter 3 Name

Chris Carlsen

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Arizona State Univ.

Start Date

8-5-2020 10:00 AM

Session Location

Bernhard 205

Description

In the context of the emerging field of “Global Middle Ages”, which aims to analyze the global as it was experienced in the Middle Ages, this session wishes to keep the same vein of flexibility and agility in exploring reexaminations of how the medieval Western world perceived itself through the prism of the real/imagined Eastern world. With the rich cross-cultural transmissions at that time, we ask how the Oriental other contributed, in various ways, to the self-perception and life of the people in the West. Building on Edward Said’s Orientalism, which has been discussed for more than 40 years, we wish to shed new light on this field. Sophia Yashih Liu

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May 8th, 10:00 AM

Orientalizing the Occident?: The East as a Method

Bernhard 205

In the context of the emerging field of “Global Middle Ages”, which aims to analyze the global as it was experienced in the Middle Ages, this session wishes to keep the same vein of flexibility and agility in exploring reexaminations of how the medieval Western world perceived itself through the prism of the real/imagined Eastern world. With the rich cross-cultural transmissions at that time, we ask how the Oriental other contributed, in various ways, to the self-perception and life of the people in the West. Building on Edward Said’s Orientalism, which has been discussed for more than 40 years, we wish to shed new light on this field. Sophia Yashih Liu