Session Title

The Many Faces of Lunete in the Arthurian Tradition (A Roundtable)

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, St. Louis Univ.

Organizer Name

Evelyn Meyer

Organizer Affiliation

St. Louis Univ.

Presider Name

Evelyn Meyer

Paper Title 1

Dressing Lunete and Lunete Dressing Others: Clothing in Chrétien and His Adaptors

Presenter 1 Name

Monica L. Wright

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Univ. of Louisiana at Lafayette

Paper Title 2

Lunete Maxima: Pierre Sala's Le chevalier au lion (ca. 1518-1522)

Presenter 2 Name

Joseph M. Sullivan

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Univ. of Oklahoma

Paper Title 3

(Middle) Ageing Well: Lunete's Evolution from Hartmann to Hoppe

Presenter 3 Name

Judith Benz

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Juniata College

Paper Title 4

The Lion and the "Maiden Hende": Lunet in the Middle English Ywain Tradition

Presenter 4 Name

Christopher Jensen

Presenter 4 Affiliation

Florida State Univ.

Paper Title 5

Lady's Maid or Lord Chancellor? Luned's Role in the Middle English Ywain and Gawain

Presenter 5 Name

Rebekah M. Fowler

Presenter 5 Affiliation

Univ. of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Paper Title 6

A Touch of Magic: The Middle English Lunet

Presenter 6 Name

Ryan Naughton

Presenter 6 Affiliation

Arizona State Univ.

Paper Title 7

The Provençal Dompna on Steroids: Lyonet in Malory's Morte Darthur

Presenter 7 Name

Anita Obermeier

Presenter 7 Affiliation

Univ. of New Mexico

Start Date

7-5-2020 10:00 AM

Session Location

Bernhard 106

Description

This roundtable explores the many vernacular adaptations of the female figure Lunete who appears in the Arthurian romance Iwein/Yvain/Owain/Ivens Saga, covering a broad range of vernacular traditions ranging from Welsh, French, German, English to Scandinavian, and even into modern adaptations. While Arthurian scholars may be familiar with her in one or two adaptations, we rarely know her in the full spectrum. Lunete is the handmaiden and advisor to the Lady of the Fountain. She is responsible for convincing her queen to marry her husband’s murderer, whom she sheltered in the castle thus preventing his death. While there are many set pieces in her role that appear in the vernacular adaptations, each author played around with them thus adapting her role at court from private advisor to the queen with limited political influence to prime political negotiator and guarantor of peace and stability for the land. In this roundtable, presenters explore Lunete and Clothing, Lunete Maxima, Lunete and (middle) aging, Lunete and the Lion, Lunete the Lady's Maid or Lord Chancelor, Lunete and Magic, and the Provençal Dompna on Steroids. Evelyn Meyer

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May 7th, 10:00 AM

The Many Faces of Lunete in the Arthurian Tradition (A Roundtable)

Bernhard 106

This roundtable explores the many vernacular adaptations of the female figure Lunete who appears in the Arthurian romance Iwein/Yvain/Owain/Ivens Saga, covering a broad range of vernacular traditions ranging from Welsh, French, German, English to Scandinavian, and even into modern adaptations. While Arthurian scholars may be familiar with her in one or two adaptations, we rarely know her in the full spectrum. Lunete is the handmaiden and advisor to the Lady of the Fountain. She is responsible for convincing her queen to marry her husband’s murderer, whom she sheltered in the castle thus preventing his death. While there are many set pieces in her role that appear in the vernacular adaptations, each author played around with them thus adapting her role at court from private advisor to the queen with limited political influence to prime political negotiator and guarantor of peace and stability for the land. In this roundtable, presenters explore Lunete and Clothing, Lunete Maxima, Lunete and (middle) aging, Lunete and the Lion, Lunete the Lady's Maid or Lord Chancelor, Lunete and Magic, and the Provençal Dompna on Steroids. Evelyn Meyer