Session Title

Arthurian Inheritances

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Arthurian Literature

Organizer Name

K. S. Whetter

Organizer Affiliation

Acadia Univ.

Presider Name

K. S. Whetter

Paper Title 1

Inherited Passions in Chrétien de Troyes's Erec et Enide

Presenter 1 Name

David Rollo

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Univ. of Southern California

Paper Title 2

Inheriting Gawain: The Figure of Valven in Medieval Scandinavian Romance

Presenter 2 Name

Kevin R. Kritsch

Presenter 2 Affiliation

McNeese State Univ.

Paper Title 3

Balin's Northern Inheritances, Medieval to Modern

Presenter 3 Name

Noëlle Phillips

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Douglas College

Paper Title 4

Emotional Inheritance in Malory’s Morte Darthur: Shame, Shock, and Grief in the Lott-Pellinore Feud

Presenter 4 Name

Karen H. Cherewatuk

Presenter 4 Affiliation

St. Olaf College

Start Date

8-5-2020 1:30 PM

Session Location

Sangren 1740

Description

_Arthurian Literature_ proposes 'Arthurian Inheritances': King Arthur's own story in the legend named after him begins and ends in inheritance: Arthur becomes king by being hailed by Merlin as the rightful inheritor of the throne, his kingship is further announced and symbolized by his enchanted sword, and although most accounts of his reign end by identifying those who rule afterwards, Arthur's successors fail to live up to his inheritance. Inheritances of various kinds -- monarchical or political, familial, vengeful, emotional -- are a recurring trope of the legend in various mediaeval literary and linguistic traditions from the early to late Middle Ages; these mediaeval tropes remain a stable feature of modern adaptations. As the journal _Arthurian Literature_ moves to a new editorship this session is designed to explore the variety of inheritances within Arthurian literature and to pay tribute to the editors who have made the journal so successful. The breadth of the topic is designed to be as inclusive as possible. The speakers, like Bob Dylan, have asked that you refrain from tweeting or photographing their performance. [K.S. Whetter, 27.ix.19]

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May 8th, 1:30 PM

Arthurian Inheritances

Sangren 1740

_Arthurian Literature_ proposes 'Arthurian Inheritances': King Arthur's own story in the legend named after him begins and ends in inheritance: Arthur becomes king by being hailed by Merlin as the rightful inheritor of the throne, his kingship is further announced and symbolized by his enchanted sword, and although most accounts of his reign end by identifying those who rule afterwards, Arthur's successors fail to live up to his inheritance. Inheritances of various kinds -- monarchical or political, familial, vengeful, emotional -- are a recurring trope of the legend in various mediaeval literary and linguistic traditions from the early to late Middle Ages; these mediaeval tropes remain a stable feature of modern adaptations. As the journal _Arthurian Literature_ moves to a new editorship this session is designed to explore the variety of inheritances within Arthurian literature and to pay tribute to the editors who have made the journal so successful. The breadth of the topic is designed to be as inclusive as possible. The speakers, like Bob Dylan, have asked that you refrain from tweeting or photographing their performance. [K.S. Whetter, 27.ix.19]