Session Title

Food and Furnishings: The Domestic in Marie de France

Sponsoring Organization(s)

International Marie de France Society

Organizer Name

Susan Hopkirk

Organizer Affiliation

Univ. of Toronto

Presider Name

Julie Human

Presider Affiliation

Univ. of Kentucky

Paper Title 1

Love, Lust, and Linens in the Lais of Marie de France

Presenter 1 Name

Susan Hopkirk

Paper Title 2

Telltale Textiles in the Lais of Marie de France

Presenter 2 Name

Simonetta Cochis

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Transylvania Univ.

Start Date

10-5-2020 10:30 AM

Session Location

Bernhard 213

Description

Twelfth-century author Marie de France is renowned for female-focused courtly narratives, but her fictional worlds are not limited to courtly settings: they also present an intimate look at the quotidian domestic elements of the realms her characters inhabit. Domesticity links to issues of appetite and consumption, the physical presence and limitations of spaces and objects, the formation of sex, gender, and sexual identities, privacy and agency, among others, illustrating the domestic’s significance as more than merely backdrop. Simonetta Cochis

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May 10th, 10:30 AM

Food and Furnishings: The Domestic in Marie de France

Bernhard 213

Twelfth-century author Marie de France is renowned for female-focused courtly narratives, but her fictional worlds are not limited to courtly settings: they also present an intimate look at the quotidian domestic elements of the realms her characters inhabit. Domesticity links to issues of appetite and consumption, the physical presence and limitations of spaces and objects, the formation of sex, gender, and sexual identities, privacy and agency, among others, illustrating the domestic’s significance as more than merely backdrop. Simonetta Cochis