IMC 2003: Sessions

Session 1604: Representing Parenting in Medieval and Early Modern Texts

Thursday 17 July 2003, 11.15-12.45

Organisers:Elizabeth L'Estrange, School of Fine Art, History of Art & Cultural Studies, University of Leeds
Juanita Feros Ruys, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Sydney
Moderator/Chair:Sheila M. Boll, AHRB Centre for Irish & Scottish Studies, University of Aberdeen
Paper 1604-aMetaphors of Maternity and Motherhood: Considerations of Rhetoric and Practice in the 15th Century
(Language: English)
Elizabeth L'Estrange, School of Fine Art, History of Art & Cultural Studies, University of Leeds
Index terms: Daily Life, Gender Studies, Language and Literature - Comparative
Paper 1604-b'Fili mi carissime': Medieval Parent-Child Advice-Texts
(Language: English)
Juanita Feros Ruys, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Sydney
Index terms: Education, Gender Studies, Language and Literature - Latin
Paper 1604-cThe Failure of Paternal Advice in Tudor School Drama
(Language: English)
Ursula Ann Potter, Department of English, University of Sydney
Index terms: Daily Life, Education
Abstract

This session explores how parenting is presented in written form in Medieval and Early Modern times. It focusses on issues of rhetoric, and the genres of didactic literature and drama. It treats both maternal and paternal influence on children, and explores the intersections between gender and genre, rhetoric and practice.