Session 1511: Raising the Young: Parents and their Children
Thursday 14 July 2005, 09.00-10.30
|Moderator/Chair:||Stacey L. Hahn, Department of Modern Languages & Literatures, Oakland University, Michigan|
|Paper 1511-b||Parents as Teachers|
Index terms: Education, Language and Literature - Comparative, Language and Literature - Latin, Rhetoric
|Paper 1511-c||'Dearest Son, Dear and Beloved Daughter': Medieval Parent-Child Didactic Texts|
Index terms: Education, Gender Studies, Language and Literature - Comparative, Learning (The Classical Inheritance)
This session examines didactic and other treatments, chiefly but not exclusively in Latin, of parenting either by biological parents or by others using metaphors to suggest an analogous relationship. Topics discussed include genre and gender, techniques of composition, trans-generational attitudes, and the education of the young. The session has a strong Carolingian base but extends its scope geographically to Old Rus and chronologically to the early fifteenth century.