IMC 2005: Sessions

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-bParents as Teachers
(Language: English)
Maria Nenarokova, Institute of World Literature, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow
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
(Language: English)
Juanita Feros Ruys, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Sydney
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.
Session grouped by IMC Programming Committee