IMC 2005: Sessions

Session 622: New 12th-Century Studies, I: Poetry

Tuesday 12 July 2005, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Department of History, University of Durham / Saint Michael's College, University of Toronto
Organisers:Giles E. M. Gasper, Department of History, Durham University
Jennifer A. Harris, Saint Michael's College, University of Toronto, Downtown
Moderator/Chair:Giles E. M. Gasper, Department of History, Durham University
Paper 622-aThe Undoing of Certainty in 12th-Century Prosimetrum
(Language: English)
Bridget Kennedy Balint, Department of Classical Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Mentalities
Paper 622-bGeon and Zoroas in the Alexandreis: Cultural Encounters on the Battlefield
(Language: English)
Sylvia A. Parsons, Department of Modern & Classical Languages, St John's University, Minnesota
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Mentalities
Paper 622-cMaster Albericus: The Unknown Redactor of Peter Riga's Aurora
(Language: English)
Greti Dinkova-Bruun, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, Toronto
Index terms: Biblical Studies, Language and Literature - Latin, Mentalities
Abstract

This session presents three new studies in the developments to Latin poetry peculiar to the twelfth century. The three papers offered consider three poetic genres: prosimetra, classical epic, and biblical versification. Each paper will explore influential, yet often overlooked works, with an eye to their contribution to twelfth-century thought.