IMC 2005: Sessions

Session 821: Medieval Romance and Christianity: Laying the Groundwork between Text and Belief

Tuesday 12 July 2005, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Christianity and Culture
Organisers:Dee Dyas, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Mickey Sweeney, School of English, Dominican University
Moderator/Chair:Dee Dyas, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Paper 821-aChristianity and Narratives of Power in Athelstan
(Language: English)
Rosalind Field, Department of English, Royal Holloway, University of London
Index terms: Language and Literature - Old English, Religious Life
Paper 821-bSerpentine Rites: Theology and Secrecy in the Romance of Melusine
(Language: English)
Natalie Grinnell, Department of English, Wofford College, South Carolina
Index terms: Language and Literature - French or Occitan, Literacy and Orality
Paper 821-cSir Gawain and the Green Knight: An Education in Being a Good Christian?
(Language: English)
Mickey Sweeney, School of English, Dominican University
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English, Lay Piety
Paper 821-dChildhood, Romance, and the Devout Reader: The Case of Pious Havelok and the Irreverent Christ Child
(Language: English)
Julie Nelson Couch, Department of English, Texas Tech University
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English
Abstract

This session seeks to discuss the relationship of 14th century Christianity to a selection of medieval romances.