IMC 2006: Sessions

Session 1602: The Performance of Aristocratic Court Culture in Medieval Europe, II

Thursday 13 July 2006, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Exeter
Organiser:Emma Cayley, Department of French, University of Exeter
Moderator/Chair:Yolanda Plumley, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Exeter
Paper 1602-aFools and Court Culture: Counter-Performances
(Language: English)
Ulrike Zitzlsperger, Department of German, University of Exeter
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - German
Paper 1602-bPlaying Dead: The Performance of Death in Chrétien de Troyes' Cligès
(Language: English)
Naomi Howell, Department of English, University of Exeter
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - French or Occitan
Paper 1602-cPerforming Justice in Late Medieval England
(Language: English)
Anthony Musson, School of Law, University of Exeter
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Law, Social History
Abstract

The Centre for Medieval Studies at Exeter is sponsoring two linked sessions, of which this is the second, which seek to investigate, and deepen understanding of the multiple ways in which aristocratic court culture was performed and experienced in medieval Europe. These two sessions bring together scholars from Exeter working in different disciplines to offer a dynamic and interdisciplinary approach to a fascinating topic. In particular we are interested to explore the interface of poetry, music, literature, and law within court settings, as well as discussing the figures behind this body of ‘text’ and their interaction as part of interpretative communities.