IMC 2006: Sessions

Session 313: Kind and Unkind Feelings: Conceptual, Thematic, and Allegorical

Monday 10 July 2006, 16.30-18.00

Organiser:Francis K. H. So, Center for Languages and Culture, Kaohsiung Medical University / Department of Foreign Languages & Literature, National Sun Yat-Sen University / Wenzao Ursuline College, Taiwan
Moderator/Chair:Charles Burnett, Warburg Institute, University of London
Paper 313-aAlexander vs. Darius: Knightly Wrath and Mercy
(Language: English)
Francis K. H. So, Center for Languages and Culture, Kaohsiung Medical University / Department of Foreign Languages & Literature, National Sun Yat-Sen University / Wenzao Ursuline College, Taiwan
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English, Medievalism and Antiquarianism, Mentalities, Military History
Paper 313-bPolitics of Betrayal: Gender, Emotion, and Punishment in Bisclavret and A Woman Kilde with Kindnesse
(Language: English)
I-Chun Wang, Department of Foreign Languages & Literature, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan
Index terms: Gender Studies, Mentalities, Politics and Diplomacy, Social History
Paper 313-cSigns of Sensuality and Spirituality: The Poetics of Emotion in Julian of Norwich's Revelations
(Language: English)
Ming-Tsang Yang, Department of Foreign Languages & Literature, National Taiwan University
Index terms: Hagiography, Mentalities, Monasticism, Religious Life
Abstract

This session includes three papers that seperately deal with the Middle English romance Kyng Alisaunder, Marie de France’s Bisclavret, Heywood’s A woman Kilde with Kindnesse, and Julian of Norwich’s Revelations. The first paper discusses the conceptual patterns of Alexander’s emotional fits, the second the repressed passion focusing on the politics of betrayal and gender relations, and the third dwells on signs of sensuality leading to signs of spirituality. Organised by academics from Taiwan, it is hoped that this session will help to create links with their Western counterparts through exposure at the Congress