IMC 2006: Sessions

Session 809: Reading Travel

Tuesday 11 July 2006, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Medieval Voyaging, Brepols Publishers
Organiser:Alfred Hiatt, School of English, University of Leeds
Moderator/Chair:Alfred Hiatt, School of English, University of Leeds
Paper 809-aLabourers and Voyagers?: Reading Travel Writing in the Later Medieval West
(Language: English)
Marianne O'Doherty, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Index terms: Geography and Settlement Studies, Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - Comparative
Paper 809-bThe Books of Simon Bozoun, Prior of Norwich Cathedral (1341-1352): A Medieval Travel Enthusiast?
(Language: English)
Sumi David, Department of Mediaeval History, University of St Andrews
Index terms: Geography and Settlement Studies, Religious Life
Paper 809-cRepresenting Nile Landscapes in the Early Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Andrew Merrills, School of Archaeology & Ancient History, University of Leicester
Index terms: Geography and Settlement Studies, Language and Literature - Comparative
Abstract

This session explores the representation of travel and geography in late medieval and early modern romance, and in (genuine and pseudo-) factual narrative. It consists of one paper primarily devoted to an analysis of the significance of landscape and geography in Ariosto. The other paper investigates theoretical approaches to travel accounts, paying particular attention to the ideas about reading and travel advanced by Michel de Certeau.