IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 1117: Cities in the Literary Imagination, IV: Cities in Middle English Romance

Wednesday 11 July 2007, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Wales, Bangor
Organiser:Raluca Radulescu, School of English, Bangor University
Moderator/Chair:Raluca Radulescu, School of English, Bangor University
Paper 1117-aKnights on Leave: Partonope of Blois
(Language: English)
James P. Wade, Magdalene College, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English, Mentalities
Paper 1117-bIdentifying the Medieval Cities in Arthur of Lytell Brytayne
(Language: English)
Alexandra Costache-Babcinschi, Centre d'Études Supérieures de Civilisation Médiévale (CESCM), Université de Poitiers / Universitatea București
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English, Language and Literature - French or Occitan, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Printing History
Paper 1117-cMalory’s Idea of the City
(Language: English)
Cory James Rushton, Department of English, St Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English, Social History
Abstract

This session investigates the complex web of associations involving cities in Arthurian romance and real medieval locations. The authors will look at the Lytell Britayne long romance, the romance of Partonope of Blois and Malory, while trying to answer questions related to identity, space, and the articulation of various agendas in the texts under discussion.