IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 505: Sir David Lindsay and the City, I

Tuesday 10 July 2007, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Medieval Research Centre, University of Leicester / Department of English, University of Southampton
Organiser:Greg Walker, Department of English, University of Leicester
Moderator/Chair:Eila Williamson, Department of Celtic & Scottish Studies, University of Edinburgh
Paper 505-a'Of Edinburgh, the Nobill Famous Toun'
(Language: English)
Janet E. Hadley Williams, School of Humanities, College of Arts & Social Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English, Language and Literature - Other, Performance Arts - Drama
Paper 505-bFlytyng Against Convention: Protest and Innovation in Lindsay’s Satire of the Thrie Estaitis
(Language: English)
Greg Walker, Department of English, University of Leicester
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English, Language and Literature - Other, Performance Arts - Drama
Paper 505-cIdentity and Perception in the Theatrical City
(Language: English)
John J. McGavin, Centre for Antiquity & the Middle Ages, University of Southampton
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Language and Literature - Middle English, Language and Literature - Other, Performance Arts - Drama
Abstract

This session explores the complex and passionate relationship between the 16th-century Scottish poet and dramatist and the city, both the idea of urban spaces and the practical reality of the City of Edinburgh in which Lindsay lived and worked for much of his life, and in which his greatest work, the Satire of the Thrie Estaitis, was performed.