IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 704: Developments of Epic, I

Tuesday 10 July 2007, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Société Rencesvals, British Section
Organiser:Marianne J. Ailes, Wadham College, University of Oxford
Moderator/Chair:Françoise Hazel Marie Le Saux, Department of French Studies, University of Reading
Paper 704-a'Simon de Puille' in the Context of the Shrewsbury Book
(Language: English)
Patricia Harris Gillies, Department of Literature, Film & Theatre Studies, University of Essex
Index terms: Language and Literature - French or Occitan, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 704-bThe Character of Charlemagne in the Thieving Adventure
(Language: English)
Jacqueline de Ruiter, University for Higher Professional Education, Utrecht
Index terms: Language and Literature - Comparative, Language and Literature - Dutch, Language and Literature - Scandinavian
Paper 704-cGenre and Discursive Context in the Nibelungenlied
(Language: English)
Neil Thomas, Department of German, University of Durham
Index terms: Language and Literature - Comparative, Language and Literature - German, Rhetoric

Both sessions being proposed by the Société Rencesvals will deal in part with the development of the chanson de geste beyond the confines of France. This session will focus on the development and links with epic in non-romance languages. The Shrewsbury Book, containing Simon de Puille was compiled for the English court; de Ruiter’s paper is concerned largely with developments in Dutch; Neil Thomas will broaden the scope further with his analysis of the Niebelungenlied. French was the dominant vernacular of the Middle Ages and this session will highlight the extent of its literary ‘prolongements’.