IMC 2008: Sessions

Session 1210: Medieval Disputation, I: Literary Perspectives

Wednesday 9 July 2008, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies / John E. Sawyer Seminar, University of California, Los Angeles
Organiser:Jennifer A. T. Smith, Department of English, University of California, Los Angeles
Moderator/Chair:W. Mark Ormrod, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Paper 1210-aDebate in the Margins: John Shirley, Harley 2251, and the Debate on Women
(Language: English)
Kathryn Veeman, Department of English, University of Notre Dame, Indiana
Index terms: Rhetoric, Women's Studies
Paper 1210-bDisputation and Conversion: Did Debaters Ever Change their Minds?
(Language: English)
Karen Sullivan, Division of Languages & Literature, Bard College, New York
Index terms: Learning (The Classical Inheritance), Rhetoric
Paper 1210-cThe Didactic Dispute in Middle English Poetry
(Language: English)
Jennifer A. T. Smith, Department of English, University of California, Los Angeles
Index terms: Learning (The Classical Inheritance), Rhetoric
Abstract

The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (CMRS), in honor of the 2007-2008 John E. Sawyer Seminar sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is sponsoring two sessions dedicated to the study of medieval disputation. These sessions will expand upon the conversations first initiated at UCLA on such areas as the role of disputation in the formulation of faith, philosophy, love, poetry, sedition, and reason.