IMC 2009: Sessions

Session 1317: 'Se tel ne fu, bien pot estre semblable': Christianization of Characters and Images from Other Religions in Medieval French Literature

Wednesday 15 July 2009, 16.30-18.00

Organiser:Vladislava Lukasik, Lomonosov Moscow State University
Moderator/Chair:Alain Corbellari, Faculté des lettres, Section de français, Université de Lausanne
Paper 1317-aChristian Mercury: The God of Language in French Medieval Poetry
(Language: English)
Vladislava Lukasik, Lomonosov Moscow State University
Index terms: Language and Literature - French or Occitan, Rhetoric
Paper 1317-b'Et sachiez qu'il se repenti fort quant yl y envoia' (Jean de Joinville, Vie de saint Louis): La désillusion mongole - Mœurs et légendes tartares au temps du roi Saint Louis
(Language: Français)
Sophie Schaller Wu, Romanisches Seminar, Universität Zürich
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - French or Occitan
Paper 1317-cRecognition and Appropriation of the Muslim Other: The Image of the 'Belle Sarrazine' in Aucassin et Nicolette
(Language: English)
Natasha Romanova, School of Languages, Cultures & Area Studies, University of Liverpool
Index terms: Gender Studies, Language and Literature - French or Occitan
Abstract

Other cultures serve as a mirror (however distorted) to our own. In this session we explore the reception and appropriation of the imagery borrowed from or associated with non-Christian cultures in a range of genres of medieval French literature. Vladislava Lukasik’s paper focuses on the transformations of the image of the ‘Christian’ Mercury in late medieval lyric. Sophie Schaller Wu studies the representation and the function of the Tartars in Joinville’s Life of St Louis. Natasha Romanova’s paper is dedicated to the stock figure of the ‘Belle Sarrazine’ and its uses in Aucassin et Nicolette.