IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 1016: On Their Best Behaviour: Courtiers and Courtesy in the Late Middle Ages

Wednesday 11 July 2012, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:María Morrás, Facultat d'Humanitats, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona
Moderator/Chair:María Morrás, Facultat d'Humanitats, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona
Paper 1016-aUnderstanding Visionary Women and Their Relationships with the Court at the End of the Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Rebeca Sanmartín, Departamento de Filología Española II, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Index terms: Gender Studies, Language and Literature - Spanish or Portuguese, Politics and Diplomacy, Religious Life
Paper 1016-bThe Dynamics of Court Culture: Language and Literature in the Crowns of Aragon and Castile
(Language: English)
Núria Silleras-Fernández, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, University of Colorado, Boulder
Index terms: Gender Studies, Language and Literature - Other, Mentalities, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1016-cModels for Isabel La Católica: Commissioned and Dedicated
(Language: English)
María Morrás, Facultat d'Humanitats, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona
Index terms: Gender Studies, Language and Literature - Spanish or Portuguese, Mentalities, Religious Life
Abstract

This panel will explore the role of courtiers and courtesy in the late Middle Ages in various European royal courts from a comparative perspective. We will discuss how the rules of courtesy were written, broken, disguised and rewritten, and the role that patronage, and especially female patronage, had in the process. A particular focus will be on how through the patronage of literature and art women commissioned works from male authors and artists in an effort to bring about a reordering of norms regarding social propriety.