IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 1127: Medieval to Early Modern: Transition of Romance and its Motifs in England and Spain

Wednesday 3 July 2013, 11.15-12.45

Organisers:Alejandra Ortiz, School of English, University of Leeds
Mary Michele Poellinger, Deparment of English, University of Leeds
Moderator/Chair:Catherine J. Batt, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Paper 1127-aChivalry in the 16th Century: The Romances of London, British Library, MS Harley 2252
(Language: English)
Mary Michele Poellinger, Deparment of English, University of Leeds
Index terms: Language and Literature - Comparative, Language and Literature - Middle English, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Social History
Paper 1127-bThe English Translation of Las Sergas de Esplandián: An Amazon Queen Transformed
(Language: English)
Alejandra Ortiz, School of English, University of Leeds
Index terms: Gender Studies, Language and Literature - Comparative, Language and Literature - Spanish or Portuguese, Printing History
Paper 1127-cMujeres guerreras: De un relato hispanohebreo (s. XIII) a un romance español (s. XVI)
(Language: Español)
Paulina Lorca Koch, Departamento de Estudios Semíticos, Universidad de Granada
Index terms: Gender Studies, Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Language and Literature - Comparative, Women's Studies
Abstract

This session examines the genre of romance and its motifs in the transition between the medieval and Early Modern period. Whether through translation, a new manuscript context or a different literary form, the genre and its themes appear in a state of transformation which allows them to continue performing a role as cultural agents in a different historical environment. The papers will explore the position of medieval English and Hispanic texts in the 16th century, considering political, religious, and gender related issues. The discussions will focus on the stanzaic Morte Arthur, the Spanish and English versions of the chivalric romance Sergas de Esplandián, and the Spanish Ballad of the Warrior Maiden.