IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1644: Middle English Lyrics, II: Form, Focus, Function

Thursday 9 July 2015, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Christiania Whitehead, Department of English & Comparative Literary Studies, University of Warwick
Moderator/Chair:Christiania Whitehead, Department of English & Comparative Literary Studies, University of Warwick
Paper 1644-aThe Lyrics of John Audelay
(Language: English)
Jane Griffiths, Wadham College, University of Oxford
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English, Religious Life
Paper 1644-bLyric Interventions in Troilus and Criseyde
(Language: English)
Elizabeth Robertson, School of Critical Studies (English Language), University of Glasgow
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English, Learning (The Classical Inheritance)
Paper 1644-cGrief and the Courtly Love Lyric
(Language: English)
Anne Baden-Daintree, Department of English, University of Bristol
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Abstract

These linked sessions are part of an ongoing initiative to generate new conversation and research on the Middle English lyrics, by Christiania Whitehead (Warwick) and Julia Boffey (Queen Mary), who both contributed to T.G. Duncan’s edited Companion to the Middle English Lyric (2005).
The initiative seeks to stimulate interest in the lyrics by viewing them in relation to a number of currently productive approaches to medieval culture: the history of the emotions; late medieval devotional cultures; poetic form; new directions in editorial practice; text, music, and performance; multilingualism, and manuscript contexts and textual mouvance.