IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 632: Friars, Knights, and Translators: Reforming and Renewing Medieval and Early Modern Reading Practices

Tuesday 7 July 2015, 11.15-12.45

Organisers:René Hernández Vera, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Alejandra Ortiz, School of English, University of Leeds
Moderator/Chair:Catherine J. Batt, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Paper 632-aAmateurs or Professionals?: Reformed Observant Franciscan Friars as Readers
(Language: English)
René Hernández Vera, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Index terms: Manuscripts and Palaeography, Mentalities, Religious Life
Paper 632-bReading Knights: Chivalric Handbooks and Their Influence
(Language: English)
Makiko Komiya, Faculty of Literature, Arts & Cultural Studies, Kindai University, Osaka
Index terms: Education, Language and Literature - Middle English, Military History
Paper 632-c‘What happened afterward, I leave to your opinions […]': Engaging the Reader in the Translations of Spanish Chivalric Romance
(Language: English)
Alejandra Ortiz, School of English, University of Leeds
Index terms: Language and Literature - French or Occitan, Language and Literature - Spanish or Portuguese, Printing History
Abstract

This session examines the reform, renewal, and continuities represented in reading practices of the medieval and early modern periods. Whether associated to secular or religious contexts, the papers in this session explore the ways in which real and fictional readers represented or challenged contemporary ways of engaging with reading material. The discussions will focus on the reading practices of reformed Franciscan friars, on chivalric handbooks as possible reformers of the practice of chivalry, and on the way that translators of Spanish chivalric romance appealed to potential readers differently than the original authors.