IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 1723: Quest, Food, and Famine in the Roman de Perceforest

Thursday 7 July 2016, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Brooke Heidenreich Findley, Department of French, Pennsylvania State University, Altoona
Moderator/Chair:Brooke Heidenreich Findley, Department of French, Pennsylvania State University, Altoona
Paper 1723-aDragon-Slaying and the Terre Gaste Motif in Perceforest
(Language: English)
Karen G. Casebier, Modern & Classical Languages, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
Karen G. Casebier, Modern & Classical Languages, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
Karen G. Casebier, Modern & Classical Languages, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
Index terms: Folk Studies, Language and Literature - French or Occitan
Paper 1723-bL'aventure de Norgal: Quand le roman chevaleresque bascule dans le fantastique
(Language: Français)
Anne Berthelot, Department of Literatures, Cultures & Languages, University of Connecticut
Anne Berthelot, Department of Literatures, Cultures & Languages, University of Connecticut
Anne Berthelot, Department of Literatures, Cultures & Languages, University of Connecticut
Index terms: Language and Literature - French or Occitan, Women's Studies
Paper 1723-cOf Centres and Peripheries in the Roman de Perceforest: To the Limits of (European) Identity/-ies?
(Language: English)
Pauline Souleau, St Peter's College, University of Oxford / Hertford College, University of Oxford
Pauline Souleau, St Peter's College, University of Oxford / Hertford College, University of Oxford
Pauline Souleau, St Peter's College, University of Oxford / Hertford College, University of Oxford
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - French or Occitan
Abstract

With a critical edition recently completed by Gilles Roussineau, and a new compressed English translation by Nigel Bryant, the massive late medieval Roman de Perceforest is finally beginning to receive the scholarly attention it deserves. This fantastically imaginative chronicle of pre-Arthurian Britain includes Greeks and Trojans, Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar, zombies, and human-animal hybrids, all while tracing the genealogies of familiar Arthurian heroes. This session will focus on quest, food, and famine in Perceforest, with papers on the eating habits of knights errant; famine as expressed through the terre gaste motif; and the fantastical adventures of the knight Norgal.