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IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1302: Writers and Their Audiences in the Middle Ages

Wednesday 4 July 2018, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Onderzoeksschool Mediƫvistiek, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Organiser:Rob Meens, Departement Geschiedenis en Kunstgeschiedenis, Universiteit Utrecht
Moderator/Chair:Marco Mostert, Onderzoekinstituut voor Geschiedenis en Kunstgeschiedenis, Universiteit Utrecht
Paper 1302-aTransforming Memories: 'The Arian' in the Works of Victor of Vita and Gregory of Tours
(Language: English)
Rolf Lommerde, Departement Geschiedenis en Kunstgeschiedenis, Universiteit Utrecht
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Literacy and Orality, Religious Life, Rhetoric
Paper 1302-bDamsels in Drag: Crossdressing Adventurers in Medieval Literature and Modern Fantasy
(Language: English)
Luke Schouwenaars, Onderzoeksgroep Comparative Literature, Universiteit Utrecht
Index terms: Gender Studies, Language and Literature - Comparative, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Paper 1302-cThe Handwriting of Diplomacy
(Language: English)
Giulia Biagioni, Afdeling Geschiedenis, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Index terms: Literacy and Orality, Performance Arts - General, Rhetoric

This session investigates persuasive strategies employed by medieval authors to influence their intended audiences and, where possible, the reponses of their audiences. The individual papers will cover different genres, different periods of the Middle Ages, as well as different regions in order to convey something of the rich variety of ways in which writers tried to persuade an audience in the medieval period.