IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1524: Carolingian Civilization 25 Years Later: In Honor of Paul Edward Dutton, I

Thursday 5 July 2018, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:Matthew Gabriele, Department of Religion & Culture, Virginia Tech
Moderator/Chair:Matthew Gabriele, Department of Religion & Culture, Virginia Tech
Paper 1524-aLouis the Pious's Theater of Illusions: Restagings from Fichtenau to Dutton and Beyond
(Language: English)
Courtney Booker, Department of History, University of British Columbia
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Performance Arts - Drama, Political Thought
Paper 1524-bFictions of the Colossus: The Politics of Carolingian Panegyric
(Language: English)
Andrew Romig, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, New York University
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy, Rhetoric

25 years ago, in 1993, Paul Edward Dutton’s Carolingian Civilization: A Reader was published, followed the next year by The Politics of Dreaming in the Carolingian Empire in 1994. Taken together, these works reframed how we study the Carolingian world and changed the landscape of the discipline. A generation of students and early career scholars drew inspiration from Dutton, developing their own ways of traveling the various pathways that he had illuminated. Now, 25 years later, the aim of these two panels will be to take stock of the enduring impact of these seminal works. The first session of this series will focus on the reign of Louis the Pious, while the second will consider the period after 840.