IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1753: Construction and Reconstruction of the Middle Ages: Memory of Delights

Thursday 5 July 2018, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval & Renaissance Studies (TACMRS)
Organiser:Hui-zung Perng, Department of English, National Changhua University of Education, Taiwan
Moderator/Chair:Matthew Treherne, School of Languages, Cultures & Societies - Italian / Leeds Centre for Dante Studies, University of Leeds
Paper 1753-aThe Spiritual Joy in Johannes Witte de Hesse's Itinerarius
(Language: English)
Francis K. H. So, Center for Languages & Culture, Kaohsiung Medical University / Department of Foreign Languages & Literature, National Sun Yat-Sen University, China
Index terms: Hagiography, Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - Latin, Religious Life
Paper 1753-bForgetting to Remember, Remembering to Forget: Incarnational Recapitulation in Dante's Earthly Paradise
(Language: English)
Brian Reynolds, Department of Italian, Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan
Index terms: Language and Literature - Italian, Learning (The Classical Inheritance)
Paper 1753-cChristian Ideals Challenged in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: Generic Hybridization in the Pastoral Movement
(Language: English)
Chin-ching Lee, Department of English, Da Yeh University, Taiwan
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English, Philosophy, Rhetoric

One significant feature of Medieval culture is quest for salvation and justice. For example, Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights incorporates complex human emotions into its pastoral horizon, where God and Satan, good and evil compete to deny Eden as paradise. Many writers offer texts in which social and material desires decline the land of milk and honey, and memory of human goodness turns reality into ironic space in which social unrest and private disquiet challenge existence. In a way, split memory of edenic delights produces rich legacy. Our papers address theme of memory of delights in literature, religion and personal philosophy in Medieval European literature and culture.