IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 725: Rodrigo Díaz the Cid and Fernán González: Castilian Heroes and the (Re)Creation of Legends and Legacies

Tuesday 2 July 2019, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Institut für Romanistik, Universität Wien
Organiser:Marija Blašković, Institut für Romanistik, Universität Wien
Moderator/Chair:Pierre Courroux, British Academy / Department of History, University of Southampton
Paper 725-a(Dys)Functional and Gendered Materialities in the Cantar de Mio Cid and the Crónica de Castilla
(Language: English)
Marija Blašković, Institut für Romanistik, Universität Wien
Marija Blašković, Institut für Romanistik, Universität Wien
Marija Blašković, Institut für Romanistik, Universität Wien
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - Spanish or Portuguese, Mentalities, Social History
Paper 725-bTraces of Lost Materiality: Some Notes on Textual Transmission of the Legends of El Cid and Fernán González
(Language: English)
Alberto Escalante-Varona, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Universidad de Extremadura, Cáceres
Alberto Escalante-Varona, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Universidad de Extremadura, Cáceres
Alberto Escalante-Varona, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Universidad de Extremadura, Cáceres
Index terms: Language and Literature - Spanish or Portuguese, Literacy and Orality, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Printing History
Paper 725-cCidian Threads in Spanish Contemporary Rewritings
(Language: English)
Pedro Mármol Ávila, Departamento de Filología Española, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Pedro Mármol Ávila, Departamento de Filología Española, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Pedro Mármol Ávila, Departamento de Filología Española, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - Spanish or Portuguese, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Abstract

This session aims to explore the concept of materiality in relation to the construction of Castilian heroic matter and its legacy dynamics between the 10th and the 21th centuries. By focusing on two Castilian heroes – Rodrigo Díaz the Cid and Fernán González -, this panel uses a range of fields to offer new ways of reading the legendary past, going from materialities in texts through (lost) manuscripts and printed books all the way to textually constructed narratives of the previous decades. The first paper focuses on two texts within the Cidian matter (c.1200-c.1300) in order to analyze displays of and relations between power, materiality, and gender. The second paper discusses the textual transmission and reception of both heroes’ narratives during the 16th-18th centuries. The third paper examines the Cidian reception in two different genres of Spanish literature (20th-21st centuries) and their respective strategies to express distance from/closeness to the Middle Ages and the epic protagonist.