IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1048: Modern / Medieval Borders and Archives: New to Old, I

Wednesday 8 July 2020, 09.00-10.30

Organisers:Francesca Brooks, Department of English, King's College London
Carl Kears, Department of English, King's College London
Moderator/Chair:Carl Kears, Department of English, King's College London
Paper 1048-aPero Meogo's Deer Move to Milton Keynes: Recent Responses to Medieval Galician-Portuguese Love Lyric
(Language: English)
Harriet Cook, Department of Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American Studies, King's College London
Index terms: Language and Literature - Comparative, Language and Literature - Spanish or Portuguese, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Paper 1048-bThe Pleated Fold in Time: Touch and Temporality in Modernist Women's Medievalisms
(Language: English)
Siriol McAvoy, Centre for Research into the English Literature & Language of Wales Swansea University
Index terms: Language and Literature - Comparative, Language and Literature - Middle English, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Abstract

These sessions examine movements across and between the medieval and contemporary in poetry by bringing together researchers and practitioners. Thinking through the work and the processes that allow us to cross the temporal and physical boundaries of archives, material culture, language, and performance, these papers will discuss poetic practices that collapse distinctions between the ‘medieval’ and the ‘modern’. They will be bidirectional in thinking of the Middle Ages as not just source material, but as live material. In what ways are medieval texts changed or transformed when they are reread through modern works? Where might this thinking backwards get us?