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IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 743: The Marches of Britain and Ireland, 1100-1400, III: Networks and Cultural Exchange

Tuesday 7 July 2020, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Medieval & Early Modern Research Initiative, Cardiff University / Welsh Chronicles Research Group, Bangor University
Organisers:Georgia Henley, Department of English / Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis, Stanford University
Victoria Shirley, School of English, Communication & Philosophy, Cardiff University
Moderator/Chair:Ben Guy, Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic, University of Cambridge
Paper 743-aThe Search for Borders: Ecclesiastical Geographies in North East Wales and Cheshire, c. 900-1100
(Language: English)
Jacob O'Neill, Department of History, Lancaster University
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Ecclesiastical History, Local History
Paper 743-bDenizens of Two Worlds: Cross-Cultural Contact and the March of Wales, 1330-1410
(Language: English)
Patricia A. Price, Center for Medieval Studies, University of Minnesota
Index terms: Language and Literature - Celtic, Language and Literature - Comparative, Language and Literature - Middle English
Paper 743-cFuaigh an gCeann ris an MĂ©idhe: Adaptation and Cultural Exchange in the Marches of Ireland
(Language: English)
Cameron Wachowich, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto
Index terms: Language and Literature - Celtic, Language and Literature - Comparative

This session is the third of four comparative sessions on the Marches of Britain and Ireland. This third session will examine networks of cultural exchange and transmission across Marcher border zones. The first paper will give a spatial overview of ecclesiastical networks in northeast Wales and adjoining parts of England, analyzing how the earls of Chester asserted control. The second paper will characterize the Welsh March as a zone of contact for Welsh and English writers, including Dafydd ap Gwilym and the anonymous poet of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, demonstrating how knowledge of contemporary politics transcended the perceived separation of Wales and England. The third paper will discuss a newly-edited Classical Irish poem produced under Anglo-Norman patronage, with attention to its adaptation of a range of sources.