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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 146: Money and Gift-Giving in the Roman de la Rose and Its Medieval Adaptations

Monday 3 July 2023, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Hanne Jaeken, Onderzoekseenheid Literatuurwetenschap, KU Leuven
Moderator/Chair:Anne Reynders, Faculty of Arts, KU Leuven
Paper 146-aThe Gift of Self in Le Roman de la Rose
(Language: English)
Maybelle Leung, Department of English, York University, Toronto
Index terms: Gender Studies, Language and Literature - Middle English, Language and Literature - French or Occitan, Sexuality
Paper 146-bMoney and Gift-Giving in the Brabantine Rose
(Language: English)
Anne Reynders, Faculty of Arts, KU Leuven
Hanne Jaeken, Onderzoekseenheid Literatuurwetenschap, KU Leuven
Index terms: Language and Literature - Dutch, Language and Literature - French or Occitan, Learning (The Classical Inheritance), Philosophy
Paper 146-cPieces in Place: A Reconstruction of the Dutch Transmission of the Roman de la Rose
(Language: English)
Annelynn Koenders, Boekwetenschap, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Index terms: Language and Literature - Dutch, Language and Literature - French or Occitan, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Abstract

The Roman de la Rose can be considered one of the most successful and influential vernacular texts of the European Middle Ages. It had not only a huge influence on French literature, but also on the literature of the surrounding countries. Adaptations of the poem survived in English, Italian, and Dutch. In this session, we will examine the themes of money and gift-giving in the French Rose and how these ideas were received in translations, adaptations, and subsequent works in different languages. Also manuscripts containing a version of the Rose will be discussed, as they are important reception testimonies.

Paper -b is co-authored by Hanne Jaeken.