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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 1531: Tangling with the Classics, I: Medieval Learning

Thursday 6 July 2023, 09.00-10.30

Organisers:Jacqueline Burek, Department of English, George Mason University, Virginia
Rebecca Menmuir, Faculty of English University of Oxford
Moderator/Chair:Philippa Byrne, St John's College, University of Oxford
Paper 1531-aEriugenian Entanglements: Defining Vox in the 9th and 10th Centuries
(Language: English)
Paul Vinhage, College of Arts & Sciences, Cornell University
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Learning (The Classical Inheritance), Rhetoric
Paper 1531-bPruning the Roots of Entanglement: Teaching the Georgics in the Cathedral Schools of France
(Language: English)
Simon Whedbee, Department of Languages & Cultures, Loyola University New Orleans, Louisiana
Anthony J. Fredette, Independent Scholar, Scottsdale, Arizona
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Learning (The Classical Inheritance), Rhetoric
Paper 1531-cÉdouard Glissant's Poetics of Relation as a Guide to Late Medieval Vernacular Translations of Arabo-Latin Science
(Language: English)
Eleanor Myerson, Parker Library / Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Islamic and Arabic Studies, Language and Literature - Middle English, Learning (The Classical Inheritance), Manuscripts and Palaeography

This panel is one of a series of panels entitled 'Tangling with the Classics', which together explore how the relationship between classical and medieval texts might be considered a kind of entanglement. These panels complicate the idea of classical reception in the Middle Ages, by reimagining it not as a linear movement but as a tangled mass of threads, in which classical authors are equally likely to ensnare or to be ensnared by medieval writers. The 'Medieval Learning' panel investigates this idea in medieval academic and scholarly texts, with papers examining grammatical treatises, commentaries on the Georgics, and vernacular translations of Arabo-Latin astronomical, astrological, and medical works.