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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 1627: Entangled Selves, Emotional Selves, II: The Self in its Environment

Thursday 6 July 2023, 11.15-12.45

Organisers:Isabella Clarke, Oriel College, University of Oxford
Meritxell Risco de la Torre, School of Humanities University of Iceland Reykjavík
Moderator/Chair:Meritxell Risco de la Torre, School of Humanities University of Iceland Reykjavík
Paper 1627-aEco-Narrative, Body, and Grettir's Emotion in Grettis saga Ásmundarsonar
(Language: English)
Chen Cui, Faculté des Lettres, Université de Lausanne
Index terms: Gender Studies, Language and Literature - Scandinavian
Paper 1627-bEntangled Selves and Others in Partonopeu de Blois: Emotions and Mobile Identities
(Language: English)
Lucie Kaempfer, Lincoln College, University of Oxford
Index terms: Language and Literature - French or Occitan, Language and Literature - Other
Paper 1627-cLove and Fury: The Question of Dido's Anger in The Aeneid and Its Medieval Adaptations
(Language: English)
Mounawar Abbouchi, Department of Comparative Literature & Intercultural Studies, University of Georgia, Athens
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English, Language and Literature - French or Occitan

This session explores the emotive self as entangled with its environment. The papers express an interest in the surroundings of literary selfhood, whether intradiegetic or extradiegetic. Working from the premise that the self is culturally and contextually dependent, the contributions in this session aim at exploring the emotions within their natural, social, and generic environments. One contribution studies how eco-narratives construct self-awareness through emotion in Grettis saga Ásmundarsonar. Another paper presents emotions as a narrative tool to evoke the fluidity of selfhood and cultural identity in Partonopeu de Blois.The last paper discusses the change in emotive scripts in medieval retellings of Dido's anger in The Aeneid as a result of changing of gender expectations.