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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 546: Poetry and Communication, 14th-16th Centuries, I: Theories and Debates

Tuesday 4 July 2023, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:Estelle Doudet, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Moderator/Chair:Natalia Wawrzyniak, Section de français, Université de Lausanne
Paper 546-aDialogues on Orators: Debates on Vulgar Eloquence during the 15th Century
(Language: English)
Estelle Doudet, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Index terms: Language and Literature - French or Occitan, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Rhetoric
Paper 546-b'Parfait orateur, pouethe insigne, des Muses amateur': In Search of the Orateurs of the South West of France
(Language: English)
Lucien Dugaz, Faculté des lettres, Université de Lausanne
Index terms: Language and Literature - French or Occitan, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Rhetoric
Paper 546-cAllegorical Architecture as a Framework for Rhetoric: Lemaire de Belges and Clément Marot
(Language: English)
Dariusz Krawczyk, Instytut Romanistyki, Uniwersytet Warszawski / Laboratoire Analyses littéraires et histoire de la langue (ALITHILA - ULR 1061), Université de Lille
Index terms: Language and Literature - French or Occitan, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Rhetoric
Abstract

The history of rhetoric has often been narrowed to the traditional narrative of a new Latin eloquence born in Italy around 1400 under the influence of humanist scholars breaking with the medieval approach to language. This narrative shall be reassessed by taking into account theoretical and practical contributions that affected vernacular versified eloquence in the Francophone world between the 14th-16th centuries. This session aims to uncover the controversial rise of the notion of 'modern orator' in French around 1400 and its evolution through successive polemics around rhetorical ideals.