113th Annual Conference - Portland, Oregon
Friday, November 6 - Sunday, November 8, 2015

Medieval Literature II

Session Chair: 
Courtney Scuro, UC Riverside
Session 8: Saturday 1:45-3:15pm
Skyline II (PH-ET)
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  1. Andrew B. Harris, Washington State University Vancouver
    Using the devoted work or Julian of Norwich and Margery of Kempe, in addition to standard historical theory and knowledge, I examine the boundaries of Medieval Christian meditation in an attempt to understand the transition from meditative devotion to mystic rambling.
  2. Anthony Tribit, University of Oregon
    Diego de Valera’s Espejo de verdadera nobleza is a work of conduct literature that discusses knighthood, a key part of medieval society. In this presentation, I use discourse analysis to examine how one knight interprets the state of chivalry in fifteenth-century Spain in ways that are more akin to the Humanism that is associated with the Renaissance. 
  3. Courtney Scuro, UC Riverside
    In Lydgate’s deceptively simple commemoration of Henry VI’s 1429 coronation, attitudes and ideologies on sovereign will, subjectivity, and digestion intersect tabletop. The food at Henry’s feast creates a powerful symbolic display, one working to affirm the divinely ordained, inviolate, and all-consuming royal authority of England’s boy-king.
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