TitleWealth in Medieval Romance and Ballads: Sources and Circulation, I
Date/TimeTuesday 12 July 2011: 09.00-10.30
SponsorSchool of English / St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
OrganiserChera Ann Cole, Texas Woman's University
Moderator/ChairRaluca Radulescu, Institute for Medieval & Early Modern Studies (IMEMS), Bangor University
Paper 516-a Fairy Wealth and Fairy Mistresses
(Language: English)
Chera Ann Cole, Texas Woman's University
Index Terms: Folk Studies; Gender Studies; Language and Literature - Middle English
Paper 516-b Earning Memorial Golde in Sir Isumbras
(Language: English)
Jamie McKinstry, Department of English Studies, Durham University
Index Terms: Language and Literature - Middle English; Learning (The Classical Inheritance); Mentalities
Paper 516-c From Object to Subject: A Comparison of Feminine Worth and Wealth in Chrétien de Troyes's Yvain and Its Middle Welsh Analogue
(Language: English)
Natalie Orr, University of Reading
Index Terms: Gender Studies; Language and Literature - Celtic; Language and Literature - French or Occitan
AbstractThis is one of two sessions on the sources, circulation, and displays of wealth in medieval romance. Being a good knight is expensive, for not only are there the costs of horse and armour, the ideal of chivalry stresses generosity and other displays of wealth. This is no less true in medieval romance. Where does wealth collect and how does it circulate within these romance texts? These three papers examine the implications of this question as it relates to female power, and the workings of medieval memory.