Session1509
TitleBritain's Border Geographies, I: Topographies of Romance
Date/TimeThursday 7 July 2022: 09.00-10.30
 
SponsorCentre for Medieval Studies, University of Bristol / Medieval & Early Modern Centre, University of Sydney
 
OrganiserHelen Fulton, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Bristol
 
Moderator/ChairAd Putter, Department of English, University of Bristol
 
Paper 1509-a 'The adubbement of tho downes dere / Garten my gost all gref forgete': Elevation in the 14th-Century Pearl Poem
(Language: English)
Stephen Bull, Department of English, University of Bristol
Index Terms: Language and Literature - Middle English; Religious Life
Paper 1509-b Extreme Otherness and the Contested Land of Carlisle in Middle English Arthurian Romance
(Language: English)
Charlotte Palmer, Department of English Literature, University of Birmingham
Index Terms: Geography and Settlement Studies; Language and Literature - Middle English
Paper 1509-c Reading the Topographies of Romance: Re-Imagining Borders after the Hundred Years War
(Language: English)
Jan Shaw, Department of English, University of Sydney
Index Terms: Geography and Settlement Studies; Language and Literature - Middle English
 
AbstractThis is the first of two linked sessions exploring aspects of identity formation in the multicultural border zones of medieval Britain, exploring cultural relationships in the context of geography. This session will focus on landscapes and topographical formations as key elements of medieval romance, exploring ways in which the natural landscape shapes and produces border identities.