Session1517
TitleMedieval Environments Sourcebook, I: Borders of the Natural, the Natural as Border
Date/TimeThursday 7 July 2022: 09.00-10.30
 
SponsorMedieval Ecocriticisms / Oecologies Research Group
 
OrganiserKenna L. Olsen, Department of English, Mount Royal University, Alberta
 
Moderator/ChairKenna L. Olsen, Department of English, Mount Royal University, Alberta
 
Paper 1517-a Wet and Wild: Moving beyond the Desert in the Old English Mary of Egypt
(Language: English)
Alexandra Bauer, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto
Index Terms: Language and Literature - Old English; Teaching the Middle Ages
Paper 1517-b The Lion with the Knight: A Posthumanist Approach to the Lion in Yvain and Gawain
(Language: English)
Azime Pekşen Yakar, Department of English Translation & Interpretation, Ankara Science University
Index Terms: Language and Literature - Middle English; Teaching the Middle Ages
Paper 1517-c Margaret and the Dragon in Medieval English and German Versions
(Language: English)
Heide Estes, Department of English, Monmouth University, New Jersey
Index Terms: Language and Literature - German; Language and Literature - Old English; Teaching the Middle Ages
 
AbstractThis, the first of three sessions proposed and co-sponsored by the Oecologies Research Cluster and Medieval Ecocriticisms, presents research on boundaries and connections between medieval primary texts and approaches to ecocriticisms, as we move toward assembling Medieval Environments, a collection of primary texts for the teaching and engagement of medieval ecocriticisms, medieval environments, and medieval ecological theoretical approaches.The papers in this session address, in various ways, what the 'natural' is, how it might create boundaries, and what its boundaries are.