Session1717
TitleMedieval Environments Sourcebook, III: Borders of Elements and Extractions
Date/TimeThursday 7 July 2022: 14.15-15.45
 
SponsorMedieval Ecocriticisms / Oecologies Research Group
 
OrganiserHeide Estes, Department of English, Monmouth University, New Jersey
 
Moderator/ChairHeide Estes, Department of English, Monmouth University, New Jersey
 
Paper 1717-a Before Landscape: Wynnere and Wastoure's Imperial Terraformation
(Language: English)
Sarah-Nelle Jackson, Department of English Language & Literatures, University of British Columbia
Index Terms: Language and Literature - Middle English; Teaching the Middle Ages
Paper 1717-b World as Incantation: Language of Nature in Bernard Silvestris' Cosmographia
(Language: English)
Sarah Powrie, St Thomas More College, University of Saskatchewan
Index Terms: Language and Literature - Middle English; Teaching the Middle Ages
Paper 1717-c Scientific Elemental Discourse and Ecocriticism in Chaucer's House of Fame
(Language: English)
Kenna L. Olsen, Department of English, Mount Royal University, Alberta
Index Terms: Language and Literature - Middle English; Teaching the Middle Ages
 
AbstractThis, the third 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 explore how language structures the way medieval authors and scribes imagined and constructed the natural world.