112th Annual Conference - Riverside Convention Center, California
Friday, October 31 - Sunday, November 2, 2014

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Medieval Literature III

Session Chair: 
Benjamin Liu, University of California, Riverside
Session 3: Friday 2:00-3:30pm
RCC Raincross E
Topic Area: 


  1. Jessica Zisa, University of California, Santa Barbara
    Expounding upon literary and feminist theoretical questions, this paper will examine the feminine representation of voice and body within the symbolic layers of poetic language produced by Marie de France in the lai Laustic.
  2. Elizabeth Parker, University of California, Irvine
    An analysis of two Christian writers who spoke out against the tradition of Lucan, as well as others who admired his moral exempla, which sheds new light on the legacy of Lucan's Pharsalia in the Medieval period, when he enjoyed his greatest popularity.
  3. Maria Cecilia Ruiz, University of San Diego
    Juan Manuel’s (1282-1348) Libro del cauallero et del escudero (1326?) has little material on knighthood per se and quite a bit of material on religion.  How does this relious education develop in the book? At the same time knighthood has a personal and policical hidden meaning for Juan Manuel. What is this hidden meaning?
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