Title of Oral/Poster Presentation

Love, Loss, and Laustic

Class

Article

College

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Faculty Mentor

Christine Cooper-Rompato

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Abstract

This research explores the relationship between Marie de France’s Laustic with Ovid’s renditions of Pyramus and Thisbe and Procne and Philomela. The goal is to discuss how the changes Marie de France makes to these tales showcases the shift in the purpose of literature towards social commentary, as well as the contrasting mpresentations of medieval and Greco-Roman audiences. Marie de France criticizes the ideal of courtly love by drawing upon Pyramus and Thisbe to highlight the lack of true passion between her lovers; this is furthered by destroying any pity for her lovers by alluding to Procne and Philomela. This helps set the stage for later authors to subvert ancient tragedies to suit their own social commentaries. Dr. Cooper-Rompato (English Department) would like to recommend this paper as part of a panel on medieval literature.

Location

Room 101

Start Date

4-12-2018 1:30 PM

End Date

4-12-2018 2:45 PM

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Love, Loss, and Laustic

Room 101

This research explores the relationship between Marie de France’s Laustic with Ovid’s renditions of Pyramus and Thisbe and Procne and Philomela. The goal is to discuss how the changes Marie de France makes to these tales showcases the shift in the purpose of literature towards social commentary, as well as the contrasting mpresentations of medieval and Greco-Roman audiences. Marie de France criticizes the ideal of courtly love by drawing upon Pyramus and Thisbe to highlight the lack of true passion between her lovers; this is furthered by destroying any pity for her lovers by alluding to Procne and Philomela. This helps set the stage for later authors to subvert ancient tragedies to suit their own social commentaries. Dr. Cooper-Rompato (English Department) would like to recommend this paper as part of a panel on medieval literature.