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282. The Avian Turn: Human-Avian Desire and Anxiety in Medieval Literature

Friday, 6 January, 1:45–3:00 p.m., 613, WSCC

A special session

Presiding: Donna Beth Ellard, Rice Univ.

1. "Avian Anxiety: Anatomy and Aristocracy in Marie de France's Yonec and Cheuelere Assigne," Randy P. Schiff, Univ. at Buffalo, State Univ. of New York

2. "Virtually Human: The Transformation of Kynde in Chaucer's Parliament of Fowls," Jeanne L. Provost, Furman Univ.

3. "Holy Territory: Becoming-Bird in Ancrene Wisse," Megan Palmer Browne, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara


  • Genre, Theory, Method – Literary Criticism and Theory

  • British Literature – Old and Middle English

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