Kings and Cripples in the Arthurian World

Friday, March 5 at 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Research Focus Group Talk: Kings and Cripples in the Arthurian World with Christopher Baswell

 

While the lived reality of disability in the Middle Ages was surely a wretched one, at the same time we encounter persistent associations between disabled and royal or aristocratic bodies in medieval culture, its imagery and narratives. Nowhere is this truer than in the Arthurian world, at whose core there lies a powerful but immobile figure, the Rich Fisher King. This talk looks at such linkage through Arthurian texts and illustrated manuscripts, especially the vast Lancelot Prose Cycle.

Christopher Baswell is the Acting Chair of the Department of English and the Ann Whitney Olin Professor of English at Barnard College. He is also Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University.

Cosponsored by the IHC’s Disability Studies Initiative Research Focus Group and the UCSB English Department Early Modern Center

 

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Lectures & Presentations

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Alumni, Graduate Students, Prospective Students, Undergraduate Students, Faculty & Staff, General Public

Topic

Arts & Culture

Feature

Humanities, Social Sciences

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Cost

FREE

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Interdisciplinary Humanities Center
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