Conference on Rethinking the Romance of the Rose

Center for Renaissance Studies Programs
Other Renaissance Programs
Thursday, October 1, 1987 to Saturday, October 3, 1987

This conference focused on one of the key literary works of the late Middle Ages, the Romance of the Rose, from a variety of literary and art historical perspectives.

Sponsored by Dartmouth College, the Guthrie Fund, and Northern Illinois University, and organized by Sylvia Huot, Northern Illinois University (now at the University of Cambridge); and Kevin Brownlee, Dartmouth College (now at University of Pennsylvania).

Thursday, October 1: Registration and reception

Friday, October 2

Welcome

Richard Brown, The Newberry Library

Session 1: Readings of the Rose (1)

Chair: Nancy Freeman Regalado, New York University

De la rime à la raison: Remarques sur le texte du Roman de la Rose
Daniel Poirion, Yale University

“Cele [qui] … doit ester Rose clamee” (Rose, v. 40-44): Guillaume’s Intentionality
Karl D. Uitti, Princeton University

Session 2: Readings of the Rose (2)

Chair: Douglas Kelly, University of Wisconsin-Madison

The Erotic Economy of the Image in the Roman de la Rose
Stephen G. Nichols, University of Pennsylvania (now at Johns Hopkins University)

Jean de Meun and the Ancient Poets
John V. Fleming
, Princeton University

Session 3: The Iconographic Tradition of the Rose

Chair: Sandra L. Hindman, Northwestern University (now emerita)

Misreading and Misrepresenting: Manuscripts of the Roman de la Rose and the Pelerinage de la vie humaine
Michael Camille, University of Chicago

The MS Vatican Urb. 376 and the First Decade of Roman de la Rose Illumination
Eberhard König, Free University, Berlin

General Discussion: Manuscripts of the Rose

All conference participants were encouraged to bring slides and photographs of Rose manuscripts for informal discussion.

Saturday, October 3

Session 4: Readings of the Rose (3)

Chair: Heather Arden, University of Cinncinnati

Le Jeu des temps dans le Roman de la Rose de Guillaume de Lorris
Emmanuèle Baumgartner, University of Paris X-Nanterre

Language and dismemberment: Origen, Abelard, and the Roman de la Rose
David F. Hult, Johns Hopkins University (now at University of California, Berkeley)

Session 5: Reception of the Rose (1)

Chair: Nancy Freeman Regalado, New York University

Illuminating the Rose: The Illustrations of MS. 101 of the Municipal Library, Tournai (Gui de Mori)
Lori Walters, Florida State University

Rewriting the Rose in the Fourteenth Century
Sylvia Huot, Northern Illinois University (now at the University of Cambridge)

Session 6: Reception of the Rose (2)

Chair: Douglas Kelly, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Jean de Meun et l’alchimie
Pierre-Yves Badel
, University of Paris VIII-Vincennes-St. Denis

Discourses of the Self: Christine de Pizan and the Roman de la Rose
Kevin Brownlee, Dartmouth College (now at University of Pennsylvania)

Lyric and Narrative in “Il fiore”
Robert Pogue Harrison, Stanford University

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