Saturday, November 04, 10:30 am–12:30 pm
This live event will not be recorded.
Sponsored by the Medieval and Early Modern Folklore Section
Chair: Judith K. Lanzendorfer (University of Findlay)
Uprooting and the Altered Letter in Hamlet, Medieval Legend, and Folktale
Charlotte Artese (Agnes Scott College)
Prospero’s Lies: Uprooting Reality through Linguistic Liminal Spaces
Judith K. Lanzendorfer (University of Findlay)
Uprooted, Vulnerable Moors in Othello and Titus Andronicus
Heather Hoyt (Arizona State University)
This panel focuses on linguistic and physical “uprootedness” in Early Modern literature. “Uprooting and the Altered Letter in Hamlet , Medieval Legend, and Folktale” highlights the differing effects of the use of letters in Shakespeare’s play and source. “Prospero’s Lies: Uprooting Reality Through Linguistic Liminal Spaces” centers upon Prospero’s lies used to explain to Miranda their exile. “Uprooting in Oroonoko : The Lies We Tell Ourselves” focuses on the framing of Oroonoko as a tragic hero. "Uprooted, Vulnerable Moors in Othello and Titus Andronicus” centers on the framing of Moors as uprooted, vulnerable individuals.