Modern Meets Medieval: Scholars and the Public, Then and Now
MMLA 2023 Permanent Session: Old and Middle English Language and Literature
“Modern Meets Medieval: Scholars and the Public, Then and Now"
The General Call opens with an analogy between now-times and Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, invoking an approach that is both medieval and modern by looking at how the arts, the academy, and general society should, can, and do interact. In that spirit, the general question for this panel is “what is the value of studying medieval history, culture, art, and/or literature in today’s world?”