Dr. Rebekah Fowler, English Department faculty member, will continue the English Department’s 2012-2013 William J. and Yvonne Hyde Colloquium Series with a presentation entitled "The Quest for Knightly Identity: Knight-Errant or Knight-Domestic?" Medieval romances are rife with tales of knight errantry, but what happens when a knight wishes to replace a life of adventure and tournaments with one of domestic stability and defense of home and family? In this presentation, Dr. Fowler will examine how Chrétien de Troyes’ Yvain, ou le Chevalier au Lion represents the emergence of the "domestic knight" as an alternative knightly identity to the more common romance ideal of the knight errant. In particular, she will consider the social construction of masculine identity and the quest for suitable social (and individual?) roles. The presentation runs from 2:30-3:30 p.m. on Friday, March8th, in 113 Wimberly Hall. The event is free and open to the public. To arrange for disability accommodations, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 785-8295.