IMC 2003: Sessions

Session 1315: East Anglians Meet the Wider World

Wednesday 16 July 2003, 16.30-18.00

Organiser:Sarah Salih, School of Literature & Creative Writing, University of East Anglia
Moderator/Chair:Jonathan Hughes, Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, School of History, University of East Anglia
Paper 1315-aBattling Bishops: Late 14th-Century Clerical Masculinity Admired and Decried
(Language: English)
Andrea E. Oliver, School of Literature & Creative Writing, University of East Anglia
Index terms: Crusades, Gender Studies, Hagiography, Language and Literature - Middle English
Paper 1315-bThe Influence of Parliament on Local Urban Politics: A Case History from Early 15th-Century Lynn
(Language: English)
Kate Parker, School of History, University of East Anglia
Index terms: Administration, Local History, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1315-cEast Anglians Abroad
(Language: English)
Sarah Salih, School of Literature & Creative Writing, University of East Anglia
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English, Mentalities
Abstract

East Anglian perspectives on power and authority from historical and literary sources. Oliver compares the career of Henry Dispenser, bishop of Norwich, with the portrayal of Archbishop Turpin in the “Siege of Melayne” and argues that late 14th-century clerical masculinity was reconfigured as militant. Parker studies the Lynn archives to describe how parliamentary legal precedent came to be used as a weapon in local urban politics. Salih reads narratives of East Anglians travelling in Europe, exploring how they transferred familiar power structures to new landscapes.