IMC 2003: Sessions

Session 1404: Feminism, Communities and the Touch of the Queer: A Round Table Discussion

Wednesday 16 July 2003, 19.30-20.30

Sponsor:Departments of English and French, King's College, University of London
Organisers:Emma Campbell, Department of French, University of Leeds
Robert Mills, Department of English Language & Literature, King's College London

This round table will consider the relationship between feminism and queer studies, as these impact upon our approaches to medieval culture. Are the gender-specific concerns of feminism occluded in queer methodologies? What might queer studies contribute to feminist-situated analyses and how might they enable questions of a feminist nature to be developed differently? What are the risks and possibilities of taking seriously concepts of queer community formation such as those described in Dinshaw’s Getting Medieval? Participants include John Arnold (Birkbeck College, University of London), Emma Campbell (King’s College, University of London), Cary Howie (Stanford University), Robert Mills (King’s College, University of London), Sarah Salih (University of East Anglia), and Diane Watt (University of Aberystwyth).