IMC 2003: Sessions

Session 1610: Violence at the Medieval Court

Thursday 17 July 2003, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Albrecht Classen, Department of German Studies, University of Arizona
Moderator/Chair:Corinne Saunders, Centre for Medical Humanities / Department of English Studies, Durham University
Paper 1610-aDivine Intervention as a Theme of Violence/Power/Authority
(Language: English)
Leona F. Cordery, Institut für Anglistik, Universität Innsbruck
Index terms: Crusades, Language and Literature - Comparative, Mentalities
Paper 1610-cViolent Magic in Medieval English Romance
(Language: English)
Corinne Saunders, Centre for Medical Humanities / Department of English Studies, Durham University
Index terms: Gender Studies, Language and Literature - Middle English, Science, Sexuality
Abstract

These two sessions will be a continuation of three sessions held at the last Kalamazoo conference in 2002. The purpose is to explore how medieval writers reflected upon violence at the court and how they commented, directly or indirectly, this phenomenon. The topic is aimed at a particular aspect, not just violence. The medieval world was a very violent one, but at the same time violence within the courtly context always seems to be a radical transgression. The sessions will consist of speakers from a variety of disciplinary fields, all focusing, however, on the key issue.