IMC 2003: Sessions

Session 711: Religion and Culture

Tuesday 15 July 2003, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:University of Wales Press
Organiser:Duncan Campbell, University of Wales Press, Cardiff
Moderator/Chair:Denis Renevey, Universités de Fribourg & Genève
Paper 711-aDeadly Sisters: Chaucer's Man of Law's Tale and the Albina Myth
(Language: English)
Anke Bernau, Department of English & American Studies, University of Manchester
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English, Sexuality, Women's Studies
Paper 711-cMargery Kempe and the Prophetic Tradition
(Language: English)
Diane Watt, Department of English Literature & Creative Writing, Aberystwyth University
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English, Sexuality, Women's Studies
Abstract

This session examines the ways in which the representation of gender in Middle English texts articulates the intersections between religion and culture in the period. Dealing with a variety of texts, from mystical writings to origin narratives, the papers discuss: the connections between Chaucer’s Man of Law’s Tale and the Albina myth of the monstrous feminine origins of Britain; the representations of the body, both physical and textual, in mystical writings; and the textual strategies of Margery Kempe in relation to late medieval religio-poitical traditions.