IMC 2005: Sessions

Session 1407: Medieval Studies: Thinking Queerly - A Round Table Discussion

Wednesday 13 July 2005, 19.30-20.30

Moderator/Chair:Diane Watt, Department of English Literature & Creative Writing, Aberystwyth University
Abstract

This round table will address a number of key theoretical and queer issues in relation to current medieval research including the queer body and the plague, queer saints, and queering devotional literature. Other topics addressed by speakers include the application of Deleuze and Guatarri’s concept of the rhizome to Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, a consideration of Dinshaw’s work on Chaucer’s Pardoner in the light of the work of Derrida and Jean Luc Nancy, and a discussion of queer temporality in relation to The Book of Margery Kempe.
Participants include Ingrid Abreu Scherer (University of Cambridge), Gail Ashton (University of Manchester), Emma Campbell (University of Leeds), Erinn Campbell (University of Manchester), Michael O’Rourke (University College Dublin), and Michelle M. Sauer (Minot State University)