Session 610: (Dis)ability in the Middle Ages
Tuesday 12 July 2005, 11.15-12.45
|Sponsor:||The(e)ories: Advanced Seminars for Queer Research|
|Organiser:||Michael O'Rourke, Department of Modern English & American Literature, University College Dublin|
|Moderator/Chair:||Michael O'Rourke, Department of Modern English & American Literature, University College Dublin|
|Paper 610-a||From Earl to Churl: Disabling Magic and Social Rank in Middle English Romance|
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English
|Paper 610-b||Mobility Aids for the Elderly Physically Impaired|
Index terms: Daily Life, Mentalities, Social History
|Paper 610-c||Living with Mental Incapacity in Late Medieval England|
Index terms: Social History
This session aims to continue the work begun in the ‘Cripping the Middle Ages’ round table at last year’s Congress. The papers will consider whether we can talk about (dis)ability in the Middle Ages and the participants will draw on evidence from a wide variety of sources – literary, visual, medical. Our hope is that this session will encourage medieval scholars to think that Disability Studies is something we ought to take seriously and not simply as something we add on. The session will also, we hope, open up Medieval Disability Studies and point to valuable work that still remains to be done.
Please add a third paper if possible. Third speaker pulled out over concerns re disabled access at Bodington.