IMC 2005: Sessions

Session 716: Young Nuns (and Monks) Go for It: Entry and Adaptation to the Monastic Life in the Later Middle Ages

Tuesday 12 July 2005, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:University of Huddersfield
Organiser:Patricia Cullum, Department of History, University of Huddersfield
Moderator/Chair:Joanna Huntington, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Paper 716-a'The Age of Innocence': Chastity and the chanson de nonne in Late Medieval France
(Language: English)
Lisa Colton, Department of Music, University of Huddersfield
Index terms: Monasticism, Music, Sexuality, Women's Studies
Paper 716-cBecoming Monkly: Secular Acolytes and Entry to the Monastic Life in Later 14th-Century England
(Language: English)
Patricia Cullum, Department of History, University of Huddersfield
Index terms: Monasticism, Religious Life
Abstract

The session explores the choices, problems and experiences of young nuns and monks entering and adapting to the monastic life in the later medieval and early Reformation periods, in England and France. The papers will use musical and documentary sources to explore issues such as voluntarism, resistance and sexuality.