IMC 2006: Sessions

Session 608: Lesbian Studies and the Premodern: At the Intersections, II - 'Lesbian' Visibility and Community

Tuesday 11 July 2006, 11.15-12.45

Organisers:Noreen Giffney, Women's Studies, University College Dublin
Diane Watt, Department of English Literature & Creative Writing, Aberystwyth University
Moderator/Chair:Noreen Giffney, Women's Studies, University College Dublin
Paper 608-aHow Bounded a Phenomenon was Lesbianism during the Premodern Period?
(Language: English)
Helmut Puff, Department of German, University of Michigan
Index terms: Gender Studies, Sexuality
Paper 608-bErasing the Medieval Lesbian
(Language: English)
Michelle M. Sauer, Department of English, Minot State University, North Dakota
Index terms: Gender Studies, Sexuality
Paper 608-cThe Song of Roland as Macho Camp
(Language: English)
Anna Klosowska, Department of French & Italian, Miami University, Ohio
Index terms: Gender Studies, Sexuality
Abstract

This is the second of 4 sessions plus a round table on the theme of ‘Lesbian Studies and the Premodern: At the Intersections’. This section focusses specifically on issues of the visibility of the lesbian in the Middle Ages, and addresses theoretical issues (critiquing, for example, Judith Bennett’s term ‘lesbian-like’ as well as textual ones.