IMC 2006: Sessions

Session 803: Medieval Disability: The Physical Body Beyond the Margins

Tuesday 11 July 2006, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Bristol
Organiser:Cory James Rushton, Department of English, St Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia
Moderator/Chair:Cory James Rushton, Department of English, St Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia
Paper 803-aThe Hermaphrodite and the Lawyer: Anatomical Difference and Medieval Legal Concepts
(Language: English)
Irina Metzler, Department of Theology & Religious Studies, University of Bristol
Index terms: Gender Studies, Law, Medicine
Paper 803-bDis(pre)modernism: Bending over backward, or, the Preposterous Future of Cripqueer Medieval Studies
(Language: English)
Michael O'Rourke, School of English & Drama, University College Dublin
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English, Social History
Paper 803-cBlindness and Blood: Rethinking the Duel (unconfirmed)
(Language: English)
Andrew Higl, Medieval Studies, College of Arts & Sciences, Loyola University Chicago
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English, Law, Theology
Abstract

The growing links between Medieval and Disability Studies (also known as Crip Studies) provides an opportunity for examination of the links between the physical and sexual body, and medieval legal, literary, and social customs. This session provides an interdisciplnary look at some of those links.