IMC 2006: Sessions

Session 808: Lesbian Studies and the Premodern: At the Intersections, IV - Religious Devotions

Tuesday 11 July 2006, 16.30-18.00

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 808-aTowards a Homoerotics of Female Monastic Community
(Language: English)
Lisa M. C. Weston, Department of English, California State University, Fresno
Index terms: Gender Studies, Sexuality
Paper 808-bRe-Reading Irish Early Christian Female Hagiography
(Language: English)
Mary McAuliffe, Women's Educational Research & Resource Centre, University College Dublin
Index terms: Gender Studies, Hagiography, Sexuality
Abstract

This is the fourth of 4 linked sessions plus a round table dealing with the topic ‘Lesbian Studies and the Premodern: at the Intersections’. This session is specifically concerned with issues of ‘lesbian discourse’ in religious writings, including letters, mystical texts and saints’ lives and with the specific theoretical problems posed by these texts.