IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 1522: The Body and the Medieval City, I

Thursday 12 July 2007, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship
Organiser:Liz Herbert McAvoy, Department of English Language & Literature, Swansea University
Moderator/Chair:Liz Herbert McAvoy, Department of English Language & Literature, Swansea University
Paper 1522-aThe Body of Criseyde in the Vernacular Translatio Imperii and Studii of Troy
(Language: English)
Elizabeth Robertson, Department of English, University of Colorado, Boulder
Index terms: Gender Studies, Language and Literature - Middle English
Paper 1522-bIurminburh and Ælfflæd: A Tale of Two Women, Carlisle, and Cuthbert
(Language: English)
Clare A. Lees, Department of English Language & Literature, King's College London
Index terms: Gender Studies, Language and Literature - Old English, Social History, Women’s Studies
Paper 1522-cTouch and the Body/City
(Language: English)
Lara Farina, Department of English, West Virginia University
Index terms: Gender Studies, Language and Literature - Middle English, Women’s Studies
Abstract

This session, along with session II, aims to interrogate the relationship between women, the female body, and the city in the Middle Ages. It will focus, not only on physical bodies in physical urban places, but metaphorical ‘bodies’ and how they are situated in urban spaces. It will investigate the extent to which the female body is both a product of and, in many cases, productive of the medieval concept of the city.