IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 1622: The Body and the Medieval City, II

Thursday 12 July 2007, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship
Organiser:Liz Herbert McAvoy, Department of English Language & Literature, Swansea University
Moderator/Chair:Elizabeth Robertson, Department of English, University of Colorado, Boulder
Paper 1622-bChristine de Pizan's Cité des Dames as Embodied History
(Language: English)
Judith Kellogg, Department of English, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
Index terms: Gender Studies, Language and Literature - French or Occitan, Women’s Studies
Paper 1622-cSex and the City: Female Exile and Urban Wilderness
(Language: English)
Victoria Blud, Department of English, King's College London
Index terms: Gender Studies, Language and Literature - Old English, Language and Literature - French or Occitan, Women’s Studies
Paper 1622-dAnchoritic Praxis: Mapping Bodily Pain and Pleasure in The Wooing Group
(Language: English)
Anne Savage, Department of English & Cultural Studies, McMaster University, Ontario
Index terms: Gender Studies, Language and Literature - Middle English, Sexuality
Abstract

This session, along with session I, 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.