IMC 2008: Sessions

Session 104: Gender in Place in the Early Middle Ages

Monday 7 July 2008, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Gender & Medieval Studies Group (GMS) / King's College London
Organiser:Clare A. Lees, Department of English Language & Literature, King's College London
Moderator/Chair:Josh Davies, Department of English Language & Literature, King's College London
Paper 104-aPast Performance: Gender and Identity in Anglo-Saxon Contexts
(Language: English)
Christina Lee, School of English, University of Nottingham
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Gender Studies, Language and Literature - Old English
Paper 104-bOn Gendered Ground: Saintly Bodies and the Writing of Political Territory
(Language: English)
Jacqueline Stodnick, Department of English, University of Texas, Arlington
Index terms: Gender Studies, Hagiography, Language and Literature - Old English
Paper 104-cMourning the Family Eth(n)ic: Anglo-Saxon Contexts
(Language: English)
Kelley Wickham-Crowley, Department of English, Georgetown University, Washington, DC
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Gender Studies, Language and Literature - Old English
Abstract

This session explores the relation between place and gender in the early Middle Ages. It considers the question of how and where gender is located or performed in the material world, whether that world is represented by hagiographical and political discourses or by funerary monuments and other markers of ethnicity and identity. The session is deliberately inter-disciplinary and works with Anglo-Saxon, British, and Norse contexts in order to advance critical discussion about space, place, gender, and sexuality in the early Middle Ages.