IMC 2008: Sessions

Session 405: Locating Gender in the Middle Ages: A Round Table Discussion

Monday 7 July 2008, 19.30-20.30

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:Clare A. Lees, Department of English Language & Literature, King's College London
Abstract

This Round Table Discussion, co-sponsored by King’s College London and by the Gender & Medieval Studies Group (GMS), explores the question of how and where to locate the study of gender and sexuality in the Middle Ages. We will discuss the topography of genders and sexualities in the Middle Ages across a range of disciplines and periods and we will examine how genders and sexualities are mapped discursively, linguistically, poetically, materially, and analytically.

Participants include Victoria Blud (King’s College London), Emma Campbell (University of Warwick), Emma Gatland (University of Cambridge), Eileen A. Joy (Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville), and Katherine J. Lewis (University of Huddersfield).