IMC 2008: Sessions

Session 617: Writing the Natural World, II: Gendering Natural Imagery

Tuesday 8 July 2008, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Research, Swansea University
Organiser:Simon Meecham-Jones, Faculty of English, University of Cambridge / Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Research, Swansea University
Moderator/Chair:Catherine A. M. Clarke, Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Research (MEMO) / Department of English, Swansea University
Paper 617-a'Nature and Nurture': Maternal Imagery in Julian of Norwich
(Language: English)
Liz Herbert McAvoy, Department of English Language & Literature, Swansea University
Index terms: Gender Studies, Language and Literature - Middle English, Theology
Paper 617-b'Ymage repaired and disnatured fro Kynde': The Literary Construction and Deconstruction of Gender in Medieval Narratives of Merlin and the Passing Man
(Language: English)
Jed Chandler, Department of English, Swansea University
Index terms: Gender Studies, Language and Literature - Comparative
Paper 617-cLilies, Daisies, and 'Swete Cypresse': Nature Imagery in the Digby Mary Magdalene Play
(Language: English)
Joanne Findon, Department of English Literature, Trent University, Ontario
Index terms: Gender Studies, Hagiography, Language and Literature - Middle English
Abstract

This session investigates the ways in which schemes of imagery from the natural world are used to problematise and undercut gender-specific patterns of expectation in secular and religious medieval texts.