Session 904: Poetics, Aesthetics, and Feminist Criticism within Medieval Studies: A Round Table Discussion
Tuesday 8 July 2008, 19.00-20.30
|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|
This roundtable discussion responds to issues raised at the SMFS roundtable in Leeds 2007 where a call was made for a return to a ‘feminist poetic’ by Elizabeth Robertson as a founding ‘foremother’ of the society. It will, therefore, address issues surrounding feminist poetics, aesthetics and the desirability – or otherwise – of the erasure of a specifically female body within feminist criticism, queer and/or postmodern contexts.
Participants include Anke Bernau (University of Manchester), Jennifer Borland (Oklahoma State University), Ruth Evans (University of Stirling), Cate Gunn (Independent Scholar, Colchester), and Gillian Rudd (University of Liverpool).