IMC 2009: Sessions

Session 1525: Neo/Medieval Communities and Socio-Cultural Spaces of Resistance

Thursday 16 July 2009, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Studies, University of Hull
Organiser:Lesley Coote, Andrew Marvell Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Studies, University of Hull
Moderator/Chair:Adrian Tudor, Andrew Marvell Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Studies, University of Hull
Paper 1525-aHear No Evil, Speak No Evil, and the Evil Voice in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
(Language: English)
Carol L. Robinson, Department of English, Kent State University, Trumbull
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English, Literacy and Orality, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Paper 1525-bSocio-Cultural Spaces and the 'Outlaw Within'
(Language: English)
Lesley Coote, Andrew Marvell Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Studies, University of Hull
Index terms: Art History - General, Language and Literature - Middle English, Literacy and Orality, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Paper 1525-cViking Spaces in Neomedieval Culture
(Language: English)
Martin Arnold, Andrew Marvell Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Studies, University of Hull
Index terms: Folk Studies, Language and Literature - Scandinavian, Literacy and Orality, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Abstract

In medieval life and literature, ‘space’ was a very important concept in facing the challenge presented by ‘strangeness’, both as perceived by society and as felt by the individual self and/or selves. This is also true of the neo-medieval world, in which the medieval itself can form such a space. These three papers examine the nature of the socio-cultural spaces in which both medieval and neo-medieval participants may seek – and sometimes obtain – a form of social inclusion through an understanding of their own ‘difference’. The papers are arranged so that each speaker begins from a slightly different viewpoint, linking and comparing medieval and neo-medieval perceptions.