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IMC 2009: Sessions

Session 227: Identities in Medieval French Narrative: Socio-Cultural Spaces

Monday 13 July 2009, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Studies, University of Hull
Organiser:Adrian Tudor, Andrew Marvell Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Studies, University of Hull
Moderator/Chair:James R. Simpson, Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, University of Glasgow
Paper 227-aIdentity and Otherness in Marie de France's 'Yonec' and 'Bisclavret'
(Language: English)
Emma Campbell, Department of French Studies, University of Warwick
Index terms: Language and Literature - French or Occitan, Mentalities
Paper 227-cAdapting - Adopting Her Voice: Quoting Female Discourse in Medieval French Fabliaux
(Language: English)
Sophie Marnette, Balliol College, University of Oxford

The socio-cultural concept of 'Identity', whether assumed, imposed, or self-imposed, dictates who 'belongs' and who does not. Campbell's discussion of Bisclavret and Yonec argues for a gendered distinction between the public functioning of male and female identities, inviting reflection on how the otherness of identity might be thought in broader terms.