IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 1017: Neglecting and (Dis)Obeying the Rules, I: Conflicts and Their Consequences

Wednesday 11 July 2012, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Medieval Gender History Network
Organiser:Kirsi Kanerva, School of History, Culture & Arts Studies, University of Turku
Moderator/Chair:Alaric Hall, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, University of Helsinki
Paper 1017-aSt Barbara Cycle by Meister Francke: Visualizing Virginal Resistance
(Language: English)
Elina Räsänen, Department of Art History, University of Helsinki
Index terms: Art History - General, Gender Studies
Paper 1017-bEnvy Among the Sisters: Christina of Stommeln and Her Tribulations
(Language: English)
Päivi Salmesvuori, Department of Church History, University of Helsinki
Index terms: Gender Studies, Theology
Paper 1017-cMoments of Conflict: The Inner Experience of the Male Saga Protagonists in Icelandic Sagas
(Language: English)
Kirsi Kanerva, School of History, Culture & Arts Studies, University of Turku
Index terms: Gender Studies, Language and Literature - Scandinavian, Social History
Abstract

Rules can be stated explicitly in laws and other texts produced by elites in power, or exist as unspoken norms and conventions of the society. Not following the rules is also a source of disappointment; through disobedience authorities are contested and expectations fail to be fulfilled. The papers in this session focus on various kinds of medieval conflicts that involve breaking promises, neglecting obligations and disobeying rules, and reactions and consequences arising from these clashes as they are represented in medieval pictorial and literary sources.