IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 1103: Dress, Textile, and Convention (or Not), I

Wednesday 11 July 2012, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:DISTAFF: Discussion, Interpretation & Study of Textile Arts, Fabrics & Fashions
Organiser:Gale R. Owen-Crocker, Department of English & American Studies, University of Manchester
Moderator/Chair:Elizabeth Coatsworth, now retired
Paper 1103-aOut of Date and Overdressed: The Horned Headresses of St Frideswide's Cloister
(Language: English)
Valija Evalds, Department of Visual & Performing Arts, Quinnipiac University, Connecticut
Index terms: Architecture - Secular, Daily Life
Paper 1103-bWhat Not to Wear: Manipulated Masculinity in the Galaunt Tradition
(Language: English)
Emily Jane Rozier, Department of English, University of Birmingham
Index terms: Daily Life, Language and Literature - Middle English
Paper 1103-cClothing of Parisian Prostitutes, 1350-1500
(Language: English)
Marie de Rasse, Laboratoire de Médiévistique Occidentale de Paris (LAMOP - UMR 8589), Université Paris I - Panthéon-Sorbonne
Index terms: Daily Life, Language and Literature - French or Occitan, Women's Studies
Paper 1103-dThe Pourpoint of Charles VI of France: Structural Details Revealed
(Language: English)
Tasha Kelly, Independent Scholar, Audubon
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Art History - General

This session argues that there may be more meaning embodied in the horn-bedecked ladies’ heads that decorate the cloister of the cathedral at Oxford than meets the eye; traces the relationship between sartorial choices and altered masculinity in Galaunt literature from the late 14th century to the end of the 15th; examines the dress of Paris women living outside convention; and explores in detail the tailoring of a rare, extant medieval garment and how it integrated with a metal armour harness.