IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 1117: Neglecting and (Dis)Obeying the Rules, II: Conflicting Rules

Wednesday 11 July 2012, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Medieval Gender History Network
Organiser:Kirsi Kanerva, School of History, Culture & Arts Studies, University of Turku
Moderator/Chair:Elina Räsänen, Department of Art History, University of Helsinki
Paper 1117-aObedience and Disobedience, Rules and Neglect: Representations of Families in the Medieval Wall Paintings of the Diocese of Turku
(Language: English)
Katja Fält, Department of Art & Culture Studies, University of Jyväskylä / Finnish Social Science Data Archive, University of Tampere
Index terms: Art History - General, Gender Studies
Paper 1117-bRules of Masculinity in Late Medieval Biographies of Saints
(Language: English)
Marita von Weissenberg, Department of History, Yale University
Index terms: Gender Studies, Hagiography, Social History
Paper 1117-c'His worschip and his mekill mycht': Heroic Masculinity in Medieval Scotland
(Language: English)
Caitlin Holton, Department of History, University of Guelph, Ontario
Index terms: Gender Studies, Language and Literature - Other, Mentalities, Military History

Sometimes different authorities propose diverse rules, either explicitly stated or unwritten ones, that are in conflict with each other. Following one rule may thus make one break another. The papers in this session focus on medieval sources representing or discussing (dis)order and conflicting cultural rules and norms: representations of families in medieval wall paintings, accounts of battles during the Scottish Wars of Independence in epics and chronicles, and biographies of married saints.