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IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 1633: Writing Women's Letters, II: Epistolarity and Genre

Thursday 7 July 2016, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Epistolae: Medieval Women's Letters Database
Organisers:Kathryn Maude, Centre for Late Antique & Medieval Studies, King's College London
Steven Watts, School of History, University of St Andrews
Moderator/Chair:Kathryn Maude, Centre for Late Antique & Medieval Studies, King's College London
Paper 1633-aThe Letters of Anglo-Jewish Women Converts, 1270-1420
(Language: English)
Adrienne Williams Boyarin, Department of English, University of Victoria
Index terms: Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Language and Literature - Latin, Religious Life, Women's Studies
Paper 1633-bFrom Me to You: Gendered Permutations of the I/You Relationship in Medieval Arabic Women's Letters
(Language: English)
Marlé Hammond, Department of the Languages & Cultures of the Near & Middle East, School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London
Index terms: Language and Literature - Semitic, Women's Studies

This is the second panel in a series about letters to and from women in the Middle Ages. Sponsored by the Epistolae database of women’s letters, the three panels bring together scholars from Europe, North America and Australasia to provide a survey of current research on women’s epistolary traditions and discuss innovative approaches to the field. This panel considers three under-studied areas: the letters of Anglo-Jewish women, medieval Arabic letters concerning women, and Byzantine letters addressed to women, investigating similarities and differences across the three bodies of work.