IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 437: New Directions in Medieval Animal Studies: A Round Table Discussion

Monday 4 July 2016, 19.00-20.00

Sponsor:School of Modern Languages, University of Warwick
Organiser:Liam Lewis, Department of French Studies, University of Warwick
Moderator/Chair:Liam Lewis, Department of French Studies, University of Warwick
Abstract

Interest in animals has, in recent decades, provided valuable insight into the ways in which both humans and animals were conceptualised in medieval culture. Similarly, studies of animals in the Middle Ages have often challenged and re-energised contemporary debates in Animal Studies. This round table aims to bring together scholars from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines to discuss new theoretical directions and approaches to the study of animals in medieval art, literature, and culture. The aim is to explore where different approaches to the study of animals in medieval sources could lead us, and to highlight areas of shared interest, as well as the potential setbacks that occur to researchers in this field.

Participants include Alice Choyke (Central European University, Budapest) and Harriet Jean Evans (University of York).