IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 1526: Political and Social Difference in the Medieval Slavonic World: Identifying Otherness

Thursday 6 July 2017, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Slavonic & East European Medieval Studies Group (SEEMSG)
Organiser:Alexandra Vukovich, Newnham College, University of Cambridge
Moderator/Chair:Olenka Pevny, Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge
Paper 1526-aCastles and Banal Lordship in Rus'?: Conventional Translations of Social Terminology as a Means of 'Othering' Slavonic Orthodox Europe
(Language: English)
Yulia Mikhailova, Department of Humanities, New Mexico Institute of Technology
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - Slavic, Mentalities, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1526-b'Like the Lynx's Fur, Neither Black nor Entirely White': Conceptualising 'Latin' Difference in the Chronicles of Early Rus'
(Language: English)
Katie Sykes, Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Language and Literature - Slavic, Mentalities, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1526-cDisguising and Celebrating Gender Non-Conformity: On the 'Canonicity' of Same-Sex Identities in Muscovite Russia
(Language: English)
Nicholas Mayhew, Department of Slavonic Studies, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Language and Literature - Slavic, Liturgy, Sexuality, Social History
Abstract

This panel examines the construction of the ‘other’ in the Medieval Slavonic world. The three papers outline wider political identity and the Medieval Slavonic as the ‘other’. The second and third papers examine political and social inclusion and exclusion along the lines of ethnic identity and sexual identity, respectively.