IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1013: Women and Surveillance in Medievalist Television and Cinema

Wednesday 4 July 2018, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:Sabina Rahman, Department of English, Macquarie University, Sydney
Moderator/Chair:Usha Vishnuvajjala, Department of Literature, American University, Washington DC
Paper 1013-aSurveillance and the 'Other'
(Language: English)
Sabina Rahman, Department of English, Macquarie University, Sydney
Index terms: Gender Studies, Medievalism and Antiquarianism, Women's Studies
Paper 1013-bThe Little Hours: Surveillance and Sexual Libertarianism in Medievalist Farce
(Language: English)
Louise D'Arcens, Department of English, Macquarie University, Sydney
Index terms: Gender Studies, Medievalism and Antiquarianism, Women's Studies
Abstract

This panel proposes to examine the representation of women and their interactions with surveillance imperatives in medievalist television programmes and cinema. Encompassing issues of identity and ‘otherness’ as represented in these post-medieval texts, this panel seeks to find their implications and intersections with contemporary political and social anxieties using the lens of medievalism to provide a ‘new theatre for existing concerns’.