IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 713: Slings and Arrows: Homosocial Narratives of Desire, I

Tuesday 3 July 2018, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Kathryn Maude, Department of English, American University of Beirut
Moderator/Chair:Kathryn Maude, Department of English, American University of Beirut
Paper 713-aBondages of War: Homosociality, Warfare, and the Early Tudor Chivalric Ideal
(Language: English)
Audrey Thorstad, School of History, Welsh History & Archaeology, Bangor University
Index terms: Gender Studies, Military History, Politics and Diplomacy, Social History
Paper 713-bLocker Room Talk: Homosocial Discourse in Late Medieval England
(Language: English)
Rachel E. Moss, Université de Paris I
Index terms: Gender Studies, Mentalities, Sexuality, Social History
Paper 713-cHomoeroticism and Heterosexuality in TV Fictions of the Renaissance
(Language: English)
Catherine Fletcher, Department of History, Swansea University
Index terms: Gender Studies, Medievalism and Antiquarianism, Performance Arts - General, Sexuality

This is the first of two panels on male-male relationships in the medieval period and their depiction in the present. The two panels bring together history, music, art history and literature to think through how relationships between men are produced, depicted and maintained in the past and present. This panel considers warfare as a way to construct relationships between men in the early Tudor period, expressing desire for women as a means of maintaining male homosocial bonds, and the portrayal of queer history in contemporary TV drama.