IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 813: Slings and Arrows: Homosocial Narratives of Desire, II

Tuesday 3 July 2018, 16.30-18.00

Organiser:Rachel E. Moss, Université de Paris I
Moderator/Chair:Catherine Fletcher, Department of History, Swansea University
Paper 813-aSex and/or Death: Re-Reading the Plague Saints, Roche and Sebastian
(Language: English)
Patricia Cullum, Department of History, University of Huddersfield
Index terms: Art History - Painting, Gender Studies, Hagiography, Sexuality
Paper 813-b'Seye hise bludi wundes': Penetrating Men in Medieval English Devotional Song
(Language: English)
Lisa Colton, School of Music, Humanities & Media, University of Huddersfield
Index terms: Gender Studies, Hagiography, Music, Sexuality
Paper 813-c'Martyrdoms and Butchers' Boys': Reading Male-Male Relationships in Saints' Lives
(Language: English)
Kathryn Maude, Department of English, American University of Beirut
Index terms: Hagiography, Language and Literature - Old English, Language and Literature - Latin, Sexuality

This is the second 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 focuses on reading medieval panel paintings, devotional music and the lives of male saints in the light of the gay male adoption of St Sebastian as a cult figure of homosexual eroticism.