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IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1327: Animals on the Edge, IV: Text Again

Wednesday 3 July 2019, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:M(edieval) A(nimal) D(ata Network), Central European University, Budapest
Organiser:Mónica Ann Walker Vadillo, Old Operating Theatre Museum, London
Moderator/Chair:Tracey Eckersley, Kentucky College of Art & Design, Spalding University, Kentucky
Paper 1327-aPets, Avatars, Familiars: Shared Domestic Worlds in Anglo-Saxon Saints' Lives
(Language: English)
Robert Stanton, Department of English, Boston College, Massachusetts
Index terms: Hagiography, Language and Literature - Old English
Paper 1327-bBeasts Indicating Boundaries: Elephants in the Medieval West
(Language: English)
Kiwako Ogata, Department of Art Studies, Okinawa Prefectural University of Arts, Japan
Index terms: Art History - General, Language and Literature - Old English, Language and Literature - French or Occitan, Language and Literature - Latin
Paper 1327-cHorse Sense in Early English Literature: The Case of Robin Hood and Guy of Gisborne
(Language: English)
Antha Cotten-Spreckelmeyer, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences - Humanities, University of Kansas
Index terms: Daily Life, Language and Literature - Middle English, Law
Paper 1327-dAngela of Foligno with Animals
(Language: English)
William Robert, Department of Religion, Syracuse University, New York
Index terms: Hagiography, Lay Piety

People throughout the medieval period have related to and depended on animals (real or imagined) for many reasons, and yet in many ways animals seem to be relegated to the edges of urban spaces, art and architecture, law, cultural history or even the known world. This session will focus on the always fascinating liminal position of animals in texts and culture.