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IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1615: Outlawed Bodies

Thursday 4 July 2019, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:International Association for Robin Hood Studies
Organiser:Lesley Coote, Andrew Marvell Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Studies, University of Hull
Moderator/Chair:Alexander L. Kaufman, Honors College / Department of English, Ball State University, Indiana
Paper 1615-a‘Waif is that which no one claims’: Women, Outlawry, and Exclusion in 13th-Century English Law
(Language: English)
Bethany Jones, Department of English Literature & Creative Writing, Lancaster University
Index terms: Gender Studies, Law, Women's Studies
Paper 1615-b'The Nut Brown Maid' (c. 1502) and Later Maid Marians
(Language: English)
Helen Phillips, School of English, Communication & Philosophy, Cardiff University
Index terms: Folk Studies, Gender Studies, Language and Literature - Middle English, Performance Arts - Drama
Paper 1615-cA New Perspective on the Dying Confession of Jack Straw
(Language: English)
Stephen Basdeo, School of Arts & Communication, Leeds Trinity University
Index terms: Folk Studies, Language and Literature - Middle English, Medievalism and Antiquarianism, Social History

The body of the outlaw is a cultural space which is by turns desirable yet proscribed, dangerous yet endangered, elusive and 'other', yet also bought and sold. These papers study the performed body, its nature and its implications.