IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1639: Skin, II: Touching the Other

Thursday 4 July 2019, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Jonah Coman, St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews / Glasgow School of Arts
Moderator/Chair:Jonah Coman, St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews / Glasgow School of Arts
Respondent:David Carrillo-Rangel, Institut de Recerca de Cultures Medievals (IRCVM), Universitat de Barcelona
Paper 1639-a'What beast this skin covers': Literalizing Allegories of the Body in Guillaume de Palerne
(Language: English)
Andrea Whitacre, Department of English, Indiana University, Bloomington
Andrea Whitacre, Department of English, Indiana University, Bloomington
Andrea Whitacre, Department of English, Indiana University, Bloomington
Index terms: Language and Literature - French or Occitan, Mentalities, Science
Paper 1639-cUnderneath It All: Cutaneous (Mis)Identity in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
(Language: English)
Matthew McCall, Department of English, University of Liverpool
Matthew McCall, Department of English, University of Liverpool
Matthew McCall, Department of English, University of Liverpool
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English, Social History
Paper 1739-c'Oumbroidrid wiþ blood': Trans-Materiality of Medieval Incarnational Theology
(Language: English)
Jonah Coman, St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews / Glasgow School of Arts
Jonah Coman, St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews / Glasgow School of Arts
Jonah Coman, St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews / Glasgow School of Arts
Index terms: Art History - General, Gender Studies, Language and Literature - Middle English, Theology
Abstract

Skin, the material interface between humans and their environment, was multivalent in the Middle Ages. This series of three panels explores manuscript, animal and human skin at their intersections. The panels are connected by short exhibitions of three textile-work artifacts created by Jonah Coman in response to late medieval material devotion. Panel II explores the fine boundaries of otherness regarding animals, monsters, and creatures. David Carrillo-Rangel’s response will be an interlude offering some musings on the materiality of skin.