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IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1739: Skin, III: Inhabiting the Body

Thursday 4 July 2019, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Jonah Coman, St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews / Glasgow School of Arts
Moderator/Chair:Stephenie McGucken, Independent Scholar, Edinburgh
Paper 1739-aScreening Skin in The Anchoress (1993)
(Language: English)
Liz Oakley-Brown, Department of English Literature & Creative Writing, Lancaster University
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Medievalism and Antiquarianism, Monasticism
Paper 1739-bTouching Christ's Wound: Queer Approaches to Material and Metaphor
(Language: English)
Sophie Conaghan-Sexon, School of Critical Studies (English Language), University of Glasgow
Index terms: Gender Studies, Lay Piety, Religious Life, Sexuality

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 III explores the role of skin in creating, supporting, and maintaining human identity.