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IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 223: Queer Textures of the Past, I: Manuscripts

Monday 1 July 2019, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Institutt for lingvistiske, litterære og estetiske studier, Universitetet i Bergen
Organiser:David Carrillo-Rangel, Institut de Recerca de Cultures Medievals (IRCVM), Universitat de Barcelona
Moderator/Chair:Roberta Magnani, Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Research (MEMO), Swansea University
Paper 223-aGutting Medieval: On the Censoring of Sexual Gestures in Ljósvetninga saga Manuscripts
(Language: English)
Yoav Tirosh, Faculty of Icelandic & Comparative Cultural Studies, University of Iceland, Reykjavík
Index terms: Gender Studies, Language and Literature - Scandinavian, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Sexuality
Paper 223-bThe Bitextuality of Digitised Manuscripts
(Language: English)
Kate Maxwell, Musikkonservatoriet, Universitetet i Tromsø - Norges Arktiske Universitetet
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Gender Studies, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Music
Paper 223-cThe Materiality of Queer Visionary Discourses: Fragmenting and Re-Assembling Birgitta of Sweden
(Language: English)
David Carrillo-Rangel, Institut de Recerca de Cultures Medievals (IRCVM), Universitat de Barcelona
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Lay Piety, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Women's Studies

Texture is a term than can be defined as 'the quality of something that can be decided by touch; the degree to which something is rough or smooth, or soft or hard'. When talking about queer textures, these panels are intended to address the possibility of finding queer objects, materialities in the past, exploring the role these have within the frame in which they are encapsulated: narrative, social, historical, artistic, or cultural. Our intention is to demonstrate that by queering the look towards the past and our interpretation of it, and adapting the historical context to the horizon of expectations in a given time, we can obtain a clearer view of historical characters or alternative ways of bonding and creating communities. This first panel explores the different roles played by manuscripts and its uses as queer objects and which interpretations unfold when doing so.