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IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 229: Animals on the Edge, I: Texts

Monday 1 July 2019, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:M(edieval) A(nimal) D(ata Network), Central European University, Budapest
Organiser:Mónica Ann Walker Vadillo, Old Operating Theatre Museum, London
Moderator/Chair:Mónica Ann Walker Vadillo, Old Operating Theatre Museum, London
Paper 229-aBede's Allegorical Interpretation of the Animals in the Book of Tobit
(Language: English)
Susan Cremin, Independent Scholar, Cork
Index terms: Biblical Studies, Language and Literature - Latin, Theology
Paper 229-bThe Anglo-Saxon Wyrmes: Animals on the Edge of Definition
(Language: English)
Hannah Millard, Department of English Literature, University of Birmingham
Index terms: Language and Literature - Old English, Language and Literature - Other
Paper 229-cWhen Is a Cow Not a Cow?: Livestock on the Edge of Europe
(Language: English)
Bernadette McCooey, Independent Scholar, Birmingham
Index terms: Daily Life, Language and Literature - Scandinavian, Law

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.