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IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 325: Queer Textures of the Past, II: Cross-Identities

Monday 1 July 2019, 16.30-18.00

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:Olivia Robinson, Département des langues et littératures, Université de Fribourg
Paper 325-a'Ok hugðu ek þat args aðal': A Cult of Queer Óðinn in Pre-Christian Denmark
(Language: English)
Amy Franks, Department of History, University of Winchester
Index terms: Gender Studies, Language and Literature - Scandinavian, Pagan Religions, Religious Life
Paper 325-b(Re-)Reading John/Eleanor Rykener: The Materiality of Queerness in Late Medieval England
(Language: English)
Hilary Rhodes, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Index terms: Gender Studies, Language and Literature - Middle English, Sexuality, Social History
Paper 325-cA Community of Her Own: Clare of Assisi, the Privilegium Paupertatis, and Her Regula - The Challenges for Female Spirituality in the 13th-Century Western Church
(Language: English)
Araceli Rosillo-Luque, Arxiu-Biblioteca dels Franciscans de Catalunya / Departament d'Història Medieval, Paleografia i Diplomàtica, Universitat de Barcelona
Index terms: Monasticism, Religious Life, Social History, 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, immaterialities 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 second panel explores ways in which dressing or cross-dressing affect identity as linked to queerness.