IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 651: A Modern Approach for Medieval Times: Queer and Gender Studies as a Tool to Explore Middle English Literature

Tuesday 2 July 2019, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Gerlinde van Os, Geesteswetenschappen, Universiteit Leiden
Moderator/Chair:Laura Saetveit Miles, Institutt for Fremmedspråk, Universitet i Bergen
Paper 651-aLate Medieval Manuals for Penitents and the Representation of Homosexuality in Middle English Romance
(Language: English)
Wouter Willem Woltering, Geesteswetenschappen, Universiteit Leiden
Wouter Willem Woltering, Geesteswetenschappen, Universiteit Leiden
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English, Sexuality
Paper 651-bQueering the Arthurian Legend
(Language: English)
Dorien Zwart, Geesteswetenschappen, Universiteit Leiden
Dorien Zwart, Geesteswetenschappen, Universiteit Leiden
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English, Sexuality
Paper 651-cFeminine Revenge: The Creation of the Wasteland in the Grail-Cycle
(Language: English)
Gerlinde van Os, Geesteswetenschappen, Universiteit Leiden
Gerlinde van Os, Geesteswetenschappen, Universiteit Leiden
Index terms: Gender Studies, Language and Literature - Middle English
Abstract

Gender and Queer Studies have become increasingly important in research concerning Middle English literature. This session will focus on how using these studies can provide new perspectives and understandings of Middle-English works. Specific topics will include queer readings of penitence manuscripts and of several Arthurian works, such as Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, and lays by Marie de France. The papers presented will be: ‘Late Medieval Manuals for Penitents and the Representation of Homosexuality in Middle English Romance’, ‘Queering the Arthurian Legend’, and ‘Feminine Revenge: The Creation of the Wasteland in the Grail-Cycle’.