IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1008: Women's Literary, Cinematic, Embodied, and Visual Medievalisms

Wednesday 8 July 2020, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Arc Humanities Press
Organiser:Usha Vishnuvajjala, Department of Literature, American University, Washington DC
Moderator/Chair:Usha Vishnuvajjala, Department of Literature, American University, Washington DC
Paper 1008-aNicolette in the 19th Century: Medievalism, Orientalism, and Gender Discourse
(Language: English)
Ellie Crookes, School of the Arts, English & Media, University of Wollongong, New South Wales
Index terms: Gender Studies, Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Paper 1008-b'Oh I'm gonna have fun with you later': The Grotesque and the Romance of Being Marian
(Language: English)
Sabina Rahman, Department of English, Macquarie University, Sydney
Index terms: Gender Studies, Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Paper 1008-cGender and Conquest in Radwa Ashour's Granada
(Language: English)
Louise D'Arcens, Department of English, Macquarie University, Sydney
Index terms: Gender Studies, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Abstract

This session explores understudied women’s medievalisms, defined as medievalisms created or co-created by women and/or those with women’s experiences at the center. Through studies of 19th-century literary and visual representations of the medieval Nicollete that resisted imperialist discourses, the effects of early Robin Hood games on the cinematic Marian, and the differing portrayals of women’s experiences in the medievalist film and television of the 2010s, this session will demonstrate that women’s experiences-even when they are effaced-are central to the politics of medievalist storytelling.