IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1253: Racialised Violence in the Middle Ages, I

Wednesday 8 July 2020, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Organiser:Victoria Turner, School of Modern Languages - French, University of St Andrews
Moderator/Chair:Victoria Turner, School of Modern Languages - French, University of St Andrews
Paper 1253-aThe Crow Who Aped the Partridge: Aesopian Language by Ibn al-Muqaffa' in a Fable of Kalīla wa-Dimna
(Language: English)
István Kristó-Nagy, Institute of Arab & Islamic Studies University of Exeter
Index terms: Islamic and Arabic Studies, Language and Literature - Other, Political Thought
Paper 1253-bMedieval Masculinities and the Whiteness of Pre-Modern Gun Violence in Northern European Military Visual Cultures of War
(Language: English)
Jess Bailey, History of Art Department University of California Berkeley
Index terms: Art History - General, Gender Studies, Mentalities, Military History
Paper 1253-cViolent Rejection and Violent Admission of and by the Racialised Muslim Body
(Language: English)
Shokoofeh Rajabzadeh, English Department University of California Berkeley
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English, Medievalism and Antiquarianism, Mentalities
Abstract

Racialized violence in the Middle Ages may take many forms: from war and crusade, to coerced conversion, forced exile, sexual crimes and inquisition. It may produce acts of subversion and resistance as well as fear and hatred. The aims of this panel are twofold. Firstly, it seeks to theorize both how violence is racialized in texts and images of the Middle Ages and how this relates to concepts of religious difference. Secondly, it will consider the afterlives of such violence by examining the ways in which white supremacist violence relies on tropes established in the Middle Ages.