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IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 129: Writing Identity in Liminal Spaces, I: Crafting Religious Identities through Textual Encounters

Monday 6 July 2020, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Bristol / Medieval & Early Modern Centre, University of Sydney
Organisers:Helen Fulton, Department of English, University of Bristol
Jan Shaw, Department of English, University of Sydney
Moderator/Chair:Jan Shaw, Department of English, University of Sydney
Paper 129-aFormulaic Identities: Muslims in the Charters and Diplomas of Medieval Iberia
(Language: English)
Hélène Sirantoine, Department of History, University of Sydney
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Language and Literature - Spanish or Portuguese, Religious Life
Paper 129-bWriting the 'Papar': Narrative Contexts of the Westernmost Irish Monks
(Language: English)
Jonathan Wooding, School of Literature, Art & Media, University of Sydney
Index terms: Language and Literature - Celtic, Religious Life
Paper 129-cInto the Wild: Escape and Exile in the Characterisation of Hagar and Ishmael in Old English Texts
(Language: English)
Emma Knowles, Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Biblical Studies, Language and Literature - Old English
Paper 129-dLiterary Depictions of the Mendicant Orders in Medieval Ireland
(Language: English)
Rowena McCallum, School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy & Politics, Queen's University Belfast
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Religious Life

This session is one of three which explores liminal spaces and identities in medieval Britain and Europe. The session considers the formation of religious identities in various border contexts in early medieval Europe, as represented in literary and historical texts. Christian identities among Irish and Anglo-Saxon peoples are compared to the Muslim identities of medieval Iberia.