IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 329: Writing Identity in Liminal Spaces, III: The Geography of Cultural Encounters

Monday 6 July 2020, 16.30-18.00

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:Helen Fulton, Department of English, University of Bristol
Paper 329-aListing or Categorising: William of Worcester’s Itineraries
(Language: English)
Matthew Goldie, Rider University
Index terms: Geography and Settlement Studies, Language and Literature - Middle English, Local History, Science
Paper 329-bMapping the Monster: Redefining Space in Yngvars saga viðförla
(Language: English)
Robert Cutrer, Medieval & Early Modern Centre, University of Sydney
Paper 329-cImagined Community or Witness-Based Itinerary?: Liminal Physical, Military, and Religious Geography of the Pagan Prussians in Dusburg's Chronicle of the Baltic Crusade
(Language: English)
Rasa Mazeika, New College, University of Toronto, Downtown
Index terms: Crusades, Pagan Religions
Abstract

This is the third session in a series of three exploring liminal spaces and identities in medieval Europe. This session takes a large-scale view of cultural identity across geographical regions and considers ways in which different communities define others, using literary, historical, and linguistic sources.