IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 448: It's a Queer Time: Trespassing the Boundaries of Chrononormativity - A Round Table Discussion

Monday 6 July 2020, 19.00-20.00

Sponsor:Institutt for lingvistiske, litterære og estetiske studier, Universitetet i Bergen
Organiser:David Carrillo-Rangel, Institut de Recerca de Cultures Medievals (IRCVM), Universitat de Barcelona
Moderator/Chair:David Carrillo-Rangel, Institut de Recerca de Cultures Medievals (IRCVM), Universitat de Barcelona
Abstract

Chrononormativity is a term coined by Elizabeth Freeman to define ‘the use of time to organise individual human bodies towards maximum productivity through particular orchestrations of time’. We see this at work in the parcelling of history through periodisation and localisation in given spaces. These become boundaries and barriers to a more fluid understanding of the Middle Ages. This round table brings together scholars from different disciplines. Each participant will make ‘touch’ concerns of today and of the Middle Ages, aiming for a useful anachronistic reading that unveils misuses and misinterpretations of the past, proposing hybrid (hi)stories that affect both our views of the past and our present time.

Participants include Elizabeth Freeman (University of California, Davis), David A. Griffiths (University of Surrey), Nicholas Hoffman (Ohio State University), Bryan C. Keene (J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles), Roberta Magnani (Swansea University), Teresa Pilgrim (University of Surrey), and Michelle M. Sauer (University of North Dakota).