IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 546: Minority and Marginalised Experiences

Tuesday 7 July 2020, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Cerae: An Australasian Journal of Medieval & Early Modern Studies
Organiser:Christina Cleary, School of Celtic Studies Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies
Moderator/Chair:Christina Cleary, School of Celtic Studies Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies
Paper 546-aThe Voices of the People, Bologna, 1299: A Contribution to the Problem of the Medieval Public Sphere
(Language: English)
Teresa Barucci, Gonville & Caius College University of Cambridge
Index terms: Daily Life, Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - Latin, Political Thought
Paper 546-bGems and Jews: Appropriating Jewishness in Cynewulf's Elene
(Language: English)
Thelma Trujillo, College of Arts & Sciences Illinois State University
Index terms: Daily Life, Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - Old English, Mentalities
Paper 546-cNo Country for Old Men: 'Elde' in the 'Merchant's Tale'
(Language: English)
Maria Zygogianni, Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Research (MEMO), Swansea University
Index terms: Daily Life, Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - Old English, Mentalities
Abstract

This session, organised by Cerae: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, aims to contribute to the current movement in acknowledging systemic discrimination in Medieval Studies by drawing attention to the experiences of people who lived on the borders of society during the Middle Ages in Europe. Three speakers will investigate selections of texts from medieval English and Italian literature and discuss the depictions, experiences, agency, and voices of minority and marginalised groups. In doing so, the session will bring to the fore some of the most interesting and understudied aspects of medieval life in Europe.