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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 1036: Outlaw Networks, I: Family and Other Social Networks

Wednesday 5 July 2023, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:International Association for Robin Hood Studies
Organiser:Lesley Coote, Andrew Marvell Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Studies, University of Hull
Moderator/Chair:Lesley Coote, Andrew Marvell Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Studies, University of Hull
Paper 1036-aOutlaw Networks in the Sagas of Icelanders: Friends and Enemies
(Language: English)
Viktória Gyönki, Department of Medieval & Early Modern History, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest / Universitetet i Oslo
Index terms: Daily Life, Folk Studies, Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - Scandinavian
Paper 1036-bLittle John: The Tie that Binds
(Language: English)
Renée Michelle Ward, School of English & Journalism, University of Lincoln
Index terms: Daily Life, Language and Literature - Middle English, Local History, Social History
Paper 1036-cGodliness Next to Anonymous: Comparing Robin Hood Media Texts to the Hacktivist Movement
(Language: English)
Jonathan Bishop, Department of Library & Information Studies, Aberystwyth University / Department of Computing & Engineering, University of Gloucestershire
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English, Medievalism and Antiquarianism, Social History, Technology

Although they sometimes work alone, outlaws in history and literature always belong to a series of networks. They exist alongside, within or outside communities, and have groups of supporters, opponents and comrades. Outlaw stories depend for their dissemination on networks and groups, and the stories themselves exist within groups of related narratives. This session examines some of these networks, and the individuals and groups who inhabit them.