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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 1136: Outlaw Networks, II: Female Networking

Wednesday 5 July 2023, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:International Association for Robin Hood Studies
Organiser:Lesley Coote, Andrew Marvell Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Studies, University of Hull
Moderator/Chair:Alexander L. Kaufman, Honors College / Department of English, Ball State University, Indiana
Paper 1136-aThe Well-Woven Web: Female Tricksters in the Robin Hood Tradition
(Language: English)
Antha Cotten-Spreckelmeyer, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences - Humanities, University of Kansas
Index terms: Folk Studies, Gender Studies, Language and Literature - Middle English, Women's Studies
Paper 1136-bThe Good, the Bad, and Margery: Infamy through Outlawry in The Book of Margery Kempe
(Language: English)
Helen Lawson, School of History, Classics & Archaeology, University of Edinburgh
Index terms: Gender Studies, Language and Literature - Middle English, Religious Life, Women's Studies
Paper 1136-cFrom Blacklist to Betrayal: Hannah Weinstein's Outlaw Band and ATV's Robin Hood
(Language: English)
Dean A. Hoffman, Interdisciplinary Studies, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English, Medievalism and Antiquarianism, Social History, Women's Studies

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 the place of women, as outlaws and as 'support' in these networks.