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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 1225: Silence and Silencing, III: Queer Hearing and Listening

Wednesday 5 July 2023, 14.15-15.45

Organisers:Brittany Orton, Department of History, University of York
Basil Price, Department of English, Arizona State University
Moderator/Chair:Jane Bonsall, School of Literatures, Languages & Cultures - English Literature, University of Edinburgh
Paper 1225-aDiscipline and Discourse: Queer Possibilities and Outlaw Communities in Harðar Saga and Grettis Saga
(Language: English)
Basil Price, Department of English, Arizona State University
Index terms: Gender Studies, Language and Literature - Scandinavian, Law, Sexuality
Paper 1225-bCamping Silence and Silencing Camp: Examining Critical Responses to the Narrator of the Roman de Silence
(Language: English)
Moss Pepe, Independent Scholar, Edinburgh
Index terms: Gender Studies, Language and Literature - French or Occitan, Sexuality
Paper 1225-c'As Bres dó ann sin': A Queer Reading of Cath Maige Tuired
(Language: English)
Rachel Martin, Department of Celtic Languages & Literatures, Harvard University
Index terms: Gender Studies, Language and Literature - Celtic, Social History
Abstract

This is the third panel in a series on 'Silence and Silencing', which aim to interrogate absences, silences, and gaps within medieval sources and the discipline of Medieval Studies itself, in order to further our understanding of global networks in the Middle Ages. The late queer theorist José Esteban Muñoz argued that 'queerness is often transmitted covertly', existing as 'inneundo, gossip, [and] fleeting moments'. This panel counters scholarship that refuses or cannot read this eclectic archive by demonstrating how Old Norse, Old Irish, and Middle English texts gesture towards queer lives, politics, and possibilities.