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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 903: Seafaring: Experimental Approaches for Early Medieval Studies of North Atlantic Networks - A Round Table Discussion

Tuesday 4 July 2023, 19.00-20.00

Sponsor:Islands of the North Atlantic (IONA)
Organiser:Matthew Hussey, Department of English, Simon Fraser University, British Columbia
Moderator/Chair:Matthew Hussey, Department of English, Simon Fraser University, British Columbia
Abstract

In this IONA-sponsored round table discussion, four scholars of three different fields (history, archaeology, and literature) will explore and discuss new modes of encounter and engagement with the cultural artifacts of early medieval Britain, Ireland, Scandinavia, and indigenous North America. By trying out indigenous critical theory to rethink the pedagogy of early North Atlantic history, testing the idea of 'aquapelagoes' across North Sea archaeology, remediating English poetry in interactive digital forms, and opening up Irish and Welsh texts to blue eco-criticism, our panel will test new ideas, connections, and possibilities for a denationalised and deperiodised medieval studies.

Participants include Sarah-Nelle Jackson (University of British Columbia), Karen L. Jolly (University of Hawai'i at Mānoa), David Petts (Durham University), and Rowan Steininger (University of British Columbia).