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Subject: Conference Announcement: Gender and Conflict in the Middle Ages
Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2000 11:36:41 +0000
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The annual conference of the Gender and Medieval Studies Group will take
place in York, U.K., 5th-7th January 2001 on the theme of Gender and
The deadline for registration is 1 December 2000.
A conference programme is given below or for more details see:
Friday 5th January 2001
1pm REGISTRATION K/133
All sessions (a) will take place in K/133 and all sessions (b) will take
place in K/G33
2-3.30pm Session 1
Session 1a : Language, Comedy and Conflicts
Paul Price (Bristol), 'A Case of Gender Conflict Avoided: The
Magnaminous Cuckold in the Tale of Sir Corneus'
Jeanelle Barrett (Tarleton State), 'Sticks and Stones: The Conflict
between Language and Sexism in Chaucer's Humor'
Mari Pakkala Weckström (Helsinki), 'The Rise and Fall of the Faithful
Wife; Chaucer's Griselda and Dorigen seen through Dialogue'
Session 1b: Dynastic Struggles and Familial Relationships
Kirsten McMillan, (Liverpool), 'A Story of Conflicts: the Origins of
Conquest in the Gesta Regum Anglorum'
Natasha Hodgson (Hull), 'Perceptions of Wives in Historical Narratives
of the Crusades'
Sue Niebrzydowski (Warwick), 'Damned Dowagers: The Representation of
Queen Mothers in Chaucer's Man of Law's Tale'
4-5pm Session 2 Women and Clerical Culture K/133
Gillian Overing (Wake Forest) and Clare A. Lees (Oregon), 'The Clerics
and the Critics: Women and Rhetoric in
Saturday 6th January 2001
9-10.30am Session 3
Session 3a: Brothers in arms or Brothers at arms?
Lachlan Mead (Oxford), '"Mon al hym one": Conflicting Modes of
Association and Violence in Sir Gawain and the
Matthew Howard (Oxford), '"A surance sworn in broderhode": Fraternal
Affinity and the Evasion of Conflict
within Fifteenth-Century Metrical Romance'
Joseph A. Campana, (Cornell), 'Dorigen's "Vitaille" Poetics'
Session 3b: Crossing the Boundaries
Janet Gilbert (Cambridge), 'Sign of Social Stigma or Space for Female
Sexuality? Aspects of the morena in the Spanish Traditional Lyric'
Anke Bernau (Cardiff), 'Matters of the Heart: Hermaphrodites, Hyenas and
Jonathan Walker (Illinois), '"Trans-Discursiveness" and Transvestite
Sainthood; or, How to make the Gendered
Form fit the Generic Function'
11-12.20pm Session 4 Masculinities: Strengths and
Guy Halsall (Birkbeck), 'The Ways of Warriors: Warfare, Violence and
Masculinity in the Early Medieval West'
Sharon Farmer (California), 'Poor Men, the Stigma of Poverty, and the
Burdens of Masculinity'
1.30-3pm Session 5
Session 5a: Regal Representations
Catherine E. Karkov (Miami), 'Art and Politics: Emma / Ælfygfu and the
Image of the Queen'
Katherine J. Lewis (Huddersfield), 'Edmund of East Anglia and Henry VI:
Virginity and the Conflicts of Saintly Kingship'
Diana Dunn (Chester), 'Margaret of Anjou, the Warlike Queen: the Making
of a Reputation'
Session 5b: Place and Space
Denise Ryan (Canberra and Leeds), 'Herod's Law: Sovereignty and Trespass
in the Coventry Shearmen and Taylors' Pageant'
Helen Fulton (Sydney), 'The Feminine Town in Chivalric Literature'
Marina Vidas (Copenhagen), 'Gender and Conflict in Florentine Paintings
made for Weddings, 1380-1450'
3.30-4.50pm Session 6 Sexual Conflicts K/133:
Nicola McDonald (York), 'Violence and the Gender of Space in an
Illuminated Confessio Amantis (Pierpont Morgan
Helen Cooper (Oxford), 'Desirable Desire: Rethinking Female Sexuality'
4.50pm BUSINESS MEETING OF THE GENDER AND MEDIEVAL STUDIES
Sunday 7th January 2001
9-10am Session 7
Session 7a: Writers, Readers and Responses
Emma Campbell (King's College, London), 'Separating the Saints From the
Boys: Reading Gender Conflict in the Vie de Saint Alexis'
Jacqueline Jenkins (Calgary), '"O blyssyd obedyence!": Authority and
Control in Bokenham's Legendys of Hooly
Session 7b: Policing Gender Roles
Miriam Müller (Birmingham), 'Violence and the Use of the Hue and Cry in
the Fourteenth-Century Community; revealing Attitudes to Gender'
Derek Neal (McGill), 'Masculinity, Reputation and Conflict in the Law
Courts of Late Medieval England'
10.30-11.50am Session 8 Conflicts in the Church
Jeremy Goldberg (York), 'Gender and Litigation: the Evidence of the York
Consistory in the Later Middle Ages'
Shannon McSheffrey (Concordia), 'Priests Behaving Badly: Clerical Sexual
Misconduct in Fifteenth-Century London'
12-1pm Session 9
Session 9a: The Spectacle of Violence
Merrall Llewelyn Price (Alabama), 'Holy Violence: Felons, Martyrs, and
the Virgin Mary'
Robert Mills (Cambridge), 'Battle of the Sexes? Punishment as a
Hermeneutic in Medieval Martyrdom Iconography'
Session 9b: Women Writing Gender
Lara Hinchberger (Toronto), 'Reading Rebellion: Gendering the Revolt of
Liudolf of Swabia in Tenth-Century German Histories'
Wanda G. Klee (Marburg), 'Violent (wo)men in Christine de Pizan's Le
Livre de la Cité des Dames'
2pm End of Conference
For more information contact Cordelia Beattie ([log in to unmask]) or
Isabel Davis ([log in to unmask]).
There is an online registration form at:
(deadline 1 December 2000)