Session Title

New Theoretical Approaches to Medieval Women Writers

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Special Session

Organizer Name

Daniel Armenti

Organizer Affiliation

Univ. of Massachusetts-Amherst

Presider Name

Daniel Armenti

Paper Title 1

Understanding Medieval Women Writers through Subversive Literature: The Case of Christina of Markyate and Harriet Ann Jacobs

Presenter 1 Name

Nahir I. Otaño Gracia

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Univ. of Pennsylvania

Paper Title 2

Visionary Translation and the Female Author

Presenter 2 Name

Barbara Zimbalist

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Univ. of Texas-El Paso

Start Date

16-5-2015 10:00 AM

Session Location

Schneider 2335

Description

In honor of Elizabeth Petroff, this panel seeks papers that will consider new theoretical approaches to women writers of the Middle Ages, or that reconsider the work of foundational theorists such as Auerbach, Bakhtin, Cixous, and Irigaray. Women writers occupied all genres of medieval literature, however their voice, experience, and language were distinct from those of their male contemporaries. The ubiquity of women's voices amongst the medieval corpus likewise provides an opportunity for considering an “other” sphere of medieval culture and power that is frequently not given the attention it requires in medieval scholarship.

Nahir I. Otaño Gracia

Daniel Armenti

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May 16th, 10:00 AM

New Theoretical Approaches to Medieval Women Writers

Schneider 2335

In honor of Elizabeth Petroff, this panel seeks papers that will consider new theoretical approaches to women writers of the Middle Ages, or that reconsider the work of foundational theorists such as Auerbach, Bakhtin, Cixous, and Irigaray. Women writers occupied all genres of medieval literature, however their voice, experience, and language were distinct from those of their male contemporaries. The ubiquity of women's voices amongst the medieval corpus likewise provides an opportunity for considering an “other” sphere of medieval culture and power that is frequently not given the attention it requires in medieval scholarship.

Nahir I. Otaño Gracia

Daniel Armenti