Session Title

Gender and Law in Comparison

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship (SMFS)

Organizer Name

Linda E. Mitchell

Organizer Affiliation

Univ. of Missouri-Kansas City

Presider Name

Linda E. Mitchell

Paper Title 1

Women Using the Law to Escape Forced Marriage in Late Medieval England

Presenter 1 Name

Sarah Jean Crawford

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Univ. of Sydney

Paper Title 2

Conjugal Rights Re-imagined through Female Sentence in Chaucer's The Parliament of Fowls

Presenter 2 Name

Jessica D. Ward

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Univ. of North Carolina-Greensboro

Start Date

16-5-2015 1:30 PM

Session Location

Fetzer 2040

Description

This session, commemorating the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta in England, will focus especially on gendering in English, Continental, Canon, Celtic, and Civil private law. In particular, legal issues having to do with marriage and remarriage; dowry, dower, and rights of survivorship; inheritance; and general land and other forms of property law, as well as litigation and legal procedure, will be considered.

Dorothy Kim

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May 16th, 1:30 PM

Gender and Law in Comparison

Fetzer 2040

This session, commemorating the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta in England, will focus especially on gendering in English, Continental, Canon, Celtic, and Civil private law. In particular, legal issues having to do with marriage and remarriage; dowry, dower, and rights of survivorship; inheritance; and general land and other forms of property law, as well as litigation and legal procedure, will be considered.

Dorothy Kim