Session Title

Male Virginity

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Society for the Study of Homosexuality in the Middle Ages (SSHMA)

Organizer Name

Graham N. Drake

Organizer Affiliation

SUNY-Geneseo

Presider Name

Graham N. Drake

Paper Title 1

Heroic Male Virginity

Presenter 1 Name

Susannah Chewning

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Union County College

Paper Title 2

Spanish Virgins: Saint Pelagius and His Brethren

Presenter 2 Name

Felipe Rojas

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Univ. of Chicago

Start Date

13-5-2017 3:30 PM

Session Location

Bernhard 158

Description

This session will examine texts and cultural representations of male virginity and chastity in the Middle Ages. Discussions may include hagiography, monastic or anchoritic rules, literary works, or artistic representations of the notions of male virginity in medieval culture and history. Although comparisons can be made to female virginity, the focus of the session will be how notions of male virginity are represented, controlled, queered, and potentially transgressed in the medieval world.

Graham N. Drake

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May 13th, 3:30 PM

Male Virginity

Bernhard 158

This session will examine texts and cultural representations of male virginity and chastity in the Middle Ages. Discussions may include hagiography, monastic or anchoritic rules, literary works, or artistic representations of the notions of male virginity in medieval culture and history. Although comparisons can be made to female virginity, the focus of the session will be how notions of male virginity are represented, controlled, queered, and potentially transgressed in the medieval world.

Graham N. Drake