Session Title

Messy Bodies I: Bodies That Are

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Interdisciplinary Network (MARGIN), New York Univ.

Organizer Name

Juliana Amorim Goskes

Organizer Affiliation

New York Univ.

Presider Name

Christopher T. Richards

Presider Affiliation

Institute of Fine Arts, New York Univ.

Paper Title 1

Mary's Body's Boundaries: Meanings for Virginity in Sixth- and Seventh-Century Nativity Stories

Presenter 1 Name

Julia Kelto Lillis

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Luther College

Paper Title 2

Beyond Nature: Monks, Eunuchs, and Body Modification in the Defense of Eunuchs

Presenter 2 Name

Felix Szabo

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Univ. of Chicago

Paper Title 3

Is Her Body a Mess? Ambiguities and Contradictions on Female Body in Sixteenth-Century Medical Treatises

Presenter 3 Name

Sofia Zuccoli

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Univ. Paris-Est-Créteil

Start Date

9-5-2019 10:00 AM

Session Location

Fetzer 2020

Description

Messy Bodies (I and II) will follow this broad theme and offer a forum for discussion that engages with premodern bodies as physical and symbolic entities that both stand for and disrupt prescriptive discourses on bodily and social functions, including sexuality, and political participation. It is our contention that, while the body appears as a historical source in different fields, an interdisciplinary approach to the body highlights its potential to both problematize and enrich our understanding of traditional topics. Juliana Amorim Goskes

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May 9th, 10:00 AM

Messy Bodies I: Bodies That Are

Fetzer 2020

Messy Bodies (I and II) will follow this broad theme and offer a forum for discussion that engages with premodern bodies as physical and symbolic entities that both stand for and disrupt prescriptive discourses on bodily and social functions, including sexuality, and political participation. It is our contention that, while the body appears as a historical source in different fields, an interdisciplinary approach to the body highlights its potential to both problematize and enrich our understanding of traditional topics. Juliana Amorim Goskes