Session Title

Queyntes, Cuckolds, and Handsy Clerks: Toxic Masculinity and Medieval Bro Culture

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Medieval Association of the Midwest (MAM)

Organizer Name

Matthew O'Donnell

Organizer Affiliation

Indiana Univ.-Bloomington

Presider Name

Matthew O'Donnell

Paper Title 1

Patient Wives and Defiant Women: Toppling Toxic Masculinity in Chaucer's Secular Saints' Lives

Presenter 1 Name

Carol Jamison

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Georgia Southern Univ.

Paper Title 2

Desperate to Denigrate: Diffident Male Authority and "Rape Worthy" Women in Three Late Fourteenth-Century Texts

Presenter 2 Name

Heather Hill-Vásquez

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Univ. of Detroit Mercy

Paper Title 3

How Tirant Won the Battle and Entered the Castle by Force of Arms: Toxic Masculinity in Tirant lo blanc

Presenter 3 Name

David M. Reher

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Univ. of Chicago

Paper Title 4

Is It the Dirtiest Tale in the English Language or Just Regular Conversation on Any College Campus? A Look at How Students Interact with The Miller's Tale

Presenter 4 Name

Austin A. Deray

Presenter 4 Affiliation

George Mason Univ.

Start Date

12-5-2019 8:30 AM

Session Location

Bernhard 212

Description

Representations of medieval masculinity ape many of the same reductive stereotypes that we seek to confront in our current discourses on sex and power. This panel seeks papers that will explore these manifestations of sexual license and gender-essentializing behavior in medieval history and literature in order to develop a critical appraisal of the roots of medieval “bro” culture and their continued relevance for our present-day social realities of consent and exploitation. Alison Langdon

This document is currently not available here.

Share

COinS
 
May 12th, 8:30 AM

Queyntes, Cuckolds, and Handsy Clerks: Toxic Masculinity and Medieval Bro Culture

Bernhard 212

Representations of medieval masculinity ape many of the same reductive stereotypes that we seek to confront in our current discourses on sex and power. This panel seeks papers that will explore these manifestations of sexual license and gender-essentializing behavior in medieval history and literature in order to develop a critical appraisal of the roots of medieval “bro” culture and their continued relevance for our present-day social realities of consent and exploitation. Alison Langdon