Session Title

Re-Defining the Monster II: Monstrous Otherness

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Special Session

Organizer Name

Teodora Artimon; Andrea-Bianka Znorovszky

Organizer Affiliation

Trivent Publishing; Ca' Foscari Univ. Venezia

Presider Name

Andrea-Bianka Znorovszky

Paper Title 1

Frankish Fears and Monster-Muslims in the Middle Ages

Presenter 1 Name

Jeffrey McCambridge

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Ohio Univ.

Paper Title 2

The Monstrous and Heroic Female: Grendel's Mother and Old English Judith

Presenter 2 Name

Jason Thames

Presenter 2 Affiliation

California State Univ.-Long Beach

Paper Title 3

Of Monsters and Gods: Loki and His Offspring as Study on Viking Monsters

Presenter 3 Name

Raenelda Rivera

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Háskóli Íslands

Start Date

11-5-2019 3:30 PM

Session Location

Schneider 2335

Description

This session discusses the various definitions of the concept of ‘monster’ in relation to ‘otherness’ in various contexts. It brings into focus different (visual) representations of the female body and gendered discussions on monstrosity. The session also highlights the social anxieties between communities and the constructions of monstrosity in Icelandic sources. Teodora Artimon

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May 11th, 3:30 PM

Re-Defining the Monster II: Monstrous Otherness

Schneider 2335

This session discusses the various definitions of the concept of ‘monster’ in relation to ‘otherness’ in various contexts. It brings into focus different (visual) representations of the female body and gendered discussions on monstrosity. The session also highlights the social anxieties between communities and the constructions of monstrosity in Icelandic sources. Teodora Artimon