Session Title

Romance and the Animal Turn II: Romance and Queer Ecology

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Medieval Romance Society

Organizer Name

Tim Wingard

Organizer Affiliation

Univ. of York

Presider Name

Tim Wingard

Paper Title 1

Beast and Love: Questioning (Hetero)Normativity through Fantastic Beasts in Bisclavret and Le bel inconnu

Presenter 1 Name

Leticia Ding

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Univ. de Lausanne/Univ. of Kent

Paper Title 2

I Touch Myself: Queer Melancholia, Carnivorous Virility, and Haptic Desire in Premodern Manuscripts

Presenter 2 Name

Zachary Engledow

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Indiana Univ.-Bloomington

Paper Title 3

Richard de Fournival's Bestial Roman

Presenter 3 Name

Carolynn Van Dyke

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Lafayette College

Start Date

9-5-2020 1:30 PM

Session Location

Schneider 1340

Description

Over the past decade, queer theory and animal studies have been brought into conversation in groundbreaking works such as Queering the Non/Human (2008) and Queer Ecologies (2010), and the special issue ‘Tranimalities’ of TSQ (2015). Scholars of medieval literature have been trailblazers of new methods of queer ecological criticism. This session explores representations of sexuality and queer identity in relation to discourses of animals and nature in romance texts. Tim Wingard

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May 9th, 1:30 PM

Romance and the Animal Turn II: Romance and Queer Ecology

Schneider 1340

Over the past decade, queer theory and animal studies have been brought into conversation in groundbreaking works such as Queering the Non/Human (2008) and Queer Ecologies (2010), and the special issue ‘Tranimalities’ of TSQ (2015). Scholars of medieval literature have been trailblazers of new methods of queer ecological criticism. This session explores representations of sexuality and queer identity in relation to discourses of animals and nature in romance texts. Tim Wingard