Session Title

The Monstrous Woman and the Norms of Civility (A Roundtable)

Sponsoring Organization(s)

BABEL Working Group; Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship (SMFS)

Organizer Name

Ann M. Martinez

Organizer Affiliation

Kent State Univ.-Stark

Presider Name

Ann M. Martinez

Paper Title 1

Monster Mary

Presenter 1 Name

Maggie Solberg

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Bowdoin College

Paper Title 2

"The Wounds, the Spitting, the Thorns": Monstrosity and the Lamenting Mary in Planctus ante nescia

Presenter 2 Name

Rachel May Golden

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Univ. of Tennessee-Knoxville

Paper Title 3

The Werewolf's Wife: Marie de France's Critique of Female Monstrosity

Presenter 3 Name

Aubree Bailey

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Univ. of Alabama

Paper Title 4

No, Her First Name Ain't "Baby," It's Aliso(u)n If You're Nasty: Chaucer and the Monstrous Behavior of Experienced Women

Presenter 4 Name

Joanna R. Shearer

Presenter 4 Affiliation

Nevada State College

Paper Title 5

Conduct Literature and the Monstrous Woman

Presenter 5 Name

Kara M. Stone

Presenter 5 Affiliation

Pennsylvania State Univ.

Paper Title 6

Female Monsters in Medieval Arabic Literature

Presenter 6 Name

Sally Abed

Presenter 6 Affiliation

Alexandria Univ.

Paper Title 7

Saint Daenerys: The Monstrosity of the Uncivil Saint

Presenter 7 Name

Kate Koppelman

Presenter 7 Affiliation

Seattle Univ.

Start Date

9-5-2020 1:30 PM

Session Location

Fetzer 1010

Description

Monstrosity is a shifting concept. What is deemed monstrous for one generation might not be so for the next. Similarly, the societal norms that shape/restrict behavior labeled as acceptable/unacceptable for women are also in flux. What, then, are the points of intersection between the monstrous and the female – when/how does a woman become monstrous? How do the norms of civility produce the monstrous woman, both in the past and the present? The current historical/cultural moment, with an impetus toward redefining/limiting women’s behavior, requires that we examine these questions alongside medieval representations of monstrous women. Ann M. Martinez

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May 9th, 1:30 PM

The Monstrous Woman and the Norms of Civility (A Roundtable)

Fetzer 1010

Monstrosity is a shifting concept. What is deemed monstrous for one generation might not be so for the next. Similarly, the societal norms that shape/restrict behavior labeled as acceptable/unacceptable for women are also in flux. What, then, are the points of intersection between the monstrous and the female – when/how does a woman become monstrous? How do the norms of civility produce the monstrous woman, both in the past and the present? The current historical/cultural moment, with an impetus toward redefining/limiting women’s behavior, requires that we examine these questions alongside medieval representations of monstrous women. Ann M. Martinez