Gender and Transgression

3rd annual Gender and Transgression in the Middle Ages Conference

23rd- 24th April 2010

 

gender and transgression

 

We are pleased to announce the programme for Gender and Transgression 2010.

This year’s keynote speaker will be Emeritus Professor R I  Moore (School of Historical Studies, University of Newcastle), author of The Birth of Popular Heresy (1975), The Formation of a Persecuting Society (1987), and The First European Revolution (2000). Professor Moore will deliver a paper entitled ‘“Little Women Sunk in Sin”: Was there a Gender Revolution in the Twelfth Century?’

Delegates may register for the conference using the university’s
Online Shop facility. The registration fee of £5.00 covers the cost of a buffet lunch following the keynote address on Saturday afternoon.

Information on travelling to and from St Andrews may be found here.

 

For any further enquiries, please do not hesitate to email us at
genderandtransgression@st-andrews.ac.uk.

Kate Hammond - Matt McHaffie - Jamie Page - Laura Tompkins
Conference organising committee

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CONFERENCE PROGRAMME:

 

Friday 23rd April

 

12:00-1:00      Registration and Coffee

The Undercroft
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1:15-1:30        Welcome

Laura Tompkins (St Andrews)

Psychology Seminar Room 1

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1:30-3:00        Session 1

Psychology Seminar Room 1

‘Transgression or Conformity: The Description of St. Matrona of Perge, Female Monk’
Crystal Lubinsky (Edinburgh)

‘Gender and Transgression in 12th-Century Miracle Narratives’
Anne Bailey (Oxford)

3:00-3:15        Coffee Break
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3:15-4:45        Session 2

Psychology Seminar Room 1

“Procuresses, prostitutes and the effacement of male desire in late mediaeval Augsburg”
Jamie Page (St Andrews)

“To Better Impress in the Mind: Manuscript II 232. A Renaissance Textbook for Women?”
Jessica Weiss (University of California-Santa Barbara)

4:45-5:00        Coffee Break
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5:00-6.30         Session 3

Psychology Seminar Room 1

‘The Problem of Transgressive Childhood in High Medieval Languedoc’
Chris Sparks (York)

‘Robbing Churches and Pulling Beards: The Rebellious Sons of Henry II’
Elizabeth Anderson (Huddersfield)

‘Exceptions of Bastardy and Improper Proceedings in Late Medieval Scotland’
Susan Marshall (Aberdeen)
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6:30-7:30        Wine Reception

The Undercroft
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7:45                 Conference Meal


Zizzi, South Street

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Saturday 24th April

 

9:00-10:30      Session 4

New Seminar Room

‘Arabic Love Poetry and adab Literature as Mirror for Changes in the Attitude of Muslim Society Towards Sexuality’
Berenike Walburg (St Andrews)                  

‘Fate, Fealty and Punishment: Gender and Transgression in the Fourth Branch’
Kit Kapphahn (Aberystwyth)                                                           

‘“As I Am Woman Trew”: Literary Representations of Women’s Participation in the Scottish Wars of Independence’
Anna Caughey (Oxford)

 

10:30-10:45    Coffee Break
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10:45-11:45    Session 5

New Seminar Room

‘A Thirty Years’ War: Berengaria of Navarre and her Fight for a Queen’s Dower’
Elizabeth Thomas (St Andrews)

‘The Case of Widows – Transgressing the Boundaries of Male and Female in Christine de Pizan’s Thought’
Ilse Paakinen (Helsinki)

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11:45-12:00    Coffee Break
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12:00-1:00      Keynote Speaker Professor Emeritus R. I. Moore (Newcastle)

New Seminar Room

‘“Little Women Sunk in Sin”: Was there a Gender Revolution
in the Twelfth Century?’

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1:00-2:00        Lunch

The Undercroft
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2:00-3:30        Session 6

New Seminar Room

‘The Jewish Physicians at the Court of Saladin and their Medical Heresies’
Daniel Nicolae (Oxford)

‘Love as Heresy, Sickness as Punishment – Images of Lovesickness in Medieval Art’
Polina Shtemler (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel)

‘Leprosy, Gender and Punishment in 13th Century Rouen’
Elma Brenner (Cambridge)

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3:30-3:45        Coffee Break
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3:45-5:15        Session 7 

New Seminar Room

‘The Misrepresentation of Italian Queen’s in 10th-Century Sources: The Cases of Angelberga and Bertila’
Roberta Cimino (St Andrews)

‘Chivalric Sinners and Saintly Chevaliers: Transgressive Sexualities in the Old French Lancelot-Grail Cycle’
Leona Archer (Cambridge)

‘Corrupting Queenship?: The Mediation and Intercession of Alice Perrers’
Laura Tompkins (St Andrews)

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5:15-6:00        Round Table Discussion
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6:00-7:00        Wine Reception

The Undercroft
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7:00                 Conference Close
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