Gender and Chaucer: New Readings (due September 30)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association, March 21-24, 2013
contact email: 
hestes@monmouth.edu

Gender and Chaucer: New Readings
In Crip Theory, Robert McRuer argues that ‘compulsory able-bodiedness’ functions analogously to compulsory heterosexuality to determine expressions of identity and marginalize the non-compliant. This panel seeks papers that investigate the work the Canterbury Tales does in constituting and challenging fourteenth-century norms about gender and sexuality as inflected by other categories of identity including, but not limited to, age, religious status, and ability. Send abstracts of 250-300 words to Heide Estes, at hestes@monmouth.edu

cfp categories: 
gender_studies_and_sexuality
medieval