ICMS 2023: VIRTUAL PANEL: (Re)Producing Medieval Bodies

deadline for submissions: 
September 15, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
Ryan Randle / Lars Johnson
contact email: 

This panel seeks to explore the various way in which the medieval body is reproduced within medieval culture and later imaginings of the ‘medieval.’ We interpret the term ‘body’ broadly as spanning from bodies within literature or art, to manuscripts as products of bodies, and thematic or generic bodies of work. Relevant topics include but are not limited to papers on sex and reproduction in texts, manuscript and book culture, reception studies and medievalisms, repeated patterns of images or depictions of the body within medieval art and manuscripts, engendering bodily affect in performance settings, and the spread of contagion across bodies within medieval life or imagination. We welcome submissions from scholars of all backgrounds who are concerned with some aspect of medieval Studies or modern Medievalisms and encourage graduate scholars and early career scholars, in particular, to submit to this panel.