CFP: Gender and Death in the late middle ages and early modernity, Renaissance Society of America 67th Annual Meeting, deadline 1 August 2020

This is a session for the Renaissance Society of America 67th Annual Meeting in Dublin, Ireland on 7–10 April 2021.

Call for proposals on how the category of gender survived, disappeared or was transformed in contact with death in the late medieval and early modern period.

Proposal of how the differentiation based on the categories male/female was maintained, effaced or subsumed within other contemporary categories when dealing with dead bodies, their cult, conservation, etc. Discussions of how Laqueur’s one-sex model is supported or undermined by social practices that compensated for the dead bodies’ lack of agency to “perform” or “do gender.”

Studies of wills, funeral procedures, burials, relics, anatomical dissection, representations of death and afterlife etc. are some of the documents and practices that can be analyzed in the proposal.

Send 200 word proposal by August 1 2020 to Enrique Fernandez, enrique_fernandez@umanitoba.ca

University of Manitoba

Published by Roisin Astell

Roisin Astell received a First Class Honours in History of Art at the University of York (2014), under the supervision of Dr Emanuele Lugli. After spending a year learning French in Paris, Roisin then completed an MSt. in Medieval Studies at the University of Oxford (2016), where she was supervised by Professor Gervase Rosser and Professor Martin Kauffmann. In 2017, Roisin was awarded a CHASE AHRC studentship as a doctoral candidate at the University of Kent’s Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, under the supervision of Dr Emily Guerry.

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