I am organizing a panel hosted by the Society for Queer Medieval Studies for the International Congress on Medieval Studies (ICMS) that will take place in May 2023 in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
The panel will be called Encounters in Medieval Trans Studies:
Encounters in Medieval Trans Studies: Medieval trans studies has emerged as a developing field that complicates modern assumptions about binary gender, gender nonconformity, and trans subjectivity in medieval literary, artistic, and historical documents. Medieval people employed a range of terms to denote various aspects of gender presentation, performance, and embodiment in medieval Europe, including nonbinary genders, in ways that do not neatly map onto modern trans or queer theory. As such, this session seeks papers that engage in questions and/or broach solutions to the theoretical and methodological challenges found within medieval trans studies.
Abstracts are due on the ICMS Confex Portal by Monday, 15 September 2022.
Please get in touch if you have any questions.