Session317
TitleThe Medieval Landscape / Seascape, III: Marginal and Liminal Places and Spaces
Date/TimeMonday 3 July 2017: 16.30-18.00
 
SponsorLandscape Research Group, Oxford
 
OrganiserKarl Christian Alvestad, Institutt for kultur, religion og samfunnsfag, Universitetet i Sørøst-Norge, Notodden
Kimm Curran, Independent Scholar, Glasgow
 
Moderator/ChairDaryl Hendley Rooney, Department of History, Trinity College Dublin
 
Paper 317-a The Poetics of Shifting Ground: Negotiated Boundaries in 'Hallmundarkviða'
(Language: English)
Katherine Rich, Department of English & Related Literature, University of York
Index Terms: Geography and Settlement Studies; Local History; Social History
Paper 317-b Vulnerable Margins: St Guðlac and the Fens of East Anglia
(Language: English)
Michael Baker, Department of English Studies, Durham University
Index Terms: Geography and Settlement Studies; Hagiography; Language and Literature - Old English
Paper 317-c Finnar, Bjarmar, and Other Inhabitants of the North as Magic Users in the Fornaldarsögur, c. 1200-1400
(Language: English)
Peter Rivard, Faculty of Humanities, University of Turku
Index Terms: Gender Studies; Language and Literature - Scandinavian; Mentalities; Pagan Religions
 
AbstractWriting about the medieval landscape and environment has a rich and long tradition and is an area in which many of the disciplines that comprise medieval studies have made significant contributions. Scholars working on ideas of the landscape, concepts of space and place, as well as in the developing field of environmental humanities have added to our theoretical framework for understanding people's relationships with the environment in the past. This session focuses on the idea of liminal landscapes and places of the 'in between', both in settlement and geography and how liminal places could also be marginal and transient.