Session1508
TitleCritical Studies in Old English Masculinities, I: Relational Masculinities
Date/TimeThursday 8 July 2021: 09.00-10.30
 
OrganiserCaroline R. Batten, Faculty of English Language & Literature, University of Oxford
Gareth Lloyd Evans, Faculty of English Language & Literature, University of Oxford
 
Moderator/ChairCaroline R. Batten, Faculty of English Language & Literature, University of Oxford
 
Paper 1508-a Enigmatic Masculinities: Locating Gendered Subjectivity in the Riddle Tradition
(Language: English)
Gareth Lloyd Evans, Faculty of English Language & Literature, University of Oxford
Index Terms: Gender Studies; Language and Literature - Old English
Paper 1508-b Finding Male Friendship in Early Medieval England
(Language: English)
Kelli Conley, Department of History, University of Edinburgh
Index Terms: Gender Studies; Language and Literature - Old English
Paper 1508-c Crying Out to Two Lords: Sex and Supplication in Wulf and Eadwacer
(Language: English)
Thomas Morcom, Abteilung für Skandinavistik, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
Index Terms: Gender Studies; Language and Literature - Old English
 
AbstractThese four linked sessions (and a round table discussion) explore the wide range of masculinities and masculine characters found in Old English texts. We seek to examine early medieval masculinities with same critical scrutiny that has been brought to the study of women and femininities in Old English literature. Each session examines the multiple ways in which masculinity is constructed, performed, and subverted in early English texts, in dialogue with various critical frameworks of gender and sexuality. This session (1 of 4) examines relational aspects - both interpersonal and cross-temporal - of masculinities in Old English and Anglo-Latin literature.