TitleByzantine Bodies, II: Figuration and Discipline of the Gendered Body
Date/TimeTuesday 5 July 2022: 11.15-12.45
SponsorCardiff Centre for Late Antique Religion & Culture, Cardiff University
OrganiserLarisa Vilimonovic, Department of History, University of Belgrade
Moderator/ChairShaun Tougher, School of History, Archaeology & Religion, Cardiff University
Paper 610-a Theophylact Simocatta and the Eroto-Rhetorical Figuration of the Male Body
(Language: English)
Steven Smith, Department of Comparative Literature, Languages & Linguistics, Hofstra University, New York
Index Terms: Byzantine Studies; Gender Studies; Sexuality
Paper 610-b An Undisciplined Masculine Body of Pleasure and Desire
(Language: English)
Mark Masterson, Department of Classics, Victoria University of Wellington
Index Terms: Byzantine Studies; Gender Studies; Sexuality
Paper 610-c Gender and Privacy: De-Centring the Body in Medieval Trans Studies
(Language: English)
Roland Betancourt, Department of Art History, University of California, Irvine
Index Terms: Byzantine Studies; Gender Studies
AbstractThis session is part of a series on Byzantine Bodies. This session aims to tackle the politics of the penetrative public gaze as a disciplining force of the dominant masculine Subject, the medieval Vir Romanus. The session seeks to examine gender and sexuality in Constantinople and beyond.