Session510
TitleByzantine Bodies, I: The Byzantine Body and Performativity
Date/TimeTuesday 5 July 2022: 09.00-10.30
 
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 510-a Bodily Performance in Ritual Contexts: Healing the Sick in Byzantine Hagiography
(Language: English)
Stavroula Constantinou, Centre for Medieval Arts & Rituals, University of Cyprus, Nicosia
Index Terms: Byzantine Studies; Gender Studies; Hagiography
Paper 510-b The Scribal Act as a Gendering Act in the Byzantine Lives of 'Cross-Dressing' Saints
(Language: English)
Julie Van Pelt, Vakgroep Letterkunde, Afdeling Grieks, Universiteit Gent
Index Terms: Byzantine Studies; Gender Studies; Hagiography
Paper 510-c Byzantine Femininities between Discipline and Punishment: Anthropology of the Female Body in Byzantium
(Language: English)
Larisa Vilimonovic, Department of History, University of Belgrade
Index Terms: Byzantine Studies; Gender Studies; Women's Studies
 
AbstractThis is the first session in a series of panels on Byzantine Bodies. The session aims to map how concrete collective or individual subjects form their identities through various discursive processes (those that constitute religion, class, ethnicity, sexuality, and gender). It will focus on the performative aspects of gender in Byzantium, on gender fluidity, and on readings beyond binaries. The session also maps Byzantine masculinities and femininities and their relationships to normative power structures.