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May 3, 2011

CFP: Gender and punishment

Conference: Gender and Medieval Studies Conference 2012
Place: University of Manchester
Date: January 11-13, 2012
Submission deadline for abstracts: unknown

Description: »Punishment is intrinsically related to the way in which authorities (such as the church, monarchy and state) seek to control, enforce and legislate the behaviour of individuals, communities and nations, and accordingly it plays an integral role in regulating bodies, spaces, spirituality and relationships. Representations of punishment - whether threatened, enacted, depicted or performed - are regularly encountered by medievalists working across the disciplines of literature, history, art and archaeology. This conference seeks to explore functions and manifestations of punishment in the Middle Ages and to consider to what extent these are determined by, or aim to determine, gender identity. How is punishment gendered? How does gender intersect with punishment?
Topics to consider may include but are not limited to:
Punishment in the beginning; the medieval understanding of the Fall.
Punishment, pedagogy and gender: the use of punishment in teaching.
Christianity, gender and punishment; treatment of the sinful body.
Punishment of Jewish, Saracen and heretical men and women.
Personal identity and self-inflicted acts of punishment.
The (gendered) use of space as punishment.
Regal punishments; punishments enacted upon or by medieval rulers.
Punishment and the regulation of perceived sexual deviance.
Punishment and spectacle; performance of punishment on and off the stage.
Gender relations in specific acts of punishment.
Confession and penance (as punishment): gendered role of confessor; issues relating to differences between female and male confession and penance.
Hell, the diabolic, and representations of gender.«

More information: Call for Papers website.