Gendering and Degendering Death in the Late Medieval and Early Modern Period, panel RSA 2021 Dublin

Країна: Ірладнія

Місто: Dublin

Тези до: 10.08.2020

Дати: 07.04.21 — 10.04.21

Е-мейл Оргкомітету: enrique_fernandez AT

Організатори: Renaissance Society of America


Call for proposals on how the category of gender survived, disappeared or was transformed in contact with death in the late medieval and early modern period.

Proposal of how the differentiation based on the categories male/female was maintained, effaced or subsumed within other contemporary categories when dealing with dead bodies, their cult, conservation, etc. Discussions of how Laqueur's one-sex model is supported or undermined by social practices that compensated for the dead bodies' lack of agency to "perform" or "do gender."

Studies of wills, funeral procedures, burials, relics, anatomical dissection, representations of death and afterlife etc. are some of the documents and practices that can be analyzed in the proposal.

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