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CFP for the RSA Conference in Dublind 2021, Gendering and degendering death in the late middle ages and early modernity (RSA Annual Conference, Dublin, Ireland 2021)

Organization: Renaissance Society of America RSA
Event: RSA Annual Conference, Dublin, Ireland 2021
Categories: Postcolonial, Hispanic & Latino, Interdisciplinary, Popular Culture, Gender & Sexuality, Women's Studies, World Literatures, Aesthetics, Anthropology/Sociology, Classical Studies, Cultural Studies, Environmental Studies, Film, TV, & Media, Food Studies, History, Philosophy, African & African Diasporas, Asian & Asian Diasporas, Australian Literature, Canadian Literature, Caribbean & Caribbean Diasporas, Indian Subcontinent, Eastern European, Mediterranean, Middle East, Native American, Scandinavian, Pacific Literature
Event Date: 2021-04-07 to 2021-04-10 Abstract Due: 2020-08-03

Gender and Death in the late middle ages and early modernity 

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.

Send 200 word proposal by August 1 2020 to

Enrique Fernandez, enrique_fernandez@umanitoba.ca

University of Manitoba

Tags:  death and gender  History  Women and Gender 


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