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University of Birmingham Gender and the Family, 2010, Programme

Gender and the Family, 2010, Programme




Thursday 7 January 2010

2pm onwards: Registration in Arts Building Room 103. This is on the first floor, on the corridor to the right of the main staircase. Please see the Travel page for full details of how to find the conference venues.
All panels will be held in Arts Building, Lecture Rooms 6 and 7. These are on the second floor, on the corridor immediately behind the main staircase.

3-4.30pm Session 1: Paradigms of Parenthood in the Early Middle Ages
  • Pirkko Koppinem (Royal Holloway): ‘Sarig sang (a sorrowful song) of parenthood in Beowulf
  • Andy Hyde (Birmingham): 'Suhtergefæderan in Old English Texts'
  • Emma Southon (Birmingham): ‘Early medieval fatherhood’
4.30pm Tea

5pm  Keynote Lecture, to be given by Professor Guy Halsall, University of York: 'Gender and the family: change around 600AD'

6.30pm Wine reception, sponsored by the School of English, Drama and American and Canadian Studies, University of Birmingham

Friday 8 January 2010

9.30-11am Session 2: The Family Beyond Europe
  • Azadeh Mehrpouyan (Pune): ‘Images of gender & family in the literature of medieval Islamic society’
  • Mohammed Suwaed (The Western Galilee Academic College and Kinneret College): ‘The wives of the Ottoman Sultan and their involvement in political life’
  • Mudita Pandey (Hardwar): ‘The paradigm of family in Indo-Muslim literature’
11.00am Coffee

11.30-1pm: Parallel Sessions 3a and 3b

Session 3a: Gender and the Family (MEMO Sponsored Session, Swansea University)

  • Liz Cox (Swansea): ‘Be fæder lare: Thryth’s ‘decapitation’ at the hands of the patriarchy’
  • Pamela Morgan (Swansea): ‘Eremitic versus coenobitic: representations of social and familial relationships in and around St Guthlac’s beorg
  • Tom Underwood (Swansea) : ‘Female inheritance in thirteenth-century Normandy: a cross-Channel perspective’

Session 3b: Gender and the Byzantine Family

  • Leslie Brubaker (Birmingham): 'Looking at the Byzantine Family' 
  • Eve Davies (Birmingham): ‘The Byzantine Life Course’
  • Eirini Panou (Birmingham): ‘The neglected parents: Sts Anna and Joachim before and after Iconoclasm’
1pm Lunch

2-3.30pm Session 4: Family and Vernacular Literature in the later Middle Ages
  • Wendy Matlock (Kansas State): ‘The elusive carpenter in The Debate of the Carpenter’s Tools: family and labour in a craftsman’s household’
  • Diane Watt (Aberystwyth): ‘Troubled kinships in The Book of Margery Kempe
  • Susanne Hafner (Fordham): ‘‘Mama's boy riding the mere’: Perceval, his mother, and sex’
3.30pm Afternoon tea

4.15-5pm: The University of Birmingham's Centre for Early Music, Performance and Research (CEMPR) presents STELLA MARIS - a medieval ensemble formed of postgraduate students, performing a programme of medieval French, Spanish and English music on themes relating to Maidens, Mothers and Mary.
5-6pm: Cheese and Wine Reception

Saturday 9 January 2010

9.30-11am Session 5: Constructions of the Family in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries
  • Gillian Wright (Birmingham): ‘Isabella Whitney, constructions of family, and the politics of literary attribution’
  • Sara Gordon (Oxford): ‘Visual and social decorum: courtesy literature and manuscript illustration as models of behaviour for the late medieval aristocracy’
  • Simon Lambe (St Mary’s): ‘Family, patriarchy and the state: elite families and political power in early Tudor Somerset, 1485-1547’
11.00 Coffee

11.30-1pm Session 6: Holy Mothers
  • Andriani Georgiou (Birmingham): ‘Motherhood in Byzantium: Helena’s role as part of Constantine’s ideal Christian image’
  • Simon John (Swansea): ‘Ida of Boulogne as a ‘holy mother’: crusading propaganda?’
  • Marian Bleeke (Cleveland State): ‘From Annunciation to Visitation at Rheims Cathedral: medieval women as wives and mothers’
1pm Lunch

2-4pm Session 7: Models for the Family
  • Sarah Tatum (Manchester): ‘Who’s the daddy? Representations of Pippin the Elder as father, husband and paragon’
  • Sheila Sweetinburgh (Kent): ‘A tale of two mazers: images of nurturing mothers and caring sisters for the hospital family’
  • Jennifer Brown (Marymount Manhattan College, NY): ‘Catherine of Siena and her ‘famiglia’ of followers’
  • Adin Lears (Cornell): ‘Sporting solas and spiritual glee: gender and affect in the Digby Killing of the Children of Israel’'
4pm Tea

4.30-6pm Parallel Sessions 8a and 8b

Session 8a: The Family in Iceland

  • Nic Percivall (Exeter): ‘The good, the bad and the ugly: three Icelandic brothers and their approaches to fatherhood’
  • Philly Ricketts (Independent Scholar): ‘Þórdis Snorradóttir and Óræckja Snorrason: a brother and sister’s access to power in thirteenth-century Iceland’
  • Chris Callow (Birmingham): 'Children and childhood in Sagas of Icelanders: what were they for?'

Session 8b: The Family and Social Roles

  • Colleen Slater (CUNY): ‘Pre desiderio delicti uiri sui: women, gender, family and hostage and captive ransoming’
  • Marwan Nader (Independent Scholar): ‘Property division, inheritance and legal status: the burgess family and the concept of familia communi iure in the Latin kingdom of Cyprus’
  • Mariana Goina (Central European University): 'Written Culture and Women in 15th-Century Wallachia'
7.30pm  Conference dinner

Sunday 10 January 2010

10-11.30am Parallel Sessions 9a and 9b

Session 9a: Lifestyle and agency: medieval wives and mothers

  • Danna Messer (Bangor): ‘Expectations of the uxorial lifestyle and evidence of female agency in medieval Wales, c. 1140-1283’
  • Laura Hohman (Catholic University of America): ‘A middle ground vantage point for twelfth-century women:  Hildegard and Trota’s unique perspective on women’s health and sexuality’
  • Rachel Gibbons (Bristol): ‘Royal motherhood: findings from the court of fifteenth-century France’

Session 9b: Family and the Church

  • Lisa Alberici (Birmingham): ‘Spiritual order and family ties: ascetic mothers and daughters in Late Antiquity’
  • Ionut Untea (EPHE, Paris): ‘Attitudes and disputes between and within Roman and Byzantine Churches over the cleric’s family’
  • Robert Shaw (Oxford): ‘The Dictamen de laudibus beati Josephi of Pierre Pocquet, Provincial of the French Celestine monks: St Joseph’s fatherhood and later medieval religious reform’
11.30am Coffee

12pm Closing Meeting