[Note: The presenters requested that the session not be blogged. The first paper concerned the mythic “bifurcated” hermaphodite figure and its geographic localization. The second suggested the need for an awareness of the biological sourcing of ivory as a medieval art medium. The third concerned the nature of the identity/body relationship in a specific werewolf romance.
Hermaphrodites and the Boundaries of Sex in the High Middle Ages
Leah DeVun, Rutgers Univ.
The Body in the Tusk: An Ecocritical Study
Emma Le Pouésard, Columbia Univ.
Perception and Bodily Identity in the Twelfth-Century Werewolf Renaissance
Andrea Whitacre, Indiana Univ.–Bloomington