New Theoretical Approaches to Medieval Women Writers

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In honor of Elizabeth Petroff, this panel seeks papers that will consider new theoretical approaches to women writers of the Middle Ages, or that reconsider the work of foundational theorists such as Auerbach, Bakhtin, Cixous, and Irigaray. Women writers occupied all genres of medieval literature, however their voice, experience, and language were distinct from those of their male contemporaries. The ubiquity of women's voices amongst the medieval corpus likewise provides an opportunity for considering an “other” sphere of medieval culture and power that is frequently not given the attention it requires in medieval scholarship.Nahir I. Otaño GraciaDaniel Armenti