Medieval Consent : A Critical Symposium
April 16-17, 2020
Linacre College, University of Oxford
The purpose of this event is to unite scholars across medieval disciplines in a two day symposium on sexual consent. The field of sexual consent and sexual assault studies is rapidly growing, and as the issue of consent looms large in the minds of university staff and students internationally, practitioners in Medieval Studies so too must take part in this conversation.
The symposium is designed primarily as a discussion-based workshop and will thus feature a combination of conference-style papers and reading-based discussions. We hope this format will allow participants the opportunity to read, reflect, question, and theorize about consent within a safe group setting.
We invite proposals for twenty-minute papers, and particularly encourage intersectional approaches on this topic. We do not view consent as a static event, but one where intersections of gender, class, and race impact the individual. Please contact the organizers with any queries.
Please send a 250 word abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 10th, 2020.