This one-day workshop will consider the relationship of gender to the formal features of a work of art or literature, broadly construed, created during the Middle Ages. ‘Form’ may refer to artistic media, verse vs prose, literary genre, lyric form, paratextual elements, the shape assumed by a text within a specific manuscript or codex, forms of artistic or architectural expression, or other. Seven discussion leaders will provide texts and/or images that illustrate or inspire discussion about the subject of the workshop. On the day of the workshop each participant will briefly present their texts/images/objects, and then open the discussion to the group.
A full schedule will be available at http://voices.uchicago.edu/genderform/