The  ninth edition programme is here:

Day 1 (3 May)

1-2:30 Registration with tea and coffee

2:30-2:45 Welcome address


2:45-4:15 Panel 1: Passing by, and in between – transgressive genders (Chair: Dr Margaret Connolly)

Dr Kate Thomas (York University, UK), Finding Women between the Lines in the Galba Prayerbook

Vanessa Wright (Leeds University, UK), Sexual Dysfunction and the Cross-Dresser in Tristan de Nanteuil and Ysaïe leTriste

Paul McFadyen (University of Dundee, Scotland), The Exomale or, a Medieval Tin Man

4:15-4:30 Short Break


4:30-6:00 Panel 2: Good women, bad women (chair: Dr Tim Greenwood)

Dr Elizabeth Goodwin (University of Sheffield, UK), The Swine Misericords: Political and Sexual Transgressions in the Visual Culture of Medieval Convent of Yorkshire Cistercian Nuns

Lydia Hayes (University of St Andrews, Scotland), Ladies Committing and Punishing Transgressions: Finding Eve and the Virgin Mary in Chrétien de Troyes’ Romances

Katarzyna Dźwigała (University of Warsaw, Poland), The images of women in the hymns of Romanos the Melodist – the boundary between the good and the bad women


6:00-7:00 Wine reception

7:30 Informal Dinner: Pizza Express/Prezzo


Day 2 (4 May)

9:30-9:45 Coffee


9:45- 11:15 Panel 3: Gender and transgression at the margins of the human (Chair: Dr Alex Woolf)

Ziemowit Kraska (Adam Mickiewicz University Poznań, Poland), Bestiary of medieval Poland. Research problems and Exemplification

Dr Simon Thomson (Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany), A deviant saint and his women: Saint Christopher in early medieval Europe

Danielle Howarth (Edinburgh University, Scotland), “Als the bark hilles the tre”: An Ecofeminist Reading of Tree Imagery in the Middle English Ywain and Gawain

11:15-11:30 Short break


11:30- 13:00 Keynote paper (Chair: Prof. Frances Andrews)

Prof. Elizabeth Robertson (Glasgow University, Scotland), Chaucer and Rape


13:00-14:30 Lunch

14:30-16:00 Special Collections


16:00-17:30 Panel 4: Legal and social transgressions (sponsored by CMEMLL) Chair: Prof. Caroline Humfress

Aurore Drouhin, (Universite de Strasbourg, France), Conflicts and transgression in Marcigny-sur-Loire priories

Cait Scott (Durham University, UK), Making an Impression: Medieval Women, Seals, and the Portable Antiquities Scheme

Gillian Jack (University of St Andrews, Scotland), Sex and the City: Locating Prostitution in Late Medieval Florence


17:30-18:30 Wine Reception

18:30 Conference Dinner: Mitchells/Forgans


Day 3 (5 May)

9:30-9:45 Coffee


9:45- 11:15 Panel 5: Transgressive religiosity (Chair: Dr Justine Firnhaber-Baker)

Sergi Sancho Fibla (CNRS / Aix-Marseille Université, France), To write or to act. Hagiography as a transgressive life in Felipa Porcelet’s Vida de la Benaurada Sancta Doucelina

Dr Gregory Hulsman (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland), “þe fruyt that buriowneþ þerof”: Lollardy and the Seven Deadly Sins

11:15-11:30 Short Break


11:30- 13:00 Panel 6: Sex and the church (Chair: Dr Vicky Turner)

Sophie Conaghan-Sexon (Glasgow University, Scotland), ‘Everybody Loves a Lover’: Jesus Christ’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Encounters in Late Medieval Sources

Debbie White (Glasgow University, Scotland), Female Agency and the Hundredfold: Serial Virginity, Submission and Subversion

Michael Hahn (University of St Andrews, Scotland), Mystical Gender in the Bridal and Love Mysticism of Angela of Foligno and Hadewijch


13:00-14:30 Round table (Chair: Prof. Frances Andrews)

End of Conference


Download the programme here: Provisional Programme, GT 2017