Rara Avis: Avian Erotics in Medieval and Pre-Modern French Literature (NEMLA 2013)

This panel seeks to explore the role of birds in the erotic imagination of medieval and pre-modern French literature. Why are fowl such important symbols of erotic desire? How do bestiaries, dietetic texts, and medical theories affect the literary uses of edible birds and those who consume them? How do portrayals of birds relate to those of animals in general? What can avian figures teach us about conceptions of human amatory and sexual appetites? Please send 300-word abstracts by September ...

Sponsoring Organization(s) : 
NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)
Event Name: 
NEMLA 2013
Event type: 
Event
Event date: 
Thursday, March 21, 2013 to Sunday, March 24, 2013
Event Location: 
Boston, MA
Abstract due date: 
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Categories: 
Comparative
French
British
Gender & Sexuality
Medieval
Early Modern & Renaissance
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