Recreating the ‘natural world’: The Medieval oyster and her pearl

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Heath, D. 2023. Recreating the ‘natural world’: The Medieval oyster and her pearl. in: Skinner, P. and Tyers, T. L. (ed.) Gender and the ‘Natural’ Environment in the Middle Ages Cardiff University of Wales Press.
AuthorsHeath, D.
EditorsSkinner, P. and Tyers, T. L.
Abstract

Resonant links between medieval ideas of nature, medicine, and apocalypse can be read via Donna Haraway’s ecocritical philosophy and the climate emergency. This chapter takes Donna Haraway’s ideas of ‘Making Kin’ and ‘Natureculture’ to explore both animality and medieval animal studies, via a gendered and locational lens, from Late Antiquity to the Early Modern, using the oyster (Mermecolion) and her pearl (Margarita) as a case study.

KeywordsMedieval period; Donna Harway; Making kin; Natureculture
Year2023
Book titleGender and the ‘Natural’ Environment in the Middle Ages
PublisherUniversity of Wales Press
Output statusPublished
Place of publicationCardiff
ISBN9781837720576
9781837720583
9781837720590
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PrintSep 2023
Publication process dates
Deposited23 May 2023
Related URLhttps://www.uwp.co.uk/book/gender-and-the-natural-environment-in-the-middle-ages/
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