CFP: The Fortieth Annual Sewanee Medieval Colloquium, April 2014

Closing date 18 October 2013

The Fortieth Annual Sewanee Medieval Colloquium,
The University of the South, Sewanee, TN.
April 4-5, 2014

Theme: Medieval Emotions
Plenary Speakers: Dr. William M. Reddy, Duke University Dr. Miri Rubin, Queen Mary, University of London
Roundtable: “Scholastic Emotions” chaired by Dr. Mark Jordan, Washington University

This conference will explore the place of emotions in medieval culture, history, literature, philosophy, theology, and the arts. Possible topics include but are not limited to the relationships of gender and feeling, the uses of emotions in political communities, affective rhetoric in music, art, and literature, medieval psychology, emotion and the memory arts, affective theology, medieval notions of the erotic, and emotions in material culture. Papers concerning both European and non-European cultures are welcome.

20-minute papers from all disciplines on any aspect of medieval emotions, feelings, or affects are welcome. Proposals are welcome for 3-paper sessions on particular topics related to the theme. Please submit an abstract (approx. 250 words) and brief c.v., electronically if possible, no later than 18 October 2013. If you wish to propose a session, please submit abstracts and vitae for all participants in the session. Commentary is traditionally provided for each paper presented; completed papers, including notes, will be due no later than 5 March 2014.

The Sewanee Medieval Colloquium Prize will be awarded for the best paper by a graduate student or recent PhD recipient (degree awarded since July 2010).

For more information, contact:

Dr. Matthew W. Irvin
Director, Sewanee Medieval Colloquium

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