CFP: Special Session 49th ICMS Kalamazoo, Theologies of Consumption: Eucharistic Thought and Food Practices in the Middle Ages

Deadline: 15 September 2013

Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 8-11, 2014. Title: Theologies of Consumption: Eucharistic Thought and Food Practices in the Middle Ages

With its reform and regulation of the liturgy, the Carolingian Renaissance heralded an unprecedented fascination with the archetypal Christian feast, the Eucharist. From the first full-length treatise on the subject by Paschasius in 831, De corpore et sanguine domini, to the festival in its honor proposed by Juliana of Liège four centuries later, the Feast of Corpus Christi, the consumption of Christ’s body and blood lay at the forefront of theological debate and popular devotion throughout the later Middle Ages. As theologians assessed the nature of Christ’s presence in the host through forays into natural philosophy and metaphysics, believers professed its power through bouts of ecstasy and preparatory fasts. Welcoming a range of disciplines and media, this panel will examine the development of Eucharistic thought vis-à-vis medieval rituals of consumption, both sacred and profane.

Please submit an abstract (250-300 words) and the Participation Information Form found at http://www.wmich.edu/medieval/congress/submissions/index.html#PIF  to the session organizers: Christiana Purdy Moudarres (christiana.purdymoudarres@yale.edu) and Salvatore Musumeci (smusumeci9043@bryan.edu) by September 15, 2013.

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