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Doctor Virtualis 15: Mystics and Knowledge

updated: 
Friday, August 3, 2018 - 3:18pm
Università degli Studi di Milano
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

https://riviste.unimi.it/index.php/DoctorVirtualis/index

The most fundamental question from which this journal’s number arise is the following: is it possible to compare the specific attitude of a line of medieval mysticism thought with some aspects of contemporary thought? Which are important in particular?

A first element concerns the typical model of monastic reflection of the 12th century, in which the mystical perspective, with a strongly metaphorical language, drafts a cognitive itinerary in which the subject assimilates itself to the known object (dynamics that is illustrated with the analogy of the relationship between the lover and the loved).

Kalamazoo 2019: Wounds Visible and Invisible in Late Medieval Christianity

updated: 
Friday, August 3, 2018 - 3:11pm
Johanna Pollick, University of Glasgow & Hannah Kirby Wood, University of Toronto
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

This session at the 2019 International Congress on Medieval Studies examines the many valences of wounds in late medieval Christianity, focusing on themes surrounding wounds and wounding both visible (corporeal and/or material) and invisible (rhetorical and allegorical). The image of the wounded body held a central place in late medieval Christian practice and material culture; the wounds of the crucified Christ were tangible reminders of his Passion and served as foci of veneration, while stigmatic saints and maimed martyrs were marked as holy by means of bodily trauma.

(Kalamazoo 2019) Exchanging Cultures: Anglo-French Relations in the Middle Ages

updated: 
Friday, August 3, 2018 - 9:23am
Steven F. Kruger, Medieval Studies Certificate Program, Graduate Center, CUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

Scholars agree that English and French, whether language, literature, or culture, had a strong relationship in the Middle Ages. Despite their mutual interactions and back-and-forth distribution of power, the portrayal of the relationship has remained fairly static, frequently described as French influence on English writing but not the other way around. Rather than a unidirectional influence, however, we should perhaps consider the relationship to be one of exchange. How might English ideas have influenced French ones? How might both peoples have viewed each other on a day-to-day level?

The Materiality of the Word (NeMLA 2019)

updated: 
Friday, August 3, 2018 - 9:23am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

In a letter to his friend Axel Kaun, Samuel Beckett once described the “terrible materiality of the word surface” that faces every writer as they set pen to page. Their goal, Beckett claims, is to puncture this surface, boring holes into the word so that a different materiality “lurking behind” it might seep through. When the word is filled with holes, when what is said is ineffable and indescribable, it is no longer subordinated to its representative function. Rather, the word reveals its own sense and sensuousness, its materiality entirely distinct from that of its referent. The “sounding of impossible bodies” of the voices of the dead in M.

On the Road: Medieval Travel and Travelers

updated: 
Friday, August 3, 2018 - 9:18am
Indiana University Medieval Institute (MEST)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

"On the Road: Medieval Travel and Travelers" (March 22-23, 2019)

Vernacular Devotional Cultures Sessions - 9-12 May 2019 - 54th International Congress on Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo

updated: 
Friday, August 3, 2018 - 9:17am
Vernacular Devotional Cultures Group
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

Vernacular Devotional Cultures Group

ICMS 2019

The Vernacular Devotional Cultures Group is organizing the following three special sessions at the 54th International Congress on Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo in May 2019. The VDCG sponsors sessions on medieval mystics and mysticism and showcases recent scholarship on vernacular spiritual traditions in medieval Western Europe.

Please send abstracts of no more than 300 words and a completed Participant Information Form to Dr Catherine Annette Grisé (grisec@mcmaster.ca) by 15 September 2018. Electronic submissions are preferred.

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Leeds 2019 - Monsters and Mental Health

updated: 
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 10:14am
MEARCSTAPA (monsters: the experimental association for the research of cryptozoology through scholarly theory and practical application)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 31, 2018

Call for Papers - Leeds International Medieval Congress 20191-4 July, Leeds, UKSponsor: MEARCSTAPA; Organisers: Kayla Kemhadjian and Renée Ward; Chair: Wendy Turner 

Monsters and Mental Health

 

Leeds 2019 - Monsters and Materialities

updated: 
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 10:14am
MEARCSTAPA (monsters: the experimental association for the research of cryptozoology through scholarly theory and practical application)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 31, 2018

Monsters and Materialities

Proposed session for the 2019 IMC (Leeds), 1-4 July, Leeds, UK

 

Organizers: Asa Simon Mittman and Renée Ward

 

We seek papers to compose a session on the subject of “Monsters and Materialities” for the 2019 International Medieval Congress at Leeds. The Congress theme is “Materialities.” 

 

 

The Faces of Depression in Literature

updated: 
Friday, July 27, 2018 - 9:22am
JOSEFA ROS VELASCO
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 21, 2018

Seminar: The Faces of Depression in Literature

 

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