CfP "Emotional and Affective Narratives in pre-Modern Europe/ Late-Medieval and Renaissance France"

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Charles-Louis Morand Métivier
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CfP "Emotional and Affective Narratives in pre-Modern Europe/ Late-Medieval and Renaissance France"
We are still interested in essays that investigate the constituency of such "archives of feelings" through the study of the affectivity and emotionality of both literary and non-literary texts, such as political and theological treatises, mystical texts, medical works, scientific tracts and pamphlets, hagiographies and encyclopedic compendiums. While we welcome submissions of articles dealing with such topics in different geographic areas, we are particularly interested in late-medieval and Renaissance French texts.
Articles may examine, but are not limited to questions related to:
- Discourses and practices of emotions and affect
- Somatization of the emotional act
- Affect and emotions in poetry
- Emotions, affect and gender
- Queer emotions and affects
- Emotions, affect and race
- Psychogeographies of emotions and affect
- Rhetorics of affect or emotions
- Emotional rewritings of historical events
Please send 300-word abstracts in English, as well as a short biography with university affiliation and email address, to Andreea Marculescu (marculescu.andreea@gmail.com or amarcule@uci.edu) and Charles-Louis Morand Métivier (cmorandm@uvm.edu) before June 20th. Selected abstracts will be notified on July 1st, and the complete papers will be due on January 15th.
Thank you