Hell Studies: Hellish Remixes

deadline for submissions: 
September 15, 2016
full name / name of organization: 
Societas Daemonetica

Remix Studies is a nascent but fast-growing field. Just last year Routledge published its first critical companion to Remix Studies, and interest in the field -- which critically examines the relationships of sources and analogues, as well as the production and reproduction of texts -- is steadily growing. That said, to this point very little attempt has been made to apply this theory to the study of medieval materials. This session proposes to jump-start the discourse of Remix Studies in a medieval context by providing a venue for discussion. To that end the Societas Daemonetica invites proposals for fifteen- to twenty-minute papers that explore different ways in which the idea of the Remix, broadly interpreted, may be applied to the study of Hell, devils, and the damned. Topics might include the development of stories of Hell over a given period of time, the ever-changing descriptions and depictions of the Devil, or even readings of hell-related texts as remixes of other, earlier related texts. Proposals from all disciplines will be considered.

Interested parties should submit a 250-word abstract and completed Participant Information Form to societas.daemonetica@gmail.com no later than September 15. 

For further inquiries, please contact Richard Ford Burley at societas.daemonetica@gmail.com. Participant Information Forms may be downloaded at https://wmich.edu/medievalcongress/submissions