CFP: Medieval Emotion (grad) (1/15/07; 3/31/07)

full name / name of organization: 
Wesley Yu
contact email: 
wyu@princeton.edu

Medieval Emotion
Princeton University Graduate Conference in Medieval
Studies 2007
Call for Papers
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The Program in Medieval Studies at Princeton University invites graduate
students to submit paper proposals for its annual conference, to take =
place
on Saturday March 31, 2007. This year's theme is "Emotion," and the =
keynote
speaker is William Ian Miller, Thomas G. Long Professor of Law at the
University of Michigan Law School. The conference will provide a venue =
for
graduate students to discuss their work and to engage in dialogue with =
peers
from other universities. Medievalists have been on the forefront of =
recent
scholarly work arguing that emotions must be understood in specific =
cultural
contexts, rather than as universal, and this
conference aims to foster discussion and understanding of emotions in
medieval settings.
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Possible topics include:
    . specific emotions (e.g., anger, fear, love)=20
    . emotional communities
    . literary or artistic portrayals of emotion
    . the role of emotion in religious life
    . medical or scientific understandings of emotion
    . public and private expressions of emotion
    . emotional responses to works of music or art
    . gender and emotion
    . cognitive history of emotion
    . mirabilia and theories of immersion
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Papers that present problems and questions, rather than absolute
conclusions, are welcome. We invite participants from a breadth of
disciplines (including, but not limited to, archaeology, art history,
classical studies, comparative literature, history, history of science =
and
medicine, near eastern studies, language studies, literature, music,
paleography, philosophy, and religion) and a range of geographical
specializations to present on topics relating to the 5th to 15th =
centuries.
Papers should fit within a half-hour time slot.=20
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Please submit a proposal of no more than 500 words by January 15, 2007 =
to
James Byrne at
 <mailto:medconf_at_princeton.edu> medconf_at_princeton.edu. Contact James if =
you
have any questions regarding this conference.

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