CFP: [Medieval] Revisiting the Seven Deadly Sins: Medieval Ethics and Aesthetics (Kalamazoo, May 8-11, 2008)

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Jessica Rosenfeld
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Kalamazoo '08 Session: Revisiting the Seven Deadly Sins

The recent interest in affect across literary studies, and especially in
the political recuperation of “ugly feelings,” calls for a
reconsideration of medieval theorizations of the sins, and for attention
to be paid to the way that medieval discourses have shaped our ideas
about emotion, sin, and virtue. This session will ideally focus on a
variety of medieval discourses—theological, philosophical, legal,
penitential, mystical, poetic—that use sin as a way of thinking through
ethical and formal problems.

Suggested topics include: sin and intention/action, sin and crime, sin
and genre, and sin and gender, gender and affect, the sins and
ethics/aesthetics, and visual iconography and literature.

Please submit a one-page paper proposal by September 15 via mail or e-
mail to:

Jessica Rosenfeld
Campus Box 1122
English Department
Washington University
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130


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