UPDATE: [Renaissance] North Carolina Colloquium: Passions, Affect, & Zeal

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Mary Raschko
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North Carolina Colloquium: Passions, Affect, and Zeal
*Extended deadline: December 10, 2007

The ninth annual North Carolina Colloquium in Medieval and Early Modern
Studies will take place February 15-16, 2008 at the University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill. This graduate student conference will engage
medieval and early modern notions of passions, affect, and zeal as they
apply broadly to natural philosophy, religion, politics, rhetoric, and

Michael Schoenfeldt, Professor of English and Assistant Dean of
Humanities at University of Michigan will deliver the keynote address.
Professor Schoenfeldt’s publications include _Bodies and Selves in Early
Modern England_ and _Prayer and Power: George Herbert and Renaissance

Possible paper topics include, but are not limited to, the following: how
passions connect with various theories of the body, the spirit, and the
soul; the relationship between reason and emotion and what each
contributes to the human; explorations of traditionally sinful emotions
such as wrath, envy, and lust, along with the virtues of charity, love,
and mercy; religious devotional practices encouraging sympathy and
imaginative meditation; the influence of divine enthusiasm, melancholy,
anger, or passionate love on the writing of poetry; how rhetoric both
harnesses and incites emotion; and enthusiastic or radical movements in
contemporary politics and religion.

Abstracts of no more than 350 words should be submitted to
raschko_at_email.unc.edu by December 10, 2007.

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