CFP: [Renaissance] RSA conference 2009 call for papers

full name / name of organization: 
Julia Staykova
contact email: 
julia.staykova@gmail.com

"The Allegorical Tradition and Psychological Inquiry in the Middle Ages"

The panel invites papers which discuss the role of the medieval allegorical
tradition in providing an epistemic model for self-cognition. The panel
seeks to raise interest in the contribution of allegorical representations
of dissected minds to a body of epistemic inquiry into the nature of mental
processes.

Areas of interest include mental conflict, inner debate, the war within the
mind, representations of processes of self-cognition and of selves engaged
in an act of self-analysis. Both narrative and theatrical psychomachias and
personification allegories are welcome. The panel will be happy to provide
a meeting ground to specialists in the Church Fathers and the medieval
Latin tradition (especially Augustine, Prudentius and Boethius) and early
modern literatures in the vernacular.

Please send a 150-word abstract and a brief academic CV to Julia Staykova,
University of British Columbia, by 22 May.
Please indicate if you require any audio or visual equipment.

email: julia.staykova_at_gmail.com

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