Kalamazoo, May 9-12, 2013: Saints and Sensibility

full name / name of organization: 
Hagiography Society
contact email: 
saintsandsensibility@gmail.com

We welcome papers that address emotions and affectivity in the cult of the saints. Topics might include the humors, affective meditation; shrines as sites for the performance of affect; liturgical rituals and festivals as education in affect; emotion in the range of hagiographic genres and allied genres. Pity, anger, fear, awe, hatred, mercy, disdain, love etc. all welcome, but also the intentional deformation or absence of affect.

Please send a 250-word abstract and completed participant form (http://www.wmich.edu/medieval/congress/submissions/index.htm) to Sara Ritchey by September 15: saintsandsensibility@gmail.com

cfp categories: 
bibliography_and_history_of_the_book
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
gender_studies_and_sexuality
interdisciplinary
medieval
religion
renaissance