"Emotions and Nation in late medieval France", 50th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI (May 14-17, 2015)

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Charles-Louis Morand Métivier
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Please find underneath a CfP for a panel on « Emotions and Nation in late medieval France » to be held at the 50th International Congress for Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo in May 2015.
The study of emotions has been of late one of the hottest trends in cultural studies, garnering so much attention that it will be the subject of a special edition of PMLA in 2015. One of the reasons for this outburst comes from its pluridisciplinar dimension. Scholars of emotions indeed come from fields of study like national and comparative literatures, classics, philosophy, history, sociology, psychology, etc… The works of such scholars as Sara Ahmed, William Reddy or Peter Goldie have demonstrated the natural predisposition of emotions to be studied through the scope of different disciplines, and specifically the fact that such a subject necessited a pluricultural approach in order to be able to fully embrace its many facets. Although the study of emotions has for a long time been mostly restricted to literature and history from the Eighteenth century onwards, the research of Barbara Rosenwein, Piroska Nogy, and Damien Boquet has demonstrated that studying the emotional fact in the Middle Ages was totally possible, following the same lines of research developped since the new emotional turn of the late seventies.

This panel welcomes papers that fully embrace the pluridisciplinar approach to emotions, in order to present a political panorama of late medieval France. Abstracts dealing with History, literature, philosophy, etc.. are welcome.
please send abstracts to Charles-Louis Morand Métivier, cmorandm@uvm.edu by september 1st.