CFP: [Medieval] North Carolina Colloquium: Passions, Affect, & Zeal

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Mary Raschko
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The ninth annual North Carolina Colloquium in Medieval and Early Modern
Studies will be held at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
February 15-16, 2008.

This graduate student conference will engage medieval and early modern
notions of passions, affect, and zeal as they apply broadly to the natural
sciences, religion, politics, rhetoric, and poetry. Possible 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 politics and religion.

Abstracts of no more than 350 words should be submitted to Mary Raschko
( by December 1, 2007.

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