Kalmazoo 2016 – Perspectives on Henry Suso's Work on the 650th Anniversary of his Death

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The Bloody Stylus, the Mangled Doormat, and the Blossoming Rose: Perspectives on Henry Suso's Work on the 650th Anniversary of his Death

Next year marks the 650th anniversary of the death of Henry Suso (Heinrich Seuse), the Dominican author of some of the most popular devotional works of the later Middle Ages. While scholars have studied his contributions to Latin and German theological and literary history since the nineteenth century, recent decades have seen important research into the translation, reception, and manuscript transmission of Suso's works, his relationship to the visual and the auditory, his complicated self-presentation as both author and subject in his texts, and his literary performance of gender and eroticism. We warmly encourage submissions from scholars in a wide range of disciplines in order to reflect the diverse perspectives that have enriched our understanding of this key figure of medieval piety.

Please send abstracts or inquiries to Steve Rozenski () and Christian Straubhaar () by September 15th, 2015.

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