Construction and Reconstruction of the Middle Ages: Memory of Delights

deadline for submissions: 
July 14, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
Taiwan Association of Classical Medieval and Renaissance Studies
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One significant feature of Medieval culture is quest for salvation and justice. For example, Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights incorporates complex human emotions into its pastoral horizon, where God and Satan, good and evil compete to deny Eden as paradise. Many writers offer texts in which social and material desires decline the land of milk and honey, and memory of human goodness turns reality into ironic space in which social unrest and private disquiet challenge existence. In a way, split memory of edenic delights produces rich legacy. We invite papers to address theme of memory of delights in history, literature, religion, philosophy, and other fields, both in Medieval period and across ages. (2018 Leeds IMC conference theme: Memory. This is one of the sessions. Abstracts please submit to Dr. Hui-zung Perng, by 14 July 2017. )