The Fortieth Sewanee Medieval Colloquium: Medieval Emotions

April 4-5, 2014

Plenary Speakers: William M. Reddy, Duke University, and Miri Rubin, Queen Mary, University of London

Roundtable: "Scholastic Emotions," chaired by Mark D. Jordan, Washington University, St. Louis

Call for Papers:

This conference will explore the place of emotions in medieval culture, history, literature, philosophy, theology, and the arts. Possible topics include but are not limited to the relationships of gender and feeling, the uses of emotions in political communities, affective rhetoric in music, art, and literature, medieval psychology, emotion and the memory arts, affective theology, medieval notions of the erotic, and emotions in material culture. We accept papers concerning both European and non-European cultures.

We invite 20-minute papers from all disciplines on any aspect of medieval emotions, feelings, or affects. We also welcome proposals for 3-paper sessions on particular topics related to the theme. Please submit an abstract (approx. 250 words) and brief c.v., electronically if possible, no later than 18 October 2013. If you wish to propose a session, please submit abstracts and vitae for all participants in the session. Commentary is traditionally provided for each paper presented; completed papers, including notes, will be due no later than 5 March 2014.

The Sewanee Medieval Colloquium Prize will be awarded for the best paper by a graduate student or recent PhD recipient (degree awarded since July 2010).

The prize, worth $250, will be judged by the Colloquium Committee and presented at the final plenary session of the Colloquium. Candidates for the prize should follow the normal procedure of submitting abstracts and completed papers by the announced deadlines. The completed paper should be accompanied by a letter stating that the author wishes it to be considered for the prize.

Contact information: Dr. Matthew W. Irvin, Director
medievalcolloquium@sewanee.edu
(931) 598-3366