TitleInheritance, Intercession, and Imagination: Crossing the Border between Life and Death, III - Imagination
Date/TimeThursday 7 July 2022: 14.15-15.45
OrganiserEmbla Aae, Institutt for arkeologi, historie, kultur- og religionsvitenskap, Universitetet i Bergen
Moderator/ChairMary Dzon, Department of English, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Paper 1731-a 'How to defeat the undead': Comparing the Methods of Human Intercession against the Undead in Eyrbyggja Saga and Historia rerum Anglicarum
(Language: English)
Chris Latham, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Index Terms: Language and Literature - Latin; Language and Literature - Scandinavian; Social History
Paper 1731-b Pearl: The Borders of Grief
(Language: English)
Sharon Rhodes, Independent Scholar, Rochester
Index Terms: Language and Literature - Middle English; Lay Piety; Religious Life
Paper 1731-c Political Phasmophobia: Anxiety and the Appearance of Ghosts in Medieval Chronicles
(Language: English)
Anna M. Duch, Department of History, Columbia State Community College, Tennessee
Index Terms: Liturgy; Political Thought
AbstractThis session forms a coherent whole together with Session I: Inheritance and Session II: Intercession. All three sessions focus on how the living sought to negotiate the intersection between life and death throughout the Middle Ages. Through these sessions, we aim to further a comparative understanding of conceptions of the afterlife within the coherence and diversity of the medieval Church. The theme of Session III is imagination. It contains papers that explore how the living imagined the dead, either in the afterlife or appearing before them in dreams, in visions, or as revenants.