Session624
TitleFear, Love, and Loathing in the Middle Ages, II: Emotions and the Body in Polemic and Community-Making
Date/TimeTuesday 4 July 2017: 11.15-12.45
 
SponsorVolkswagen Foundation Project: 'Diversitas religionum: 13th-Century Foundations of European Discourses of Religious Diversity'
 
OrganiserSita Steckel, Historisches Seminar, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
 
Moderator/ChairKimberley-Joy Knight, School of Historical & Philosophical Inquiry, University of Queensland
 
RespondentAlexandra F. C. Cuffel, Centrum für Religionswissenschaftliche Studien, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
 
Paper 624-a Love Will Tear Us Apart: Hildegard of Bingen and Her Monastic Communities
(Language: English)
Andra-Nicoleta Alexiu, Historisches Seminar, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Index Terms: Gender Studies; Religious Life; Rhetoric; Social History
Paper 624-b How Do You Feel about Your Abbot?: Creating Emotional Community in the Late Medieval Cistercian Chronicles
(Language: English)
Emilia Jamroziak, Institute for Medieval Studies / School of History, University of Leeds
Index Terms: Language and Literature - Latin; Monasticism; Religious Life; Social History
Paper 624-c Emotional Responses to Miracles in Olafs saga helga and Thorlak saga helga
(Language: English)
Ragnhild Marthine Bø, Institutt for arkeologi, konservering og historie, Universitetet i Oslo / Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London
Index Terms: Language and Literature - Scandinavian; Religious Life; Social History
 
AbstractIn the construction and perception of religious self and others, appeals to emotions and bodily reactions play a large role. But so far, there has been little interdisciplinary study comparing how such appeals worked across different genres and traditions. In this second half of an interdisciplinary double session, different ways of constructing community or drawing boundaries through of the use of emotions and the body are explored.