Session502
TitleEmotions on the Fringes, I: Marginalised Social Groups in and Working with Literature
Date/TimeTuesday 5 July 2022: 09.00-10.30
 
OrganiserFelix Lummer, Independent Scholar, Reykjavík
 
Moderator/ChairFelix Lummer, Independent Scholar, Reykjavík
 
Paper 502-a Sociological Anxiety: Late Medieval English Writers and Their Emotional Worlds
(Language: English)
Noa Ania Nikolsky, Department of English, University of Pennsylvania
Index Terms: Daily Life; Language and Literature - Middle English; Social History
Paper 502-b Do Peasants Have Emotions?: Perspective of Jan Długosz in Annales seu Cronicae incliti Regni Poloniae
(Language: English)
Kalina Słaboszowska, Wydział Historii, Uniwersytet Warszawski
Index Terms: Daily Life; Language and Literature - Latin; Language and Literature - Slavic; Social History
Paper 502-c Unloved and on the Periphery: Mother-Daughter Relationships in the Old Norse World
(Language: English)
Aaron Sheldon, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Index Terms: Daily Life; Language and Literature - Scandinavian; Social History
 
AbstractThis panel examines emotions of marginalised people and social groups working with or being portrayed in literature, and the implications for how we understand their multifaceted characteristics. Nikolsky's paper studies the concept of 'bisīnesse' experienced by Middle English poets, writers, and narrators. Moving from the larger body of penmen to the literary portrayal of one specific social group, Słaboszowska's paper investigates Jan Długosz's depiction of peasants' emotions, while Sheldon looks specifically at marginalised figures and their emotions within narratives, more precisely the maternal love experienced by daughters in Icelandic saga literature.