Session802
TitleEmotions on the Fringes, IV: Religious Representation and Rites of Passage
Date/TimeTuesday 5 July 2022: 16.30-18.00
 
OrganiserFelix Lummer, Independent Scholar, Reykjavík
 
Moderator/ChairFelix Lummer, Independent Scholar, Reykjavík
 
Paper 802-a Furor and Royal Martyrdom in Early Nordic Historiography
(Language: English)
Elizabeth Hasseler, Department of Communication, History & Philosophy, Texas A&M University, San Antonio
Index Terms: Historiography - Medieval; Social History
Paper 802-b The Ambivalent Judas in Medieval Christian Writing
(Language: English)
Hope Doherty, Department of English Studies / Institute for Medical Humanities, Durham University
Index Terms: Historiography - Medieval; Social History
Paper 802-c Britons, Picts, and Scots: Tattooing and Rites of Passage in the First Millennium CE
(Language: English)
Erica Steiner, Celtic Studies, University of Sydney
Index Terms: Art History - General; Historiography - Medieval; Social History
 
AbstractEmotions can be revealed in various religious and social contexts, ranging from historiographic 'sense-making' caused by the arrival of a new religion to the emotive depiction of religious figures, and even reaching so far as body art as a form of rite of passage. Hasseler's paper examines the lexis and imagery of emotive script of furor and how its narrative mechanism helped Nordic writers to conceptualise the entry into a new salvational community. Doherty's paper investigates medieval Christian understandings of emotions imagined being experienced by Judas in the context of European anti-Judaic anxieties, and Steiner's paper debates body decorations in the Northern British Isles as rites of passage.