IMC 2005: Sessions

Session 423: Emotion and Gesture - A Round Table Discussion

Monday 11 July 2005, 19.30-20.30

Sponsor:Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Organisers:Madeline H. Caviness, Department of Art & Art History, Tufts University, Massachusetts
Axel E. W. Müller, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Daniel Smail, Department of History, Fordham University
Moderator/Chair:Axel E. W. Müller, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Abstract

This round table will address the theme of “Emotion and Gesture”, the special thematic strand for the IMC 2006. The purpose of the strand is to promote inquiry into emotion as a semiotic system expressed in the form of gestures, facial expressions, and other somatic displays, all of which can be found in profusion in medieval texts, treatises, and images. The aim of the round table is to provide a forum for bringing together scholars with an interest in any aspect of the topic with a view toward generating ideas and sessions for the IMC 2006 in Leeds. Participants include members of the IMC Programming Committee.