IMC 2006: Sessions

Session 1216: Emotional Sin: The Seven Deadly Passions in Medieval Literature

Wednesday 12 July 2006, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Angelique M. Wheelock, Department of English, University of Maryland, College Park
Moderator/Chair:Angelique M. Wheelock, Department of English, University of Maryland, College Park
Paper 1216-aDivinity and Debauchery: Passion in the Third Day of Boccaccio's Decameron
(Language: English)
Brenda K. Hedrick, Department of Romance Languages & Literatures, Johns Hopkins University
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Language and Literature - Italian, Lay Piety, Philosophy
Paper 1216-bMoral Allegory and the Seven Deadly Sins: Piers Plowman
(Language: English)
David Lavinsky, Department of English Language & Literature, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English, Lay Piety, Sermons and Preaching
Paper 1216-dThe Wrong Sin: Genius’s Misplaced Morals in Gower’s Confessio amantis
(Language: English)
Linda Rachel Bates, Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English, Lay Piety
Abstract

This session examines multiple aspects of the relationship between emotion and sin as represented in texts by Boccaccio, Petrarch, Langland, and Gower. Special attention is paid to the different treatments of this relationship by clergy and laity. In addition to the discussion of the connection between individual sins and emotions, the papers address the uses of symbolism and allegory as a means of defining sin and emotion.