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IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 102: Channelling the Sublunary Experience: Change in Medieval Thought and Fiction, I

Monday 4 July 2016, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Geert van Iersel, Fontys Hogescholen, Tilburg
Moderator/Chair:Geert van Iersel, Fontys Hogescholen, Tilburg
Paper 102-a'Let me have the first drink': Judas, the Wine, and the Evil in the Prague Ludus de cena domini
(Language: English)
Cora Dietl, Institut für Germanistik, Justus-Liebig-Universität, Gießen
Index terms: Language and Literature - German, Lay Piety, Performance Arts - Drama
Paper 102-bTransformations of the Human Mind: How to Become Bestial or Divine
(Language: English)
Paul Wackers, Departement Nederlands, Universiteit Utrecht
Index terms: Language and Literature - Dutch, Language and Literature - Latin, Learning (The Classical Inheritance), Mentalities
Paper 102-cTo Be Anointed a Fool: The Case of a 1561 Brabantine Play
(Language: English)
Bas Jongenelen, Afdeling Nederlandse Taal en Cultuur, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
Index terms: Language and Literature - Dutch, Mentalities, Performance Arts - Drama

Living in a world whose constants include the inevitability of change, mankind cannot but help to conceptualise, explore, and question the phenomena of transition and transformation. This strand sets out to contribute to our understanding of medieval perspectives on these phenomena, exploring products of thought and creativity in which instances of change take centre stage. In this first session, we encounter illustrations of how Christianity could inspire and guide the contemplation and representation of change. Together, the two sessions take us on a journey from the secular to the devout, and some of the lands that lie between.