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IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 202: Channelling the Sublunary Experience: Change in Medieval Thought and Fiction, II

Monday 4 July 2016, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Geert van Iersel, Fontys Hogescholen, Tilburg
Moderator/Chair:Paul Wackers, Departement Nederlands, Universiteit Utrecht
Paper 202-aFood, Sperm, and Transformations in Late Medieval University Medicine
(Language: English)
Karine van 't Land, Independent Scholar, Eindhoven
Index terms: Medicine, Philosophy
Paper 202-bDenials of Duplicity: Transformations in Romance as Counters to Ambivalence
(Language: English)
Geert van Iersel, Fontys Hogescholen, Tilburg
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English, Mentalities
Paper 202-cPetrifying Transformations in the Middle English Methamorphose
(Language: English)
Sophia Wilson, Department of English, King's College London
Index terms: Gender Studies, Language and Literature - Middle English, Mentalities

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. This second session concerns conceptions and representations of change whose religious connotations are secondary or indirect. Together, the two sessions take us on a journey from the secular to the devout, and some of the lands that lie between.