IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 1217: Body, Soul, and Otherness, I

Wednesday 5 July 2017, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Body in the City Consortium / Tampere Centre for Classical, Medieval & Early Modern Studies (Trivium), University of Tampere
Organiser:Gordon Whyte, School of Philosophical, Historical & International Studies, Monash University, Victoria
Moderator/Chair:Jenni Kuuliala, School of Social Sciences & Humanities, University of Tampere
Paper 1217-a'Gode is þe lay, swete is þe note': The Interplay of Hearing, Sound, and Voice in Sir Orfeo
(Language: English)
Bonnie Millar, National Institute for Health Research, Nottingham Hearing Biomedical Research Unit, University of Nottingham
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English, Medicine, Performance Arts - General
Paper 1217-bThe Incorporation of Otherness: Alfanus of Salerno, 1065-1080
(Language: English)
Gordon Whyte, School of Philosophical, Historical & International Studies, Monash University, Victoria
Index terms: Learning (The Classical Inheritance), Medicine, Philosophy
Abstract

Religion and Medicine were intertwined in many ways in the Middle Ages, perhaps best seen in the interpretation of the relationships between body and soul and between moral and other forms of authority. Bonnie Millar uses the sounds evoked by the Lay of Sir Orfeo to understand how the soul and body interacted when faced by death. Gordon Whyte uses the remarkable figure of Alfanus I of Salerno to explore how Alexandrian medical concepts of the body and soul challenged a Latin culture centered on Augustine’s teachings in the late 11th century.