IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 514: Fear, Love, and Loathing in the Middle Ages, I: Emotions and the Body in Polemic and Boundary-Making

Tuesday 4 July 2017, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Volkswagen Foundation Project: 'Diversitas religionum: 13th-Century Foundations of European Discourses of Religious Diversity'
Organiser:Sita Steckel, Historisches Seminar, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Moderator/Chair:Sita Steckel, Historisches Seminar, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Paper 514-aPractising Pogroms against Jewish Populations on Stage
(Language: English)
Claudia Daiber, Graduate School of Humanities, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Index terms: Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Language and Literature - Dutch, Lay Piety, Religious Life
Paper 514-bIndignation, Disgust, and Pity: Using Emotions in Mendicant Religious Polemics
(Language: English)
Stephanie Kluge, Historisches Seminar, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Index terms: Lay Piety, Religious Life, Rhetoric, Sexuality
Paper 514-cEmotions and Polemics during the Great Schism
(Language: English)
Bénédicte Sère, Département d'histoire, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense
Index terms: Political Thought, Religious Life, Rhetoric, Sermons and Preaching

In the construction and perception of religious self and others, appeals to emotions and bodily reactions play a large role. But so far, there has been little interdisciplinary study comparing how such appeals worked across different genres and traditions. In this first half of an interdisciplinary double session, we aim to explore how polemical use of emotion and the body could be embedded in different genres, ranging from written treatises over exempla literature to urban drama.