IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 624: Fear, Love, and Loathing in the Middle Ages, II: Emotions and the Body in Polemic and Community-Making

Tuesday 4 July 2017, 11.15-12.45

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:Kimberley-Joy Knight, Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, University of Sydney
Respondent:Alexandra F. C. Cuffel, Centrum für Religionswissenschaftliche Studien, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Paper 624-aLove Will Tear Us Apart: Hildegard of Bingen and Her Monastic Communities
(Language: English)
Andra-Nicoleta Alexiu, Historisches Seminar, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Index terms: Gender Studies, Religious Life, Rhetoric, Social History
Paper 624-bHow Do You Feel about Your Abbot?: Creating Emotional Community in the Late Medieval Cistercian Chronicles
(Language: English)
Emilia Jamroziak, Institute for Medieval Studies / School of History, University of Leeds
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Monasticism, Religious Life, Social History
Paper 624-cEmotional Responses to Miracles in Olafs saga helga and Thorlak saga helga
(Language: English)
Ragnhild Marthine Bø, Institutt for arkeologi, konservering og historie, Universitetet i Oslo
Index terms: Language and Literature - Scandinavian, Religious Life, Social History

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 second half of an interdisciplinary double session, different ways of constructing community or drawing boundaries through of the use of emotions and the body are explored.