IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 804: Time and Temporality in the Medieval Consciousness

Tuesday 4 July 2017, 16.30-18.00

Organiser:Neville Mogford, Department of English, Royal Holloway, University of London
Moderator/Chair:Corinne Dale, Department of English, Royal Holloway, University of London
Paper 804-a(Not) Answering the Call: Time-Wasting and Idleness in the Early Medieval Monastery and the Postmodern Call-Centre
(Language: English)
Neville Mogford, Department of English, Royal Holloway, University of London
Index terms: Daily Life, Language and Literature - Old English, Language and Literature - Latin, Religious Life
Paper 804-bTemporality and Eternity: Augustinian Concepts of Time in the Quest for the Holy Grail
(Language: English)
Martha Baldon, School of English, Communication & Philosophy, Cardiff University
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English, Language and Literature - Latin, Philosophy
Paper 804-c'Time Is, Time Was, Time Is Past': Magic Rites and Temporality on the Early Modern Stage
(Language: English)
Gudrun Tockner, Institut für Anglistik, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
Index terms: Folk Studies, Language and Literature - Middle English, Performance Arts - Drama
Abstract

Notions of time and temporality can be consciously intellectual, as exemplified by the works of an Augustine, Bede, or Aquinas, but they can also be popular and prosaic, to be found in medieval popular culture or in the ordering of everyday life. Bringing together three papers from three very different historical periods, this session aims at an interdisciplinary exploration of ‘temporalities’ in the European Middle Ages, reaching across the vast chronological boundaries of the discipline in order to reflect critically on ‘temporality’ as a core concept in academic medievalism as a whole.