IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1039: The Material Dimension of Sensations, I: Physical Entities and Multisensorial Experiences

Wednesday 3 July 2019, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Queen's University Belfast
Organisers:Elisa Ramazzina, School of Arts, English & Languages, Queen's University Belfast
Irene Tenchini, School of Arts, English & Languages, Queen's University Belfast
Moderator/Chair:Francis Leneghan, Faculty of English Language & Literature, University of Oxford
Paper 1039-aThe Materiality of Performance in the Old English Genesis B: Visual and Oral Dimensions of Satan's Monologues
(Language: English)
Elisa Ramazzina, School of Arts, English & Languages, Queen's University Belfast
Elisa Ramazzina, School of Arts, English & Languages, Queen's University Belfast
Index terms: Language and Literature - Old English, Literacy and Orality
Paper 1039-bAnagogical Materiality in 6th-Century Gaul
(Language: English)
Daniel Price, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto
Daniel Price, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto
Index terms: Anthropology, Hagiography, Mentalities
Paper 1039-cObjects as Mediators of Sensory Experiences in Anglo-Saxon Medical Texts
(Language: English)
Irene Tenchini, School of Arts, English & Languages, Queen's University Belfast
Irene Tenchini, School of Arts, English & Languages, Queen's University Belfast
Index terms: Language and Literature - Old English, Medicine
Abstract

This session explores the importance of reciprocity between subjectivity and materiality in Medieval Studies. Material culture paves the way to further research on manuscripts, texts, and medieval objects as physical entities which portend multisensorial experiences. Their materiality enables us to disclose interrelations that provide clues to their own emotional and sensorial value and use, thus, are considered gateways to our sensorium. They empathetically hint at an entire variety of sensations, associating different perceptions to other sensorial and social encounters, acting as ‘bridges’ between medieval and contemporary perceptive experience.