IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1610: Boundaries of the Jewish Body

Thursday 9 July 2020, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Institut für jüdische Geschichte Österreichs
Organiser:Eveline Brugger, Institut für jüdische Geschichte Österreichs, St. Pölten
Moderator/Chair:Eveline Brugger, Institut für jüdische Geschichte Österreichs, St. Pölten
Paper 1610-aGhosts, Revenants, and Liminal Bodies in Medieval Ashkenaz
(Language: English)
Anna Lidor-Osprian, Institut für Geschichte, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
Index terms: Folk Studies, Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Lay Piety, Religious Life
Paper 1610-bJews, Christians, and the Melancholy Body in the Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Irven Resnick, Department of Philosophy & Religion, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
Index terms: Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Theology
Paper 1610-cViolence without Boundaries: Depictions of Medieval Oppressions in Early Modern Jewish Sources
(Language: English)
Malin Drees, MiQua, Landschaftsverband Rhineland (LVR) - Jüdisches Museum im Archäologischen Quartier, Köln
Index terms: Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Historiography - Medieval
Paper 1610-d'In universis locis iudei adiciuntur captivitati': Jews in Christian Prisons
(Language: English)
Birgit Wiedl, Institut für jüdische Geschichte Österreichs, St. Pölten
Index terms: Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Social History
Abstract

There are various ways in which the boundaries of physical bodies can be crossed – be it from the inside, with the transition from life to death, or from the outside, either by means of the restriction of a person’s freedom or by the exertion of physical violence. Furthermore, these boundaries can be redefined by attribution of specific qualities or deficiencies. This session aims at analysing virtual and physical boundary crossings with regard to Jewish bodies from both Jewish and Christian perspectives.