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IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 824: Remembering the Ends of the World: The Geography of Memory, Monsters, and the Apocalypse

Tuesday 7 July 2020, 16.30-18.00

Organiser:Margaret W. Cotter-Lynch, Southeastern Oklahoma State University
Paper 824-a'Armed with tears': Clare of Assisi in the Franciscan Apocalypse
(Language: English)
Hannah Jones, History Department Binghamton University
Index terms: Crusades, Gender Studies, Hagiography, Mentalities
Paper 824-bMonsters, Demons, and Mary of Egypt: Sanctity at the End of the World in Caxton's Golden Legend
(Language: English)
Margaret W. Cotter-Lynch, Southeastern Oklahoma State University
Index terms: Gender Studies, Hagiography, Language and Literature - Middle English, Mentalities
Paper 824-cMemories of the Medieval: The Curiosities of Edward Barlow's Maritime World
(Language: English)
Alistair Maeer, Department of History Texas Wesleyan University
Index terms: Manuscripts and Palaeography, Maritime and Naval Studies, Medievalism and Antiquarianism, Mentalities

The end of the world is actually a border - between now and eternity, the known and unknown, the human and the supernatural. This panel explores apocalyptic geographies as liminal epistemological spaces, where the unknowable is imagined, encountered, and described. Whether at the edges of the Holy Land, the limits of the mapped world, or Assisi's defenses against Armageddon, this session examines how the temporal and geographic ends of the world are envisioned as overlapping, and expressed as occasions for expanding our understanding of this world and the next.