Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The Columbia University Seminar on Affect Studies, 
The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (CHE), 
and the Anglo-Saxon Studies Colloquium (ASSC) 
are happy to announce the upcoming conference at Columbia University

Between the Lines: Discerning Affect and Emotion in Pre-Modern Texts
Fiona Somerset, University of Connecticut, Keynote

Thursday September 29-Friday September 30, 2016

Columbia University Faculty House, Seminar Room 1
(entrance on 116th, between Amsterdam and Morningside Heights

RSVP to premodernaffect@gmail.com by September 19, 2016. No registration fee; however, please note what parts of the program (see below) you will attend in your email. Note that, if you would like to attend,  dinner on Thursday night is $30.50 to be paid on arrival on Thursday by cash or personal check, and lunch on Friday is $20 (to be paid either Thursday or Friday with cash or personal check).

Thursday Sept 29th
Arrival, 3:00-3:15pm
Welcome, 3:15-3:30pm
 Session #1: Teaching and Learning Emotion, 3:30-5:00pm
Patricia Dailey, Columbia University, moderator
 “Embarrassment: Losing Face in Rhetorical School Texts of the Central Middle Ages”
Monika Otter, Dartmouth College

 Swiðe swete to belcettan: Affective Eruptions in the Old English Boethius”
 Jennifer A. Lorden, University of California, Berkeley

“Medieval Stupor” 
Thomas Prendergast, College of Wooster 

Coffee Break, 5:00-5:15pm

Keynote Lecture: "Making Up People Between the Lines,", 5:15-7:00pm
Fiona Somerset, University of Connecticut
Stephanie Trigg, University of Melbourne, introduction

Dinner at Faculty House, 7:00-9:00pm 
RSVP's required by September 19th

FRIDAY, September 30th.
Arrival, 8:15-8:45am
 Welcome, 8:45-9:00am
Session #2: Empathy and Compassion, 9:00-10:30am
Irina Dumitrescu, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonnmoderator
Car je n’ay plus sens ne memoire: Feeling Other People’s Demons in Medieval French Theater” 
Andreea Marculescu, University of California, Irvine

“Emotional Contagion in the Middle Ages” 
Beatrice Delaurenti, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociale 
“Griselda’s Swoon: Historicizing Medieval Affect Alongside Emotion” 
Glenn Burger, Queens College and CUNY Graduate Center 
Coffee Break, 10:30-10:45am
Session #3: Images and Objects, 10:45am-12:15pm
Lauren Mancia, Brooklyn College, City University of New York, moderator
“Performing Emotion in the Sculpted Deposition” 
Julia Perratore, Montclair State University 

“Tears for Abraham? The Sacrifice of Isaac in Anglo-Saxon Imagination” 
Shu-han Luo, Yale University

“Feeling in the Margins in Fifteenth-Century Prayer Books” 
Sara M. Weisweaver, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 
Lunch, 12:15-1:30pm (please register if you would like to participate in lunch)
Session #4: Affections in Community, 1:30-3:00pm
Piroska Nagy, Université de Québec à Montréal, moderator
“Private Emotions and Public Display: Normative Court Community in Castile-Leon, c. 1250-1350”
Kim Bergqvist, Stockholm University

“Can Emotions Make Law?: Collective Trauma, Apostasy and Legal Responsiveness in Fifteenth Century Austrian Jewry”
Tamar Menashe, Columbia University

“Jealousy (ghayra) in Pre-Modern Islamic Constructions of Masculinity"
Marion H. Katz, New York University
Break, 3:00-3:15pm
Session #5: Affective Genres, 3:15-4:45pm
Stephanie Trigg, University of Melbourne, moderator
“The Abstemious Affect of the Couplet Genre in Early Modern South Asian Devotional Poetry”
Manpreet Kaur, Columbia University

 “Negative Interiority: Unruly Feelings in Premodern Korean Fiction”
Ksenia Chizhova, Princeton University 
“Moving the Soul: Exegesis and Medieval Psychology in Simone Fidati's De Gestis Domini Salvatoris"
Xavier Biron-Ouellet, Université de Québec à Montréal

Closing Discussion, 4:45-5:30pm

Poster and Registration procedure are here: https://indd.adobe.com/view/ccf32c21-ddf8-4e13-b2e2-6ec555aa329d

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