> Acknowledging Loss and Building Anew: The Meanings of Medieval> Mourning (A Roundtable)
> This panel explores medieval conceptions of grief and expressions of
> mourning through interdisciplinary methods, entailing an array of
> historical, literary, artistic, musical or related approaches, and
> investigations of sources from a variety of cultural registers.
> Drawing on relevant scholarly dialogues, and acknowledging our
> current climate of pandemic and loss, we investigate meanings of
> mourning—as public performance, private contemplation, secular
> remembrance, or religious devotion. For example, in the ubi sunt
> tradition, mourning could contemplate the transitory nature of life,
> process liminal experiences, and commemorate lost peoples, places,
> or cultures. Further, mourning was often understood as gendered,
> especially tied to feminized motifs of abandoned women and the Mater
> Please submit abstracts through the ICMS Confex system by September 15.
> Thank you!
> Mary Dzon