Conférence : Between the Lines: Discerning Affect and Emotion in Pre-Modern Texts, Columbia University, NY, 29-30 September 2016

PROGRAM:

All conference events will take place in the Columbia University Faculty House Seminar Room 1 with the exception of Thursday night’s dinner, which will take place in the Faculty House dining room.  Any changes to the venue will be posted in the entry foyer of the Faculty House. For directions to Faculty House, see: http://facultyhouse.columbia.edu/files/facultyhouse/web/Faculty_House_Directions.pdf

THURSDAY, September 29th 2016:

Arrival, 3:00-3:15pm

Coffee and tea provided

Welcome, 3:15-3:30pm

Session #1: Teaching and Learning Emotion, 3:30-5:00pm

Irina Dumitrescu, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, 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

FRIDAY, September 30th 2016

Arrival/Breakfast, 8:15-8:45am

Welcome, 8:45-9:00am

Session #2: Empathy and Compassion, 9:00-10:30am

Patricia Dailey, Columbia University, moderator

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, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

“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

Session #4: Affections in Community, 1:30-3:00pm

Piroska Nagy, Université du 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 du Québec à Montréal

Closing Discussion, 4:45-5:30pm

Jesus Rodriguez Velasco, Columbia University