EMPATHY, ANTIPATHY, AND LOVE: EMOTIONS IN THE MIDDLE AGES

Mieux vaut tard que jamais, une annonce rétrospective d’une journée d’études sur les émotions au Moyen âge qui s’est tenue le 9 novembre dernier à l’université d’état de Framingham : consultation du programme

EMPATHY, ANTIPATHY, AND LOVE: EMOTIONS IN THE MIDDLE AGES November 9, 2013

The New England Medieval Conference In Memory Of David Warner

All sessions will be held in the

Michael P. Metcalf Auditorium in the Chace Center at RISD

20 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02903

8:30-9:30am COFFEE AND CHECK-IN

9:30am WELCOME

9:45am Memories of David Warner:

Eliza Garrison (Middlebury College, History of Art and Architecture and NEMC Steering Committee Member)

 

10:00am-12:30pm Session 1: Pity, Friendship and Mimetic Desire
David Konstan (New York University, Classics, and Brown University emeritus, Classics and Comparative Literature) “From Classical Pity to Christian Sympathy: The Evolution of a Moral Sentiment”

 

Joseph Pucci (Brown University, Classics) “Ambiguity and Friendship in the Personal Poetry of Venantius Fortunatus”

 

Peter Travis (Dartmouth College, English) “Imitatio Christi: The Violence of Mimetic Desire”

 

12:30-2pm LUNCH

 

2:00-4:30pm Session 2: Emotion and Visual Piety
David S. Areford (University of Massachusetts Boston, Art History) “Devotional Ecstasy: The Maulbronn Altarpiece and Cistercian Piety”

 

Anne Clark (University of Vermont, Religion) “Channeling Religious Emotion: Using an Illustrated Prayerbook”

 

Jacqueline Jung (Yale University, History of Art) “Gothic Sculpture and the Decorum of Emotions”

 

4:30-5:00pm COFFEE

 

5:00-6:00pm Keynote speaker:

Barbara H. Rosenwein (Loyola University Chicago, History) “Empathy, Antipathy and Love at the Court of Toulouse”