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CFP: CSM/ACCUTE Joint Session at Congress - Topographies of Interiority: Medieval Representation

14 Oct 2018 5:32 PM | Brandon Alakas
"Topographies of Interiority: Medieval Representation"

Calling for papers on topological representations of interiority in medieval literature. Since the “spatial turn” in the humanities and social sciences, the novel and modern incarnations of the lyric poem have been the focal texts of spatial approaches. Medieval representations of space and place present a challenge of alterity since as they do not confirm modern expectations of isometry, mimesis, or "accurate" mapping. Nevertheless, the pre-cartographic imagination of medieval cultures is not simplistic or monolithic, but present the modern reader with a different series of preoccupations and configurations. These preoccupations are enveloped in the diction of the soul and passions, but necessitate a two-way confluence and construction of the exterior world:

 Some topics might include:

  • The employment or negation of place/space in the writings associated with mysticism
  • The division of “the world” as an enemy of the soul, with "nature," "creation," or "the universe" as redeemable and/or distinct(?) categories
  • The topologies of love and/or grief
  • Spatial mnemonics and Memoria
  • Dreamscapes
  • Humoral influence in different spaces
  • Medieval Maps/mapping and cosmological analogy
  • Pilgrimage, exploration and interior resonances

Send paper proposals to  rbergen.ubc@gmail.com by December 10

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