Session Title

Literature and Science in the Middle Ages

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Mediaevalia: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Medieval Studies Worldwide

Organizer Name

Dana E. Stewart

Organizer Affiliation

Binghamton Univ.

Presider Name

Dana E. Stewart

Paper Title 1

The Cultural Fluidity of Constantine the African: Religious Conversion and Medical Translation in Eleventh-Century Italy

Presenter 1 Name

Robin S. Reich

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Boston College

Paper Title 2

Chaucer and Medieval Physics

Presenter 2 Name

Alexander Gabrovsky

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Trinity College, Univ. of Cambridge

Paper Title 3

Subtle Play: Alchemy and "Miracles Pleying" in the Croxton Play of the Sacrament

Presenter 3 Name

Jasmine Lellock

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Univ. of Maryland

Start Date

15-5-2015 3:30 PM

Session Location

Fetzer 1010

Description

Premodern literature and scientific thought can be seen as alternative yet often overlapping ways of finding order in (or imposing order onto) an ever-changing world. This session will focus upon the intersections of literature and scientific thought (specifically the realms of medicine, alchemy, and physics) in the Middle Ages, and aims to shed new light on the ways in which medieval authors utilized scientific material in their works, especially to explore various types of change or transformation (physical, cultural, and religious).

Dana E. Stewart

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May 15th, 3:30 PM

Literature and Science in the Middle Ages

Fetzer 1010

Premodern literature and scientific thought can be seen as alternative yet often overlapping ways of finding order in (or imposing order onto) an ever-changing world. This session will focus upon the intersections of literature and scientific thought (specifically the realms of medicine, alchemy, and physics) in the Middle Ages, and aims to shed new light on the ways in which medieval authors utilized scientific material in their works, especially to explore various types of change or transformation (physical, cultural, and religious).

Dana E. Stewart