Session Title

Marginal Bodies, Corporeal Communities in Anglo-Saxon England

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Columbus State Univ.

Organizer Name

Shannon N. Godlove

Organizer Affiliation

Columbus State Univ.

Presider Name

Shannon N. Godlove

Paper Title 1

The Borh: Resistance Is Feudal

Presenter 1 Name

S. Jay Lemanski

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Missouri Western State Univ.

Paper Title 2

Guthlac A: Envisioning the Community, Sanctifying the Self

Presenter 2 Name

Curtis Thomas

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Univ. of Missouri-Columbia

Paper Title 3

Warnings from the Grave: Necromancy, Talking Bodies, and the Final Marvel of Wonders of the East

Presenter 3 Name

Jill Hamilton Clements

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Lindenwood Univ.

Paper Title 4

Shame and Sense: Writing the World to Come in the Soul and Body Poems

Presenter 4 Name

Jennifer A. Lorden

Presenter 4 Affiliation

Univ. of California-Berkeley

Start Date

13-5-2016 10:00 AM

Session Location

Bernhard 204

Description

Scholars have long recognized the importance of the metaphor of the body and its members as a means for medieval people to explore how their society as a whole accounted for individuals or small social groups on the margins. This session welcomes papers that focus on the role of marginal bodies in Anglo-Saxon England, both physical and/or metaphorical, ecclesiological and/or secular. Topics of interest may include but are not limited to the role of the saint as a palliative body, discourses of disability, illness, dismemberment, and healing, the use of corporeal metaphors to describe and understand the transformation of space for the reform of communities, as well as figures or texts on margins of religious life. The panel will use the metaphor of the body and its members to examine how groups and individuals developed their concepts of constituting or renewing the whole in relationship to their own personal bodies or social groups, where the healing, education, or correction of the members becomes a vital part of the whole body.

Shannon Godlove

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May 13th, 10:00 AM

Marginal Bodies, Corporeal Communities in Anglo-Saxon England

Bernhard 204

Scholars have long recognized the importance of the metaphor of the body and its members as a means for medieval people to explore how their society as a whole accounted for individuals or small social groups on the margins. This session welcomes papers that focus on the role of marginal bodies in Anglo-Saxon England, both physical and/or metaphorical, ecclesiological and/or secular. Topics of interest may include but are not limited to the role of the saint as a palliative body, discourses of disability, illness, dismemberment, and healing, the use of corporeal metaphors to describe and understand the transformation of space for the reform of communities, as well as figures or texts on margins of religious life. The panel will use the metaphor of the body and its members to examine how groups and individuals developed their concepts of constituting or renewing the whole in relationship to their own personal bodies or social groups, where the healing, education, or correction of the members becomes a vital part of the whole body.

Shannon Godlove