Session Title

Resplendent Pain

Sponsoring Organization(s)

International Medieval Society, Paris

Organizer Name

Valerie M. Wilhite

Organizer Affiliation

Univ. of the Virgin Islands

Presider Name

Valerie M. Wilhite

Paper Title 1

Pain, Rapture, and Community in the Life of Saint Douceline

Presenter 1 Name

Meghan Nestel

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Arizona State Univ.

Paper Title 2

Painful Demons: Performance and Embodiment in Medieval Drama

Presenter 2 Name

Andreea Marculescu

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Univ. of Oklahoma

Paper Title 3

"Jo sui tols desnaturés!": Pain and the Medicalization of Lovesickness in the Thirteenth-Century Roman de silence

Presenter 3 Name

Sarah Gillette

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Western Michigan Univ.

Start Date

14-5-2017 8:30 AM

Session Location

Schneider 1320

Description

This session will allow scholars to explore the representation, theorization, and experience of physical suffering that might be termed “resplendent pain.” Typically felt through the senses, pain’s transformative power was critical to a diverse array of medieval religious and secular acts. Medieval acceptance, and frequent celebration, of pain permeated all spheres of life, including natural philosophy and the practice of medicine.

Valerie M. Wilhite

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May 14th, 8:30 AM

Resplendent Pain

Schneider 1320

This session will allow scholars to explore the representation, theorization, and experience of physical suffering that might be termed “resplendent pain.” Typically felt through the senses, pain’s transformative power was critical to a diverse array of medieval religious and secular acts. Medieval acceptance, and frequent celebration, of pain permeated all spheres of life, including natural philosophy and the practice of medicine.

Valerie M. Wilhite