Session Title

Disease, Disaster, Disruption, and the Apocalyptic Imagination

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies (TACMRS)

Organizer Name

Carolyn F. Scott

Organizer Affiliation

National Cheng Kung Univ.

Presider Name

Brent Addison Moberly

Presider Affiliation

Indiana Univ.-Bloomington

Paper Title 1

Politics, Pilgrims, and Preaching: Discovering Human Agency in Early Medieval Apocalyptic Thought

Presenter 1 Name

Bailey Poletti

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Univ. of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Paper Title 2

The Erosion of Boundaries: Death, Body, and Cannibalism in The Book of John Mandeville

Presenter 2 Name

Wei-Fan Cheng

Presenter 2 Affiliation

National Taiwan Univ.

Paper Title 3

"Timor mortis conturbat me": Middle English Lyric Poetry and the Apocalyptic Imagination

Presenter 3 Name

Carolyn F. Scott

Paper Title 4

Desire, Disease, and Death in Chaucer's and Henryson's Story of Troy

Presenter 4 Name

Sophia Yashih Liu

Presenter 4 Affiliation

National Taiwan Univ.

Start Date

11-5-2019 3:30 PM

Session Location

Schneider 1355

Description

Disease, Disaster, Disruption, and the Apocalyptic Imagination

The medieval period was a time shaped by many forms of upheaval, which in turn generated a variety of responses to changing circumstances, whether at a personal or a societal level. This session offers papers that explore the means by which humans confront the disruptions of war, violence, disability, illness, catastrophe and social upheaval. These papers attempt to address the multifarious manifestations of the apocalyptic imagination and their historical, social, cultural, and political significance for medieval society. These confrontations reveal the ways in which society is constantly preoccupied with its own possible end, which can be seen as not only immanent to its historical context but also imminent at its current moment of existence.

Carolyn F. Scott

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May 11th, 3:30 PM

Disease, Disaster, Disruption, and the Apocalyptic Imagination

Schneider 1355

Disease, Disaster, Disruption, and the Apocalyptic Imagination

The medieval period was a time shaped by many forms of upheaval, which in turn generated a variety of responses to changing circumstances, whether at a personal or a societal level. This session offers papers that explore the means by which humans confront the disruptions of war, violence, disability, illness, catastrophe and social upheaval. These papers attempt to address the multifarious manifestations of the apocalyptic imagination and their historical, social, cultural, and political significance for medieval society. These confrontations reveal the ways in which society is constantly preoccupied with its own possible end, which can be seen as not only immanent to its historical context but also imminent at its current moment of existence.

Carolyn F. Scott