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Thinking through Death: Corpses and Mortality Strategies in Medieval and Early Modern Europe
Abstract:
After the hugely successful CMRS/JMEMS joint symposium, "Holy Relics and Cursed Bodies: The Politics of the Corpse," held last April, the Duke Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies along with the Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies are sponsoring a second symposium that will continue exploring the topic. Organized by Valeria Finnuci, "Thinking through Death: Corpses and Mortality Strategies in Medieval and Early Modern Europe" will be held on Friday, October 19, 2012, from 1:00 to 6:30 pm in 0014 Westbrook in the Divinity School. Presentations include the following:

Sarah Beckwith, English and Theater Studies, Duke University; "Death, the Child, and Skepticism in Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale"

Stanley Chojnacki, Department of History, UNC; "The Currency of the Body: Family and Favor in Venetian Women's Wills"

Helen Hills, Department of History of Art, York University; "Inventing the Corpse: Relics, Saints, and the Art of Inventio in Sevententh-Century Italy"

Larissa Tracy, English, Longwood University, VA; "Wounded Bodies: Kingship, National Identity, and Illegitimate Torture in Arthurian Texts"

Sharon Strocchia, Department of History, Emory University; "Women on the Edge: Madness, Possession, and Suicide in Early Modern Convents"

Diana Presciutti, Department of Art and Art History, The College of Woorster, OH; "Domesticating Cannibalism: Madness and Maternal Infanticide in Fifteenth-Century Italy"

Friday, October 19, 2012, 1:00pm
CMRS/JMEMS Symposium