CfP: EMREM Annual Postgraduate Symposium 2015


The EMREM Postgraduate Forum

Annual Symposium

Thursday 7th and Friday 8th May 2015


þær he þa tungon totyhð ond þa teð þurhysmyhð’ (There he [the worm] devours your tongue and wriggles through your teeth), Soul and Body

Papers are invited for the 2015 EMREM two-day interdisciplinary symposium, to be held at the University of Birmingham.  The theme for this year’s event is ‘Body and Soul’.

Postgraduate speakers from all fields of EMREM are welcome to share their research and build networks at this friendly and well-established symposium.

Possible topics might include, but are not limited to;

  • Memorials
  • Body alteration
  • The female body and mysticism
  • Masochism
  • Cosmological reflections of the body
  • Penance
  • Preparation for death
  • Monasticism
  • Representations of the afterlife
  • Embodiment Theory
  • Ghosts
  • Cannibalism
  • The saintly body vs. the sexual body
  • Relics
  • Feast and fast
  • Burial goods
  • The translated body
  • The wounded body

Papers should be 20 minutes in length. Please send proposals of approximately 300 words to by 1st March 2015

EMREM will be offering limited travel bursaries for external speakers. @EMREM_Forum

Cfp 2015


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