(Not) Answering the Call: Time-Wasting and Idleness in the Early Medieval Monastery and the Postmodern Call-Centre, Leeds International Medieval Congress (IMC)

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Paper given at the 2017 International Medieval Congress at Leeds.

In this paper, I discussed monastic representations of timewasting against the backdrop of the post-industrial call-centre and the gig economy. I argued that time-wasting is not a historicised phenomenon, but a basic and inevitable human trait even within the most totalising of scheduling systems.

A copy of this paper is available on request.
Period4 Jul 2017
Event typeConference