Time and Temporality in the Medieval Consciousness, Leeds International Medieval Congress (IMC)

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Session at the 2017 Leeds International Medieval Congress in Leeds.

Notions of time and temporality can be consciously intellectual, as exemplified by the works of an Augustine, Bede, or Aquinas, but they can also be popular and prosaic, to be found in medieval popular culture or in the ordering of everyday life. Bringing together three papers from three very different historical periods, this session aims at an interdisciplinary exploration of 'temporalities' in the European Middle Ages, reaching across the vast chronological boundaries of the discipline in order to reflect critically on 'temporality' as a core concept in academic medievalism as a whole. Paper 804-a (Not) Answering the Call: Time-Wasting and Idleness in the Early Medieval Monastery and the Postmodern Call-Centre Neville Mogford, Department of English, Royal Holloway, University of London Paper 804-b Temporality and Eternity: Augustinian Concepts of Time in the Quest for the Holy Grail Martha Baldon, School of English, Communication & Philosophy, Cardiff University Paper 804-c 'Time Is, Time Was, Time Is Past': Magic Rites and Temporality on the Early Modern Stage Gudrun Tockner, Institut für Anglistik, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
Period4 Jul 2017
Event typeConference