Conference on Pollution and Prohibition in Medieval Europe

Paul Freedman, Yale University
Paul Freedman, Yale University
Center for Renaissance Studies Programs
Other Renaissance Programs
Friday, March 6, 1998 to Saturday, March 7, 1998

Sponsored by the University of Illinois at Chicago and organized by Peggy McCracken, University of Illinois at Chicago (now at University of Michigan)

Friday, March 6

Welcome and introducton

Frederick E. Hoxie, Vice President for Research and Education, The Newberry Library

Session 1

Chair: Peggy McCracken, University of Illinois at Chicago (now at University of Michigan)

Sodomy and Pulluting Women
Karma D. Lochrie, Loyola University Chicago (now at Indiana University)

Purity and Sexuality: The Sodom Story from Ambrose to Peter Damian
Larry Scanlon, Rutgers University

The Holy Family and Pollution in Late Medieval Culture
Pamela Sheingorn, Barch College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York

Saturday, March 7

Session 2

Chair: Gregory S. Hutcheson, University of Illinois at Chicago (now at University of Louisville)

Pollution, Race, Religion: The Case of Spain
David Nirenberg, Rice University (now at University of Chicago)

Spectrality and Pollution: Thinking the Temporality and Spatiality of Jews within Medieval Christendom
Steven Kruger, Queens College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York

Session 3

Chair: Thomas Bestul, University of Illinois at Chicago

Sick Sheep and the Antichrist’s Balls: Sick Bodies and Sick Texts in Early Medieval Iberia
Catherine Brown, University of Michigan

Miraculous Male Impotence nad Sexual Pollution in Late Medieval Devotion
Raymond Clemens, The Newberry Library (now at Illinois State University)

Session 4

Chair: Steven Fanning, University of Illinois at Chicago

Bleeding Bodies: Purity and Danger in Courtly Discourse
Peggy McCracken, University of Illinois at Chicago (now at University of Michigan)

Uncleanliness, Piety, Humanity: Different Images of Medieval Peasants
Paul Freedman, Yale University

The Beggar’s Body: Anxieties about Male Beggars in High Medieval Paris
Sharon Farmer, University of California, Santa Barbara

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