CfP: Bodies in flux: Rewriting the Body in Medieval Literature, Art, and Culture 1000-1450, University of Warwick, 20th May 2017,

bodies-in-fluxDeadline for abstract submission: 15th December 2016


Keynote Speakers: Dr Miranda Griffin (St Catharine’s College, Cambridge), Dr Robert Mills (UCL), Dr Debra Strickland (University of Glasgow)

 What is it to have a body? And to experience change and transformation through that body?

This interdisciplinary conference asks what the transformation of the body means for the conception of bodies of different kinds: human, nonhuman, animal, material, divine, and how the representation of these changes in different media reflects on and inflects the boundaries conventionally associated with the body. We are inviting abstracts from graduate students and early career researchers from all disciplines. Topics might include, but are not limited to:

 metamorphosis – boundaries between species – boundaries between materials – volatile matter – changing forms – spiritual bodies – transubstantiation – transforming saints – vulnerable bodies – death, illness, injury – medical transformations – bodily miracles – translating bodies – bodies in text and image – allegory and symbolism – transforming meaning

 Please submit abstracts of 250 words to by 15th December 2016. We look forward to hearing from you!

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