10th Medieval English Studies Symposium: Princes and Paupers: Class, Money and (social and physical (MESS10)
Venue: Adam Mickiewicz University
|Event Date/Time: Nov 19, 2011||End Date/Time: Nov 20, 2011|
|Registration Date: Sep 01, 2011|
|Abstract Submission Date: Aug 30, 2011|
The main theme of the literary section is that class and wealth and their literary representations in the form of endorsements as well as admonitions. Princes and Paupers feature in secular literature of advice as well as in religious works on sins and transgressions, both types offering insight into the nature of medieval social life. Early medieval penitentials outline not only ideas on penance(exile which meant social exclusion being one of the most frequently prescribed punishments), but first and foremost demonstrate how crimes were punished differently according to the social class of the perpetrators. Mess 10 welcomes all papers dealing with the above mentioned aspects of medieval literature but we will also accommodate other papers, if need arises.