Appel à communication : « Seeing the Soul : Representations of the Invisible » (New York, mars 2014)

The soul was a matter of importance to people in the 14th-16th centuries. There were questions about the nature of this illusive being, and, of course, the perennial concern over its ultimate fate. Images of the soul appeared in frescoes, manuscripts and paintings, but the soul is incorporeal and in some fundamental way, unknowable. It simultaneously IS us, and distinct from us.

This panel seeks papers that address the problem of picturing that which is always out of sight and yet present, and investigate the methods used by artists and writers in the 14th-16th centuries to visualize the invisible.

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Appel à candidatures : bourse post-doctorale de l’Université de Leeds (Dante and Late Medieval Florence)

Dante and Late Medieval Florence: Theology in Poetry, Practice and Society

P ostdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Leeds – Arts Fixed term for 38 months, commencing 1 June 2012.

This project, led by Dr Matthew Treherne (Leeds), Prof. Simon Gilson (Warwick) and Dr Claire Honess (Leeds), is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and focuses on the nature of theological learning and religious practice in Florence in the 1280s and 1290s. It has four major strands:

Theological learning in Dante and Dante’s Florence; Religious culture and the mediation of theological ideas; The theological poetics of the social encounter; Theology and socio-political thought.

You will work with Dr Treherne on the second strand (« Religious culture and the . . . → En lire plus