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Mortality beyond Morbidity in Early Modern England

Posted By Devin L. Byker, Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Updated: Wednesday, July 25, 2018
While scholarly work on early modern death has, in the past, emphasized fears of annihilation, decay, and oblivion, more recent approaches to late medieval and early modern death culture have sought to dismantle this "morbidity thesis" by rehabilitating the generative possibilities, contexts, and practices that surround the event of death in early modern England. This panel seeks to further such considerations within the sphere of early modern literature and culture. When and how is mortality not a limitation or lamentation but instead a condition for social, epistemological, literary, and dramatic opportunity? Possible topics of discussion could include memento mori, martyrs and martyrology, ars moriendi, funereal practice and burial orders, memory and monumentality, or any interaction with death and mortality.  
Please send 
  • paper title (15-word maximum)
  • abstract (150-word maximum)
  • curriculum vitae (.pdf or .doc upload)
  • PhD completion date (past or expected)
  • full name, current affiliation, and email address
to Devin Byker at by August 10th. 

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