“Ceste memoire si”: Words, Images and Medieval Memory, 46th International Congress on Medieval Studies, 2011

“Ceste memoire si”: Words, Images and Medieval Memory
IAWIS session at the 46th International Congress on Medieval Studies
(Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, 12-15 May 2011)
In his thirtheenth-century Li Bestiaires d’Amours, Richard de Fournival’s famously defined memory: “ceste memoire si a .ij. portes, veir et oir, et a cascune de ces .ij. portes si a un chemin par ou i puet aler, che sont painture et parole.” In so doing Richard affirmed the mnemonic primacy of visual sensations over auditory ones. This session welcomes papers on all aspects of memory and on the role played by words and images and in particular their conjunction.
Please go to the conference website for details; the deadline for submitting abstracts is 15 September.