History 490W (101) Conscience in the Middle Ages

Instructor(s)

Term

1

Course Level

Undergraduate

Description

This seminar will explore medieval notions of conscience (conscientia), its nature, authority, and power, and the techniques developed to discern and master it in others. Topics to be explored will include hypocrisy, theatre and acting, torture and the ordeal by fire or water, blushing and physiognomy, names, naming, and identity, authorial personae, law and necessity.

Poster