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300. Karen Sullivan's The Inner Lives of Medieval Inquisitors

Friday, 6 January, 1:45–3:00 p.m., Seneca, Sheraton

Program arranged by the Division on French Medieval Language and Literature

Presiding: Cary Howie, Cornell Univ.

Speakers: Karen Elizabeth Gross, Lewis and Clark Coll.; Anna Klosowska, Miami Univ., Oxford; Karmen MacKendrick, LeMoyne Coll.; Bonnie Wheeler, Southern Methodist Univ.

Responding: Karen Sullivan, Bard Coll.

Session Description:

Discussion of Karen Sullivan's recently published The Inner Lives of Medieval Inquisitors, which considers inquisitors' often difficult choices. Panelists will address the literary, philosophical, erotic, and historical implications of the Inquisition—including interiority, interrogation, admonition, and conversion—which, rooted in medieval France and Iberia, extend well into the rest of the medieval and arguably the modern world.


  • French Literature – Medieval and Renaissance

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