420: Travel/Power

8:30 AM–9:45 AM Saturday, Jan 5, 2019 (US - Central)

Sheraton Grand - Michigan A

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Description: If, as Jalaluddin Rumi once suggested, travel and power are intimately connected, how is that power enacted in the medieval world? Who or what is it enacted over and by whom? How is travel/power constitutive of, derived from, threatening to abstractions like the self, nation, people, world, God? How does the mapping of travel affect its relation to power? What are the intimate stakes of the travel-power linkage?


Thomas Augustine Prendergast, C of Wooster


Suzanne Akbari, U of Toronto

Kathleen Burt, Middle Georgia State U

Thomas Goodmann, U of Miami

Shayne Aaron Legassie, U of North Carolina, Chapel Hill