IMC 2003: Sessions

Session 521: Preaching as Performance

Tuesday 15 July 2003, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:International Medieval Sermon Studies Society
Organiser:Mary Swan, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Moderator/Chair:Nirit Debby Ben-Aryeh, Department of the Arts, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva
Paper 521-aPerforming Christian Identity in Old English Preaching
(Language: English)
Mary Swan, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Index terms: Liturgy, Monasticism, Performance Arts - General, Sermons and Preaching
Paper 521-bAuthority and Performance in 13th-Century Episcopal Preaching
(Language: English)
Suzanne Paul, Department of English, University of Hull
Index terms: Biblical Studies, Language and Literature - Latin, Performance Arts - General, Sermons and Preaching
Paper 521-cSermon Notes and Musical Notes
(Language: English)
William T. Flynn, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Liturgy, Performance Arts - General, Sermons and Preaching
Abstract

This session explores the ways in which preaching from a variety of medieval contexts is performative; both as a publicly enacted display and communication, and as a means of acting out and re-enacting Christian identity. The three papers draw on recent work on performative speech act theory, critical musicology and sermon studies.