IMC 2003: Sessions

Session 523: Hadewijch of Brabant: Some Comparative Investigations

Tuesday 15 July 2003, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Ruusbroec Society, Universteit van Antwerpen
Organiser:Veerle Fraeters, Ruusbroecgenootschap, Universiteit Antwerpen
Moderator/Chair:Elisabeth Dutton, Magdalen College, University of Oxford
Paper 523-aHadewijch of Antwerp and Mechtild of Magdeburg: Authority within the Community
(Language: English)
Elizabeth A. Andersen, School of Modern Languages, Newcastle University
Index terms: Gender Studies, Language and Literature - German, Religious Life
Paper 523-bLessons for the Religious Life: Hadewijch's Letters in Comparison to the Ancrene Wisse
(Language: English)
Marleen Cré, Department of Language & Communication, Universiteit Antwerpen
Index terms: Gender Studies, Language and Literature - Dutch, Language and Literature - Middle English, Religious Life
Paper 523-cSpiritual Motherhood in Hadewijch and the 'mulieres sanctae' of Liège
(Language: English)
Monica Sandor, Independent Scholar, Bruxelles
Index terms: Gender Studies, Women's Studies

The thirteenth century female mystic Hadewijch of Brabant left an impressive literary oeuvre, but she hardly left any trace in history. In this session, Hadewijch will be compared to other medieval women mystics in terms of their teachings, their role, and their impact. This comparative investigation may shed light on Hadewijch’s historical and sociological setting.