IMC 2005: Sessions

Session 822: Secrecy, Obscurity, and Integument in Latin Writing

Tuesday 12 July 2005, 16.30-18.00

Organiser:Bridget Kennedy Balint, Department of Classical Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington
Moderator/Chair:Bridget Kennedy Balint, Department of Classical Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington
Paper 822-a'An Image Faintly Glimmering': Figuring the Human in Bernard Silvester's Catalogues of Creation
(Language: English)
Mary Franklin-Brown, Department of French & Italian, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Philosophy
Paper 822-bCan the Curiosi Know God's Biblical Secrets?
(Language: English)
Richard G. Newhauser, Department of English, Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas
Index terms: Biblical Studies, Language and Literature - Latin
Paper 822-c'Called to the Secret': Encounters with Divine Obscurity in the Exegesis of Hugh of Saint Victor and Bernard of Clairvaux
(Language: English)
John J. Kitchen, Department of History & Classics, University of Alberta
Index terms: Biblical Studies, Language and Literature - Latin
Abstract

From Plato’s Phaedrus to Derrida and beyond, it has often been argued that written text functions as mere covering or integument for truths that cannot or ought not to be expressed in a straightforward manner. Papers in this session examine how medieval readers and writers of Latin interpreted textual obscurities, excavated secrets, and created their own textual veils for committing truths to writing.