IMC 2006: Sessions

Session 222: Augustine: Physical and Emotional Space, Gesture, and Exegesis

Monday 10 July 2006, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Platinum Latin
Organiser:Danuta Shanzer, Department of Classics, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign / Dumbarton Oaks Medieval (Latin) Library
Moderator/Chair:Danuta Shanzer, Department of Classics, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign / Dumbarton Oaks Medieval (Latin) Library
Paper 222-aGardens in Augustine's Confessions
(Language: English)
Victoria Pagán, Department of Classics, University of Florida
Index terms: Daily Life, Language and Literature - Latin
Paper 222-b'Quidam motu manuum pleraque significant': A Preacher's Body Language
(Language: English)
Hildegund Müller, Kirchenväterkommission, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Sermons and Preaching
Paper 222-cExegesis without End: Augustine and the Consequences
(Language: English)
Karla Pollmann, School of Classics, University of St Andrews
Index terms: Biblical Studies, Language and Literature - Latin
Abstract

This panel highlights Augustine as Latin writer, literary artist, exegete, and preacher. Two of the papers (Pagan and Mueller) focus in part on the depiction of the physical, both space and gesture. Both Pagan’s (for Augustine’s gardens are the scene of life-changing emotional events) and Mueller’s paper tie in to the 2006 theme of emotion and gesture. After Augustine’s thought about space and emotion (Pagan), and physical stance while preaching (Mueller), Pollmann’s paper will track the developments in his style of exegetical reading when confronting the opening of Genesis at different stages of his career. A coda will treat of the later medieval reception of his exegesis.