IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 620: Urban Anchorites

Tuesday 10 July 2007, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:International Anchoritic Society
Organiser:Liz Herbert McAvoy, Department of English Language & Literature, Swansea University
Moderator/Chair:Liz Herbert McAvoy, Department of English Language & Literature, Swansea University
Paper 620-aJulian of Norwich in her Community
(Language: English)
Diane Watt, Department of English Literature & Creative Writing, Aberystwyth University
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Gender Studies, Language and Literature - Middle English, Religious Life
Paper 620-bCivic Religion and the Urban Recluse
(Language: English)
Anneke B. Mulder-Bakker, Opleiding Nederlandse Taal en Cultuur, Universiteit Leiden
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Language and Literature - Dutch, Religious Life
Paper 620-cBawd by Day and Saint by Night: Late Medieval Urban Hermits of Russia
(Language: English)
Juliana Dresvina, Magdalene College, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Gender Studies, Language and Literature - Slavic, Religious Life
Abstract

This session aims to uncover the main differences between the rural and the urban anchorite, both in an insular and Continental context. It will trace the transition within anchoritism from its essentially rural context in the 13th century to its being primarily an urban phenomenon during its flowering in the 14th century.