IMC 2009: Sessions

Session 822: The Devotional Self, II

Tuesday 14 July 2009, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:University of Wales Press, Religion and Culture in the Middle Ages Series
Organiser:Denis Renevey, Faculté des lettres, Université de Lausanne
Moderator/Chair:Denis Renevey, Faculté des lettres, Université de Lausanne
Paper 822-aMary Magdalene: Orthodox and Heterodox Interpretations of a Harlot Saint in the Late Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Juliette Vuille, Section d'Anglais, Université de Lausanne
Index terms: Hagiography, Religious Life, Sermons and Preaching
Paper 822-bReligion and Medicine: Henry of Lancaster's Livre de Seyntz Medicines
(Language: English)
Naoë Kukita Yoshikawa, Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, Shizuoka University
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English, Lay Piety, Religious Life
Paper 822-cBeing Devotional: Late Medieval Perceptions of Religion and Magic
(Language: English)
Elisabeth Salter, Institute for Medieval & Early Modern Studies (IMEMS) / Department of English Literature & Creative Writing, Aberystwyth University
Index terms: Hagiography, Religious Life, Sermons and Preaching
Abstract

This second session on ‘The Devotional Self’ looks at several aspects linked to lay and religious devotions in late medieval English culture. It considers the role played by some popular cults, such as the cult devoted to Mary Magdalene, and considers the way in which it shaped the devotional self. Henry of Lancaster’s Livre de Seynts Medicines serves as another point of entry into late medieval forms of piety. It considers the impact played by the use of medical discourse in the configuration of the devotional self. Those and other texts make the material of this session devoted to the devotional self.