IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 1214: Following the Rules or Not in Preaching, III: The Preachers

Wednesday 11 July 2012, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:International Medieval Sermon Studies Society
Organiser:Mara Ioriatti, Dipartimento di Scienze Umane & Sociali, Università degli Studi di Trento
Moderator/Chair:Marie Anne Polo de Beaulieu, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris / École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris
Paper 1214-aThe Unlicensed Preacher: Margery Kempe
(Language: English)
Tamás Karáth, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Budapest
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English, Religious Life, Sermons and Preaching, Women's Studies
Paper 1214-bTelling the Observant Life: Models, Words and Actions in the Biographies of the Franciscan Observance
(Language: English)
Ippolita Checcoli, Dipartimento di Paleografia e Medievistica, Università di Bologna
Index terms: Hagiography, Religious Life, Sermons and Preaching, Social History
Paper 1214-c'Instructio et Correctio, Reformatio et Purgatio': The Assignment, Self-Conception, and Hagiographical Construction of John Geiler of Kaysersberg, 1445-1510
(Language: English)
Rita Voltmer, Geschichtliche Landeskunde, Universität Trier
Index terms: Hagiography, Religious Life, Sermons and Preaching, Social History

The third session will focus on preachers’ lives and behaviours, highlighting their adherence or not to religious and civil conventions. Furthermore it will focus on preachers’ efforts (and their strategies beyond preaching) to convince people to break ‘wrong’ habits or to change entrenched behaviours. Finally, the session will address tensions between preachers’ initiatives and the existing laws. In this perspective, the session seeks to re-investigate the hagiographical lives of preachers, the information in contemporary chronicles or documents, and in their own sermons.