IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 1704: Symbolic Identity and the Cultural Memory of Saints, IV: Saints in Liturgy and Preaching

Thursday 4 July 2013, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:ESF EuroCORECODE Project 'Symbols that Bind and Break Communities'
Organiser:Nils Holger Petersen, Centre for the Study of the Cultural Heritage of Medieval Rituals, Københavns Universitet
Moderator/Chair:Sebastian Ernesto Salvado, Institutt for historie og klassiske fag, Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet, Trondheim
Paper 1704-aEarthly Pain, Heavenly Pleasure: Musical Reflections of Joy in Medieval Saints' Offices
(Language: English)
Roman Hankeln, Institutt for historie og klassiske fag, Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet, Trondheim
Index terms: Hagiography, Historiography - Medieval, Liturgy, Music
Paper 1704-bProphets in Their Own Countries?: Sermon Literature and Preaching Practice on Local, 'Central European' Saints in the Late Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Stanislava Kuzmová, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Index terms: Hagiography, Historiography - Medieval, Sermons and Preaching
Paper 1704-cSt Knud Lavard in Medieval Liturgy, Drama, and Song
(Language: English)
Nils Holger Petersen, Centre for the Study of the Cultural Heritage of Medieval Rituals, Københavns Universitet
Index terms: Hagiography, Liturgy, Music, Performance Arts - Drama
Abstract

This is the fourth of four sessions bringing results and questions from the EuroCORECODE project ‘Symbols that Bind and Break Communities: Saints’ Cults as Stimuli and Expressions of Local, Regional, National and Universalist Identities’ under the European Science Foundation. The collaborative and interdisciplinary project investigates the significance of saints in the context of developing regional and trans-regional identities dealing with changes, revisions and other transformations within individual, local or communal appropriations of transmitted materials from medieval saints’ cults. In this session, the focus is on homiletic and musical representation of sainthood as a marker of values and identity for the community venerating a saint.