IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 319: Studies in Sustenance, III: Saints and Sustenance

Monday 4 July 2016, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Reading
Organiser:Ruth Salter, Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Reading
Moderator/Chair:Claire Harrill, Department of English Literature, University of Birmingham
Paper 319-aCure and Cause: Depictions of Food in 12th-Century English Hagiographies
(Language: English)
Ruth Salter, Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Reading
Ruth Salter, Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Reading
Ruth Salter, Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Reading
Index terms: Hagiography, Medicine, Social History
Paper 319-bIn through the Mouth: Demonic Possession and Saintly Exorcism in the Miracles of St Bartholomew
(Language: English)
Claire Trenery, Department of History, Royal Holloway, University of London
Claire Trenery, Department of History, Royal Holloway, University of London
Claire Trenery, Department of History, Royal Holloway, University of London
Index terms: Hagiography, Medicine, Social History
Paper 319-cSaintly Sustenance and Spiritual Symbolism: Representations of the Fluctuating Fortunes of the Cult of St Æthelthryth of Ely
(Language: English)
Ian Styler, Department of History, University of Birmingham
Ian Styler, Department of History, University of Birmingham
Ian Styler, Department of History, University of Birmingham
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Hagiography, Religious Life
Abstract

Within these sessions speakers will be considering the theme of food and sustenance as it applies to their own areas of research. These case studies will highlight the ways in which sustenance (be that food for the body or food for the soul) can be found in a wide range of sources and have an impact across a number of disciplines. In this third session the focus will be on saintly and ‘supernatural’ sustenance both within a temporal and a spiritual context.