IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 919: Eating and Being Eaten by God, IV: Spiritual and Mystical Appropriations of Feast, Fast, and Famine - A Round Table Discussion

Tuesday 5 July 2016, 19.00-20.00

Sponsor:Mystical Theology Network (MTN) / Instituut voor de Studie van Spiritualiteit, KU Leuven / Gender & Medieval Studies Group (GMS) / Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship (SMFS)
Organiser:Louise Nelstrop, St Benet's Hall, University of Oxford / Sarum College, Salisbury
Moderator/Chair:John Arblaster, Institute for the Study of Spirituality, KU Leuven / Ruusbroecgenootschap, Universiteit Antwerpen
Abstract

This round table explores the theme of eating and being eaten by God; a topic that is central to many mystical texts, especially those produced by women. Specific presentations on female heresy and female mystical spirituality will be responded to and followed by a general discussion on deification, women’s and men’s bodies, and theoretical approaches to mystical eating.

Participants include Rob Faesen (KU Leuven), Kathryn Loveridge (Swansea University), Laura Moncion (Memorial University of Newfoundland), and Louise Nelstrop (University of Oxford / Sarum College, Salisbury).