IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 1326: Mysticism and Otherness, III: Interdisciplinary Perspectives - Philosophical and Literary Responses

Wednesday 5 July 2017, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Mystical Theology Network / Institute for the Study of Spirituality, KU Leuven
Organiser:Louise Nelstrop, St Benet's Hall, University of Oxford / School of Critical Studies, University of Glasgow
Moderator/Chair:Racha Kirakosian, Faculty of Arts & Sciences, Harvard University
Paper 1326-aAll Will Be Other: The Case of Mystical Queerness in Julian of Norwich
(Language: English)
Laura Moncion, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto, Downtown
Index terms: Gender Studies, Language and Literature - Middle English
Paper 1326-bTopoi of Alterity in Meister Eckhart's Talks of Instruction
(Language: English)
Philip Liston-Kraft, Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures, Harvard University / Biogen, Massachussetts
Index terms: Language and Literature - German, Theology
Paper 1326-cSelfness and Otherness in Eckhart, Tauler und Schelling
(Language: English)
Andrés Quero-Sánchez, Max-Weber-Kolleg für kultur- und sozialwissenschaftliche Studien, Universität Erfurt
Index terms: Language and Literature - German, Philosophy
Paper 1326-dThe Strange Otherness of God in Porete's Mirouer
(Language: English)
David J. M. Jasper, School of Critical Studies (Theology & Religious Studies), University of Glasgow
Index terms: Theology, Women's Studies

This session will approach the question of ‘otherness’ in mystical texts from literary, theological and philosophical perspectives. The aim of the session is to consider the insights that traditional literary analysis, queering the text, and contemporary theology and philosophy offer and how these might be brought into dialogue.