IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1020: Inbetweenness in Medieval Religious Literature

Wednesday 8 July 2020, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Institutt for lingvistiske, litterære og estetiske studier, Universitetet i Bergen
Organiser:Aidan Conti, Senter for middelalderstudier, Universitetet i Bergen
Moderator/Chair:Jens Eike Schnall, Institutt for lingvistiske litterære og estetiske studier Universitetet i Bergen
Paper 1020-aTransitional Spaces: Paratextual Features in 11th- and 12th-Century English Homiletic Manuscripts
(Language: English)
Inka Moilanen, Historiska institutionen, Stockholms Universitet
Index terms: Language and Literature - Old English, Language and Literature - Latin, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Sermons and Preaching
Paper 1020-bTransplanting Religious Literature: The Case of a Medieval Copto-Arabic Apophthegmata Patrum Collection
(Language: English)
Moa Airijoki, Institutt for arkeologi historie kultur- og religionsvitenskap Universitetet i Bergen
Index terms: Hagiography, Islamic and Arabic Studies, Language and Literature - Greek, Monasticism
Paper 1020-cTypes of Knowledge and Discursive Practices in Late Medieval Scholastic Texts from Catalonia
(Language: English)
Lidia Negoi, Senter for middelalderstudier, Universitetet i Bergen
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Language and Literature - Spanish or Portuguese, Sermons and Preaching, Theology
Abstract

While the question of borders centers states of distinction and differences, the notion of inbetweenness emphasizes liminality as a transitional place of becoming. This session proposes to challenge the disciplinary borders imposed on structures of knowledge by examining textual and linguistic negotiations of inbetweenes in medieval religious writing. By emphasizing the being-in-the-worldness of medieval religious writing, this session aims to create ambiguous spaces in which more creative interpretative stances and understandings of the parameters of religious thought are possible. Consequently, papers for this session do not address a single period, region or genre, but rather the phenomenon of inbetweeness as a driver of social communication within and amongst discursive communities.