IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1313: Recognition across Borders, IV: Boundaries between Selves and Others

Wednesday 8 July 2020, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Medieval & Early Modern Studies / Institute for Religion & Critical Inquiry, Australian Catholic University, Victoria
Organiser:Christopher Ocker, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley / San Francisco Theological Seminary
Moderator/Chair:Reindert Falkenburg, Arts & Humanities Division New York University Abu Dhabi
Paper 1313-aWhile You Are Here: Uncertainties and the (Often Gratuitous) Questioning of the Spirits of the Dead in the High Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Michael Barbezat, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto, Downtown
Index terms: Daily Life, Hagiography, Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 1313-bFrom the Avowed to the Occasional: Literary Responses in the Post-Medieval Cloister
(Language: English)
Rachel Teubner, Institute for Religion & Critical Inquiry Australian Catholic University Victoria
Index terms: Language and Literature - Italian, Lay Piety, Theology, Women's Studies
Abstract

Each session of the series sessions combines specialists in different periods, places, sources, and/or groups. This one pays particular attention to recognition across boundaries as an element of self-fashioning. These involve the boundary between the living and the dead in high-medieval monastic communities, the process of perception, cognition, and abstraction involved with the recognition of music in Judeo-Arabic philosophy, and the cloister as an imagined ‘boundary’ for post-medieval laywomen writers that facilitated literary and spiritual self-identification with their cloistered ‘sisters’.