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IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1357: Comparative Perspectives on Monastic Hagiographical Rhetoric: A Round Table Discussion

Wednesday 8 July 2020, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Arc Humanities Press
Organiser:Massimo Rondolino, Department of Philosophy, Politics & Economics, Carroll University, Wisconsin
Moderator/Chair:Sita Steckel, Historisches Seminar, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster

Building on our sessions at IMC 2019, this round table is the next step in the discussion of hagiographical rhetoric in monastic contexts, the focus of the volume Monastic Identity and Hagiography, for ARC-Humanities Press. The aim of the round table is to deepen the comparative and collaborative study of how monastic communities’ identity was constructed through the production, circulation, and reception of hagiographical sources. This will be done by analysing the phenomenon in a plurality of geographical, religious, and temporaral points, offering perspectives from a variety of academic fields, like history, literature, and religious studies.

Participants include Dean Accardi (Connecticut College), Jennifer Eichman (University of London / Chengchi University, Taipei), Pascale Engelmajer (Carroll University, Wisconsin), Scott Hendrix (Carroll University, Wisconsin), Nikolas O. Hoel (Northeastern Illinois University), and Marco Papasidero (Università degli Studi di Torino).