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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 121: Medieval Mystics: Networks, Relationships, and Influences, I

Monday 3 July 2023, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Mysticism & Lived Experience Network
Organiser:Amanda Langley, School of History, Queen Mary University of London
Moderator/Chair:Lydia Shahan, Institute for the Study of Spirituality, KU Leuven / Ruusbroecgenootschap, Universiteit Antwerpen
Paper 121-aNetworks of Political Activism: William Flete and the English Legacy of Catherine of Siena's Active Ministry
(Language: English)
Nicola Estrafallaces, School of Critical Studies (English Language & Linguistics), University of Glasgow
Index terms: Hagiography, Politics and Diplomacy, Religious Life, Sermons and Preaching
Paper 121-b'In her kendly cuntre': Margery as Transnational Network Builder
(Language: English)
Kendra Slayton, Department of English, Clemson University, South Carolina
Index terms: Hagiography, Lay Piety, Religious Life, Women's Studies
Paper 121-c'Why takist thou not this deepli?': Consoling and Castigating Unfeeling in The Festis and the Passion of Oure Lord Ihesu Crist
(Language: English)
Rowan Wilson, Faculty of English Language & Literature, University of Oxford
Index terms: Lay Piety, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Religious Life, Theology

The Mysticism & Lived Experience Network has organised a series of panels exploring the networks that developed between mystics, those within their local, regional, and international communities, and those who supported them and their works. These networks were essential for the composition and transmission of the mystics' texts, the validation of their experiences, their spiritual and theological development, and their understanding of religious life, as well as the funding of their communities and charitable works. Such communities also aided prospective canonisation processes and promoted the circulation of ideas that influenced and initiated new generations of mystics into the calling.