Session Title

Speech, Performance, and Authority in Later Medieval Religious Literature II

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Special Session

Organizer Name

Jenny C. Bledsoe

Organizer Affiliation

Emory Univ.

Presider Name

Jenny C. Bledsoe

Paper Title 1

The Gast of Gy: Appropriation of a Personal Purgatory

Presenter 1 Name

Deirdre Riley

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Binghamton Univ.

Paper Title 2

Like an Empty Bubble: Demonic Saints, Illitterata, and Cura Mulierum from the Fourth Lateran Council to the Fifth Monarchy

Presenter 2 Name

Stacie N. Vos

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Yale Divinity School

Start Date

8-5-2014 7:30 PM

Session Location

Schneider 1345

Description

This session will explore the use of speech, voice, and dialogue in later medieval religious literature, including texts produced during the high and late Middle Ages. The session will engage with current scholarly discourse from a number of disciplinary angles, including studies of the performativity and rhetoric of medieval religious texts as well as the study of the history of dialogue. In particular, Speech, Performance, and Authority in Later Medieval Religious Literature II directs its focus to theological controversies and their influence on the evolution of spirituality and devotional practices, specifically addressing the ongoing debate about the interiorization of religious feeling. Importantly, the session also looks ahead to the Early Modern period, illustrating the influence of medieval theological controversies on subsequent religious practices.

Jenny C. Bledsoe, session organizer and presider

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May 8th, 7:30 PM

Speech, Performance, and Authority in Later Medieval Religious Literature II

Schneider 1345

This session will explore the use of speech, voice, and dialogue in later medieval religious literature, including texts produced during the high and late Middle Ages. The session will engage with current scholarly discourse from a number of disciplinary angles, including studies of the performativity and rhetoric of medieval religious texts as well as the study of the history of dialogue. In particular, Speech, Performance, and Authority in Later Medieval Religious Literature II directs its focus to theological controversies and their influence on the evolution of spirituality and devotional practices, specifically addressing the ongoing debate about the interiorization of religious feeling. Importantly, the session also looks ahead to the Early Modern period, illustrating the influence of medieval theological controversies on subsequent religious practices.

Jenny C. Bledsoe, session organizer and presider