Session Title

Saintly Wounds

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Hagiography Society

Organizer Name

Stephanie Grace-Petinos

Organizer Affiliation

Western Carolina Univ.

Presider Name

Stephanie Grace-Petinos

Paper Title 1

Healing Hands, Holy Water, and Hellish Diseases: Curing Practices in the Bishops' Sagas

Presenter 1 Name

Sarah Baccianti

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Queen's Univ. Belfast

Paper Title 2

Byzantine Foreheads Disfigured: The Inversion of the Perfection of the Body in the Curious Case of Graptoi

Presenter 2 Name

Nikolas O. Hoel

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Northeastern Illinois Univ.

Paper Title 3

Losing Face, Saving Grace: The Trope of Facial Disfigurement in Saints' Lives

Presenter 3 Name

Lacey N. Bonar

Presenter 3 Affiliation

West Virginia Univ.

Paper Title 4

The Postmortem Wound of Sainte Audrée

Presenter 4 Name

Christina Virok

Presenter 4 Affiliation

Independent Scholar

Paper Title 5

Desecration and Devotion: Integrating Douceline of Digne's Wounded Body into Liturgical Spaces

Presenter 5 Name

Samantha Slaubaugh

Presenter 5 Affiliation

Univ. of Notre Dame

Start Date

10-5-2020 8:30 AM

Session Location

Bernhard 205

Description

Saints are inextricably linked with healing and healing miracles. Often, these miracles involve some type of wound. Wounds can be inflicted upon the saint him/herself, cured by the saint, or even intentionally caused by the saint. This session seeks to address this discussion of saintly wounds as a way to read hagiography, saints in context, and what saintly bodies can do. This panel aims for interdisciplinary and intersectional discussions, encouraging submission by those working in a wide variety of theoretical fields.

Possible questions include, but are not limited to:

  • What is the relationship between sainthood and physicality and/or physicality and the divine?
  • What is the role of disability, gender, and/or race?
  • What role does performance, spectacle, and/or audience play?
  • What limits, transgressions, or paradoxes do wounded bodies illuminate?
  • What does the saint’s wound(s) reveal about attitudes toward the body?

Barbara Zimbalist

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May 10th, 8:30 AM

Saintly Wounds

Bernhard 205

Saints are inextricably linked with healing and healing miracles. Often, these miracles involve some type of wound. Wounds can be inflicted upon the saint him/herself, cured by the saint, or even intentionally caused by the saint. This session seeks to address this discussion of saintly wounds as a way to read hagiography, saints in context, and what saintly bodies can do. This panel aims for interdisciplinary and intersectional discussions, encouraging submission by those working in a wide variety of theoretical fields.

Possible questions include, but are not limited to:

  • What is the relationship between sainthood and physicality and/or physicality and the divine?
  • What is the role of disability, gender, and/or race?
  • What role does performance, spectacle, and/or audience play?
  • What limits, transgressions, or paradoxes do wounded bodies illuminate?
  • What does the saint’s wound(s) reveal about attitudes toward the body?

Barbara Zimbalist