Session Title

Teaching the Saints (A Roundtable)

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Hagiography Society

Organizer Name

Lydia M. Walker

Organizer Affiliation

Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies

Presider Name

Lydia M. Walker

Paper Title 1

Students, the Saint-Experience, and the Rigour of Medievalist Research

Presenter 1 Name

Mathilde van Dijk

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Centre for Religion and Heritage, Rijksuniv. Groningen

Paper Title 2

Contemplative Approaches to Teaching Medieval Mystics

Presenter 2 Name

Jessica Barr

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Univ. of Massachusetts-Amherst

Paper Title 3

Teaching History through the Hagiography of Saint Francis of Assisi

Presenter 3 Name

Marita von Weissenberg

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Xavier Univ.

Paper Title 4

The Special Dead in the Classroom: The Use of Hagiographical Texts is College Survey Courses

Presenter 4 Name

Jamie McCandless

Presenter 4 Affiliation

Kennesaw State Univ.

Paper Title 5

Using Medieval Disability Studies and Hagiography to Teach Jeffrey Eugenides's The Virgin Suicides

Presenter 5 Name

Tory V. Pearman

Presenter 5 Affiliation

Miami Univ.-Hamilton

Paper Title 6

Magic versus Miracle: Challenging Dichotomies

Presenter 6 Name

Tiffany Nicole White

Presenter 6 Affiliation

Univ. of California-Berkeley

Paper Title 7

Vernacular Hagiography and the Literature Classroom: Adapting the Saints to Online and In-Person Learning Environments

Presenter 7 Name

Christine V. Bourgeois

Presenter 7 Affiliation

Univ. of Kansas

Start Date

9-5-2020 1:30 PM

Session Location

Bernhard 212

Description

Hagiography continues to provide a rich body of material for studies of the medieval world across numerous scholarly fields but it also serves as the basis for innovative pedagogical approaches to many topics including religion, history, musicology, and art history. The lives of the saints found across diverse confessional traditions, and the interdependent relationship of holy persons to their communities, evolving over place and time, offers a myriad of educational opportunities from comparative studies, theoretical examinations of concepts of holiness, and micro or macro social-historical approaches. This roundtable seeks to bring together educators who have creatively utilized hagiography in the classroom to share how their specific approaches to teaching the saints have illuminated their students’ understanding of the medieval world. Barbara Zimbalist

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May 9th, 1:30 PM

Teaching the Saints (A Roundtable)

Bernhard 212

Hagiography continues to provide a rich body of material for studies of the medieval world across numerous scholarly fields but it also serves as the basis for innovative pedagogical approaches to many topics including religion, history, musicology, and art history. The lives of the saints found across diverse confessional traditions, and the interdependent relationship of holy persons to their communities, evolving over place and time, offers a myriad of educational opportunities from comparative studies, theoretical examinations of concepts of holiness, and micro or macro social-historical approaches. This roundtable seeks to bring together educators who have creatively utilized hagiography in the classroom to share how their specific approaches to teaching the saints have illuminated their students’ understanding of the medieval world. Barbara Zimbalist