Session Title

Disability and Sanctity in the Middle Ages

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Hagiography Society; Society for the Study of Disability in the Middle Ages

Organizer Name

Stephanie Grace-Petinos; Leah Pope Parker; Alicia Spencer-Hall

Organizer Affiliation

Western Carolina Univ.; Univ. of Southern Mississippi; Queen Mary, Univ. of London

Presider Name

Tory V. Pearman

Presider Affiliation

Miami Univ.-Hamilton

Paper Title 1

Material Miracles: An Ecology of Healing in the Middle Ages

Presenter 1 Name

Richard H. Godden

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Louisiana State Univ.

Paper Title 2

Saint Margaret and Natal Disability

Presenter 2 Name

Leah Pope Parker

Paper Title 3

Disability and Race in the Posthumous Leg Transplant Miracle of Cosmas and Damian

Presenter 3 Name

Stephanie Grace-Petinos

Paper Title 4

Perspectives on Blindness, Deafness, and Muteness in the Medieval Chinese Eminent Monks Literature

Presenter 4 Name

Christopher Jensen

Presenter 4 Affiliation

Carleton Univ.

Paper Title 5

Response: Holy Women and Leprosy

Presenter 5 Name

Jennifer C. Edwards

Presenter 5 Affiliation

Manhattan College

Start Date

10-5-2020 10:30 AM

Session Location

Bernhard 205

Description

The presenters will utilize critical disability studies as a methodology for analyzing the widespread medieval phenomenon of characterizing extreme holiness and piety as sanctity; that is, venerating the holiness of individuals understood to benefit not only themselves, but also those who interact with them. Tory V. Pearman

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May 10th, 10:30 AM

Disability and Sanctity in the Middle Ages

Bernhard 205

The presenters will utilize critical disability studies as a methodology for analyzing the widespread medieval phenomenon of characterizing extreme holiness and piety as sanctity; that is, venerating the holiness of individuals understood to benefit not only themselves, but also those who interact with them. Tory V. Pearman