Session Title

Questioning Mysticism

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies; Ibero-Medieval Association of North America (IMANA)

Organizer Name

Erik Alder

Organizer Affiliation

Brigham Young Univ.

Presider Name

Erik Alder

Paper Title 1

Hidden Springs of Intellectual and Human Growth: The Transformative Potential of Medieval Mystical Literatures

Presenter 1 Name

Nicolò Sassi

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Indiana Univ.-Bloomington

Paper Title 2

Blaquerna as a Fictional Mystic

Presenter 2 Name

Noel Blanco Mourelle

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Univ. of Chicago

Paper Title 3

Mysticism and Gender Equality in Santa María Egypçiaca

Presenter 3 Name

Martha M. Daas

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Old Dominion Univ.

Start Date

9-5-2020 10:00 AM

Session Location

Schneider 1275

Description

This session seeks to mine the depths and significations of mysticism, particularly in light of recent theoretical models: to what extent does the body and the eye inform the mystic? To what extent does mysticism defy and subdue the body? To what extent can mysticism serve as a backdoor for power and resistance, inasmuch as it allows the individual to work both within and outside of accepted structures of power? How does mysticism subvert or conform to existing epistemologies and ontologies? Co-spondered by Ibero-medievalist Association of North America (IMANA) and the Association of Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies (ASPHS) Erik Alder

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May 9th, 10:00 AM

Questioning Mysticism

Schneider 1275

This session seeks to mine the depths and significations of mysticism, particularly in light of recent theoretical models: to what extent does the body and the eye inform the mystic? To what extent does mysticism defy and subdue the body? To what extent can mysticism serve as a backdoor for power and resistance, inasmuch as it allows the individual to work both within and outside of accepted structures of power? How does mysticism subvert or conform to existing epistemologies and ontologies? Co-spondered by Ibero-medievalist Association of North America (IMANA) and the Association of Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies (ASPHS) Erik Alder