Session Title

Vernacular Apocrypha I

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Special Session

Organizer Name

Peggy McCracken

Organizer Affiliation

Univ. of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Presider Name

Peggy McCracken

Paper Title 1

Mothers of Invention: Grounding the Church in Vernacular Apocryphal Narratives

Presenter 1 Name

Claire M. Waters

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Univ. of California-Davis

Paper Title 2

Eva unser Muter: Theology as Narrative in Lutwin's Eva und Adam

Presenter 2 Name

Rabea Kohnen

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Univ. Wien

Paper Title 3

Danger at Recess: Apocryphal Temporalities and Jewish Histories

Presenter 3 Name

Mo Pareles

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Univ. of British Columbia

Start Date

8-5-2020 10:00 AM

Session Location

Fetzer 1040

Description

Vernacular translations, adaptations, and elaborations of biblical apocrypha are a rich but neglected source for understandings not just of popular theology or religion, but also of gender relations, and positions of privilege and forms of exclusion structured by belief and piety. Found as individual texts or incorporated into fictions (the Veronica legend is folded into grail stories, for example), apocryphal stories are a ubiquitous but neglected genre in medieval literary studies. This session seeks to highlight the literary complexity and inventiveness of vernacular apocrypha and the pertinence of these texts to critical questions about social relations and social hierarchies.

Peggy McCracken

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May 8th, 10:00 AM

Vernacular Apocrypha I

Fetzer 1040

Vernacular translations, adaptations, and elaborations of biblical apocrypha are a rich but neglected source for understandings not just of popular theology or religion, but also of gender relations, and positions of privilege and forms of exclusion structured by belief and piety. Found as individual texts or incorporated into fictions (the Veronica legend is folded into grail stories, for example), apocryphal stories are a ubiquitous but neglected genre in medieval literary studies. This session seeks to highlight the literary complexity and inventiveness of vernacular apocrypha and the pertinence of these texts to critical questions about social relations and social hierarchies.

Peggy McCracken