TitleThe Not-So-Secret Lives of Mystics: Lived Experience in Mystical Texts, I
Date/TimeWednesday 6 July 2022: 11.15-12.45
SponsorMysticism & Lived Experience Network
OrganiserEinat Klafter, Zvi Yavetz School of Historical Studies, Tel Aviv University
Moderator/ChairJohn Arblaster, Ruusbroecgenootschap, Universiteit Antwerpen
Paper 1139-a Justinian the Mystic in the Historiographical Work of Procopius of Caesarea or a Parody of Mysticism in Late Antiquity
(Language: English)
Simona Puca, Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici, Università degli Studi di Napoli - Federico II
Index Terms: Hagiography; Religious Life; Sermons and Preaching; Theology
Paper 1139-b Lived Experience in Æthelwulf's Visions of the Afterlife
(Language: English)
Jessica Coulson, School of History, University of East Anglia
Index Terms: Hagiography; Language and Literature - Old English; Religious Life; Theology
Paper 1139-c Seen through a Glass, Darkly: Lived Experience in Marguerite Porete's Mirror of Simple Souls
(Language: English)
Elsa McDonald, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Index Terms: Hagiography; Religious Life; Theology; Women's Studies
AbstractThis panel series explores the ways the biographical and personal impacts the textual products surrounding medieval mystics and visionaries - both hagiographical and self-authored works. We consider how approaching these texts from a lived-experience perspective enables us to look beyond the overarching master tropes that are generally used to interpret such works: how the biographical is woven into these master narratives of what are generally very genre-determined texts, creating individual versions that are shaped by their local context and personal memories.