TitleByzantine Bodies, III: Orthodox and Unorthodox Bodies
Date/TimeTuesday 5 July 2022: 14.15-15.45
SponsorCardiff Centre for Late Antique Religion & Culture, Cardiff University
OrganiserLarisa Vilimonovic, Department of History, University of Belgrade
Moderator/ChairShaun Tougher, School of History, Archaeology & Religion, Cardiff University
Paper 710-a Queer Body, Queer Corpus: Niketas Stethatos' Castration of Symeon the New Theologian
(Language: English)
Derek Krueger, Department of Religious Studies, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Index Terms: Byzantine Studies; Gender Studies; Sexuality
Paper 710-b Signifying the Body and Communicating the Spirit: Byzantine Gender Dynamics in an Orthodox Christian Context
(Language: English)
Ashley Purpura, College of Liberal Arts, Purdue University, Indiana
Index Terms: Byzantine Studies; Gender Studies; Religious Life
Paper 710-c Queering an Icon: Introducing Gestures of Passionate Love among the 40 Martyrs of Sebaste
(Language: English)
Jakov Đorđević, Department of Art History, University of Belgrade
Index Terms: Art History - Painting; Byzantine Studies; Gender Studies; Sexuality
AbstractThis session is part of a series on Byzantine Bodies. The session aims to explore the construction of Byzantine orthodoxies tightly intertwined with and dependent on the circumscription, differentiation, discipline, and punishment of apocryphal, polluted, or deviant bodies. The session aims to contextualise the epistemology of the beautiful, angelic, and immaculate as well as the relation of these concepts to the dominant normative power structure.