TitleThe Not-So-Secret Lives of Mystics: Lived Experience in Mystical Texts, II
Date/TimeWednesday 6 July 2022: 14.15-15.45
SponsorMysticism & Lived Experience Network
OrganiserAmanda Langley, School of History, Queen Mary University of London
Moderator/ChairEinat Klafter, Zvi Yavetz School of Historical Studies, Tel Aviv University
Paper 1239-a In-Between Experience and Expression: Mysticism of Kshetrayya and John of the Cross
(Language: English)
Rupesh Kotte, Department of Humanities & Sciences, School of Sciences, SR University, Warangal
Index Terms: Religious Life; Sermons and Preaching; Theology
Paper 1239-b Rethinking Virginity in Old French Hagiography
(Language: English)
Katherine Churchill, Department of English, University of Virginia
Index Terms: Gender Studies; Hagiography; 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.