TitleThe Not-So-Secret Lives of Mystics: Lived Experience in Mystical Texts, III
Date/TimeWednesday 6 July 2022: 16.30-18.00
SponsorMysticism & Lived Experience Network
OrganiserAmanda Langley, School of History, Queen Mary University of London
Moderator/ChairHannah Victoria Johnson, Centre de Linguistique en Sorbonne (CeLiSo), Sorbonne Université, Paris
Paper 1339-a Choreographing Salvific Pain: How Does the Hagiographer Capture the Lived Experience of the Saints of 13th-Century Liège?
(Language: English)
Sander Vloebergs, Faculteit Theologie en Religiewetenschappen, KU Leuven
Index Terms: Gender Studies; Hagiography; Theology; Women's Studies
Paper 1339-b The Influence of Moving Community on Hildegard von Bingen's Mysticism, Music, and Medicine
(Language: English)
Lauren Cole, Department of History, Northwestern University
Index Terms: Historiography - Medieval; Religious Life; Theology; Women's Studies
Paper 1339-c Teaching Mystics: Lived Experience as a Means of Instruction in the St Katharinentaler Schwesternbuch
(Language: English)
Verena Puth, Institutionen för kultur och estetik, Stockholms universitet
Index Terms: Religious Life; Teaching the Middle Ages; 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 weaved 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.