Penelope’s Odyssey, Sappho’s Tale: Studying Women’s Songs from Ancient to Modern Greece with Andromache Karanika

21.Apr..2021 12:00 PM in Pacific Time

This talk will take us on a journey of the tradition of folk songs and poetry from antiquity to contemporary examples while also discussing the experience of a Greek classicist working on oral tradition. With a methodology of “excavating under the words” it argues that the women’s song and poetry tradition and also lived experienced shaped much of the ancient poetry. With examples from Homer, the Homeric Hymn to Demeter, Sappho, and ballads and folk songs from contemporary Greece we will seek to uncover women’s voices and experiences. Special emphasis will be given to the theme of “NOSTOS,” leaving one’s homeland, constructions of desire for one’s former space, returning or not, and more.

1st-3rd Sep.: Spirituality, Liturgy, and Women in Late Medieval Female Convents

Synopsis. (GMT+2) September 1st14:00 Welcome and Introduction 15:00 Latin Learning, the Ordering of Knowledge and LiturgyEva Schlotheuber, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf 16:30 Collective Performances of Compassion. Liturgy, Imagination and Emotion in Late Medieval Passion SermonsPietro Delcorno, Radboud University Nijmegen Liturgical Cycle and Visionary Sermon in the work of Juana de la CruzPablo Acosta-García, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf September 2nd09:00 …

(Feb 18) Edith Hall: Negotiating Class and Gender in Classics and in the Real World with Edith Hall

In order to listen to Edith Hall’s talk titled: “Negotiating Class and Gender in Classics and in the Real World with Edith Hall”, you have to register here In this talk Edith Hall will explore the interactions between her extra-curricular life since her schooldays, including her political activism, and the topics she has chosen to …

Wed., Feb 10th 4PM GMT, Beginningless Remaking in Julian of Norwich’s Vernacular Theology

Beginningless remaking in Julian of Norwich’s vernacular theology
Vernacular theologian Julian of Norwich, (c. 1343 – c. 1416) devoted much of her adult life to revising the account of her visionary experience; the earlier, shorter Vision Showed to a Devout Woman and the later, longer Revelation of Love both bear witness to incessant reviewing of form and content. Reading these revisions alongside anchoritic liturgy, I argue that both how Julian’s text and thought evolve, and that they evolve constitute “dissimilar similarities”. These are similitudes like and unlike the celestial glory they image — a paradox earlier theorized by the Pseudo-Dionysius — of the beginningless, maternal remaking Julian ascribes to Christ.