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.

(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.

(Feb 4) Hope: An Artist’s Journey Through the Landscapes of Faith by Laura Lasworth

We are excited to announce that Laura Lasworth is giving a talk titled “Hope: An Artist’s Journey Through the Landscapes of Faith on Feb 4th, 7-8pm PST. Please note, that you have to register on evenbrite in advance. You can do this by clicking here  We are looking forward to listening to this interesting talk! 

Call for Abstracts: Women on Medieval Philosophy

Women On Medieval Philosophy 8–10 July 2021: International Online Conference, Hosted by the University of Leuven (Belgium)

Call for Abstracts

We invite submissions to our upcoming conference from women scholars
working on any aspect of medieval philosophy, broadly construed. The
conference aims to provide an opportunity for women in all stages of their
academic careers to present their current research, and in doing so
showcase women’s contributions to the field, as well as to help foster
networking opportunities between participants. We especially encourage
submissions from underrepresented groups and from scholars working on
underrepresented topics in medieval philosophy.