Colloque – Preaching and Gender

23rd Symposium
University of St. Thomas, St. Paul MN, USA
From Jul 15 to Jul 19, 2022

Programme :

Draft Schedule (as of 11 April 2022)
As much of the Symposium as possible will also be accessible via Zoom

Friday 15 July 2022

3:00 University of St. Thomas: Arrivals, registration, rooms available, etc. 5:30 Welcome, walking tour of campus
6:30 Dinner
7:30 Drinks and desserts

Saturday 16 July 2022

7:30 Breakfast
9:00 Keynote 1: Bernard McGinn – Bernard of Clairvaux and Meister Eckhart Preach Mary 10:00 Coffee

10:30 Workshop: Contemporary Gender Theory: Implications for Medieval Sermon Studies Christine Cooper-Rompato and Barbara Zimbalist, co-chairs
• An article or two will be distributed for reading ahead of time

12:00 Lunch

1:30 Session 1: Windows onto Gendering Identities in Late Medieval Preaching?
• Laura Gaffuri – Models for Women in Late Medieval Preaching: The Italian

Historiographical Perspective

3:00 Coffee

3:30 Session 2: Franciscan Methods of Evangelization

  • Darleen Pryds – Preaching Without Notes: Franciscan Evangelization
  • Helmut Flachenecker – From Lectio Divina to Preaching the Word of Christ: The Images of Femininity in the ‘Sunday Sermons’ of St. Bonaventure
  • Edward J. Sutcliffe – Exemplo virtutis: Preaching and Clerical Masculinity in Tommaso da Pavia’s Dialogus de gestis sanctorum fratrum minorum

5:00 Poster Session with coffee and cookies

  • Linda Gale Jones – ‘The Provisions of the Popular Hortatory Preacher (Zad al-wa‘iẓ)’: A New Source for the Study of Non-Liturgical Islamic Preaching in Christian-Ruled Spain
  • Pietro Delcorno – Database of Lenten Sermons
  • Christine Cooper-Rompato – The Book of Tobit in Middle English Sermons: Sarah, Her Eight Husbands, and the Sin of Lust
  • Steven J. McMichael – Roberto da Lecce on Mary Magdalene
  • Lidia Grzybowska – Marriage Counselling in the Sermons of Mikołaj of Błonie (c. 1400–pre 1448)

7:00 Dinner

Sunday, 17 July 2022

7:30 Breakfast

8:30 Mass and opportunities for other worship activities

9:30 Session 3: Vernacular Preaching for Women I

  • Beata Spieralska – Gendered Language and Translation: The Case of Maurice de Sully’s Sermons
  • Hans-Jochen Schiewer – Male Virginity, Female Identity: The Discourse in Early Dominican Sermons for Nuns
  • Beth Allison Barr – Preaching for Women? Applying Eliana Corbari’s Vernacular Theology to Middle English Sermons 11:00 Coffee

11:30 Session 4: Vernacular Preaching for Women II

  • Merith Wüthrich – An Exhortatory Sermon for Observant Dominican Nuns: Geiler von Kaysersberg’s Sendtbrieff to the Penitents of St. Mary Magdalene at Freiburg im Breisgau
  • Constanze Albers – The Premonstratensians and the Virgins
  • Katherine Goodwin – Preaching Reform, Printing Continuity: Women and the Reformation in Early Modern Strasbourg

1:00 Lunch

2:00 Session 5: Preaching Biblical Women

  • Nirit Ben-Aryeh Debby – Queen Esther and Judith in Italian Sermons, Drama and Art
  • Giuseppe Paternicò – ‘Lacrimis lavit maculas criminis’: Mary Magdalen, Gender and Indirect Preaching in the Sermons of Federico Visconti, Archbishop of Pisa (1253– 1277)
  • Olga Kalashnikova – A Chameleon Female Saint: Mary Magdalene’s Rhetorical functionale in Bohemian Good Friday Sermons from the Fourteenth Century

3:30 Coffee

6:00 Departure for Lake Minnetonka 7:00 Dinner Cruise on the Lake

Monday, 18 July 2022

7:00 Breakfast

8:00 Departure for Hill Museum and Manuscript Library

10:00 Presentation by Dr. Matthew Heintzelman on HMML’s work and rare book collection

11:00 Coffee

11: 30 Keynote 2: Carolyn Muessig, Challenging Boundaries: The Private and Public Discourse of Medieval and Early Modern Female Preachers

12:30 Lunch at St. John’s University

1:30 Session 6: Problematic Sexuality

  • W. Fiona Chen – Subversion of Female Martyrs’ Bravery in Augustine’s Sermons on the Passion of Perpetua and Felicitas
  • Alexander Marx – Adultery and Crusade Preaching in the Shadow of 1187: A Case Study of Martin of León
  • Zuzana Čermáková Lukšová – Mates of Priests in the Archdiocese of Prague at the Turn of the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries in Narrative and Administrative Sources

3:00 Coffee
3:30 St. John’s Bible/Liturgical Press
5:00 Depart for University of St. Thomas
Evening and Dinner on your own
Optional Beer Excursion (Surly Brewing Co. in Minneapolis)

Tuesday, 19 July 2022

7:30 Breakfast
9:00 Business Meeting

• Information will be distributed ahead of time 10:30 Coffee

11:00 Session 7: Author, Preacher, and Mystic: The Varied Roles of Women in Late Medieval Preaching

• Patricia Stoop – Women’s Authorial Roles in Sermon Writing in the Late Medieval Low Countries

Deborah Stoudt – The Impact of Preaching and Lack Thereof on the Writings of Medieval German Women Mystics

Pablo Garcia Acosta – The Order of the Visionary Sermon: The Liturgical Preaching of the Abbess Juana de la Cruz (1481-1534)

2:00 Round Table: Preaching and Gender: Method, Approach and Sources Conveners: Christine Cooper-Rompato, Anne Thayer

• Summary discussion of themes raised by the conference

Main organizer: Steven McMichael (University of St. Thomas, Minnesota)

Organizing committee:
Christine Cooper-Rompato (Utah State University)
Laura Gaffuri (Università degli Studi di Torino)
Timothy J. Johnson (Flagler College)
Hans-Jochen Schiewer (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg) Patricia Stoop (Universiteit Antwerpen)
Anne T. Thayer (Lancaster Theological Seminary)

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