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Asceticism in Early and Medieval Christianity

Asceticism in Early and Medieval Christianity
170 St. George Street, Room 318
Time: Apr 7th, 9:00 am End: Apr 7th, 12:10 pm
Interest Categories: Women/Gender, Sexual Diversity, Religion, Study of (FAS), Medieval Studies (FAS), Ethnography, Classics (FAS), 400-1200, 1-400 CE
Graduate student symposium

The Department for the Study of Religion presents a graduate symposium

Asceticism in Early and Medieval Christianity

9:00 AM to 12:10 PM

9:00-9:25 “Sexuality or Materiality? Destroying the Works of ‘Womanhood’ in the Dialogue of the Saviour and the Gospel of the Egyptians
Anna Cwikla (Religion)

9:25-9:50 “Strategies of (Dis)Empowerment: Asceticism, Gender, and Class in Twelfth-Century Monastic Reforms”
Lochin Brouillard (Medieval Studies)

9:50-10:15 “Eunuchs and Asceticism in Antiquity”
Amy Clanfield (Religion)

10:15-10:30 Coffee Break

10:30-10:55 “Caesarius of Arles and the Politics of Asceticism”
Julia Warnes (Medieval Studies)

10:55-11:20 “Looking Down on Barbarians: Theodoret’s Life of St. Simeon the Stylite and Ethnographic Tradition”
Nicole Daniel (Classics)

11:20-11:45 “All in the Family: Asceticism in Late Antiquity”
Elaina Lysack (Medieval Studies)

11:45-12:10 “The Chaste Brides of Christ: Sexual Renunciation and Marriage in the Acts of Thomas
Emily Laflèche (Religion)

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. For further information, please contact the Department for the Study of Religion at (416) 978-3057.

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