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Augustine the African

Augustine the African
125 Queen's Park, Great Hall, Lillian Massey Building (room 312)
Time: Nov 21st, 4:10 pm End: Nov 21st, 6:00 pm
Interest Categories: Religion, Study of (FAS), Philosophy (FAS), Medieval Studies (FAS), History (FAS), Comparative Literature (FAS), Classics (FAS), African, 400-1200, 1-400 CE
2014-15 J.R. O'Donnell Memorial Lecture in Medieval Latin by Catherine Conybeare, Bryn Mawr

The Centre for Medieval Studies presents the 2014-2015 J.R. O'Donnell Memorial Lecture in Medieval Latin Studies:

Catherine Conybeare, Classics, Bryn Mawr College

Augustine the African

The notion of a distinctively African Latin, “africitas”, which was first suggested in the sixteenth century by Vives and then elaborated by scholars throughout the twentieth century, has recently been emphatically laid to rest by J. N. Adams. So without resorting to clichés about “africitas”, can we detect other, subtle ways in which Augustine engaged his congregations and interlocutors to invoke a common African heritage?
Reception to follow
Jointly sponsored by:

  • Centre for Medieval Studies
  • Centre for Comparative Literature
  • Department for the Study of Religion
  • Department of Classics
  • Department of History
  • Department of Philosophy
  • Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies
  • Journal of Medieval Latin

This event is free and open to all.  Registration is not required.  For further information, please contact the Centre for Medieval Studies at (416) 978-4484

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