Colloque – Amusement, Joy, and Having a Good Time in Mystical Texts

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Mystics who suffered, through illness, asceticism, the withdrawal of divine grace, the ruthlessness of their critics, or just from the harshness of life, often dominate our readings of the texts of and about mystics. While these are crucial aspects of their experience, what is often overlooked are the moments of happiness and contentment that also exist in these works. The M&LEN 2023 Annual Conference will answer Amy Hollywood’s call to not only speak of suffering and pain in relation to female mystical lives, but also of joy. We will be exploring the “lighter” moments, looking at how mystical texts discuss happiness, joy, amusement, playfulness, and the enjoyment of life, as well as how pain and suffering are transformed into joy in some works.

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Programme :

Wednesday, June 14th , 16:00-17:15 BST

Einat Klafter & AJ Langley – Welcome and Opening Remarks

Keynote Speaker: Peter Jones (Complutense University of Madrid): “When and When Not to Laugh: A Cistercian Guide “

Thursday, June 15th, 14:00-15:30 BST

Lauren Cole (Northwestern University): The Acoustics of Joy: Hildegard of Bingen’s Chants for St Rupert

Tatiana Barkovskiy (University of Warsaw): “Marguerite Porete’s Metaphysics of Love and Epistemology of Joy”

Hannah Victoria (Sorbonne Université): Be Gay: Theorising the Joyous Queer in Mystical Texts

Friday, June 16th, 14:00-15:00 BST

Lieke Smits (University of Antwerp): Who wants to play? The infant Jesus having a good time in mystical and devotional Practice

Philip Liston-Kraft (Harvard University): Hide and Seek: Christina von Hane and the Infant Jesus at Play

Friday, June 16th, 16:30-17:30 BST

Ngo Hin Cheng (KU Leuven): The Joy of the Bride and the Maidens in Bernard of Clairvaux’s Sermones super Cantica canticorum

Erin Risch Zoutendam (Duke University): Readers and Lovers: The Song of Songs as Hermeneutic in Hugh of Balma’s The Roads to Zion Mourn

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Damien Boquet (2023, 30 mai). Colloque – Amusement, Joy, and Having a Good Time in Mystical Texts. Les émotions au Moyen Âge, carnet d'EMMA. Consulté le 25 mai 2024, à l’adresse