Conference Program

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9:00 – 9:30   Introduction
Joseph Lienhard, S.J. (Fordham University):
The History and Future of Traditio

9:30 – 11:00   Session I:  Mysticism
(Chair: Mary C. Erler, Fordham University)

Barbara Newman (Northwestern University):
New Seeds, New Harvests: Thirty Years of Tilling the Mystic Field

Sara S. Poor (Princeton University):
From Author to Textual Construct: Changing Approaches to Female Mystics in the European Tradition

11:00 – 11:30   Break

11:30 – 1:00   First Roundtable: Editing in the Digital Age
(Moderator: Laura K. Morreale, Fordham University)

Raymond Clemens (Yale University)
William Noel (University of Pennsylvania)
William Stoneman (Harvard University)

1:002:15   Lunch

2:15 – 3:45   Second Session: Jews and Christians
(Chair: Magda Teter, Fordham University)

Sarit Kattan Gribetz (Fordham University):
Jewish-Christian Polemics and the Challenges of Studying Them

Samantha Zacher (Cornell University):
Anglo-Saxon Maccabees: Political Theology in Ælfric’s Lives of Saints

3:45 – 4:15   Break

4:15 – 5:45   Second Roundtable: Popular Religion
(Moderator: Peter Dendle, Penn State Mont Alto)

Louisa Burnham (Middlebury College)
Merrill Kaplan (The Ohio State University)
Richard Kieckhefer (Northwestern University)
Ittai Weinryb (Bard Graduate Center)

5:45 – 6:45   Reception