Seminar Workshop: Praise and the Making of the Self (Day 1)


Location: McKenna Hall, Room 210-214

Praise and the Making of Self in the Middle Ages

Praise and the Making of Self in the Middle Ages (Poster PDF)

This seminar workshop, organized by Professor C.J. Jones (ND, Germanic and Russian Languages and Literatures), brings together experts from a variety of disciplines for discussion of a precirculated set of primary texts. For access to the readings, please email or

Anyone who wishes to attend the seminar is asked to review the readings in advance. Participants are welcome to join the speakers at the opening reception and during lunch. Contact Prof. Jones if you plan to participate.

Sunday, November 16

6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Opening Reception

Monday, November 17

9:00 – 10:15 a.m. Andrew Albin (Fordham), Richard Rolle’s Officium

10:20 – 11:30 a.m. Margot Fassler (ND), Hildegard’s “O gloriosissimi lux”

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch

12:30 – 1:45 p.m. Moritz Wedell (Berkeley), Dialogue on Veni creator spiritus

2:00 – 3:15 p.m. Chris Abram (ND), Einarr Skulason’s “Geisli”

3:30 – 4:45 p.m. C.J. Jones (ND), Jean-Louis Chrétien’s “Wounded Speech: A Phenomenology of Prayer”

Tuesday, November 18

9:30 – 10:45 a.m. Rabia Gregory (Missouri), “The 21-year-old wife” and poems from Engelhart von Ebrach’s Book of Perfection

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. John Van Engen (ND), Selections from Alijt Bake’s Four Ways

The seminar is sponsored by the Department of German and Russian Languages and Literatures, the Medieval Institute, the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, and the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts.

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