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Turning the Tables: Speech and Gender in Late Antique Poetry

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Monday, January 29, 2018
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6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Erin Walsh, PhD Candidate
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Graduate Scholars Colloquium

In Walsh's dissertation she examines how late antique Christian poets writing in Greek and Syriac retold the narratives of unnamed New Testament women. These poets reflected on the boldness of these women who transgressed communal and social boundaries, crafting figures of religious zeal for their audiences. In this paper she explores how these poets expanded dialogue and scripted debate with Jesus in order to enhance the dramatic and gendered features of the biblical texts.

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Contact: Julie Wynmor