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Prof. Carol Neel Presents: "Madness, Possession, and Exorcism in the Twelfth Century"
Start Date: 4/18/2013Start Time: 5:00 PM
End Date: 4/18/2013End Time: 6:30 PM
Event Description:

Professor Carol Neel (Department of History, Colorado College)  "Madness, Possession, and Exorcism in the Twelfth Century"

Location: University Club 105

This paper addresses medieval paradigms for perceptual  and behavioral difference characterized by moderns as pathological.  This talk resumes the question -- to which Michel Foucault and modern psychiatry have differently responded -- how such difference was determined as demoniac or visionary by contemporaries.  Neel here explores manuscript exorcisms and invocations of saintly aid from medieval monastic communities as rituals affirming Christian community rather than othering departure from its boundaries.
Professor Neel has published many articles and books of translations of medieval texts and modern historiography, the most recent of which are Anselm of Havelberg, Anticimenon: On the Unity of the Faith and the Controversies with the Greeks (Cistercian Publications, 2010); and Francois Petit, Spirituality of the Premonstratensians: The Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries (Cistercian Publications, 2011).

Location Information:
Main Campus - University Club  (View Map)
972 Broadway
Boulder, CO
Room: 105
Contact Information:
Name: Scott Bruce
Phone: 303-492-6232
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