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Thursday, January 31, 2008


Centre for the Reception History of the Bible


Trinity College, Oxford
16-18th March 2008

Conference Programme

All lectures take place in The Danson Room, Trinity College

Sunday 16th March

4.00-4.45 Registration & tea/coffee

4.45 Welcome

5.00-5.40 Christopher Rowland (University of Oxford), Mary Magdalene as witness of apocalypse

6.00 Dinner

7.30-8.30 Poetry reading and Film (including the specially commissioned poem 'To cast a stone' by the acclaimed Irish writer John F. Deane)

Monday 17th March

9.00-9.40 Melanie J. Wright (Open University), Mary, Marty and Mel

9.40-10.20 Lesleigh Cushing-Stahlberg (Colgate University), Just Another Jewish Mother? Mary in the Jewish Imagination

10.20-11.00 John Darr (Boston College)Belittling Mary: Insult Genre, Humiliation and the Early Development of Mariology

11.00-11.30 Coffee

11.30-12.10 Sarah Jane Boss (University of Wales, Lampeter), The Work of St. Luke's Own Hand: The Black Virgins of Western Europe

12.30 Lunch

1.30 Trip to Christ Church Picture Gallery

3.00-3.40 Diane Apostolos-Cappadona (Georgetown University), Imagining Salomé, or how la sauterelle became la femme fatale

3.40-4.20 Fiona Maddocks (music critic for the London Evening Standard), Vamp Till Ready: Salome in Music with a special emphasis on Richard Strauss's 1905 Opera

4.20-4.40 Tea

4.20-5.00 Caroline Vander Stichele (University of Amsterdam), Herodias Goes Headhunting

5.00-5.40 Paula Gooder (Birmingham), The Many Faces of Junia(s): The Afterlife of Romans 16:7

6.00 Dinner

8.00 Concert

Tuesday 18th March

9.00-9.40 Ruth Steiner (Catholic University of America), The Samaritan Woman at the Well in Liturgy and Chant

9.40-10.20 Jennifer Knust (Boston University), Too Hot to Handle? The Woman Taken in Adultery in Late Antique Christian Liturgy, Text and Art

10.20-11.00 Peter Loewen (Shepherd School of Music, Rice University), Mary Magdalene as Joculatrix Domini: Franciscan Music and Vernacular Homiletics in Medieval German and English Dramas

11.00-11.30 Coffee

11.30-12.10 Heidi Hornik (Baylor University), The Mannerist Magdalene Paintings by Michele Tosini

12.30 Lunch

For further information contact: Dr Christine Joynes, Trinity College,
Oxford. OX1 3BH
Tel: 01865 321827; Email:


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