ECSW Schedule 2018-2019

Detail of an Icon of the Annunciation in St. Catherine’s Monastery, Mt. Sinai. 12th Century.

All meetings will take place in Swift 208 on Monday at 4:30-6:00pm unless otherwise noted.

Spring 2019

  • April 8 – Cameron Ferguson (Chicago) – “The Body and the Blood: Eucharist in Mark and Paul.”
  • April 22 – Richard Zaleski (Chicago) – “Gregory of Nyssa’s Historia: Problems and Solutions.”
  • May 6 – Prof. Maia Kotrosits (Denison) – “Objects Made Real: The Arts of Description.”
  • May 13 – Christine Trotter (Chicago) – “Ancient Consolation Discourse in 1 Thessalonians.”
  • May 20 – Prof. Stephen Ahearne-Kroll (Minnesota) – “Teaching a Jesus Course for Undergrads.” (co-sponsored with Craft of Teaching) Please note that this session will be in Swift 201.
  • June 6 – Maureen Kelly (Chicago) – “Thinking Augustine’s Confessions after Foucault.” Please note that this session will be on Thursday in the Martin Marty Center Library.

Winter 2019

  • January 14 – Prof. Hans-Josef Klauck (Emeritus, Chicago) – “Alciphron’s Fictional Letters and the New Testament.”
  • January 28 – James Covington (Chicago) –The Poetics of Translation in Greek Genesis and the Virtuous Plot (Dissertation Defense).
  • February 11 – Prof. Ari Bryen (Vanderbilt) – “The Judgment of the Provinces: Law, Culture, and Empire in the Roman East.”
  • February 28 – Rosalie Stoner (Chicago) – “The Significance of Voluntas in Quintilian’s Project of Moral Education.” (co-sponsored with the Rhetoric and Poetics Workshop) Please note that this session will be on a Thursday at 3:30 pm in Classics 21.
  • March 4 – Roko Rumora (Chicago) – “Niche Interests: Architectural Backgrounds in Early Sinai Icons.”

In addition to these workshops, the following are the dates for events for Assistant Professor of New Testament and Early Christian Literature candidates.

  • Michael Cover
    • January 31, 4:30 pm (Thursday, public lecture) – “Philo of Alexandria and the Construction of Christian Orthodoxies.”
    • February 1, 9:30 am (Friday, student panel)
    • February 1, 2:00 pm (Friday, workshop) – “The Divine Comedy at Corinth: Paul, Menander and the Rhetoric of Resurrection.”
  • Jeff Jay
    • February 4, 4:30 pm (Monday, public lecture) – “In the Lap of Jesus: The Hermeneutics of Love, Sex, and Eros in John’s Portrayal of the Beloved Disciple.”
    • February 5, 9:30 am (Tuesday, student panel)
    • February 5, 2:00 pm (Tuesday, workshop) – “Spectacle, Stage-Craft, and the Tragic in Philo’s In Flaccum.”
  • Julia Snyder
    • February 18, 4:30 pm (Monday, public lecture) – “Paul and Hidden Particularity: One Size Fits All?”
    • February 19, 9:30 am (Tuesday, student panel)
    • February 19, 2:00 pm (Tuesday, workshop) – “Christ of the Acts of Andrew and Matthias.”
  • Erin Walsh
    • February 21, 4:30 pm (Thursday, public lecture) – “Emboldened Speech, Embodied Voices: New Testament Women in Syriac and Greek Poetry.”
    • February 22, 9:30 am (Friday, student panel)
    • February 22, 2:00 pm (Friday, workshop) – “Icons of Zeal: A Lexical Study of Parrhēsia and Audacity in Greek and Syriac.”

Autumn 2018

  • October 8 – Prof. Emily R. Cain (Loyola)– “Medically Modified Eyes: A Baptismal Cataract Surgery in Clement of Alexandria.”
  • October 15 – Prof. Allison Gray (St. Mary’s Texas) – “The Job Market for Bible: Two Recent Successes.” (co-sponsored with the Hebrew Bible Workshop and Craft of Teaching Program) Please note that this session will begin at 5pm in Swift 208.
  • October 29 – David Orsbon (Chicago) – “Handmaiden to Creation: Natura and the Formation of Early Christian Thought.”
  • November 12 – Hannah Stork (Chicago) – “‘Children of the Slave Woman’: Proto-Muslims and Ishmaelite Descent.”
  • November 26 – Nathan J. Hardy (Chicago) – “Body, Text, Statue, Successor: Conflict, Exclusion, and Identity Formation in the Greek Acts of Mark.”