Line Cecilie Engh

Associate Professor - History of Ideas
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Fields of interest

Intellectual history and textual cultures in the Latin middle ages; gender, intertextuality, and identity formation; Bernard of Clairvaux and Cistercian writing; late ancient and medieval Rome; political ideas and concepts, especially in papal writing; mysticism and hermeneutics; rhetoric, metaphor, and figurative language; performativity and liturgy; cognitive science.

Teaching

Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas: IDE2100 (History of gender and sexuality), EKUL4001 (Theories of texts and contexts)

The Norwegian Institute in Rome: ROMA2020 (Rome – Site and Symbol), EVU (Rhetoric in a historical, didactical and ethical perspective), and various lectures related to Rome, the papacy, medieval churches and liturgy.

Background

  • PhD from the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Oslo from 2011 (Performing the Bride: Gender and Self-Representation in Bernard of Clairvaux’s Sermones super cantica canticorum).
  • Cand. Philol. degree from the University in Oslo (2006), with the subjects History of Ideas, Latin, History, Sociology, and Criminology.
  • Diplôme Européen d’Études Médiévales (2001-02) issued by Fédération Internationale des Instituts d'Études Mediévales (FIDEM).

Visiting scholarships and grants

  • Visiting Researcher, Department of Cognitive Science, Case Western Reserve University (2016)
  • Visiting Researcher, Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies, University of Toronto (2015)
  • Personal postdoctoral fellowship grant (FRIHUM), Research Council of Norway (2013-2016)

Select invited lectures

  • Circolo Medievistico Romano. Deutsches Historisches Institut in Rom. March 2018.
  • Case Western Reserve University. Colloquium, Department of Cognitive Science, Cleveland February 2016.
  • Mese della cultura internazionale, Unione Internazionale degli Istituti di Archeologia, Storia e Storia dell’Arte in Roma / The Norwegian Institute in Rome / Commune di Roma, Rome June 2015.
  • UC Berkeley. Conference on Neuroesthetics: Seeing / Knowing: Vision, knowledge, cognition, and aesthetics, Berkeley September 2014.
  • Det Norske Studentersamfund. Akademisk Vorspiel, Oslo September 2013.
  • Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (co-organized by Internationale Gesellschaft für Theologische Mediävistik). Sacramentum magnum. The sacrament of marriage in the Middle Ages, Prague June 2012.
  • University of Aarhus (DM). Nuptial imagery and the erotic. From Bernard to Bataille, Aarhus March 2012.
  • Collegium medievale. University of Oslo, November 2011.
     

Major Collaborations

  • “Tools for Transformation,” International multidisciplinary network investigating multimodal communication and immersive, imaginative performance in medieval liturgy and literature, and cognitive and communicative processes that underlie cultural crises and change. Participants include researchers at DNIR (NO/IT), NIKU (NO), UCLA (US), CWRU (US), Hunan Normal University (PRC).
  • The Distributed Little Red Hen Lab. Global laboratory and consortium for research into multimodal communication.

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Interessi professionali

Storia delle idee nel medioevo, Roma antica e medievale, il papato e teorie papali, ermeneutica, misticismo, retorica, liturgia, studi di genere, studi cognitivi.

Didattica

Line Cecilie Engh svolge attività di docente all' Università di Oslo e all'Istituto di Norvegia in Roma.

Formazione

Line Engh ha ottenuto il dottorato di ricerca dal Università di Oslo nel 2011. Dal 2012 fino al 2017 è stata postdoc presso l'Istituto di Norvegia in Roma e l’Istituto di filosofia, storia dellle idee, storia dell’arte e lingue classiche (IFIKK). Ha il Diplôme Européen d’Éstudes Médiévales sullo studio dei manoscritti (2001-2002).

Tags: History, Intellectual History, Medieval Studies

Publications

Books

  • Gendered Identities in Bernard of Clairvaux’s ‘Sermons on the Song of Songs’: Performing the Bride, Europa Sacra 15, Turnhout: Brepols, 2014

Reviews for "Gendered Identities in Bernard of Clairvaux's 'Sermons on the Song of Songs"

Journal articles and book chapters

  • “Om å tenke med kvinner i middelalderen: Kjønnsperspektiver og kognitive perspektiver i idehistorisk forskning,” Idehistorie. Perspektiver og metoder, i fortid og framtid, eds. Ellen Krefting, Espen Schaanning, and Reidar Aasgaard. Oslo: Cappelen Damm Akademisk, 2017, pp. 119-136
  • “Om narrasjoner, kvinnelige metaforer i middelalderen og våre litterære hjerner. En idehistorikers møte med kognitiv teori,” Samtiden: Tidsskrift for politikk, litteratur og samfunnsspørsmål. Special issue on the Humanities, ed. Christine Amadou (3-4/2016), pp. 178-186
  • “Embodying the Female Body Politic: Pro-Papal Reception of Ephesians 5 in the Later Middle Ages,” Bodies, Borders, Believers. Ancient Texts and Present Conversations, ed. by Anne Hege Grung, Marianne Bjelland Kartzow, and Anna Rebecca Solevåg. Eugene, Oregon: Pickwick, 2015, pp. 164-94
  • Magnum Sacramentum: Kristningen av ekteskapet i middelalderen,” Arr. Idehistorisk tidsskrift (2/ 2014), pp. 23-45
  • “’The Sweet Secrets of the Bedchamber’. Veiling and Unveiling in Bernard of Clairvaux’s Sermons on the Song of Songs,” Mediaevalia. Textos e estudos, 32 (2013) ed. by José Meirinhos, Celia López, and João Rebalde, pp. 71-89
  • “Djevelens inngangsport og Kristi brud: Kvinnelige metaforers betydning i middelalderens askese og mystikk,” Arr. Idehistorisk tidsskrift (1/ 2012), pp. 93-110
  • “Munkenes erotiske lek i bakvendtland: Hermeneutikk, kjønn og begjær i Bernard av Clairvaux’ utlegning av Høysangen,” Arr. Idehistorisk tidsskrift (1/ 2009), pp. 82-96

Review article

  • Kretschmer, Marek Thue, ed. La typologie biblique comme forme de pensée dans l’historiographie médiévale. (Textes et Etudes du Moyen Âge 75. Turnhout: Brepols, 2014), Journal of Medieval Latin 25 (2015), pp. 258-64.

Forthcoming

  • The Symbolism of Marriage in the Middle Ages: Images, Impact, Cognition, ed. Line Cecilie Engh
  • The Pope’s Bride (monograph)
  • 'Homo renovatur de die in diem’: Transforming selves and communities in liturgy and religious ritual from Late Ancient Rome to the Middle Ages. Special issue, ACTA (Acta ad archaeologiam et artium historiam pertinentia), eds. Line Cecilie Engh, Stefka G. Eriksen, Francis F. Steen.
  • Engh, Line Cecilie (2017). Om å tenke med kvinner i middelalderen: Kjønnsperspektiver og kognitive perspektiver i idéhistorisk forskning, I: Reidar Aasgaard; Ellen Marie Krefting & Espen Schaanning (red.),  Grep om fortiden: Perspektiver og metoder i idéhistorie.  Cappelen Damm Akademisk.  ISBN 9788202565282.  Kapittel 7.  s 119 - 136
  • Engh, Line Cecilie (2016). Om narrasjoner, kvinnelige metaforer i middelalderen og våre litterære hjerner. En idehistorikers møte med kognitiv teori. Samtiden.  ISSN 0036-3928.  (3-4), s 178- 186
  • Engh, Line Cecilie (2015). Embodying the Female Body Politic: Pro-Papal Reception of Ephesians 5 in the Later Middle Ages, In Anne Hege Grung; Marianne Bjelland Kartzow & Anna Rebecca Solevåg (ed.),  Bodies, Borders, Believers: Ancient Texts and Present Conversations.  Pickwick Publications.  ISBN 9781625644046.  10.  s 164 - 194
  • Engh, Line Cecilie (2015). KRETSCHMER, MAREK THUE, ed. La typologie biblique comme forme de pensée dans l’historiographie médiévale. Journal of Medieval Latin.  ISSN 0778-9750.  25, s 258- 264
  • Engh, Line Cecilie (2014). Magnum sacramentum. Kristningen av ekteskapet i middelalderen. Arr. Idéhistorisk tidsskrift.  ISSN 0802-7005.  (2), s 23- 45 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Engh, Line Cecilie (2013). The Sweet Secrets of the Bedchamber. Veiling and Unveiling in Bernard of Clairvaux’s Sermons on the Song of Songs. Mediaevalia. Textos e estudos.  ISSN 0872-0991.  32, s 65- 83
  • Engh, Line Cecilie (2012). "Djevelens inngangsport" og "Kristi brud": Kvinnelige metaforers betydning i middelalderens askese og mystikk. Arr. Idéhistorisk tidsskrift.  ISSN 0802-7005.  (1), s 93- 110
  • Engh, Line Cecilie (2009). Munkenes erotiske lek i bakvendtland hermeneutikk, kjønn og begjær i Bernard av Clairvaux' utlegning av Høysangen. Arr. Idéhistorisk tidsskrift.  ISSN 0802-7005.  21(1), s 82- 96

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  • Engh, Line Cecilie (2014). Gendered Identities in Bernard of Clairvaux’s 'Sermons on the Song of Songs': Performing the Bride. Brepols.  ISBN 978-2-503-55003-9.

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  • Engh, Line Cecilie (2018). “Conceptualizing Public Things in the Middle Ages: Divine Domestic Life and the Female Body Politic”.
  • Engh, Line Cecilie (2018). The Pope's Bride. Female Imagery in Papal Writing in the High Middle Ages.
  • Engh, Line Cecilie (2017). Describing the ineffable, seeing the invisible. Linguistic and conceptual representations of the divine in Bernard of Clairvaux’s sermons..
  • Engh, Line Cecilie (2017). Transforming group identities through liturgy..
  • Engh, Line Cecilie (2017). Transforming group identities through liturgy. Blended viewpoints in Bernard of Clairvaux’s Sermons..
  • Engh, Line Cecilie (2016). “Making sense of gender in Bernard of Clairvaux’s Sermons on the Song of Songs. Why it’s worth the effort.”.
  • Engh, Line Cecilie (2016). Sed nunc fit in spiritu, quod tunc fiebat in carne. What kind of marriage did Pope Innocent III really enter into?.
  • Engh, Line Cecilie (2016). The woman who obsessed medieval minds.
  • Engh, Line Cecilie (2016). Våre litterære hjerner. Morgenbladet.  ISSN 0805-3847.
  • Engh, Line Cecilie (2016). What the one-sex theory cannot explain. Elite males who appropriated female traits and stances.
  • Engh, Line Cecilie (2015). Imitatio imperii at the Roman Curia: A cognitive approach to papal symbolism and ceremony in the twelfth century.
  • Engh, Line Cecilie (2015). “Roma – Sposa o grande prostituta? Prospettive storiche sulle immagini della città”.
  • Engh, Line Cecilie (2014). ‘He who has the bride’. Bridal imagery and papal authority.
  • Engh, Line Cecilie (2014). Seeing and Knowing with the Bride of Christ: How a Metaphor Shaped Thought and Action in the Middle Ages.
  • Engh, Line Cecilie (2014). The pope's bride: ideology and impact.
  • Engh, Line Cecilie (2013). Debatten om de tidlige cistercienserne. Narrasjon og ideologiproduksjon i historieskriving.
  • Engh, Line Cecilie (2013). 'Et stort mysterium’. Kirken, ekteskapet og ekteskapsideologi i middelalderen.
  • Engh, Line Cecilie (2013). The Pleasure of Hermeneutics. Bernard of Clairvaux’s Inversions of Eroticism and Asceticism in the Sermons on the Song of Songs.
  • Engh, Line Cecilie (2013). The Sweet Secrets of the Bed Chamber. Veiling and Unveiling in Bernard of Clairvaux’s Sermons on the Song of Songs.
  • Engh, Line Cecilie (2013). The pope’s bride.
  • Engh, Line Cecilie (2012). Female imagery in Bernard of Clairvaux’s Sermones super cantica canticorum. A literary analysis of an edited text.
  • Engh, Line Cecilie (2012). Gender and Nuptial Imagery. Bernard’s Discourse in the Song of Songs.
  • Engh, Line Cecilie (2012). Project presentation: Between cloister and papacy. The impact of bridal imagery on power relations in Western Europe, 1150-1400.
  • Engh, Line Cecilie (2011). Bernard av Clairvaux som Kristi brud – Kjønn og retorikk i en middelaldertekst.
  • Engh, Line Cecilie (2011, 24. september). Innslag om den hellige Bernard. [Radio].  Verdibørsen P2.
  • Engh, Line Cecilie (2011). Kjønn, kirkereformer og pavens ekteskap: Retorikk i den romerske høymiddelalder.
  • Engh, Line Cecilie (2011). Munken med melkespreng. Morgenbladet.  ISSN 0805-3847.
  • Engh, Line Cecilie (2011). Munker som leker kvinner: En guddommelig forestilling. Salongen : Nettstedet for filosofi og idéhistorie.
  • Engh, Line Cecilie (2011). Performing the Bride. Gender and Self-Representation in Bernard of Clairvaux's Sermones super cantica canticorum. Show summary
  • Engh, Line Cecilie (2009). Bernard of Clairvaux: Gender Crossing as Spiritual Model in “Sermones super cantica canticorum.”.
  • Engh, Line Cecilie (2009). Jerusalem Hierarchized. Spiritual Desire, Spiritual Conquest, and the Song of Songs in Bernard of Clairvaux's Construal of Jerusalem.
  • Engh, Line Cecilie (2006). Bernard av Clairvaux's brud: En studie av erotisk mystikk og feminin metaforikk i det 12. århundre.

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