CALL FOR PAPERS: Female Saints in Early Modern Rome and Lazio
The symposium will take place in Rome on 18 - 19 October 2021. Deadline for abstracts: 5 July.
The symposium will explore aspects of female sainthood in early modern Rome and the Lazio region from a diachronic perspective. It aims to explore motifs and narratives related to the articulation of female authority, considered against Christian ideals and the geography of the city. Papers are especially invited to consider how local Roman figures such as, but not limited to, Rosa da Viterbo (1233-1251), Francesca Romana (1384-1440) and Francesca Farnese (1593-1651), constructed their voices and authority in relation to a genealogy of saintly figures and the spiritual geography of the place they lived.
Dr. Clara Stella is the symposium organiser and may be contacted directly for information.
The symposium is part of the project "Women Writing Saints in Counter-Reformation Italy" exploring the religious production authored by women writers in Italy from 1563 until 1700. The symposium has received funding from the European Union´s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement 840913, and is organised in collaboration with the Norwegian Institute in Rome and the Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas at the University of Oslo.