Line Cecilie Engh

Associate Professor - History of Ideas
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Visiting address Blindernveien 31 Georg Morgenstiernes hus 0313 Oslo
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Fields of interest

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

Teaching (select)

BA level or equivalent

  • EXFAC03-HUM: Examen facultatum - Humanistiske grunnlagsproblemer

  • IDE1104: Vestens ideer fra antikken til 1600
  • IDE2023: Fordypning i middelalderen 
  • IDE2041/4040: Vestens kristne mystikk fra Augustin til våre dager 
  • IDE2100/4100: Kjønnskategorienens idehistorie 
  • KUN2016/4016: Tid og visualitet i den tidligmoderne periode
  • EVU: Retorikk – i historisk, didaktisk og etisk perspektiv (Det norske institutt i Roma)
  • ROMA2020: Roma – Sted og Symbol

MA level

  • EKUL4000: Europa som historisk kunnskapsfellesskap
  • EKUL4001: Teorier om tekst og kontekst for MA-programmet i europeisk kultur
  • EKUL4003: Feltarbeid for masterprogrammet i europeisk kultur
  • IDE4023: Nærlesning -- Middelalderen

Background

  • PhD from the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Oslo, 2011 (Performing the Bride: Gender and Self-Representation in Bernard of Clairvaux’s Sermones super cantica canticorum).
  • Cand. Philol. degree from the University of Oslo, 2006 (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 Scholar, Department of Cognitive Science, Case Western Reserve University (2016)
  • Visiting Scholar, Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies, University of Toronto (2015)
  • Personal postdoctoral fellowship grant (FRIHUM), Research Council of Norway (2013-2016)

Select invited lectures

  • The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters (Det norske vitenskapsakademi) / MF Norwegian School of Theology, Religion, and Society. Mat mellom det sakrale og det profane. Oslo November 2019.

  • Keynote lecture, ATTR research school. Authoritative Texts and Their Reception: Rhetorical Practices and Analysis. The Norwegian Institute at Athens. Athens (Greece) March 2019.

  • Keynote lecture, ATTR research school. Authoritative Texts and Their Reception: Cognitive perspectives. NTNU. Trondheim (Norway) October 2018.

  • Circolo Medievistico Romano. Deutsches Historisches Institut in Rom. March 2018.
  • Keynote lecture, Winter Symposium: Nordic Summer University: Feminist Philosophy: Rethinking Public Space. 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. The Minerva 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. Nuptial imagery and the erotic. From Bernard to Bataille, Aarhus March 2012.

Work in progress

  • The Pope’s Bride. Monograph project.
  • “Tools for Transformation,” International multidisciplinary network on cognitive science, multimodal communication and cultural transformation.
  • Standardization in the Middle Ages. Research project. 

Information in italian.

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, all’Istituto di filosofia, storia dellle idee, storia dell’arte e lingue classiche (IFIKK) e all'Istituto di Norvegia in Roma.

Formazione

Line Engh ha ottenuto il dottorato di ricerca dal Università di Oslo nel 2011. Ha il Diplôme Européen d’Éstudes Médiévales sullo studio dei manoscritti (2001-2002). Era borsista/docente presso l'Istituto di Norvegia in Roma da 2008 a 2017.

Tags: Intellectual History, Medieval Studies

Publications

Books and edited volumes

Engh, Line Cecilie, ed. The Symbolism of Marriage in Early Christianity and the Latin Middle Ages. Images, Impact, Cognition. Knowledge Communities. Amsterdam University Press, 2019.

Engh, Line Cecilie, Stefka G. Eriksen, Francis F. Steen, and Christopher Prescott, eds. [Special issue: Tools for Transformation. Liturgy and Religious Practices in Late Antique Rome and Medieval Europe] Acta ad archaeologiam et artium historiam pertinentia, 31 (2019)

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

Journal articles and book chapters

Engh, Line Cecilie. “Monasticism | Christianity | Medieval Times and Reformation Era.” Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception. Vol. 19. Berlin: De Gruyter (in publication)

Engh, Line Cecilie. “Divine Sensations. Sensory Language and Rhetoric in Bernard of Clairvaux’s ‘On Conversion’.” Journal of Qur’anic Studies, 22.1 (2020): 51-77.

Engh, Line Cecilie. “Følelser i middelalderen. Affektiv teori og praksis i cistercienserklosteret.” Arr. Idéhistorisk tidsskrift (4/2020): 3-19.

Engh, Line Cecilie, Stefka G. Eriksen & Francis F. Steen. “Homo renovatur de die in diem. Transforming selves and communities.” Acta ad archaeologiam et artium historiam pertinentia, 31 (2019): 1-7.

Engh, Line Cecilie. “Imaginative Immersion in the Cistercian Cloister.” Acta ad archaeologiam et artium historiam pertinentia, 31 (2019): 133-160.

Engh, Line Cecilie. “Religion: Theology, Symbolism and Sacrament in Medieval Marriage.” A Cultural History of Marriage, ed. Joanne M. Ferraro, Vol. 2: The Medieval Age (500-1450). Eds Frederik Pedersen and Joanne M. Ferraro. The Cultural Histories Series. London: Bloomsbury, 2019, pp. 37-56.

Engh, Line Cecilie & Mark Turner. “A Case Study of Symbolic Cognition.” The Symbolism of Marriage in Early Christianity and the Latin Middle Ages. Images, Impact, Cognition, ed. Line Cecilie Engh. Knowledge Communities. Amsterdam University Press, 2019, pp. 13-35.

Engh, Line Cecilie. “What Kind of Marriage Did Pope Innocent III Really Enter into? Marriage Symbolism and Papal Authority.” The Symbolism of Marriage in Early Christianity and the Latin Middle Ages. Images, Impact, Cognition, ed. Line Cecilie Engh. Knowledge Communities. Amsterdam University Press, 2019, pp. 301-327.

Engh, Line Cecilie. “Om å tenke med kvinner i middelalderen: Kjønnsperspektiver og kognitive perspektiver i idéhistorisk forskning.” Grep om fortiden: Perspektiver og metoder i idéhistorie, eds Ellen Krefting, Espen Schaanning, Reidar Aasgaard. Oslo: Cappelen Damm Akademisk, 2017, pp. 119-136.

Engh, Line Cecilie. “Embodying the Female Body Politic: Pro-Papal Reception of Ephesians 5 in the Later Middle Ages.” Bodies, Borders, Believers. Ancient Texts and Present Conversations, eds. Anne Hege Grung, Marianne B. Kartzow, and Anna Rebecca Solevåg. Eugene, Oregon: Pickwick, 2015, pp. 164-194.

Engh, Line Cecilie. “’The Sweet Secrets of the Bedchamber’. Veiling and Unveiling in Bernard of Clairvaux’s Sermons on the Song of Songs.” Mediaevalia. Textos e estudos, vol. 32 (2013), pp. 71-89.

  • Engh, Line Cecilie (2020). Divine Sensations. Sensory Language and Rhetoric in Bernard of Clairvaux’s ‘On Conversion’. Journal of Qur'anic Studies. ISSN 1465-3591. 22(1), p. 51–77. doi: 10.3366/jqs.2020.0411.
  • Engh, Line Cecilie (2020). Følelser i middelalderen. Affektiv teori og praksis i cistercienserklosteret. Arr - Idéhistorisk tidsskrift. ISSN 0802-7005.
  • Engh, Line Cecilie (2019). Imaginative Immersion in the Cistercian Cloister. Acta ad archaeologiam et artium historiam pertinentia. ISSN 0065-0900. 31(17), p. 133–160. doi: 10.5617/acta.7804. Full text in Research Archive
  • Engh, Line Cecilie; Eriksen, Stefka Georgieva & Steen, Francis F. (2019). Homo renovatur de die in diem. Transforming selves and communities. Acta ad archaeologiam et artium historiam pertinentia. ISSN 0065-0900. 31(17), p. 1–7. doi: 10.5617/acta.7797. Full text in Research Archive
  • Engh, Line Cecilie & Turner, Mark (2019). A Case Study of Symbolic Cognition. In Engh, Line Cecilie (Eds.), The Symbolism of Marriage in Early Christianity and the Latin Middle Ages. Images, Impact, Cognition. Amsterdam University Press. ISSN 9789462985919. p. 13–35. doi: 10.5117/9789462985919/CH01.
  • Engh, Line Cecilie (2019). What Kind of Marriage Did Pope Innocent III Really Enter into? Marriage Symbolism and Papal Authority. In Engh, Line Cecilie (Eds.), The Symbolism of Marriage in Early Christianity and the Latin Middle Ages. Images, Impact, Cognition. Amsterdam University Press. ISSN 9789462985919. p. 301–327. doi: 10.5117/9789462985919/CH12.
  • Engh, Line Cecilie (2019). Religion: Theology, Symbolism, and Sacrament in Medieval Marriage. In Ferraro, Joanne M. & Pedersen, Frederik (Ed.), A Cultural History of Marriage, Volume 2: A Cultural History of Marriage in the Medieval Age (500-1450). Bloomsbury Academic. ISSN 9781350001916. p. 37–56. doi: 10.5040/9781350179738.ch-002.
  • Engh, Line Cecilie (2018). Truax, Jean. Aelred the Peacemaker: The Public Life of a Cistercian Abbot . Reading Religion. ISSN 2475-207X.
  • Engh, Line Cecilie (2017). Om å tenke med kvinner i middelalderen: Kjønnsperspektiver og kognitive perspektiver i idéhistorisk forskning. In Aasgaard, Reidar; Krefting, Ellen Marie & Schaanning, Espen (Ed.), Grep om fortiden: Perspektiver og metoder i idéhistorie. Cappelen Damm Akademisk. ISSN 9788202565282. p. 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. p. 178–186.
  • 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, p. 258–264. doi: 10.1484/j.jml.5.110215.
  • Engh, Line Cecilie (2015). Embodying the Female Body Politic: Pro-Papal Reception of Ephesians 5 in the Later Middle Ages. In Grung, Anne Hege; Kartzow, Marianne Bjelland & Solevåg, Anna Rebecca (Ed.), Bodies, Borders, Believers: Ancient Texts and Present Conversations. Pickwick Publications. ISSN 9781625644046. p. 164–194.
  • Engh, Line Cecilie (2014). Magnum sacramentum. Kristningen av ekteskapet i middelalderen. Arr - Idéhistorisk tidsskrift. ISSN 0802-7005. p. 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, p. 65–83. doi: 10.1484/m.es-eb.5.106018.
  • Engh, Line Cecilie (2012). "Djevelens inngangsport" og "Kristi brud": Kvinnelige metaforers betydning i middelalderens askese og mystikk. Arr - Idéhistorisk tidsskrift. ISSN 0802-7005. p. 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), p. 82–96.

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  • Engh, Line Cecilie (2019). The Symbolism of Marriage in Early Christianity and the Latin Middle Ages. Images, Impact, Cognition. Amsterdam University Press. ISBN 9789462985919. 351 p.
  • Engh, Line Cecilie; Eriksen, Stefka Georgieva; Steen, Francis F. & Prescott, Christopher (2019). Acta ad archaeologiam et artium historiam pertinentia, vol. 31 [Special issue: Tools for Transformation. Liturgy and religious practices in Late Antique Rome and Medieval Europe] . Acta ad archaeologiam et artium historiam pertinentia. ISBN 978-88-6687-165-1. 31(17). 280 p.
  • 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 (2021). Monasticism | Christianity | Medieval Times and Reformation Era. In Furey, Constance M. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception Volume 19. Walter de Gruyter (De Gruyter). ISSN 9783110313369. p. 714–718. doi: https%3A/doi.org/10.1515/ebr.monasticism.
  • Engh, Line Cecilie (2021). "Romantikk og begjær -- oppfinnelser fra middelalderen" En samtale mellom Line Cecilie Engh og samlivsterapeut Sissel Gran. Programleder Mari Lilleslåtten. [Internet]. Universitetsplassen – podkast fra UiO.
  • Engh, Line Cecilie (2021). Røff guide: Apofatisk mystikk fra middelalderen til i dag. Salongen – nettidsskrift for filosofi og idéhistorie. ISSN 2703-7053.
  • Engh, Line Cecilie (2020). The medieval monastery as emotional space.
  • Engh, Line Cecilie (2020). Romantisk kjærlighet – En oppfinnelse fra middelalderen. Minervanett.
  • Engh, Line Cecilie (2020). “Tempus Coronae,” Blog, forskning.no: https://blogg.forskning.no/blogg-idehistorisk-blikk/tempus-coronae/1689535, published 28/5/2020.
  • Engh, Line Cecilie (2019). Innledning til Høysangen: Resepsjons- og virkningshistorie. In Røsok, Ingvild (Eds.), Studiebibelen: Bibelen i 2011-oversettelse med introduksjoner og kommentarer. Verbum Forlag. ISSN 9788254108734. p. 597–598.
  • Engh, Line Cecilie (2019). Studentene må "avlæres". [Newspaper]. Vårt Land.
  • Engh, Line Cecilie (2019). Words of delight. Christian rhetoric and monastic seduction from Augustine to Bernard of Clairvaux.
  • Engh, Line Cecilie (2019). Eukaristien og smakssansen i lys av salme 33: Smak og se at Herren er god.
  • Engh, Line Cecilie (2018). Performed, Reformed, and Transformed Selves in Bernard of Clairvaux and Cistercian Liturgy.
  • Engh, Line Cecilie (2018). Memory and Liturgy: Transformative Remembering in Bernard of Clairvaux.
  • Engh, Line Cecilie (2018). The Pope's Bride. Female Imagery in Papal Writing in the High Middle Ages.
  • Engh, Line Cecilie (2018). “Conceptualizing Public Things in the Middle Ages: Divine Domestic Life and the Female Body Politic”.
  • Engh, Line Cecilie (2018). Minding medieval monks. Metaphor, memory, and imaginative immersion in Cistercian writing and liturgy.
  • 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 (2017). Describing the ineffable, seeing the invisible. Linguistic and conceptual representations of the divine in Bernard of Clairvaux’s sermons.
  • Engh, Line Cecilie (2016). The woman who obsessed medieval minds.
  • Engh, Line Cecilie (2016). What the one-sex theory cannot explain. Elite males who appropriated female traits and stances.
  • Engh, Line Cecilie (2016). Våre litterære hjerner. Morgenbladet. ISSN 0805-3847.
  • 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). “Making sense of gender in Bernard of Clairvaux’s Sermons on the Song of Songs. Why it’s worth the effort.”.
  • 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). The pope's bride: ideology and impact.
  • 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 (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). 'Et stort mysterium’. Kirken, ekteskapet og ekteskapsideologi i middelalderen.
  • Engh, Line Cecilie (2013). Debatten om de tidlige cistercienserne. Narrasjon og ideologiproduksjon i historieskriving.
  • 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). 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 (2012). Female imagery in Bernard of Clairvaux’s Sermones super cantica canticorum. A literary analysis of an edited text.
  • Engh, Line Cecilie (2011). Bernard av Clairvaux som Kristi brud – Kjønn og retorikk i en middelaldertekst.
  • Engh, Line Cecilie (2011). Munker som leker kvinner: En guddommelig forestilling. Salongen : Nettstedet for filosofi og idéhistorie.
  • Engh, Line Cecilie (2011). Munken med melkespreng. Morgenbladet. ISSN 0805-3847.
  • Engh, Line Cecilie (2011). Kjønn, kirkereformer og pavens ekteskap: Retorikk i den romerske høymiddelalder.
  • Engh, Line Cecilie (2011). Innslag om den hellige Bernard. [Radio]. Verdibørsen P2.
  • 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 (2009). Bernard of Clairvaux: Gender Crossing as Spiritual Model in “Sermones super cantica canticorum.”.
  • Engh, Line Cecilie (2011). Performing the Bride. Gender and Self-Representation in Bernard of Clairvaux's Sermones super cantica canticorum. 07-Gruppen.
  • Engh, Line Cecilie (2006). Bernard av Clairvaux's brud: En studie av erotisk mystikk og feminin metaforikk i det 12. århundre. Universitetet i Oslo.

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