Centre for Reception History of the Bible

Biblical Women and their Afterlives: New Testament Characters

Trinity College, Oxford
16-18th March 2008

Conference Programme

Sunday 16th March

5.00-5.40

Mary Magdalene as witness of apocalypse

Christopher Rowland (University of Oxford)

7.30-8.30

Poetry reading (including the specially commissioned poem ‘To cast a stone’ by the acclaimed Irish writer John F. Deane)

Susanne Sklar and Barbara Vellacott

Monday 17th March

9.00-9.40

Mary, Marty and Mel

Melanie J. Wright (Open University)

9.40-10.20

Just Another Jewish Mother? Mary in the Jewish Imagination

Lesleigh Cushing-Stahlberg (Colgate University)

10.20-11.00

Belittling Mary: Insult Genre, Humiliation and the Early Development of Mariology

John Darr (Boston College)

11.30-12.10

The Work of St. Luke’s Own Hand: The Black Virgins of Western Europe

Sarah Jane Boss (University of Wales, Lampeter)

1.30-2.30

Christ Church Picture Gallery

3.00-3.40

Imagining Salomé, or how la sauterelle became la femme fatale

Diane Apostolos-Cappadona (Georgetown University)

3.40-4.20

Vamp Till Ready: Salome in Music with a special emphasis on Richard Strauss’s 1905 Opera

Fiona Maddocks (music critic for the London Evening Standard)

4.20-5.00

Herodias Goes Headhunting

Caroline Vander Stichele (University of Amsterdam)

5.00-5.40

The Many Faces of Junia(s): The Afterlife of Romans 16:7

Paula Gooder (Birmingham)

8.00

Concert

Tuesday 18th March

9.00-9.40

The Samaritan Woman at the Well in Liturgy and Chant

Ruth Steiner (Catholic University of America)

9.40-10.20

Too Hot to Handle? The Woman Taken in Adultery in Late Antique Christian Liturgy, Text and Art

Jennifer Knust (Boston University)

10.20-11.00

Mary Magdalene as Joculatrix Domini: Franciscan Music and Vernacular Homiletics in Medieval German and English Dramas

Peter Loewen (Shepherd School of Music, Rice University)

11.30-12.10

The Mannerist Magdalene Paintings by Michele Tosini

Heidi Hornik (Baylor University)