CURA Colloquium: The Networked Paul

Starts:
12:00 pm on Friday, November 1, 2019
Ends:
1:30 pm on Friday, November 1, 2019
URL:
http://www.bu.edu/cura/colloquium-19-20/
Address:
152 Bay State Rd.
Room:
2nd Floor Conference
Contact Organization:
CURA
Contact Name:
ARLENE BRENNAN
Contact Phone:
617-353-5241
Fees:
free
Speakers:
Sean Desilets, Senior Lecturer, BU Writing Program
Audience:
public
Saint Paul was a networked being whose textual and corporeal substances blended in a remarkably 'postmodern' way. Drawing on the work of Talal Asad and Saba Mahmoud, I will argue that the circulation of Paul's body and letters, themselves a function of technologies of travel and textual distribution of the late ancient world, played as important a role in the formation of proto-Christian identity as did the contents of the letters themselves. *Reading the working paper in advance is required for attendance.* Email cura@bu.edu for your copy. Co-sponsored with the School of Theology