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Hobos, Saints, Superstars

Roman Catholic Preachers in early modern France

Starts: Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 5:30pm
Ends: Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 7:00pm

Hoagy Carmichael Room, Morrison Hall 006

Anne-Régent-Susini“Hobos, Saints, Superstars: Roman Catholic Preachers in early modern France ”

Anne Régent-Susini from the  University Sorbonne nouvelle – Paris 3 will talk about early modern preachers in Feance.

September 25, 2013
5:30 pm
Hoagy Carmichael Room, Morrison Hall 006

Preachers could be like superstars in early modern France. During this “golden age” of preaching, the extraordinary popularity of missionaries and court preachers inspired questions about the social and symbolic status of the preacher, his “multimodal” rhetoric, and his paradoxical authority. In her talk Susini will explore these issues as well as the diversity of early modern preaching practices, which often broke new grounds for public speaking and religious communication.

During her visit to IU, Prof. Régent-Susini will also be presenting at a conference, ‘Assembling the Global: Universal History, Past and Present,’ cosponsored by the Department of Religious Studies. See the departmental website for additional information: http://www.indiana.edu/~relstud/.