Hellenic Studies Announcements, September 2002
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58 Prospect, Room 107
University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Visiting Research Fellow, Program in Hellenic Studies
The fifth century "Miracles of Thecla" and the seventh century "Miracles of Artemios" offer opportunities to reexamine the relationship between text and cult. This presentation considers the role of authors as devotees of healing shrines and situates the act of literary composition within the context of acts of devotion, the receipt of miracles, and the conventions of offering narrative as a form of thanksgiving.
DEREK KREUGER is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He received his Ph.D. in the Religions of Late Antiquity from Princeton University in 1991. His research has been supported by grants from Dumbarton Oaks Center for Byzantine Studies, the ACLS, and the NEH. The author of "Symeon the Holy Fool: Leontius's Life and the Late Antique City" (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1996), Krueger has written on Greco-Roman Cynicism, early Christian hagiography and hymnography, and questions of writing and authorship in Byzantium. In addition to completing a book entitled "Writing and Holiness: The Performance of Authorship in the Early Christian East," he is editing a volume on Byzantine Christianity for Fortress Press's "A People's History of Christianity." [Last Updated 2002]