Faber Lecture, Mark Vessey 4/8/10
Mark Vessey,University of British Columbia "Augustine's City of God and the Project of the Christian West: Roman History, Literary History, Histories of the Book"
Location: 010 East Pyne
Date/Time: 2010-04-08 at 4:30 pm - 2010-04-08 at 6:00 pm
Mark Vessey is Canada Research Professor in Literature / Christianity and Culture in the Department of English, an Associate Member of the Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies, and Principal of Green College, at the University of British Columbia. His research focuses on processes of text-, canon- and discipline-formation in the Latin Christian culture of the later Roman Empire (4th to 6th centuries) and their role in the shaping of longer-term discourses and institutions of 'western civilization,' particularly those associated with 'literature.' He has published in the fields of Roman history, patristics, medieval studies, Latin and English Renaissance literatures, literary theory, and the history of the book. A collection of his articles was published as Latin Christian Writers in Late Antiquity and Their Texts (Ashgate, 2005). He is editor, most recently, of The Calling of the Nations: Exegesis, Ethnography, and Empire in a Biblical-Historic Present (University of Toronto Press, 2010) and of A Companion to Augustine (Wiley-Blackwell, forthcoming). Funded from the Eberhard L. Faber 1915 Memorial Fund in the Humanities Council.Category: Public Lectures