Part of the ISM’s Liturgy Symposium
ISM Great Hall, 409 Prospect Street, New Haven
Building on his previous presentations on Catherine Bell’s work on ritualization, Professor Viefhues will inquire into the question of what the body knows in ritual practice. To this end, he will examine Julia Kristeva’s understanding of the split subject and the role of the body in subject-formation and language-acquisition. How does the body-language of ritual practices enable and destabilize a sense of self?
Ludger Viefhues is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Assistant Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at Yale University.
Refreshments for mind, body, and spirit will be served.