Paul Dilley

Paul Dilley

University of Iowa

Early Christianity, Ancient Religious History

Statement: I will explores six Late Antique biographies of monastic saints—including repentant prostitutes, adulterers, and cross-dressing abbots—that adapt comic routines from Graeco-Roman theatrical mime. These texts form a carnivalesque subgenre that engages therapeutically with prohibited emotions and thoughts to address tensions in early monasticism.

pdilley@ias.edu

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