nám. Jana Palacha 1/2
Lecturer: Ryan Szpiech (Michigan).
In this lecture, I will discuss the first-person accounts of various medieval religious converts including Hermann the Jew, Abner of Burgos, and Anselm Turmeda. I will consider how the basic form of a conversion story—from Paul and Augustine to Bunyon, Rousseau, and Joyce—lends itself to narrative drama, suggesting that autobiography is not just a portrait of the self, but a story of the self’s transformation.
The lecture is a part of the series Me and the World … Autobiography in Medieval and Early Modern Europe.