E. Ann Matter Curriculum vitae

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Personal Data
date of birth: December 29, 1949

home address: 941 Annin Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147

(215) 463-2663

work address: Department of Religious Studies, University of Pennsylvania

Claudia Cohen Hall, 249 S. 36th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104-6304

(215) 898-8614

amatter@sas.upenn.edu http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/rs/eam/amatter.html

Oberlin College, 1967-1971 A.B. (Religion)

Catholic University of America, Medieval Academy of America

Institute in the Basic Disciplines, summer, 1974 (textual editing)
Yale University, 1972-1976 (Religious Studies)

M.A. 1975

M. Phil. 1975

Ph.D. 1976

thesis topic:

The De partu Virginis of Paschasius Radbertus: Text and Monographic Study

advisor: Jaroslav Pelikan
Professional Positions Held
University of Pennsylvania, Department of Religious Studies

Assistant Professor: 1976-1982

Associate Professor: 1982-1990

Professor: 1990-1995

R. Jean Brownlee Term Professor: 1996-2001

William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor: 2005-

University of Pennsylvania, Department of History

Secondary Appointment: 1996-

Weston School of Theology, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Visiting Scholar: spring/summer, 1979

Haverford College, Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies:

fall, 1983; spring, 1986; fall, 1987; spring 1990

Swarthmore College, Honors Examiner in Early Christianity: 1977,81,84,86

Honors Examiner in Medieval Philosophy: 1981,84,86

Honors Examiner in Medieval Christianity: 1994

Università degli Studi di Trento, Italy:

Visiting Professor, May, 1993

Awards and Honors
Phi Beta Kappa, 1971

Florence A. Frew Prize (Greek and Latin) Oberlin College, 1971

University Fellowship, Yale University, 1972-1975

Whiting Fellowship for the Humanities, Yale University, 1975-1976

American Philosophical Society Grant, summer 1977

(for research in France, Germany, Austria)

American Council of Learned Societies, Grant-in-Aid for Recent Recipients of the Ph.D., summer, 1978 (for research in Leningrad, U.S.S.R.)

University of Pennsylvania Summer Faculty Grant, 1978

(for research at the Archabbey of Beuron, West Germany)

National Endowment for the Humanities, Research Fellowship, spring, 1979

American Philosophical Society Grant, summer, 1980 (for research in Italy)

University of Pennsylvania Summer Faculty Grant, 1983 (for research in Italy)

American Philosophical Society Grant, April, 1984 (for research in Paris)

University of Pennsylvania Research Foundation Grants, 1986, 89, 90, 92

National Endowment for the Humanities, Research Fellowship, 1988

(for research in Italy)

Annenberg Research Institute, Philadelphia, Fellow, fall, 1992

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, 1996

R. Jean Brownlee Term Professorship, 1996-2001

Leonore H. Williams Award, Association of Women Faculty and Administrators, University of Pennsylvania, April, 1999

Elected Fellow of the Medieval Academy if America, 2004

William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor, University of Pennsylvania, 2006-

Teaching Awards:
Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, Univ. of Pennsylvania, 1981

Outstanding Teaching Award, College Alumni Society, Penn, 1995

Areas of Teaching and Research
History of Christian thought and culture in medieval and early modern Europe; religion and literature; history of biblical exegesis, spirituality, and mysticism; women's history and spirituality; music and Christianity; text editing
Selected University and Professional Service

Undergraduate Chair, Religious Studies, 1977-81; 1982-83, 1997-2001.

Chair of Graduate Group in Religious Studies, 1984-87

Chair of the Department of Religious Studies, 1989-1995, 2001-

School of Arts and Sciences:

Director of Women's Studies, 1981-83; Acting Director, 1998-99;

Women’s Studies Advisory Committee, 1985-2003

Committee on Medieval Studies, 1981-; chair, 1990-1995

Faculty Advisory Board, Center for Italian Studies, 1987-

Committee on Undergraduate Academic Standing, 1989-91, chair, 1993-94

Center for Judaic Studies, Faculty Advisory Board, 1995-

Convener, Faculty Seminar on The Power of Sight, 1998-99

Affirmative Action Officer, 1998-99

Personnel Committee, 2000-2002

Committee on Teaching and Learning, chair, 2002-

Penn Humanities Forum Advisory Board, 2002-

Policy and Priorities Committee, 2002-2010

Associate Dean for Arts and Letters, 2006-2010


Faculty Resident, Van Pelt College House, 1981-86

Faculty Senate Executive Committee, 1985-87; 1989-91

University Council, constituency member, 1985-87; 1989-91

University Council, Steering Committee, 1986-87, 1990-91

Lindback Society Governing Board, 1990-92, 1994 chair, 1991-92

Council Committee on Libraries, 1991-93

Faculty Senate Committee on the Administration, chair, 1994-95

Vice Provost for University Life Search Committee, summer, 1995Humanities Panel, Research Foundation, 1989-92, 1993-95, chair, 1991-92.

Senate Committee on Academic Freedom and Responsibility, 1997-98

Faculty Liaison to the Board of Trustees, 2000-2003

University Council Committee on Honorary Degrees, chair, 2001-2004

University President Search Committee, 2003-2004

University Museum Director Search Committee, spring, 2007


President, Delaware Valley Medieval Association, 1990-91

Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship, Advisory Board, 1992-

president 2002-2004

Collegium: Institutes on Catholicism and the Intellectual Life, Board, 1994-97

Outside Reviewer, Religion Department, Oberlin College, February, 1996

Outside Reviewer, Religious Studies, University of Oregon, May, 1997

Outside Reviewer, Religion Studies, Lehigh University, March, 2000

Outside Reviewer, Philosophy and Religion, Colgate University, October, 2001

Outside Reviewer, Medieval Institute, Notre Dame University, October, 2004

International Reviewer for Research Projects submitted to the Italian Ministry of Universities and Research, 1998, 99, 2000, 2005, 2011
Editorial Board Memberships
University of Pennsylvania Press, Faculty Editorial Board, 1991-95, 2006-2010

TEAMS Editorial Board 1991- (editor of Commentary Series)

GLQ Advisory Board, 1993-1996

Recentiores Advisory Board (University of Michigan Press) 1993-1998

Encyclopedia of Women in World Religions (Macmillan) Christianity Editor

Junior Dictionary of the Middle Ages Advisory Board

The Journal of Medieval Latin, General Editor

­Medieval Feminist Forum Editorial Board

Sacris Erudiri: A Journal on the Inheritance of Early and Medieval Christianity Advisory Board, 2004-

Commentaria series, Brill Press, editorial board, 2006-
Professional Memberships
The Medieval Academy of America

Delaware Valley Medieval Association

The American Academy of Religion

The Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship

The Society for the Study of the Bible in the Middle Ages

American Association of University Women

American Association of University Professors

Modern Languages Association

Co-Editor (with Richard Marsden) of The New Cambridge History of the Bible vol. 2, The Middle Ages, projected for 2012.

Critical Editions

  1. Paschasii Radberti, De partu Virginis, Corpus Christianorum, Series Latina, continuatio medievalis 56C (Turnhout, Belgium, 1985) (Latin).

  1. Lucia Brocadelli da Narni, “Liber” (Seven Revelations) text and introduction in Archivum fratrum Praedicatorum LXXI (2001) 311-344 (with Maiju Lehmijoki-Gardner and Armando Maggi) (Italian).

  1. La Vita di Lucia Brocadelli da Narni ( 1476-1544) tra agiografia e
>> autobiografia. Testo a cura di E. Ann Matter e Gabriella Zarri. (Roma, Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura, 2011) (Italian).

  1. Education, Civic Virtue, and Colonialism in Fifteenth-Century Italy: The Ogdoas of Alberto Alfieri, edition and translation with introduction, forthcoming (2011 – in press) from Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona,(with Carla P. Weinberg) (Latin).

  1. Alcuin, De fide Sanctae Trinitatis et De Incarnatione Christi, Libri Tres, for the Corpus Christianorum series, Turnhout, Belgium, forthcoming, 2011 (with Eric Knibbs) (Latin).


  1. The Voice of My Beloved: The Song of Songs in Western Medieval Christianity (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1990, paper edition, 1992).

  1. Creative Women in Medieval and Early Modern Italy: A Religious and Artistic Renaissance, co-editor with John Coakley (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1994).

  1. The Liturgy of the Medieval Church, co-editor with Thomas Heffernan (Kalamazoo, MI: The Medieval Institute Press, for TEAMS, 2001; second revised edition, 2005).

  1. Law and the Illicit in Medieval Society, ed. Ruth Mazo Karras, Joe Kaye, E. Ann Matter (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press,2008).

  1. Mind Matters: Studies of Medieval and Early Modern Intellectual History in Honour of Marcia Colish, ed, Cary J. Nederman, Nancy Van Deusen, and E. Ann Matter (Tournout: Brepols, 2009)

  1. From Knowledge to Beatitude, St. Victor, Twelfth-Century Scholars, and Beyond,
 ed. Lesley Smith and E. Ann Matter (U of Notre Dame Press,forthcoming, 2012)

In Progress
Monographic study of Suor Maria Domitilla Galluzzi (d. 1671), mystic author of the Capuchin community of Pavia, Italy.

Translations from Italian
1. "Factory Poems by Cornelia Noseda," Hurricane Alice (Summer/Fall, 1989) pp. 6-7 (edition and translation of worker poems in Comasco dialect).
2. Mariateresa Fumagalli Beonio-Brocchieri, “The Feminine Mind in Medieval Mysticism,” in Creative Women in Medieval and Early Modern Italy: A Religious and Artistic Renaissance (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1994) pp. 19-33.
3. Grazia Deledda, La chiesa della solitudine (1936), in the Women Writers in Translation Series, SUNY Press, as The Church of Solitude, with Afterword (2002).

  1. Lucia Brocadelli da Narni, “Revelationes” (Seven Revelations) for Dominican Penitent Women, ed. Maiju Lehmijoki-Gardner (New York: Paulist Press, 2005) pp. 212-243.

Articles and Chapters (* = peer-reviewed publications)

  1. "Innocent III and the Keys to the Kingdom of Heaven," Women Priests: A Catholic Response to the Vatican Declaration, ed. L. and A. Swidler (New York: Paulist, 1977) #16, pp. 145-151.

* 2. "The Pseudo-Alcuinian De septem sigillis: An Early Latin Apocalypse Exegesis," Traditio 36 (1980) 111-137.

* 3. "The Revelatio Esdrae in Latin and English Traditions," Revue bènèdictine 92 (1982) 376-392.
* 4. "The Lamentations Commentaries of Hrabanus Maurus and Paschasius Radbertus," Traditio 38 (1982) 137-163.
5. "The Virgin Mary: A Goddess?" in The Book of the Goddess Past and Present, ed. Carl Olson (New York: Crossroad, 1983) pp. 80-96; reprinted, 2000.
6. "Exegesis and Christian Education: The Carolingian Model," in Teaching and Learning the Christian Tradition: Essays on Schools of Christian Thought in Honor of Jaroslav Pelikan, ed. Patrick Henry (Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1984) pp. 90-105.
* 7. "The Eulogium sponsi de sponsa: Monks, Canons, and the Song of Songs," The Thomist 40 (1985) 551-574 (in honor of M.D. Chenu).
8. "Theological Freedom in the Carolingian Age: The Case of Claudius of Turin," La notion de liberté au Moyen Age Islam, Byzance, Occident: Penn-Paris-Dumbarton Oaks Colloquia, ed. G. Makdisi, D. Sourdel, J. Sourdel-Thomine (Paris: Les Belles Lettres, 1985) pp. 51-60.
* 9. "My Sister, My Spouse: Woman-Identified Women in Medieval Christianity," Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion 2 (1986) 81-93;

Reprinted in Weaving the Visions: New Patterns in Feminist Spirituality, ed. Judith Plaskow and Carol P. Christ (San Francisco: Harper and Row, 1989) pp. 51-62.

* 10. "Buxtehude and Pietism? A Reappraisal," The American Organist 21,5 (May, 1987) 81-83.
* 11. "Il Cantico dei Cantici nel contesto del Cristianesimo medievale: l'eredità di Origene," Aevum 61,2 (1987) 303-312 (in Italian).
12. "Per la morte di Suor Maria Domitilla Galluzzi: Una poesia anonima del seicento Pavese," Poesia: Mensile di cultura politica 2,12 (1989) 11-14 (in Italian).
* 13. "Discourses of Desire: Sexuality and Christian Women's Visionary Narratives," Journal of Homosexuality 18 (1990) 119-31; also published in Homosexuality and Religion, ed. Richard Hasbany (New York: The Hawthorne Press, 1989) 119-31, and in Que(e)rying Religion: A Critical Anthology, ed. Gary David Comstock and Susan E. Henking (New York: Continuum, 1997) pp. 107-115.

*14. "Conversions in the Confessions," Collectanea Augustiniana, Augustine: "Second Founder of the Faith," ed. Joseph C. Schnaubelt, O.S.A. and Frederick Van Fleteren (New York: Peter Lang, 1990) pp. 21-28.

* 15. "The Song of Songs in the Exercitia spiritualia of Gertrude the Great of Helfta," in Il femminile in Chiara d'Assisi, ed. Davide Covi, Rome: Laurentianum 31 (1990) 39-49.
16. "Alcuin's Question-and-Answer Texts," Rivista di storia della filosofia, 4 (1990) 645-56
17. "The Bible in All Ages?" Review essay of Bible de tous les temps, 8 volumes (Paris: Éditions Beauschesne, 1984-1989) for The Journal of Religion, 71 (1991) 79-90
18. "Joseph Hall and the Tradition of Christian Interpretation of the Song of Songs," preface for a facsimile edition of Joseph Hall's Open and Plaine Paraphrase upon the Song of Songs (London, 1609), ed. Gerald T. Sheppard (New York: Pilgrim Press, 1991) pp. 58-66.
19. "The Personal and the Paradigm: The Spiritual Autobiography of Maria Domitilla Galluzzi," in The Crannied Wall: Women, Religion, and the Arts in Early Modern Europe, ed. Craig Monson (Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 1992) pp. 87-103.
20. Commentary Column for Medieval Feminist Newsletter, Gay and Lesbian Issue, No. 13, Spring, 1992, pp. 2-3.
21. "Love Between Monastic Women," Open Hands 8,1 (summer, 1992) 12-14.
* 22. "The Apocalypse in Early Medieval Exegesis," in The Apocalypse in the Middle Ages, ed. Richard K. Emmerson and Bernard McGinn (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1992) pp. 38-50.
23. "Interior Maps of an Eternal External: The Spiritual Rhetoric of Maria Domitilla Galluzzi d'Acqui," in Maps of Flesh and Light: Aspects of the Religious Experience of Medieval Women Mystics, ed. Ulrike Wiethaus (Syracuse, N.Y.:Syracuse University Press, 1993) pp. 60-73.

* 24. "Anselm and the Tradition of the Song of Songs," Rivista di storia della filosofia 3 (1993) 551-560.

* 25. "The Future of the Study of Medieval Christianity," in The Past and Future of Medieval Studies, ed. John Van Engen (Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame Press, 1994) pp. 167-179.
26. "The Commentary on the Rule of Saint Clare by Maria Domitilla Galluzzi," in Creative Women in Medieval and Early Modern Italy: A Religious and Artistic Renaissance, ed. E. Ann Matter and John Coakley (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1994) pp. 201-211.
27. "The High Stakes of Medieval Literary Theory: A Historical Comparison," in Les enjeux de la critique: metodi a confronto, ed. Anna Dolfi and Carla Locatelli (Florence: Bulzoni, 1994) pp. 147-158.
28. "Il matrimonio mistico," in Donne e Fede: Santità e vita religiosa, ed. Lucetta Scaraffia and Gabriella Zarri (Bari and Rome: Laterza Editore, 1994) pp. 43-60 (in Italian); translated as “Mystical Marriage,” in Women and Faith: Catholic Religious Life in Italy from Late Antiquity to the Present (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1999) pp. 31-41.
* 29. "Ecclesiastical Violence: Witches and Heretics," Concilium 1994-252, pp. 83-90 (published in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, and Dutch). Reprinted in The Power of Naming: A "Concilium" Reader in Feminist Liberation Theology, ed. Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis books, 1996) pp. 216-223.
* 30. "Political Prophecy as Repression: Lucia Brocadelli da Narni and Ercole d'Este," in Christendom and its Discontents, ed. Scott Waugh (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995) pp. 168-176.
31. "Silence as Place in the Christian Mystical Tradition," in I silenzi dei testi, i silenzi dei critici, ed. Carla Locatelli and Giovanna Covi (Trento: Casa Editrice Universitaria, 1995) pp. 1-15.
32. "The Academic Culture of Disbelief: Religious Studies at the University of Pennsylvania," for Method and Theory in the Study of Religion 7 (1995) 389-398 (special issue on the crisis in Religious Studies).
33. Memoir of Margaret Templeton Gibson, Speculum 70 (1995) 734-736 (with Marcia Colish and Paul Meyvaert.
34. " Monastic Women and Spiritual Autobiography: Exhibitionism, Voyeurism, and Visionary Experience," Response to Elizabeth A. Castelli, Visions and Voyeurism: Holy Women and the Politics of Sight in Early Christianity ed. Christopher Ocker. Protocol of the Colloquy of the Center for Hermeneutical Studies, new series 2 (Berkeley, CA: Graduate Theological Union and University of California at Berkeley, 1995) pp. 38-45.
*35. "A Carolingian Schoolbook? The Manuscript Tradition of Alcuin's De fide and Related Treatises," in The Whole Book: Miscellany and Order in the Medieval Manuscript, edited by Stephen G. Nichols and Siegfried Wenzel (Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 1996) pp. 145-152.

36. "The Bible in the Center: The Glossa ordinaria," in The Unbounded Community: Conversations Across Times and Disciplines, ed. Duncan Fisher (Hamden, CT: Garland Publishing, 1996) pp. 33-42.

*37. "Gregory the Great in the Twelfth Century: The Glossa ordinaria," in Gregory the Great: A Symposium, ed. John C. Cavadini (Notre Dame and London: University of Notre Dame Press, 1996) pp. 216-226.
*38. "The Church Fathers and the Glossa ordinaria," for The Reception of the Church Fathers in the West, ed. Irena Backus (Leiden: Brill, 1997) vol. 1, pp. 83-111.
39. "The Love Between the Bride and the Bridegroom in Cantata 140 'Wachet

auf!' from the Twelfth Century to Bach's Day" for Die Quellen Johann Sebastian Bachs: Bachs Musik im Gottesdienst, ed. Renate Steiger (Heidelberg: Manutius Verlag, 1998) pp. 107-117.

40. co-editor with Ralph Ciampa of Janet Stokes, “Ministry of Presence and Presence of the Spirit in Pastoral Visitation,” The Journal of Pastoral Care 53 (1999) 191-199.
41. "La chiesa della solitudine," introductory essay for a new reprinting of the Italian novel of Grazia Deledda (1936) (Milano: Mondadori, 1999) (in Italian).
42. “Christ, God, and Woman in the Thought of St. Augustine,” in Augustine and His Critics: Essays in Honor of Gerald Bonner, ed. Robert Dodaro and George Lawless (London: Routledge, 2000) pp. 164-175.
43. “Barnabas Redux: The Medieval Fortunes of a Latin Apocryphon,” in A Multiform Heritage: Studies in Early Judaism and Christianity in Honor of Robert A. Kraft, ed. Benjamin G. Wright (Atlanta: Scholar’s Press, 2000) pp. 263-274.
44. “Biblical Co(n)texts and Twentieth-Century Fiction: Three Models,” in Testi e Co(n)testi ed. Carla Locatelli (Trent, Italy: University of Trent Press, 2000) pp. 107-129.
45. “Le Rivelazioni di Lucia Brocadelli da Narni,” Bollettino della Società Pavese di Storia Patria 100 (2000) (with Armando Maggi, Maiju Lehmijoki-Gardner, Gabriella Zarri) pp. 173-199. (in Italian).
46. “Preface” for Maria Maddalena de’ Pazzi: Selected Revelations, trans. Armando Maggi in the series The Classics of Western Spirituality (New York: Paulist Press, 2000) pp. 1-4.
47. “Cesaria Evora: The Barefoot Diva,” The Women’s Review of Books 18/3 (December, 2000) p. 3
48. “Habemus Corpus: Women's Embodiment, Feminist Spirituality, and Catholic Theology: An Essay in Memory of Kevin Gordon,” Theology & Sexuality 14 (2001) 43-58.
*49. "The Manuscripts of the Liturgy,” with Jeanne Krochalis, in The Medieval Liturgy: Essays for Teachers, edited by Thomas Heffernan and E. Ann Matter (Kalamazoo, MI: The Medieval Institute Press, for TEAMS, 2001) pp. 433-472.
*50. "Apparitions of the Virgin Mary in the Late Twentieth Century:

Apocalyptic, Representation, Politics" Religion 31 (2001) pp. 125-153.

*51. “Theories of the Passions and the Ecstasies of Late Medieval Women,” in Essays in Medieval Studies 18 (2001) ed. Allen J. Frantzen, pp. 1-16, reprinted in Women’s Emotions in the Middle Ages, ed. Lisa Perfetti (Tallahassee: University Press of Florida, 2005) pp. 23-42.

  1. “Exegesis of the Apocalypse in the Early Middle Ages,” in The Year 1000, ed. Michael Frassetto (New York: Palgrave, 2002) pp. 29-40.

*53. “The Undebated Debate: Gender and the Image of God in Medieval Theology” for Gender in Debate, ed. Clare Lees and Thelma Fenster (New York: Palgrave, 2002) pp. 41-55.

54. “The Bible in Early Medieval Saints’ Lives,” for The Bible in the Early Middle Ages, ed. Celia Chazele and Burton Van Name Edwards (Turnholt: Brepols, 2003) pp. 155-165.
55.“Bible and Rule in the Clarissan Tradition,” Magistra: A Journal of Women’s Spirituality in History 8 (2002), pp. 77-83.
56. “Lourdes: A Pilgrim After All,” Spiritus: A Journal of Christian Spirituality 3 (2003) 68-85.
57. “Marcia Colish, Intellectual Historian, 1937-“ for Women Medievalists in the Academy, ed. Jane Chance (University of Michigan Press, 2005) pp.
*58. “The Canon of the Religious Life: Maria Domitilla Galluzzi and the Rule of St Clare of Assisi,” Strong Voices, Weak History ed. Victorian Kirkham and Pamela Benson (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2005) pp. 78-98.
59. “Le Cappuccine di Pavia: povertà, potere, e patrocinio,” for I monasteri femminili come centri di cultura fra Rinascimento e Barocco, ed. Gianna Pomata and Gabriella Zarri (Rome: Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura, 2005) pp. 313-330.
*60. “De cura feminarum: Augustine the Bishop, North African Women, and the Development of a Theology of Female Nature,” Augustinian Studies 36 (2005) 87-98.
*61. “Religious Dissidence and the Bible in Sixteenth-Century Italy: The Idiosyncratic Bible of Lucia Brocadelli da Narni,” for Scripture and Pluralism: Reading the Bible in the Religiously Plural Worlds of the MiddleAges and Renaissance, ed. Thomas J. Heffernan and Thomas E. Burman (Leiden: Brill, 2005) pp. 193-207.
62. “Introduction” to Anne Catherine Emmerich, The Dolorous Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ (New York: Barnes and Noble, 2006) Library of Essential Reading Series, pp.
63. "Teaching Virtue from the Ignoble Nobility: Alberto Alfieri's Ogdoas (1421)," in Medieval Paradigms: Essays in Honor of Jeremy Duquesnay Adams, ed. Stephanie Hayes-Healy (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005) vol. 1 pp. 231-247.
64. “Petrarch’s Psalmi penitentiales,” for The Complete Petrarch, ed. Victoria Kirkham and Armando Maggi, submitted to the University of Chicago Press.
65. Italy Review Chapter for The Yale Guide to Medieval Holy Women in the Christian Tradition, Twelfth through Fifteenth Centuries, ed. Alistair Minnis and Rosamond Voaden (New Haven: Yale University Press, forthcoming).
66. “Alcuin’s Theology,” in Alkuin von York und die geistige Grundlegung Europas. Akten der Tagung vom 30. September bis zum 2. Oktober 2004 in der Stiftsbibliothek St.Gallen, ed. Ernst Tremp und Karl Schmuki, (St.Gallen, Verlag am Klosterhof; 2010) (Monasterium Sancti Galli 5)
 pp. 91-105.
67. “Wandering to the End: The Medieval Christian Context of the Wandering Jew,’ in Transforming Relations: Essays on Jews and Christians throughout History In Honor of Michael Signer, ed. Franklin T. Harkins (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2010), pp. 224-240.

Recent Reviews (since 2000)
Rabanus Maurus, In honorem sanctae crucis, ed. M. Perrin. (Corpus Christianorum, Continuatio Mediaeualis, 100-100A.) (Turnhout: Brepols, 1997) for Speculum 75 (2000) 230-232.
Sarah Jane Boss, Empress and Handmaid: Nature and Gender in the Cult of the Virgin Mary (London and New York: Cassell, 2000) and Ruth Harris, Lourdes: Body and Spirit in the Secular Age (New York: Viking Penguin, 1999) for The Women’s Review of Books 18/1 (October, 2000) pp. 17-18.
Henri De Lubac, Medieval Exegesis. Vol. 2: The Four Senses of Scripture. Translated from the French by E. M. Macierowski. [Ressourcement: Retrieval and Renewal in Catholic Thought Series, David L. Schindler, series editor.] (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2000) for Theological Studies 62 (2001) 167-169.
Bornstein, Daniel (Trans.). Sister Bartolomea Riccoboni, Life and Death in a

Venetian Convent. The Chronicle and Necrology of Corpus Domini 1393-1436. [The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe Series.] (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. 2000), for The Catholic Historical Review, 87.4 (2001) 779.
Denis Renevey and Christiania Whitehead, eds., Writing Religious Women: Female Spiritual and Textual Practices in Late Medieval England (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2000) for Medieval History Journal (New Delhi, India) 4.2 (2001)293-295.
Bernard McGinn, The Flowering of Mysticism: Men and Women in the New Mysticism (1200-1500) vol. III of The Presence of God: A History of Western

Christian Mysticism (New York: The Crossroad Publishing Company, 1998), for Speculum 77.2 (April, 2002) 604-6006.
Gilbert Dahan, L’exégèse chrétienne de la Bible en Occident médiéval XIIe-XIVe siècle Patrimoines Christianisme (Paris: Les Editions du Cerf, 1999) for Speculum 77.4 (October, 2002) 1272-1274.
G. Grifoni, ed, Otfrid Wizanburgensis Glossae in Matthaeum CCCM 200 (Turnhout: Brepols, 2003) for ¨The Journal of Medieval Latin 14 (2004) 17-20.
Walter Stephens, Demon Lovers: Witchcraft, Sex, and the Crisis of Belief (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2002) for Church History, forthcoming.
P. Renée Baernstein, A Convent Tale: A Century of Sisterhood in Spanish Milan (New York: Routledge, 2002) for The Journal of Modern History, 77 (2005) 219-221.
Gerald O’Collins and Mario Farrugia, Catholicism: The Story of Catholic Christianity (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003) for European History Quarterly 35 (2005) 506-507.
Storia della santità nel cristianesimo occidentale, by Anna Benvenuti, Sofia Boesch Gajano, Simon Ditchfield, Roberto Rusconi, Francesco Scorza Barcellona, and Gabriella Zarri. [Sacro/Santo 9.] (Rome: Viella, 2005)


Il tempo dei santi tra Oriente e Occidente: Liturgia e agiografia dal tardo antico al concilio di Trento, edited by Anna Benvenuti and Marcello Garzaniti.[Atti del IV Convegno di studio dell'Associazione italiana per lo studio della santità, dei culti e dell'agiografia. Firenze, 26-28 ottobre 2000.] (Rome: Viella, 2005. )

for Catholic Historical Review 93 (2007) 104-108.

Review of J. Rittmueller, (ed.), Liber Questionum in Euangeliis, Corpus Christianorum, Series Latina CVIII F, Scriptores Celtigenae, Pars V. (Turnhout: Brepols 2003.) for Peritia: Journal of the Medieval Academy of Ireland, summer, 2007.
Review of Hagiographies: Histoire internationale de la literature hagiographique latine et vernaculaire en Occident des origibes à 1550, ed, Guy Philippart Vol. V (Turnhout: Brepols, 2010) for The Catholic Historical Review, forthcoming.

Contributions to Reference Works
"Ambrosius Autpertus," "Angelology," "Paschasius Radbertus," "Origen," articles for Dictionary of the Middle Ages, ed. J. Strayer (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1983 ff).
"Marian Devotion," article for Dictionary of Christian Spirituality (London: SCM Press/ Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1983).
"Piety/Spirituality Among Medieval Women," article for Women's Studies Encyclopedia (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1991).
Various articles for Medieval France: An Encyclopedia (Hamden, CT: Garland Publishing, 1995)
"Mystics/Interior Journies," "Mythologies," articles for Dictionary of Feminist Theologies, ed. Letty M. Russell and J. Shannon Clarkson (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 1996).
"Christianity, History of the Study of," "Eucharist," "Rebecca Jackson," "Evelyn Underhill," articles for The Encyclopedia of Women in World Religion, ed. Serinity Young (New York: Macmillan), 1999.
"Feminism," "Gender and Religion," "Mother Goddess," articles for Harper's Dictionary of Religion (San Francisco: Harper & Row, forthcoming).

"The Glossa Ordinaria," "Augustine and Women," articles for Saint Augustine Through the Ages: An Encyclopedia, ed. Allan Fitzgerald (Hamden, CT: Garland Publishing, 2000).

"Lanfranco di Canterbury," article for Dizionario dei Santi, ed. Claudio Leonardi and Gabriella Zarri (Milan: Edizioni San Paolo, forthcoming) (in Italian).

Conference Papers and Invited Lectures (*) (since 2000)
“The Canon of Religious Life: Maria Domitilla Galluzzi and the Rule of St. Clare of Assisi,’ Conference “Strong Voices, Weak History? Medieval and Renaissance Women in their Literary Canons,” University of Pennsylvania, March, 2000.
*“Mystics, Suffering and the Role of Women in Italian Culture,” College of General Studies Lecture Series, University of Pennsylvania, April, 2000.
Response to Judith M. Bennett, “ ‘Lesbian-Like’ and the Social History of Lesbianisms” Journal of the History of Sexuality 9 (2000) pp. 1-24, at the International Congress of Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May, 1999.
“The Corbie Barnabas Manuscript: A Carolingian Handbook Against Heresy?’ for session on “Pious and Impious Exegesis: The Bible and Heresy in the Carolingian World,” International Congress on Medieval Studies

Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May, 2000.

*“Apparitions of the Virgin Mary in the Twentieth Century,” for the Acadamic Study of Religion Club, North Carolina State at Raleigh, September, 2000.
*“Medieval Women Mystics and the Song of Songs,” Monday Lecture Series, Pendle Hill, Wallingford, PA, and Meadford Leas, New Jersey, October, 2000.

*“The Ogdoas of Alberto Alfieri: On the Borders of Fifteenth-Century Italian Culture,” with Carla P. Weinberg, for The Borders Seminar, University of Pennsylvania, November, 2000.

*“Christianity,” talk for Medical Residents at University of Pennsylvania Health Systems, Presbyterian Hospital, November, 2000 (repeated February, 2001)
“Le Cappuccine di Pavia: Poverta’, Potere e Patrocinio.” Paper for “I Monasteri Femminili Come Centri di Cultura fra Rinascimento e Barocco: Convegno Storico Internazionale,” Bologna, Italy, December, 2000 (in Italian).
*“The Real Saint Valentine,” introduction for a poetry reading of the Penn Humaities Forum, February 14, 2001.
*“Theories of the Passions and the Ecstasies of Late Medieval Religious Women” keynote address for “Passions, Gestures and Emotions in the Middle Ages and Renaissance,” annual meeting of the Illinois Medieval Association, The Newberry Library, Chicago February, 2001.
*“Teaching Christianity,” for “Teaching World Religions” Symposium, Foreign Policy Research Institute, Philadelphia, PA, April, 2001.
“Bible and Rule in the Clarissan Tradition,” session on “Franciscans and Medieval Biblical Exegesis” at the International Congress of Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May, 2001.
*“A Cloistered Life in the World: The Capuchin Nuns of Seventeenth-Century Italy” at the retirement symposium for Marcia Colish, Oberlin College, May, 2001.
*“Christianity,” in series “The Spirit Loves Diversity,” Atlantic County Jewish Community Center, Margate, New Jersey, August, 2001.
*“Visionary Science in Medieval Germany: Hildegard of Bingen’s Scivias,” at the German Historical Institute, Washington D.C., October 2, 2001.
*“Scripture Formation and Transmission in the Greco-Latin World Into the Middle Ages,” for the History of Material Texts seminar, University of Pennsylvania, February, 2002 (with Robert A. Kraft).
“Religious Dissidence and the Bible in Sixteenth-Century Italy: The Idiosyncratic Bible of Lucia Brocadelli da Narni,” for MARCO Symposium on the Bible in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, February, 2002.
*Interview for Video about the Holidays of Winter (including Christmas, Hanukkah and Ramadan) PBS. Wide television audience.
*"Christian Arabs in Israel Today," for the Reform Jewish student group of Hillel, University of Pennsylvania, February, 2002. Penn student audience.
*“The Apocalyptic Side of the Song of Songs, ” Boston University, April, 2002, and Medieval Congress, Kalamazoo, MI, May, 2003.
*"Sickness, Silence, and Solitude in Grazia Deledda,” for Penn Italian Studies Colloquium, April, 2002.
“Themes of Exodus and Exile in Medieval Biblical Commentaries,” International Congress on Medieval Studies, Leeds, England, July, 2002.
*“The Material Unfolding of Time: Hildegard of Bingen’s Edifice of Salvation in Book Three of the Scivias” University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA, September, 2002.
*"Sacred Dialogues in Seventeenth-Century Italian Women's Spirituality,” Celestial Sirens: A Conference Celebrating Women and Music in Seventeenth-Century Italy,” sponsored by choral group Magnificat and the Episcopal Cathedral of San Francisco, San Francisco, November, 2002.
*“The Savonarolan Piety of Lucia Brocadelli da Narni,” Washington University, St. Louis, and University of Notre Dame, February, 2003.
*“Spiritual Dialogues and Mystical Music in Seventeenth-Century Italy: Maria Domitilla Galluzzi and Chiara Margarita Cozzolani” at the conference Mysticism and Religious Creativity, University of Helsinki, Finland, May, 2003.
*"De cura feminarum: Augustine the Bishop, North African Women, and the Development of a Theology of Female Nature," for Reconsiderations: A Conference on Contemporary Augustinian Scholarship, Villanova University, December, 2003; University of Pittsburgh, January, 2005.
*”The Study of the Bible in the Middle Ages: Where are We and Where do We Go From Here?” Harvard University (Committee on Medieval Studies and Divinity School), March, 2004.
* The Bible in the Center: Medieval Exegesis and Medieval Studies in the Twenty-First Century,” keynote address for the annual meeting of the Medieval Academy of America, Seattle, Washington, March, 2004.
*”The Spiritual Dialogues of Chiara Margherita Cozzolani,” Annual Catholic Studies Lecture at Saint Ambrose University, Davenport, Iowa, April, 2004.
“Petrarch’s Penitential Psalms,” for conference The Complete Petrarch, University of Pennsylvania, April, 2004.
*”Early Medieval Orthodoxy and Deviance,” for conference of contributors to The Cambridge History of Christianity, vol. 2, The Early Middle Ages, ed. Thomas F. X. Noble and Julia Smith, at University of Notre Dame, September, 2004.
*”Alcuin’s Theology,” for conference Alkuin von York (um 730-803), Stitsbibilothek Sankt Gallen, Switzerland, September 30 -October 2, 2004.
“What Was the Medieval Bible?” at Department of Religious Studies, University of California at Santa Barbara, March, 2005.
“Haymo’s Commentary on the Song of Songs and the Traditions of the Carolingian Schools,” for “Haymon d’Auxerre (fl. 840-860) Atelier de recherché,” Auxerre, France, April, 2005.
“Women’s Monasticism: Community and Spirituality, ” Session in Honor of JoAnn McNamara, Medieval Congress, Kalamazoo, MI May, 2005.
Planned and narrated bus tour "The Religious Worlds of South Philadelphia" - AAR11/05 (Circle Mission Church of the Father Divine World Peace Mission, National Shrine of St Rita of Cascia, Bra Buddha Bandi Cambodian Temple, Young People's Congregation Shar Eli, Gloria Dei Church)
Planned and led walking tour of historic churches in Philadelphia for American Society of Church History at AHA, January, 2006 (Arch Street Meeting House, Christ Church, Mother Bethel AME Church)
“Happy Birthday Ben and Bob: Homage to Ben Franklin (1/17/1706) and Bob Matter (1/17/1917)” for “7 Up on Benjamin Franklin,” Kelley Writer's House January 17, 2006.
“The Legacy of the School of Auxerre: Glossed Bibles, School Rhetoric, and the Universal Gilbert,” Yale University Medieval Studies Program, September 28, 2006.
“The Material Unfolding of Time: Hildegard of Bingen’s Edifice of Salvation,” Haverford College, October 25, 2006.
“The Medieval Latin Bible,” Southern Connecticut University, Medieval studies Conference, November 11, 2006.
“Solidarity,” Conference on Human Rights and the Law, University of Virginia School of Law, February 17, 2007.
“The Poetics and Politics of Dialetto: Dario Fo’s Ho visto un re,” Conference on “Italianicities,” Center for Italian Studies, Ujiversity of Pennsylvania, April, 2011.

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