Speaking, Writing and Performing Mary Magdalene in Irish Convents in Early Modern Spain (1499 to 1639)

Knox, Andrea (2019) Speaking, Writing and Performing Mary Magdalene in Irish Convents in Early Modern Spain (1499 to 1639). Bulletin of Hispanic Studies/Bulletin of Contemporary Hispanic Studies. ISSN 2516-8037 (In Press)

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Abstract

This article charts how the figure of Mary Magdalene emerged as a central figure within the creative culture of Irish convents in Spain between 1499 and 1639, the period of settlement of Irish female religious and the establishment of their convents. The majority of Irish convents in Spain were Dominican, an order dedicated to an outgoing educational mission. Detailing her centrality to the lives of Irish female religious communities generally, it explores how Mary Magdalene had two purposes: teaching and entertainment to endorse and commemorate the sacred history and doctrines of the Church fulfilled by women. Although primarily pedagogical in purpose, I suggest that performances relating to Mary Magdalene, and the nature of their oral delivery in this period specifically celebrate her centrality within the Resurrection narrative and showcase a love, loyalty and faith that surpassed that of the male disciples.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P900 Others in Mass Communications and Documentation
V300 History by topic
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Humanities
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Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2019 14:14
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019 13:20
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/40848

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