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Blossom Stefaniw

Heisenberg Fellow
Vertretungsprofessur im SS 2018

Prof. Dr. Blossom Stefaniw
Heisenberg Fellow

Prof. Dr. Blossom Stefaniw Heisenberg Fellow

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Dr. Blossom Stefaniw

Franckeplatz 1, Haus 25
06110 Halle (Saale)

Telefon: 0345 / 55 2 30 82

Postanschrift:
Theologische Fakultät
Institut für Historische Theologie
Dr. Blossom Stefaniw
06099 Halle (Saale)

Zur Person

2011-2017 Juniorprofessorin für Ethik in Antike und Christentum, Johann-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

2010-2011 PostDoc-Forschungsstipendiatin des DAAD an der Universität Aarhus, Dänemark

2009-2010 Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin, Religionswissenschaft an der Universität Erfurt

2005-2008 Promotion in Historischer Religionswissenschaft, Universität Erfurt

2002-2004 MA Theologie in Kirchengeschichte, University of Wales, UK

2000-2001 Diplom in Altertumswissenschaften, Open University, UK

1994-1999 BA in Interdisciplinary Studies (Sprachwissenschaft, Literaturwissenschaft und Theologie), USA

Forschungsschwerpunkte

  • ascetic and monastic culture in late Roman Egypt and Palestine
  • ascetic textualities, exegesis, early Christian reading practices
  • masculinity, history of sexuality, gender, history of the body
  • ancient pedagogy, ethics, religious subjectivities of late antiquity
  • historiography, theory and methodology in religious history

Aktuelle Forschungsprojekte

  • Adversarial discourse and the ethics of subjectivity in early Christian ascetic literature
  • Masculinity, violence and curatorship in the Teachings of Silvanus
  • Didymus  the Blind and the Tura Papyri, coloniality in historiography, knowledge  production, and the problem of the catechetical school of Alexandria

Mitgliedschaften und Kooperationen

  • Studies in Late Antiquity, Editorial Board
  • Religion in the Roman Empire, Editorial Board
  • Women's Classical Committee
  • Society of Biblical Literature / American Academy of Religion
  • Deutsche Verein der Religionswissenschaften
  • North American Patristics Society
  • Ecclesiastical History Society
  • British Patristics Society
  • International Association of Patristic Studies

Publikationen (Auswahl)

  • The Grammarian and his History: Imagining Christian Knowledge in the Tura Papyri. (University of California Press, 2018) (at press).
  • Didymus the Grammarian: The School of Didymus the Blind in the Light of the Tura Find,” in School and Monastery: Rethinking Monastic Education, ed. Samuel Rubenson and Lillian Larsen. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. (at press)
  • Of Sojourners and Soldiers: Demonic Violence in the Letters of Antony and the Life of Antony,” in Violence, Education and Social Reproduction, vol. 3, ed. Kate Cooper, and Jamie Wood. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. (at press)
  • Hegemony and Homecoming in the Ascetic Imagination: Sextus, Silvanus and Monastic Instruction in Egypt,” in The Nag Hammadi Codices in the Context of Fourth- and Fifth-Century Egypt, Studien und Texte zu Antike und Christentum 86, ed. Hugo Lundhaug and Lance Jennot. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2017. (at press)
  • A Disciplined Mind in an Orderly World: mimesis in late antique ethical regimes ,” in Metapher – Narratio – Mimesis – Doxologie, Begründungsformen frühchristlicher und antiker Ethik, Kontexte und Normen neutestamentlicher Ethik/ Contexts and Norms of New Testament Ethics Band VI, ed. Ulrich Volp, Friedrich Horn, and Ruben Zimmermann, WUNT. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2016 (p. 235-256).
  • The Oblique Ethics of the Letters of Antony,” in L’identité à travers l’éthique. Nouvelles perspectives sur la formation des identités collectives dans le monde greco-romain, ed. Kathell Berthelot and Ron Naiweld, 169-185. Turnhout: Brepols, 2015.
  • Evagrius and Authority” in Evagrius and His Legacy, ed. Robin Darling Young, and Joel Kalvesmaki. Notre Dame: Notre Dame University Press, 2016. (p. 96-127)
  • Straight Reading: Shame and the Normal in Epiphanius' Polemic against Origen,” Journal of Early Christian Studies 21.3 (2013): 413–435.
  • Gregory Taught, Gregory Written: The Effacement and Definition of Individualization from the Third to the Fourth Centuries,” in Reflections on Religious Individuality: Greco-Roman and Judaeo-Christian Texts and Practices, Religionsgeschichtliches Versuche und Vorarbeiten 62, ed. Jörg Rüpke, 119–144. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2012.
  • Exegetical Curricula in Origen, Didymus, and Evagrius: Pedagogical Agenda and the Case for Neoplatonist Influence,” Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Patristic Studies held in Oxford 2007, Studia Patristica XLIV (2010): 281–294.
  • Becoming Men, Staying Women: Gender Ambivalence in Christian Apocryphal Texts and Contexts,” Feminist Theology 18.3 (2010): 341–355.
  • Mind, Text, and Commentary: Noetic Exegesis in Origen of Alexandria, Didymus the Blind and Evagrius Ponticus. Early Christianity in the Context of Antiquity, vol. 6. (Peter Lang, 2010).

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