Nov. 9 Cary Howie: “On Transfiguration”

Nov. 9 Cary Howie: “On Transfiguration”

Professor Howie thinks about how contemporary American poets reimagine early Christianity, using transfiguration to talk about the persistence in transformation of figures, and how poetic and theological concerns speak to gender and sexuality. His books include Claustrophilia: The Erotics of Enclosure in Medieval Literature (Palgrave, 2007) and the co-authored Sanctity and Pornography in Medieval Culture: On the Verge (Manchester, 2010).

Cary Howie is Associate Professor of Romance Studies at Cornell University.