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Name Caroline T. Schroeder
Position Professor
Institutional Affiliation University of Oklahoma
Research Interests

Late antique Christianity, Coptic studies, Digital Humanities, early Christianity, late antiquity, gender, sexuality, women, monasticism, asceticism, theory, material culture, Shenoute, Melania(s)


Monastic Bodies: Discipline and Salvation in Shenoute of Atripe. Divinations: Rereading Late Ancient Religion Series. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2007.

Amir Zeldes & Caroline T. Schroeder, "Computational Methods for Coptic: Developing and Using Part-of-Speech Tagging for Digital Scholarship in the Humanities," Digital Studies in the Humanities 30, suppl 1 (2015): i164-176; available free and open access online

“An Early Monastic Rule Fragment from the Monastery of Shenoute,” Le Muséon 127 (2014): 19-39

"Women in Anchoritic and Semi-Anchoritic Monasticism in Egypt: Rethinking the Landscape," Church History: Studies in Christianity and Culture 83 (2014): 1-17. (link to journal) WINNER of the Jane Dempsey Douglass Prize in 2015

"Child Sacrifice in Egyptian Monastic Culture: from Familial Renunciation to Jephthah's Lost Daughter," Journal of Early Christian Studies 20 (2012): 269-30

“Children in Early Egyptian Monasticism,” in Children in Late Ancient Christianity, eds. Cornelia Horn and Robert Phenix (Tubingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2010), 317-38.

"Queer Eye for the Ascetic Guy? Homoeroticism, Children, and the Making of Monks in Late Antique Egypt," Journal of the American Academy of Religion 77(2009)

"The Erotic Asceticism of the Passion of Andrew: the Apocryphal Acts of Andrew, the Greek Novel, and Platonic Philosophy," in the New Testament Apocrypha volume of the Feminist Companion to the New Testament and Early Christian Literature Series, ed. Amy-Jill Levine (Sheffield, UK: Sheffield University Press; New York: Continuum)

"Prophecy and Porneia in Shenoute's Letters" Journal of Near Eastern Studies, 65 (2006): 81-97

"Shenoute of Atripe on the Resurrection," ARC 33 (2005): 123–37

"'A Suitable Abode for Christ': The Church Building as Symbol of Ascetic Renunciation in Early Monasticism," Church History 73:3 (2004)

"Ancient Egyptian Religion on the Silver Screen: Modern Anxieties about Race, Ethnicity, and Religion," Journal of Religion and Film, October 2003

"Purity and Pollution in the Asceticism of Shenute of Atripe," in vol. 35 of Studia Patristica, eds. M. F. Wiles and E. J. Yarnold (Leuven: Peeters, 2001), 142-47

"Embracing the Erotic in the Passion of Andrew: the Apocryphal Acts of Andrew, the Greek Novel, and Platonic Philosophy" in The Apocryphal Acts of Andrew, edited by Jan N. Bremmer (Leuven: Peeters, 2000) 110-26. Earlier version of "The Erotic Asceticism of the Passion of Andrew."
"Francia as Christendom: The Merovingian Vita Domnae Balthildis," Medieval Encounters 4 (1998): 265-284.

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