Office: 207 Humanities Building
Phone: (713) 348-2231
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
PhD (1994) University of Toronto.
Areas of Teaching: medieval Christian thought, devotional literature, saints’ lives, history of magic, modern occultism, esotericism
Areas of Research: John of Morigny, the intellectual history of magic, medieval cosmology and epistemology, dreams and visions, occult traditions early and late, representations of human modes of access to the divine.
Claire Fanger is editor of the essay collection Conjuring Spirits (Penn State, 1998) and has a sequel to this volume, Invoking Angels, forthcoming. She is general editor with Richard Kieckhefer of the Magic in History Series from Penn State University Press, and the journal Magic, Ritual & Witchcraft from the University of Pennsylvania Press. She is currently working with Nicholas Watson on an edition, translation and study of the Liber florum doctrine celestis, a work including prayers, images, visions, and autobiographical materials by fourteenth-century Benedictine John of Morigny.
Related link: Societas Magica
RELI 105/MDST 105 Introduction to Medieval Christian Thought
RELI 106/MDST 106 Introduction to Medieval Christian Devotion
RELI 367/RELI 557 Representing the Devil in Christian Theology and Art
RELI 386/MDST 386 Medieval and Renaissance Magic and Magicians
RELI 555/ANTH 550 Historical Anthropologies of Religion (with J. D. Faubion, Anthropology)
RELI 587 Esotericism Seminar