Professor Kim Haines-Eitzen's new project, entitled A Sacred and Sonorous Desert in Late Antiquity, focuses on the desert monastic literature of late antiquity and its attention to sensory landscapes, especially the acoustic dimensions of the desert environment.
"How do acoustic landscapes inflect, engage, and inspire the religious imagination? This question is at the heart of my current project, tentatively entitled Acoustic Encounters in the Late Ancient Desert, which focuses on the environmental sounds of desert landscapes as imagined and experienced in the literature of late ancient monasticism from Egypt and Palestine (ca. 200-600 CE)," Haines-Eitzen writes of her research.
To learn more, visit her website: http://kimhaineseitzen.wordpress.com