IMC 2003: Sessions

Session 118: The Medieval Power of Old Testament Heroines

Monday 14 July 2003, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:School of English Studies, University of Nottingham
Organiser:Richard Marsden, School of English Studies, University of Nottingham
Moderator/Chair:Richard Marsden, School of English Studies, University of Nottingham
Paper 118-aDouble-Visioned Images of Authority in the Book of Esther and its Translations
(Language: English)
Stewart J. Brookes, Department of English Language & Literature, King's College London
Index terms: Biblical Studies, Language and Literature - Old English, Language and Literature - Latin, Women's Studies
Paper 118-cRebellion under God: The Politics of Judith in 16th-Century Scotland
(Language: English)
Nicola Rose Royan, School of English Studies, University of Nottingham
Index terms: Biblical Studies, Language and Literature - Middle English, Women's Studies
Abstract

The session examines the use of the biblical heroines Esther and Judith in medieval narratives, with the emphasis on their iconic status as symbols of power and authority in the social and politcal worlds. The languages and literatures examined include Latin, Old English, Middle High German, and Middle English.