IMC 2004: Sessions

Session 501: Reflecting on Early English in Honour of Don Scragg, I: The Heroic

Tuesday 13 July 2004, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Medieval Research Centre, University of Leicester
Organiser:Elaine Treharne, Department of English, University of Leicester
Moderator/Chair:Robert E. Bjork, Arizona Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, Arizona State University
Paper 501-aBeowulf and the Queen's Cup
(Language: English)
Stephen O. Glosecki, Department of English, University of Alabama, Birmingham
Index terms: Language and Literature - Old English
Paper 501-bVersions of the Heroic in Later Old English Literature
(Language: English)
Hugh Magennis, School of Arts, English & Languages, Queen's University Belfast
Index terms: Language and Literature - Old English, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 501-cVerbal Valour: The Discourse of Saintly Heroines in Old English Literature
(Language: English)
Jill A. Frederick, Department of English, Minnesota State University, Moorhead
Index terms: Language and Literature - Old English, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Abstract

This session, the first of three submitted, will focus on explicating Old English heroic poetry, a major interest of the honorand, Professor Donald Scragg, a senior Anglo-Saxonist, Director of the Manchester Centre for Anglo-Saxon Studies. All three sessions involve established scholars, who will present new research on aspects of Early English texts and their cultural contexts.