IMC 2004: Sessions

Session 701: Reflecting on Early English in Honour of Don Scragg, III: Transmitters and Receivers of Medieval Texts

Tuesday 13 July 2004, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Medieval Research Centre, University of Leicester
Organiser:Elaine Treharne, Department of English, University of Leicester
Moderator/Chair:Elaine Treharne, Department of English, University of Leicester
Paper 701-aIs it Heretical?: The Politics of Textual Transmission in a Decalogue in Glasgow University Library, MS Hunter 472
(Language: English)
Ruth Evans, Department of English Studies, University of Stirling
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 701-bThe Interests of Compounding: How England Takes Place
(Language: English)
Jacqueline Stodnick, Department of English, University of Texas, Arlington
Index terms: Language and Literature - Old English
Paper 701-c'The Good Rule of Masonry': Anglo-Saxon Myths of the Freemasons
(Language: English)
Andrew Prescott, Centre for Research into Freemasonry, University of Sheffield
Index terms: Language and Literature - Old English, Language and Literature - Middle English, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Abstract

This session, the third of three submitted, will focus on evaluating the meaning and manipulation of texts through their transmission. These texts extend from lexis concerned with English identity, to the creation of myths and political propaganda in the Anglo-Saxon and later medieval period.