IMC 2005: Sessions

Session 201: Aspects of Ælfric

Monday 11 July 2005, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Hugh Magennis, School of Arts, English & Languages, Queen's University Belfast
Moderator/Chair:Hugh Magennis, School of Arts, English & Languages, Queen's University Belfast
Paper 201-aJewish and Anti-Jewish in Ælfric
(Language: English)
Stewart J. Brookes, Department of English Language & Literature, King's College London
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Language and Literature - Old English, Language and Literature - Latin, Monasticism
Paper 201-bMaking Ælfric's Readers
(Language: English)
Mary Swan, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Language and Literature - Old English, Monasticism, Sermons and Preaching
Paper 201-c'Whose Side Are You on?': Ælfric's Perception of Evil Roman Emperors and Persecutors
(Language: English)
Gabriella Corona, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Hagiography, Language and Literature - Old English, Language and Literature - Latin
Abstract

Papers on Ælfric have been a staple feature of Old English sessions at the IMC each year but the proposed session is the firt one to focus specifically on this important Anglo-Saxon writer, bringing together three papers on aspects of his homiletic and hagiographical writings. The participants are specialists in Ælfric and the session aims to illuminate complementary features of Ælfric’s work, with a view to stimulating further debate on current research issues, as represented in the work of the participants.