IMC 2005: Sessions

Session 220: Inter-Generational Changes in Linguistic and Pious Expression, c. 1450-1550

Monday 11 July 2005, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Canterbury Centre for Medieval & Tudor Studies, University of Kent
Organiser:Rob Lutton, Canterbury Centre for Medieval & Tudor Studies, University of Kent / London College of Fashion
Moderator/Chair:Elisabeth Salter, Canterbury Centre for Medieval & Tudor Studies, University of Kent
Paper 220-aInherited Vocabularies: Tracing the Development of the Vernacular
(Language: English)
Helen E. Wicker, Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Studies (MEMS), University of Kent
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English, Law, Literacy and Orality, Social History
Paper 220-bMemory, Cognition, and Inter-Generational Representations of Piety in England, c. 1450-1550
(Language: English)
Andrew F. Butcher, Aberystwyth University
Index terms: Anthropology, Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Lay Piety, Social History
Paper 220-cLife Cycles of Piety: Cultural Transmission and Transition in Richard Guldeford's Pilgrimage Text
(Language: English)
Rob Lutton, Canterbury Centre for Medieval & Tudor Studies, University of Kent / London College of Fashion
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Lay Piety, Mentalities, Social History
Abstract

This session examines transformations in language, piety, and representation across the generations, assessing central concepts of memory and change. Wicker’s paper reassesses the implications of language change by charting the use and meanings of the vernacular in ecclesiastical court depositions. Butcher employs historical and anthropological methods to expose the cognitive processes by which perceptions of the past and piety are facilitated and represented. Lutton’s paper explores aspects of transmission and transition in an early sixteenth-century pilgrimage text in relation to regional, national, and European developments in religiosity and pious literature.