IMC 2005: Sessions

Session 801: Rendering the Past and Visualizing the Future in Medieval Literature

Tuesday 12 July 2005, 16.30-18.00

Organiser:Alexandra L. Domingue, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Moderator/Chair:Philip A. Shaw, School of English Literature, Language & Linguistics, University of Sheffield
Paper 801-aThe Once and Future Hero: Views of Destiny in Malory's Morte Darthur
(Language: English)
Rebekah Berry, University of Oxford
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English
Paper 801-bEriugena, Remigius of Auxerre, and Alfred the Great: Examining the Connections
(Language: English)
Alexandra L. Domingue, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Index terms: Language and Literature - Old English, Language and Literature - Latin, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Philosophy
Paper 801-cIsidore of Seville: Reinterpreting the Past and Influencing the Present
(Language: English)
Jamie Wood, Department of Classics & Ancient History, University of Manchester
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Historiography - Medieval, Learning (The Classical Inheritance)

Our session examines the ways in which way cultures reinterpret medieval literature and philosophy for their own purposes, rendering the past into a vision of the future. Alexandra Domingue will examine to what extent Anglo-Saxon England may have had indirect access to John Scottus Eriugena’s Periphyseon and the extent to which this latter text may have been appropriated and used in the Alfredian Consolation of Philosophy. Jamie Wood will analyse Isidore of Seville’s strategic reuse and reinterpretation of classical and late-antique texts in historical works.